Summer 2020

Explore Ancient Egypt and other fascinating civilizations.

HIST 107: Tombs and Texts of the Ancient Near East – SO  ONLINE

When: June 1-26, 2020, Summer Term I

Prof. Michael Halvorson, Ph.D., Professor of History

Meets: Completely online (no set meeting time, but plan for daily assignments and activities Monday through Friday)

Description: Surveys the history of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean regions, including ancient Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Persia, and Greece. Major themes include empire building, ancient monuments, religion, art, and literature. Students learn to investigate historical problems, use sources, and write historical essays.

Attributes: 4 credits, upper division course, Social Sciences credit (SO), History elective

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For a preview of Dr. Halvorson teaching an online “PLUTO” class, see