School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

History of the Ancient WorldWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102814.1

Discipline: HISTORY

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must have successfully compeleted 40 credit points in currently enrolled course

About this Unit
Students explore the rise and fall of major civilizations in the ancient world. The unit surveys empires from Europe to East Asia. The unit surveys the transition from hunter gatherers to the age of agriculture and the rise of city states, and vast empires with far-flung trading networks. It also looks at the impact of ancient pandemics, technology and alcohol, mythology, religion and philosophical ideas. The unit allows students to explore how ideas of nature and spirituality defined imperial power centres and how these empires in turn drove trade and created vast cultural zones that still impact the world today. Students will read and respond to the voices of the past and forge their own interpretation of the broad outline of the ancient world.

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