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HUM 144 Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean

Course Description

Gain a unique insight into the fascinating history and cultures of ancient civilizations and gain an understanding of how these civilizations arose at various times across the globe. Look at civilizations that surrounded the Mediterranean basin and the Mesopotamian world, which arose around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Egypt, North Africa, Greece, Rome, Sumeria, Assyria, and Persia will the the focus of our inquiry. Learn how these civilizations evolved and how such elements as religion, agriculture, and trade were instrumental in the formation of the various cultures and societal structures. Finally, see how and why each civilization collapsed.

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