Course Description for (FC) - Ancient Near East

ASH3200: (FC) - Ancient Near East
This course provides an introduction to the history and cultures of the ancient Near East. Starting with the origins of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt, it traces the spread of cities, writing and literature, the arts, religion and thought throughout the Fertile Crescent, to the rise of Islam. The interactions of the peoples of the Near East - the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Egyptians, and Hebrews - and the continuity of cultural traditions in the region will be stressed