Session I  (June 2 - June 27)


HIST 229/329 - Alexander the Great:  Psychopath or Philosopher King

Guy Rogers,  Professor of History

Alexander the Great murdered the man who saved his life, married a Bactrian princess, and dressed like Dionysus. He also conquered the known world by the age of 33, fused the eastern and western populations of his empire, and became a god. This course will examine the personality, career, and achievements of the greatest warrior in history. 

Time: T,W,TH  1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: FND 307

Credit: 1.0 unit (4 sem. hrs.)

Tuition: $2,375
Registration Fee: $50 (non-refundable)


Session II  (June 30 - July 25)


HIST 298 - United States and the Middle East since
World War II

Wilfrid J. Rollman, Adjunct Associate Professor of History

Using primary sources in translation and related readings, the course will critically analyze the programs, leadership, and strategies of protest and reform movements in the modern Middle East and North Africa. Through a selection of case studies (e.g. Algeria, Afghanistan, Egypt) students will develop an understanding of the historical roots, theoretical bases, and social dynamics of these movements and the salience of Islamic ideology and practice in contemporary political and cultural discourses in the region.

Time: T,W,TH  2:30 - 5:00pm
Location: PNE 151

Credit: 1.0 unit (4 sem. hrs.)

Tuition: $2,375
Registration Fee: $50 (non-refundable)


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Summer Session
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Corinne Frazer
Tel: 781.283.2200

Sandra Poitras
Tel: 781.283.2756