JWST 3625

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course surveys the history and cultures of ancient Mesopotamia (e.g., Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria) from the beginnings of civilization to the death of Alexander the Great. It will be taught from an interdisciplinary perspective and will rely on approaches and evidence drawn from branches of history, archaeology, world literature, and ethno-historical comparisons. Discussion centers on a number of recurrent themes: urban versus nonurban residence, population dynamics and cultural interaction, the birth of literature, and centralizing versus decentralizing political forces.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 3625

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17178JWST 3625  LEC 001