Roman Civilization – HIEU 322

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

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.

Prerequisite

HIEU 201

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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the major figures and events in Roman history from 700 B.C. to A.D. 500.
  2. Detail the stages of Roman republican and imperial development to A.D. 500.
  3. Explain how political, economic, military, diplomatic, religious, and cultural factors influenced Roman development to A.D. 500.
  4. Demonstrate college-level competencies in reading comprehension, documentary analysis, research, and historical writing.
  5. Apply biblical principles to the problems and issues of ancient Roman history to A.D. 500.

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 Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 125 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 50 words.

Reflection Paper

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

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.).

Textbook Quizzes (8)

Each Textbook Quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week 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.

Primary Source Quizzes (2)

Each Primary Source Quiz will cover the selected primary source material for the module/week 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.

Article Quizzes (2)

Each Article Quiz will cover the selected article material for the module/week 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.