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Apr 13, 2017 by Michael Weeks (mwweeks)
CLAS 1001 : Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
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Classical Studies (CLAS)
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (CLAS)
Long Course Title
Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Short Course Title
Ancient Mediterranean Civs
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freshmen and sophomores
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Overview and brief introduction to the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world ca. 6000 BCE through ca. 476 CE. Aspects of the political, social, cultural, economic, diplomatic, military, artistic, and religious history of the ancient Near East, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome.
By the end of this course, students should:
- have a general understanding of the ways that archaeologists, art historians, ancient historians, and philologists collect and interpret physical evidence (material culture, including literary evidence) at ancient sites and elsewhere;
- have a specific understanding of how ancient historians and others utilize the evidence we have for the past;
- understand how to use that evidence to interpret what the past was like at a specific time and place
This course will contribute to student competence in:
- critical thinking skills, where critical thinking is defined as analyzing and engaging with the concepts that underlie an argument and in which the logic and evidence underlying an interpretation is evaluated in terms of the conclusions reached. Students will be able to analyze and evaluate abstract information; understand and analyze scholarly literature and arguments, and formulate a logical argument based on that analysis.
It will additionally contribute to student competence in:
- scientific reasoning, in which interpretations that are founded on evidence are understood as distinct from speculation (legitimate or otherwise);
- cross-cultural perspectives, which are given an important time depth by including knowledge of past societies;
- creative thinking, in which new scholarly arguments are created which are based on a set of findings;
- and written expression and communication skills, in which these ideas are communicated in an effective and coherent way.
Uploaded a Course Syllabus
2017 CLAS 1001 Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations revised for resubmission.pdf
CLAS 1001 GPAC checklist for Cline.pdf
1001 - Feedback from GPAC Committee.pdf
Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
CCAS - History Pre-1750
This course was approved for GPAC Critical Thinking by the GPAC Committee.
Requesting GPAC for Critical Thinking
Course Reviewer Comments
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:46:15 GMT
Rollback: Hello, please update the syllabus to include univeristy policies such as amount of time out of class and grading percentages. The required syllabus template is attached as a reference. Sent by Candace Gnahoui
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:50:34 GMT
Rollback: Rollback at the request of the instructor.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:22:14 GMT
revised syllabus and GPAC form attached
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:40:32 GMT
Course approved as a GPAC course in the Humanities with a Critical Thinking attribute.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:17:54 GMT
Rollback: Please provide a bulletin-style course description, i.e., 1-2 lines covering only the main themes/topics of the course. See, e.g., CLAS 2803.