UCLA History 20 World History to AD 600 Professor Courtenay Raia-Grean Class Time: TR 12:30P -- 1:45PM Location: DODD 147 E-mail:email@example.com Required Textbooks at UCLA Bookstore: Jerry Bentley and Herb Ziegler, Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, Volume A >From the Beginning to 1000 (Fourth Edition, 2008) Petronius, Satyricon Sophocles, Oedipus Rex ** Additionally, weekly readings are posted on the web ** Course expectations: Lecture attendance Tuesday and Thursday. (10%) Two hour mandatory section meeting once a week. (25%) *Please note, you cannot pass the course without regular section attendance. One 6-7 page paper due Tuesday of Week 9. (15%) Midterm: In-class, Thursday, October 30th. (15%) Final Exam ? Cumulative. Thursday, December 11, 2008, 11:30am-2:30pm (35%) Weekly Reading Assignments The Early Complex Societies ( 3,500 to 500 BCE) Week 0, Sept 25th (No Section) Reading: Website: Evolutionary History, watch all segments HYPERLINK "http://www.becominghuman.org/" http://www.becominghuman.org/ Human Origins Neolithic Revolution Ancient Mesopotamia: First River Civilization Week 1, Sept 30th Readings: HYPERLINK "http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/08F/hist20-1/private/How_to_Read_a_Primary_Source_Document.html" ?How to Read a Primary Source Document? Bentley/Ziegler Chapters 2 & 3; Michael Balter, ? HYPERLINK "http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/08F/hist20-1/private/the_first_cities.html" The First Cities, Why Settle Down? ? Primaries: Sumerian Texts: HYPERLINK "http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/08F/hist20-1/private/The_Epic_of_Gilgamesh_Flood_Hammurabi.html" The Epic of Gilgamesh & The Epic of the Flood & Code of Hammurabi Indo-European Migrations and Mesopotamian Empires Early records and the development of writing Hammurabi Hebrews and Phoenicians Ancient Egypt : Old Kingdom Week 2: October 7th Reading : Bentley/Ziegler Continue Chapter 3, Chapter 4 ; Clifford Geertz, ? HYPERLINK "http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/08F/hist20-1/private/Geertz.pdf" Religion as Cultural System ? pp 87-124 Primaries: Egyptian Texts: HYPERLINK "http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/08F/hist20-1/private/Excerpts_from_Ancient_Egyptian_Sourcebook.html" Pyramid Texts, Precepts of Ptah-hotep,Hymn to Aten,Egyptian Love Poetry Hindu Texts: HYPERLINK "http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/08F/hist20-1/private/Vedas_and_Upanishads.html" Hymns of the Rig Veda & Upanishads Website: Tour of the Pyramids http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/ Ancient Egypt Cont. Harappan Society Mohenjo-daro Aryan migrations Vedic Civilization Caste System Week 3: October 14th Reading: Bentley/Ziegler Chapters 5, 6; Jared Diamond, ?The Maya Collapses? from Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, pp. 157- 176. Primaries: Pre-Confucian Documents Mayan Mythology & Hawaiian Epic Websites: Optional HYPERLINK "http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/8919/decip1.html" http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/8919/decip1.html (The Decipherment of the Olmec Writing System) Dynasties of Early China (Chapter 5) Olmecs Maya Teotihuacan Andean States Peoples of Oceania The Formation of Classical Societies (500 BCE to 500 CE) Week 4: October 21st Reading: Bentley/Ziegler Chapters 7 & begin 8; Pericles B. Georges, Persian Ionia under Darius: The Revolt Reconsidered Primaries: Herodotus, Xenophon, Zarathustra Websites: Virtual Tour of Persepolis HYPERLINK "http://www.virtualtourengine.com/tour.aspx?id=17&langindex=1" http://www.virtualtourengine.com/tour.aspx?id=17&langindex=1 Persian Empire Persepolis Achaemenid Emperors Imperial Bureaucracy The Unification of China: Legalists, Confucians, Taoists Han Dynasty Week 5: October 28th Reading: Chapter 8 continued Primaries: Documents from the Chinese Classical Period Confucians, Taoists, Legalists Han Dynasty ** MIDTERM, Thursday, Oct. 30th** Week 6: November 4th Reading: Bentley/Ziegler Chapter 9; Peter von Sivers, ?All and Nothing: Reflections on Experience and Transcendence in the Eurasian Axial Age, c. 800-200 BCE? Primary Sources: Laws of Manu, Bhagavad Gita, Jain Doctrines, Buddhism Early Dynasties of India Attempts at Unification Ashoka The caste of consciousness Buddhism and the Hindu Synthesis Week 7: November 11th Reading: Bentley/Ziegler Chapter 10 Primary: Oedipus Rex Minoan and Mycenaean Societies The emergence of the Greek City-State Persian Wars Athens and Sparta Thought and culture of the Hellenic period ** NO CLASS TUESDAY NOV. 11th ** Veterans Day Holiday Week 8 November 18th Reading: Bentley/Ziegler Chapter 10 Primary Sources: Sparta, Athens, Greek Philosophy Greece Continued ** NO CLASS, Thursday NOVEMBER 27th ** Thanksgiving Day Holiday Week 9: November 25th Reading: Bentley/Ziegler, Chapter 11 Primary Sources: Petronius, Satyricon Caesar, Pompey and Crassus: The First Triumvirate Anthony and Cleopatra Caesar Augustus and the Julio Claudian Emperors Imperial Frontiers Jesus and Pontius Pilatus Week 10: December 2th Reading: Bentley/Ziegler Chapter 12 Primaries: Christian Rome, Gospels, Nestorians Paul and the Apostles Christianity as Roman Cult Religion of Salvation Constantine, First Christian Emperor Silk Road and Religious Syncretism **FINAL EXAM** Final Exam Code (14) Thursday, December 11, 2008, 11:30am-2:30pm
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