Syllabus, September 9-13

Monday, September 9

*The Old Stone Age

*The New Stone Age; Rise of Civilizations

*Homework: Using the Haiku site, post a reply to the discussion question listed on the site. Your post is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 10

*Finish the Rise of Civilizations

*Homework: Read, outline Chapter 2, Section 1 to “Sumerian Culture”

Wednesday/Thursday September 11/12

*Open Notes Reading Quiz


*Hammurabi’s Law Exercise

*Homework: Read the excerpt from Epic of Gilgamesh, answer the following questions.

  1. What was the fate of the dead as revealed in Enkidu’s dream?
  2. What advice did the goddess Siduri offer Gilgamesh?
  3. Do you think this is a pessimistic text; if so, why; if not, why not?

Friday, September 13

*Discussion of The Epic of Gilgamesh

*Introduction to Egypt

*Homework: Read, outline, Chapter 2, Section 2 from “Egypt unites…” to “Egyptian Culture.”




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