|Ancient Roman Civilization||3 (3-0-0-0)|
This course examines ancient Roman civilization from approximately 756 B.C. down to the 600s A.D. The cultural achievements of the ancient Romans are highlighted 'e.g., art, architecture, literature, religion, medicine, philosophy', as are Roman cultural constructions of national identity, Greek influences, gender and sexuality, slavery, prostitution, religion, witchcraft, and foreign influences. There are various aspects of ancient Roman life which many of us today find disconcerting. In this course, students will engage in an honest and forthright discussion about this hugely influential civilization and its impact on subsequent western culture.
Prerequisites: 2nd year standing required