Notes Note of the editor This article was published on www. It is republished with revisions and new illustrations. Historical map of the Islamic west until There is plenty of writings on the role of Baghdad, Spain and Sicily in the rise of Islamic science and civilisation and its impact on the world.
Major in History Students must complete a minimum of nine courses in the department, of which four or more must be in an area of specialization chosen by the student and approved by a member of UNDED.
Students must also fulfill a breadth requirement by taking three courses outside of their specialization. Two of the courses taken in the major must be seminars including one seminar in the chosen specialization.
The requirements of the undergraduate program encourage students to do two things: Students are required to complete a specialization by taking a number of courses in a single field of history of their own choosing.
Introduction to ancient Egyptian civilization Life in ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt can be thought of as an oasis in the desert of northeastern Africa, dependent on the annual inundation of the Nile River to support its agricultural population. Colossal pyramids, imposing temples, golden treasures, enigmatic hieroglyphs, powerful pharaohs, strange gods, and mysterious mummies are features of Ancient Egyptian culture that have fascinated people over the millennia/5(4). Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization. A Critical Review of the Evidence of Archaeology, Anthropology, History and Comparative Religion: According to the Most Reliable Sources and Authorities.
For example, a student might choose to specialize in 20th C. Gain a sense of the full scope of history as a discipline by taking a broad range of courses.
Students must fulfill a breadth requirement by taking courses outside their own specialization -- at least one course removed in time and two removed in space. Students specializing in the modern period must take at least one course in the pre-modern period; students specializing in the pre-modern period must take at least one course in the modern period.
These two "removed in space" courses must also cover two different regions. Some courses cover multiple geographic regions. For example, if a student is specializing in 20th C.
Eligible inter-departmental courses may include: Any courses not listed or linked on the departmental website, however historical in approach or content, do not count toward the history major or concentration, except with explicit written approval of the UNDED chair.
If you suspect a History course has escaped being listed at the above link and want to confirm whether or not it counts for History students, please contact the Undergraduate Administrator.
Thematic Specializations Suitably focused thematic and cross-regional specializations are permitted and the breadth requirements for students interested in these topics are set in consultation with a member of UNDED.
Classes are offered in fields including, but not limited to:The History of Syria - including the region encompassing modern-day Syria, Lebanon and Israel: a region where many cultures and empires have left their mark.
An exploration of the nature and history of capitalism. Global capitalism, colonies and Third-World economic realities. Egyptian history is also divided into larger chunks, known as “kingdoms” and “periods,” to distinguish times of strength and unity from those of change, foreign rule, or disunity.
The Egyptians themselves referred to their history in relation to the ruler of the time. The history of the Islamic west offers glorious pages of contribution to world history in various fields. This article presents a survey on some salient aspects of the role played by Morocco in the civilisation of Western Islam from the 11th to the 14th centuries.
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Ancient Greek civilization - The 4th century: Dionysius I of Syracuse (c. –) can be seen as a transitional figure between the 5th century and the 4th and indeed between Classical and Hellenistic Greece.
His career began in , after the seven troubled years in Sicily that followed the Athenian surrender in For most of this period there was .