SII 401 - Classical Cultures of Asia and the Middle East (4)

Utilizing a critical historical-comparative approach, this course will examine the development of Asian societies and cultures from antiquity (about 3000 B.C.) to modern times, covering the period beginning with the rise of the great civilizations through to the long classical and medieval periods, European colonialism, the period of anti-colonial nationalism and finally to the post-independence period. Offered Fall.