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CLAS 3245 Comparative Identity Politics: The Ancient Mediterranean and the Modern World

3 hours; 3 credits

Investigation of questions of the interactions between personal and group identities in ancient societies, including questions of race, ethnicity, sexualities, gender, and religious and political affiliations. Discussion of how ancient cultures such as Athens, Persia, Egypt, Rome, or Carthage dealt with persons whose identities were considered somehow transgressive or ?other?. Examination of how such solutions and rationalizations continue to affect discussion of these identities in modern societies. Satisfies Pathways Flexible Core World Cultures and Global Issues requirement. Starting Fall 2019 also qualifies as an Inter-Cultural Competency (ICC) course for Pathways College Option purposes.


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