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HIST 211 History of Rome to 411 A.D. • 5 Cr.


Explores the military, political and economic reasons for Rome's rise to domination in the West. Includes discussion of its legal and social systems, the cities complex infrastructure, the role of slavery in the Republic and Empire, the constitution, transition to Empire, and the rise of Christianity.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Identify and assess the causes and consequences of the major economic, social, political, religious, and cultural developments in Roman history.
  • Analyze the causes and consequences of the development and eventual decline of the Roman Empire.

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