tudents in this course will explore the social, political, economic and artistic contributions of the Greeks to western civilization. Using literary, historical and archaeological sources, students will examine the history of Greece from the Bronze Age in the second millennium BCE 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 development of Greek social and political institutions, notions of justice, freedom, and Greek identity, relations among Greek city-states and with foreign nations, imperialism, the golden age of Greek literature, and the rise of Macedonian monarchy.
Students in HI 201 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- read and analyze historical documents within their social contexts and evaluate the role of the individual in ancient cultures,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, and
- present orally and in written form an argument supported by primary and secondary sources.