History of Rome

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History of Rome

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    History, Italian Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Survey of Roman history from the time of the Etruscans to the
    coming of Constantine the Great (1000 B.C. to A.D. 337).
    Political theories and practices of the Republic and the Empire;
    causes of the decline and fall of Rome.

    RATIONALE: 
    This course is fundamental for any student interested in the Roman foundations of Western culture. It completes the sequence of ancient history courses.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the social and economic problems of Rome relative to its conquests and expansion outside Italy.
    2. Outline the role of various personalities as factors of change in the Roman system.
    3. Explain aspects of the Hellenistic, Anatolian and Christian influences on Roman culture.
    4. Explain aspects of Roman imperial administrative, legal, military, etc., contributions to the Mediterranean world.
    5. Outline the rise and the decline and fall of Rome.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures and interactive learning ( class discussions on events and personalities of Roman history)
    - Office hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can discuss the course material.
    - Use of a Blackboard site, where instructors can post lecture notes, timely announcements, and additional resources.
    - Use of library facilities: Students are encouraged to make use of the library facilities for further study as well as for preparation for the exams.