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History of Early Civilizations

Code: 67685
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Ivan Matijević
Lecturers: Zvonimir Forker - Seminar
Take exam: Studomat

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the conditions of origin and development of early civilizations. It seeks to encourage them to think and reasoning about historical events, scientific and artistic achievements as well as various religious concepts and practices, based on the study of written and material sources and scientific literature. In this respect, enabling them to write a quality term paper with a critical comment on individual phenomena of rich history of early civilizations.
Learning outcomes:
  1. . Recognize and explain the key historical processes in the area of so-called ''Fertile crescent moon '' (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran, Syria, Anatolia, Eastern Mediterranean), from prehistory to the of Hellenism
  2. Explain the origin, development and the importance of political, economic, social and cultural phenomena of the earliest societies in the mentioned areas
  3. Analyze ways of interaction between people, systems of government, communication, migration, trade and cultural diffusion
  4. Simultaneously use material and written historical sources, analyze them and use the information offered
  5. Develop and apply the skills of critical thinking and research skills
  6. Write seminar and have it presented to colleagues adequately
  1. Povijest svijeta, , Geoffrey Barraclough, ur., The Times, 2002.
  2. Egipat. Hramovi, bogovi, ljudi, , A. Siliotti,, Mozaik knjiga., 1999.
  3. Izrael. Zemlja i njezin sjaj, , S. Kochav, Mozaik knjiga, 2000.
Optional literature:
  1. Drevne civilizacije. Velike kulture svijeta, , F. Bourbon,, Mozaik knjiga, 2002.
  2. Mali pojmovnik stare povijesti: Ispitno pomagalo, , B. Kuntić-Makvić, B. Olujić, FF Press, 2004.
1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - History
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