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Ancient Rome

3 Credits
Develop an understanding of the world of ancient Rome. Learn how it is essential to understanding the modern Western World. So much of our government, culture, and even religious outlook has a Roman imprint on it and teachers of world history can benefit greatly from an in-depth study of the Roman world provided by this course, built on national social science standards. Through a noted textbook, History channel video, and companion CD-ROM, students will explore key social, political, religious, artistic and technological aspects of what was once the world's most powerful empire. Key personalities that shaped the Roman world and its legacy will also be studied.

NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Dr. Allen Carden

As both a teacher of history at the college and university level for over four decades, and a researcher and writer of history, my love for studying the past and sharing my insights has only increased with time. A great history class in my junior year of high school grabbed my interest and helped establish a trajectory that has been so much more than a job; it has been an adventure, a passion, and I would even say a ministry in which the search for truth and exposure of historical error has fascinated me. I love taking complex historical events and persons and trying to make them understandable and relevant to my students. It is my privilege to be not only an instructor of continuing education courses for Fresno Pacific University, but also to be a full-time professor of history at this fine institution. One of the joys of my professional life life has been developing 17 courses for FPU's continuing education offerings, primarily in history but also in education and cross-cultural studies. Enriching the fund of knowledge for teachers through these courses has been very satisfying.