This course provides an understanding of the development of ancient Greek history and culture by examining the major historical events, values, customs, and institutions that shaped the Greek world from the Late Bronze Age to the Classical Period. You will develop historical thinking skills through analytical reading and writing as you interpret a variety of primary (ancient) texts, images, and artifacts within their historical context. This course will help you understand the Greek past on its own terms and how a society can change over time. An important goal is to gain insight into the Greek origins of key social, political, and cultural ideas and concepts that have influenced various aspects of our modern world. (Gen.Ed. HS)