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Rome After Rome: Culture and Empire of Constantinople

COL 295
Fall 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 230, MDST 128
Course Cluster and Certificates: Service Learning, Christianity Studies

Rome did not fall. Rome was swallowed by a new idea of what it means to be Roman when, in the fourth century, the empire left its own founding city behind and moved the capitol to the newly-minted city of Constantine, Constantinople. This course gives students a hands-on introduction to one of the most astounding sociopolitical transformations in human history, tracing out the cultural, political, and economic trajectories of the Roman empire of the Middle Ages.

In exploring the textual and material relics of this medieval metropolis on their own terms, students apply and publish their research interests on the collaborative place-based interactive teaching encyclopedia Constantinople as Palimpsest (https://arcg.is/0e4Lb4). For their final project students will design a unit for a high school history course, using Constantinople as Palimpsest to introduce the diversities and paradoxes of life in the city of New Rome.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: Laboratory CourseGrading Mode:
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(COL)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on MAY-23-2024
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