An Introduction to Ancient Daily Life
Credit Hours:
3

Introduction to social science aspects of the ancient world: the economy, agriculture, demography, nourishment, disease. The course includes use of theoretical models and comparative material from other societies to illuminate equivalent aspects of the ancient world, where often not enough evidence remains to generate reliable statistics.

This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.

Prerequisites:
CLAS 1000 or CLAS 1010 or CLAS 1020 or permission of department
Duplicate Credit:
Not open to students with credit in CLAS 4360/6360