Online European History

HST 102 - Europe and the Mediterranean: Ancient and Medieval

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This first year online history course will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Europe and the Mediterranean from ancient times through 1500 AD. You will learn about a number of cultures and periods, including: Egypt and Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Judaism, The Byzantine Empire, The Rise of Islam, and Medieval Europe.

Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Oct. 10, 2023

Mar. 06, 2024

  • Credits: 3
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Cost: $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • Describe the civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages
  • Describe the historical relations between Europe and the larger world
  • Analyze the transformation of human institutions and beliefs over time
  • Evaluate the legacy of ancient and medieval cultures in our world today

What to expect in class

Video lectures, readings, design project, discussions, optional live meetings with the instructor, quizzes, midterm exam, and final exam

Exams and grading


Design Project


Content Mastery (14)


Quizzes (7)


Midterm Exam


Final Exam


This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses.

This course satisfies 3 credit hours toward the Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) and Historical Awareness (H) General Studies requirement for Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

Faculty and course staff



Frederick Moulton

President's Professor,

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts - School of Applied Sciences and Arts

Arizona State University

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Online Course Manager,

Learning Enterprise

Arizona State University

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Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass

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