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Britain was part of the Roman Empire for nearly 400 years, and the legacy of the Roman occupation remains profound in Britain today. Many of Britain’s most important cities developed from Roman settlements, and a wealth of well-preserved Roman ruins and artefacts are preserved in the landscape and museums of modern Britain. This course will draw upon the archaeological record preserved in Britain to explore the effects of Romanisation upon the history and culture of the British peoples. Students will read ancient literary historical sources, primarily Cassius Dio and Tacitus. Then, through a firsthand examination of historical sites and archeological evidence, students will develop a deeper understanding of the processes of conquest and colonisation and how they shaped and formed Britain and continue to shape the emerging and evolving identity of Canada itself.

*0.5 General Elective Credit

Projected Dates: May 27 – June 6, 2018
Course Director: John Walsh, Instructor, Electives