HIST 211 The Origins of War

Explore the place of warfare in the development of human civilization, from its prehistoric origins through the classical period (ending approximately 500CE). Themes of the course include the definition of warfare versus other types of conflict; the social and cultural impulses that have driven societies to mobilize for armed conflict; anthropological and archaeological approaches to studying warfare; the ritual and cultural constructs ancient societies mobilized and employed in their pursuit of war; and the implications of warfare for social, cultural, and political symbols in ancient civilizations. (1) 1 Unit


Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jason Hawke T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM