HIST 250: Ancient Greece

Class Program
Degree Code
Social Science
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55
A survey course of Greek history, beginning with the first identifiably Greek peoples of the Bronze Age and continuing down through the Dark Ages, the Classical period in Greece, the rise of Macedonia and Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age. In addition to the historical developments, we will look at Greek myth and religion, art, philosophy, science and other aspects of Greek culture.
Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Describe the major historical periods of ancient Greece.
  2. Identify important persons from the varying periods of Greek history and be able to discuss their contributions.
  3. Discuss the various forms of governments in ancient Greece.
  4. Relate the important events and achievements of Greek civilization.
  5. Analyze the various philosophies propounded by Greek thinkers and the effects of such on Greek civilization.
  6. Understand the changes force upon the eastern Mediterranean (and other areas) by the conquests of Alexander the Great and the systems established by his successors.
  7. Describe culture, religion, art and architecture of the ancient Greeks.
Course Content Outline
  1. Minoan and Mycenaean Greece
  2. The World of Homer and Hesiod
  3. Rise of the Polis
  4. The Persian War and the Delian League
  5. Athens and Sparta at War
  6. The Philosophers
  7. Macedon Rising
  8. Alexander the Great
  9. The Hellenistic Age and the Coming of Rome
Department Guidelines

PO4 should be assessed: Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.

PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.