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Courses - Fall 2022
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Special Topics in History; Ancient Conceptions of the World and its Peoples
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An examination of how ancient cultures including ancient Egypt, the Greco-Roman Mediterranean, India, and China envisioned the world in which they lived and the diverse peoples that inhabited it. Students will explore a variety of textual and material sources; they will investigate not only how different ancient cultures understood the mechanics of the universe, but how they envisioned and represented those who dwelled beyond the realm of the familiar.