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HIST 211 History of Ancient Rome • 5 Cr.


Explores the military, political, and economic factors behind the rise of Rome. Topics include the development of Roman legal and social systems, the role of slavery, conquest and expansion, transition from republic to empire, the Roman military, the rise of Christianity, and the eventual fall of the empire. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.


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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