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Spring 2016-2017
* HIS 210 / HLS 210 / CLA 202 (HA)   No Pass/D/Fail

The World of Late Antiquity

Jack B. Tannous

This course will focus on the history of the later Roman Empire, a period which historians often refer to as "Late Antiquity." We will begin our class in pagan Rome at the start of the third century and end it in Baghdad in the ninth century: in between these two points, the Mediterranean world experienced a series of cultural and political revolutions whose reverberations can still be felt today. We will witness civil wars, barbarian invasions, the triumph of Christianity over paganism, the fall of the Western Empire, the rise of Islam, the Greco-Arabic translation movement and much more.

Sample reading list:
Peter Brown, The World of Late Antiquity
Eusebius, The Life of Constantine
The Koran

Reading/Writing assignments:
There will be one term paper required, 5-7 pages in length. Weekly reading will average 50-100 pages.

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 30%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 25%
Term Paper(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 5%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42028 L01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm M W   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:145 Limit:150
42029 P01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   McCosh Hall   26   Enrolled:8 Limit:14
42030 P02 11:00 am - 11:50 am T   McCosh Hall   26   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
42031 P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
42035 P04 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
42032 P05 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
42033 P06 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
42034 P07 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
42036 P08 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   B12   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
44148 P09 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
44149 P10 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   McCosh Hall   24   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
44150 P11 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
44475 P12 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
44476 P13 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Frist Campus Center   205   Enrolled:7 Limit:14
43436 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled