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Syllabus - History 20: Government and Society in the...

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History 20: Government and Society in the Ancient World (3,000 B.C.E. - 600 C.E.) TR 12:30-1:45 Broad 2160E Professor Ronald Mellor Fall 2007 Bunche Hall 7379 Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-4:00 rmellor@ucla.edu This course will examine the earliest civilizations of Asia, North Africa, Europe, and the New World from the development of settled agricultural communities until about 600 AD: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, India, China, Mesoamerica, Greece, and Rome. The course will examine a number of central themes: the emergence of cities and states; the organization of society; the nature of kingship; writing and the growth of bureaucracy; the varieties of religious expression; social, gender, and cultural hierarchies; empire as a political system; and the linkage between culture and society. Written Assignments, Examinations, and Grading: 1) Tuesday, October 23th: 1,000 word essay on an assigned topic. (Grade: 15%) 2) MID-TERM EXAM - Week of November 5th in section (Grade 20%) 3) Tuesday, November 27th: 1,000 word essay on an assigned topic
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