Fall 2019 - HUM 216 D100

The Ancient World (3)

Class Number: 9369

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
    BLU 10901, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 12, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 5037, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Aspects of the ancient history and culture of the Near East, Greece and Rome. Recommended: HUM 105 (formerly HIST 105 prior to 2007). Students who have taken HIST 216 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities. Equivalent Courses: HIST216 Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:


When we study the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, we often focus on major historical events, large scale buildings and the incredible works of art that have survived. Rarely, however, do we talk about the everyday lives of the individuals living within these societies. What did they eat? How did they bathe? What kind of activities did they enjoy?  

This course presents a unique opportunity to examine the social history of ancient Greece and Rome, particularly through the study of relevant artifacts, art, architecture, and ancient texts (in translation). The course will consider how text and material culture can shed light on such topics as the lives of men, women, children and slaves; the home; dining; government; the economy; the army; death and burial; and entertainment. The course will draw parallels between Greek and Roman society, as well between the ancient and modern world.  

The course is organized both chronologically and thematically, forming two overarching units: 
         1. Daily life in Greece 
         2. Daily life in Rome

Grading

  • Assignments 30%
  • Midterm 30%
  • Final Examination 40%

NOTES:


Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion. Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Garland, R. Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks (Indianapolis: Hackett, 2014)

Aldrete, G. Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia, Revised Edition (University of Oklahoma Press, 2008)

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS