HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-008: Burial and Ritual: A Global Survey from Prehistory to 1000CE
(Fall 2022)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Planetary Hall 212

Section Information for Fall 2022

The course is a global survey of burial practices and the ritual traditions associated with those practices.  The survey reveals on a global scale the cross-cultural similarities, continuities and changes in burial practices over time. We will explore the causes behind the changes observed and consider the reasons for similarities and continuities in practice and tradition.  The framework described provides a context within which to introduce the student to various interpretive methodology.  Work with peer-reviewed articles and short-answer writing assignments are designed to prepare the student to apply an interpretive method in the production of a final 10 page analytical composition.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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