Ancient and Medieval History Classes at IUP

  • Currently, there are eight ancient and medieval history classes offered in rotation at IUP.

    History 201 — Western Civilization Before 1600
    This course focuses on the development of Western civilization from the expansion of Europe to the present, including political, diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural areas. Introduces issues and interpretations encountered in upper-level courses.

    History 301 — History of Ancient Greece
    This course covers the history of the ancient Greek world from its earliest history to the end of the Hellenistic Age.

    History 302 — History of Ancient Rome
    This course covers the history of the ancient Roman world from its earliest history to the end of Late Antiquity and the beginning of the Byzantine Empire.

    History 303 — Medieval Europe I, 400–1000
    This course covers the history of the medieval Europe from its earliest history (approximately 400 AD) to the end of the thirteenth century.   

    History 304 — Medieval Europe II, 400–1000
    This course covers the history of late Medieval Europe, from High Middle Ages to Renaissance period; emphasis on political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual developments. 

    History 329 — History of the Byzantine Empire
    This course covers the history of the Byzantine Empire from its earliest history (approximately 300 AD) as the eastern half of the Roman Empire to the capture of Byzantium in 1453.

    History 394 — Introduction to Classical Archaeology
    An introduction to the archaeology of the Classical world. A variety of sites, artifacts, and monuments will be examined with an emphasis on archaeological problems such as the recording and interpretation of archaeological evidence, the relation between historical and archaeological events, and the use and misuse of ancient texts. Attention is given to developments in theory and methodology and to the history of the discipline of Classical Archaeology from antiquity to the present day.

    History 496 — Special Topics in European History (Ancient)