HIST 270: The Roman World

Class Program
Degree Code
Social Science
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55
This course is a survey of Roman history from the founding of the city in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Empire in the west in the 5th century AD. The content is organized chronologically, but we will also take time to look at Roman culture including literature, art, architecture and drama.
Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

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

  1. Define and locate instrumentation problems.
  2. Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques for control loop equipment.
    1. Power sources
    2. Digital controllers
    3. Input circuitry (including sensor)
    4. Output circuitry (including final element)
  3. Select the proper valve and actuator based on:
    1. Type of fluid
    2. Temperature of fluid
    3. Volume of fluid
    4. Sizing for liquid service
    5. Sizing for gas service
    6. Calculation methods.
  4. Describe the procedure for isolating problems in a pneumatic process control loop.
Course Content Outline
  1. Pre-Roman and early Roman Italy
  2. The Rise of Rome
  3. Roman Republic – The Punic Wars
  4. Roman Republic – Imperialism and Culture
  5. The Late Roman Republic – the Civil wars begin
  6. The Rise of Caesar
  7. Augustus and the Julio-Claudian Emperors
  8. The Good Emperors and Imperial Culture
  9. The Third Century Crisis and the Dominate
  10. Constantine and Christianity
  11. Rome’s Fall and Byzantium’s Survival
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.