Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hrs.: W9.00 Th8.30 F2.30

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Students in this course will explore the social, political, economic and artistic contributions of the Greeks to western civilization. Using literary, historical and archaeological methodologies, students will examine the history of Greece from the age of Homer in the 8th century BC to the preeminence of Alexander of Macedon in the 4th century. Through readings, discussions and essays, students will demonstrate proficiency in the details that comprise Greek history, and an understanding of such broad topics as the elegance of archaic Greek civilization, relations among Greek city-states and with foreign nations, social and political institutions, imperialism, the golden age of Greek literature, and the rise of Macedonian monarchy. For further comment on the parameters of this course, read T. Martin's Introduction to the Historical Overview in Perseus.

Students in HI201 Greek History will demonstrate the ability to

  • read and analyze historical documents within their social contexts and evaluate the role of the individual in ancient cultures
  • develop multi- and cross-cultural perspectives and apply them to gender, ethnic and social issues
  • conduct research by traditional and digital methods
  • read critically and analyze closely literary texts and modern scholarship
  • present orally and in written form an argument supported by primary and secondary sources
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"I hereby accept membership in the Skidmore College Community and, with full realization of the responsibilities inherent in membership, do agree to adhere to honesty and integrity in all relationships, to be considerate of the rights of others, and to abide by the college regulations."

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