Summer 2018

Each summer the Department of History offers regular History courses for PLU and visiting students.

For Summer 2018, the course offering is during the June session (Term I): Professor Halvorson’s Hist 388: Special Topics– Early Western Civilizations. The course is offered entirely online during the June session from June 4, 2018 to June 29, 2018.

To register for this course, visit https://www.plu.edu/summer/.

For a preview of Dr. Halvorson teaching the course (in a video marketing PLU’s online programs), see https://www.plu.edu/online/.  (It looks pretty fun, doesn’t it?)

Here is a brief description of Early Western Civilizations:

HIST 388: ST: Early Western Civilizations – SO   ONLINE

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

When: June 4-29, 2018, Summer Term 1

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

Description: Hist 388 is a special topics course that offers a concise history of western civilizations from ancient Mesopotamia to the Fall of Ancient Rome. The course introduces students to major themes in the development of western society, religion, politics, art, and literature. We investigate historical problems, conduct online research, write short essays and a research paper, and interact completely online. Read selections from The Epic of Gilgamesh, discuss how ancient Egyptians built the Pyramids, learn about Greek gods and goddesses, and study key political events in the evolving Roman Empire. You’ll be amazed at how many online sources there are for investigating ancient history!

4 credits