NMC262H1: Why the Ancient Near East? The Historic Periods

Hours: 
36L

From 2500 to 333 BCE, the ancient Near East saw the world’s first empire, the birth of international diplomacy, burgeoning sea-trade and piracy, perennial warfare and the emergence of new ethnic identities like the Philistines and Israelites. Explore the archaeological evidence for these events in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia and the Levant.

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)