Sep 23, 2023
HIST 333 - Sustainability in the Ancient World
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Sustainability
Examination of how the ancient world preserved its cultures and economies during times of war, climate change, disease, and the use/misuse of natural resources; social justice.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Sustainability
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Critically analyze ancient history through primary and secondary sources, art, architecture, and archaeology.
- Compare and contrast various ancient cultures through the lens of sustainability
- Utilize basic analytic concepts for assembling, organizing, and interpreting historical evidence, and achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting historical materials
- Create scholarship through the use of digital tools
- Compare and contrast what happened in the ancient world with what is happening today
- Write and speak clearly and persuasively about historical topic of Sustainability.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Sustainability Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- identify the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, either in general or in relation to a specific problem;
- analyze interactions between human activities and natural systems;
- describe key threats to environmental sustainability; and
- explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for sustainability at the local, regional, and/or global levels.
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