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HIST 338 - The Roman Empire

Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Roman history from the rise of Augustus to 565 AD; The Age of Augustus; pax Romana ; the rise of the empire; Christianity and decline of paganism; barbarian incursions; decline of the empire in the west; rise of Byzantium.

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.
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 Roman history from the rise of Augustus to the Byzantine Empire.
  2. Utilize basic analytic concepts for assembling, organizing, and interpreting historical evidence, and achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting historical materials
  3. Critically analyze Roman history through literature, archaeology, art, and through primary and secondary texts.
  4. Create scholarship through the use of digital tools
  5. Compare and contrast different viewpoints of what happened in ancient Roman history and to come to your own conclusion, based on the available evidence.
  6. Analyze various problems in Roman history through the Crime Scene Investigation teams.
  7. Write and speak clearly and persuasively about the Roman Empire.

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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