Roman history courses usually cover the grand narratives based on the more traditional, literary evidence. Usually these courses leave no room for discussing how knowledge is created and the new and different methods for studying ancient history. This course instead looks at different questions to shed light in fruitful collaborations between scholars from different fields. Students engage with STEM as they consider humanistic questions. Through different case studies and hands on activities, students learn about different scientific, technological and mathematical methods and how knowledge of the past draws on multiple disciplines.
Instructors: Caroline Cheung, Janet E. Kay
Distribution: EC / SEN