May 12, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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CLAR 2130 - Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology

Traces the development of states in Mesopotamia and Egypt, from the beginning of agriculture to the end of the Bronze Age in 1000 B.C. Explores how these civilizations of the Near East first developed cities, temples and palaces, writing, taxation, and large scale warfare, all which influenced the development of cultures ancestral to our own. Topics include the role of religion in the early states, the rise of the absolute ruler, trade networks, and the growth of the Mesopotamian and Egyptian empires. Focuses in particular on the roles of the ruler in religion, society and economy, and the sources for reconstructing economy and society at the lower levels of society.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • To apply critical thinking to theories about Near Eastern and Egyptian cultures based on archaeological material.
  • To apply the knowledge acquired in this class to new or unfamiliar objects and sites.
  • To become familiar with the different sites and types of artifacts characteristic of the main periods of Near Eastern and Egyptian cultures.
  • To recognize the institutions in our present civilization which originated in the Near East and Egypt.
  • To understand the aspirations and values of the people within the contexts of their cultures.
  • To understand the roles which agriculture, religion, politics and warfare played in development of the Near Eastern and Egyptian cultures.

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