Roman Civilization – HIEU 322

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 04/08/2022

Course Description

A history of the Roman state and culture from Romulus to Justinian, emphasizing territorial expansion, the republic, the Roman revolution, maintenance of autocracy, the thrust of Christianity into the Roman world, the fall of the empire and the heirs of Rome.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course provides the student with an understanding of the history of Roman civilization from the founding of Rome to the fall of the Empire.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words.

Reflection Paper Assignment

The student will write a 3-page research-based paper in current Turabian format that focuses on the causes and origins of the Second Punic War as discussed by the ancient historians Polybius and Livy. The paper must only reference the works of these two historians.

Research Paper: Bibliography Assignment

The student will identify at least 2 primary sources and at least 4 secondary sources for use in the Research Paper Assignment later this term. The paper will focus on the portrayal of the Roman Emperor Commodus and/or the state of the Roman Empire during his reign in film versus his portrayal by contemporaries and scholars. For each source the student identifies in this assignment, the student must provide a substantive synopsis of the source’s content and how it applies to the topic of the Research Paper Assignment

Research Paper Assignment

The student will write a 4–6-page research-based paper in current Turabian format that focuses on the portrayal of the Roman Emperor Commodus (and/or the state of the Roman Empire during his reign) in film versus his portrayal by contemporaries and scholars. The paper must include at least 2 primary sources and 4 secondary sources (e.g., monographs, scholarly journal articles, etc.).

Quizzes (12)

Each Textbook Quiz will cover the Learn material for the module in which it is assigned. Each quiz will: be open-book/open-notes; contain 40 multiple-choice and true/false questions as well as 1 short answer question; and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit.

Each Primary Source Quiz will cover the selected primary source material for the module in which it is assigned. Each quiz will: be open-book/open-notes; contain 12 multiple-choice and true/false questions as well as 1 short answer question; and have a 45-minute time limit.

Each Article Quiz will cover the selected article material for the module in which it is assigned. Each quiz will: be open-book/open-notes; contain 12 multiple-choice and true/false questions as well as 1 short answer question; and have a 45-minute time limit.