Course Description

Concentrating on the ancient world (ca. 4000 BCE500 CE), this course explores ideas about the origins of the world and human existence, state and politics, the relationship of individuals to communities and the interplay play between the divine and secular. In this course students will consider how these concepts shaped the development of ancient cultures in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China and the Eastern Mediterranean, and continue to impact contemporary society.

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