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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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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:

  1. Discuss the impact early Christianity had on the Roman Empire.
  2. Critically analyze early Christian history through literature, archaeology, art, and through primary and secondary texts.
  3. Use digital tools to create scholarship and to investigate Christian history.
  4. Make connections between what happened in the ancient world to what is happening today.
  5. Compare and contrast different viewpoints of what happened in this time period and to come to your own conclusion, based on the available evidence.
  6. Utilize basic analytic concepts for assembling, organizing, and interpreting historical evidence, and achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting historical materials (PLO)
  7. Write and speak clearly and persuasively about this topic.

UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. 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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