Sep 23, 2023
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:
- Discuss Roman history from the rise of Augustus to the Byzantine Empire.
- Utilize basic analytic concepts for assembling, organizing, and interpreting historical evidence, and achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting historical materials
- Critically analyze Roman history through literature, archaeology, art, and through primary and secondary texts.
- Create scholarship through the use of digital tools
- Compare and contrast different viewpoints of what happened in ancient Roman history and to come to your own conclusion, based on the available evidence.
- Analyze various problems in Roman history through the Crime Scene Investigation teams.
- Write and speak clearly and persuasively about the Roman Empire.
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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