Program Dates: June 6 - 26, 2020
Course: L/ST 250: Early World Historical Geography
Approximate Travel Cost: $3,000
(includes accommodations, travel pass and all excursions) + airfare (approximately $1,200)
Course Description: In this survey of early world history, students shall be introduced to the major cultural, economic, social and political characteristics of the early civilizations of the world. Chronological focus shall be on the Ancient (3500 BCE to 500 BCE) and Classical (500 BCE to 500 CE) periods, encompassing the content and chronology of the 6th Grade California Social Science Curriculum. Our focus will be to construct a historical geography framework and to do so with a global perspective that emphasizes interaction between civilizations and major cultures in the early world. Special attention shall be given to the Mediterranean region, with focus on its increasing intensity of cross-cultural contact and exchange between cultures and civilizations over time. Students shall examine the importance of trade, the spread of world religions, and the role of nomadic pastoralism in the diffusion of culture and technology across the periods of study. Through study in Rome, the heart of the Western Roman Empire in the Classical Age, students will examine and analyze evidence of not only the Roman Empire, but also of broader civilizational developments, the rise of global empires, and the spread cross cultural trade.
For a flyer with more information, click here: HIST250_Summer2018_Rome.pdf
This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.
Contact Professor Hollie Schillig
for more information at
Open to Liberal Studies majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.
ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $500 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarship: March 15, 2020