21H.007 Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies
Explores the fascinating history, culture, and society of the ancient and medieval worlds and the different methodologies scholars use to interpret them. Wrestles with big questions about the diversity of life and thought in pre-modern societies, the best ways to study the distant past, and the nature (and limitations) of knowledge about long-ago eras. Considers a wide range of scholarly subjects such as the rise and fall of the Roman empire, the triumph of Christianity and Islam, barbarian invasions and holy wars, courts and castles, philosophy and religion, and the diversity of art, literature, and politics. Ponders different types of evidence, reads across a variety of disciplines, and develops skills to identify continuities and changes in ancient and medieval societies.
This class has no prerequisites.
Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E51-085.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.
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