HIST 797 (01) - Colloquium


Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 50195
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration. Prereq: HIST 500. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Ethel Wolper

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 T 2:10pm - 5:00pm NESM G13
Additional Course Details: 

The Silk Road, often characterized as the world’s first great superhighway, linked China and Japan to the Mediterranean World across Central Asia from ancient times, via caravans and bazaars, to modern periods via new transportation and communication networks. As much of an idea as a reality, its role in world history is unique and complex.  The peoples along the way not only traded luxury goods, but also ideas, religions, art, culinary and musical traditions. Through lectures, reading and films, we will explore the trade links between East and West, and the material traded along the way.   Primary-source literature will help us understand the great ideas and movements of the times-Buddhism, Islam, Christian crusading and Mongol expansion. Students may choose final topics that draw on the "old" silk road or the "new" silk road.