Nov 26, 2022
HIST 335 - Rome and Christianity
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Christianity from its earliest period through the beginning of the 400s AD through archaeology, art, and documentary evidence; Women in Early Christianity; Ecclesiology and the rise of the episcopacy; Orthodoxy/Heterodoxy; Christology; the interactions between the non-Christians and Christians.
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
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Discuss the impact early Christianity had on the Roman Empire.
- Critically analyze early Christian history through literature, archaeology, art, and through primary and secondary texts.
- Use digital tools to create scholarship and to investigate Christian history.
- Make connections between what happened in the ancient world to what is happening today.
- Compare and contrast different viewpoints of what happened in this time period and to come to your own conclusion, based on the available evidence.
- Utilize basic analytic concepts for assembling, organizing, and interpreting historical evidence, and achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting historical materials (PLO)
- Write and speak clearly and persuasively about this topic.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities 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.
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