Ancient Near East and Egyptology (major)
Preparation for the Major (3 courses)
Ancient Near East 10W, 15.
Middle Eastern Studies 50A, 50B. Near Eastern Languages M20
The Major (10 courses)
Required Core (4 courses)
One course selected from four of the following five areas (total of four courses)
- Archaeology and Art: Ancient Near East CM101A/B, M101C, 160, 161, 162, C163, C165, 166, CM169;
- History: Ancient Near East 103A/B/C, M104A/B/C/D, M110A. Jewish Studies M182A;
- Languages: Ancient Near East 120A/B/C, 140A/B/C, M168, Hebrew 110A/B/C, Semitics 140A/B;
- Literature: Ancient Near East 150A, 150B, Jewish Studies M150A, 170;
- Religion: Ancient Near East M130, M135, M167, M185D, Iranian 170, Jewish Studies M155
Required Electives (6 courses)
No more than three may be from Anthropology
Ancient Near East 121A/B/C, 123A/B, 124, M125A/B/C, C177
Anthropology 110P, CM110Q, 111, M115A, 119P, 130, 150; English 11A, 111B, 111C
Hebrew 125, 130, 135, 188FL
Study of Religion M186A, M186B, M186C
Semitics 130, 141, 142
Ancient Near East and Egyptology (minor)
To enter any of the minors listed above, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better and have completed the required lower division courses.
Required Lower Division Courses (2 courses)
Ancient Near East 10W (Jerusalem: Holy City) , 15 (Women and Power in Ancient World)
Middle Eastern Studies M50A (First Civilizations), M50B (Origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)
Required Upper Division Courses (5 courses)
Core (3 courses)
Ancient Near East CM101A (Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period to New Kingdom), CM101B (Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom to Greco-Roman Period), M103A/B (Ancient Egyptian Civilization), M104A (History of Ancient Mesopotamia and Syria), M104B (Sumerians), M104C (Babylonians), M104D (Assyrians), M110A (Iranian Civilization), 120A/B/C (Elementary Ancient Egyptian), M130, M135, 140A, 140B, 150A, 150B, 162, CM163, C165, M185D,
Hebrew 110A (Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: Phonology, Morphology, and Structure of Biblical Hebrew) 110B (Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: Readings of Biblical Prose Texts), 110C (Readings in Biblical Hebrew)
Iranian 170 (Religion in Ancient Iran)
Jewish Studies M150A,
Semitics 140A/B (Elementary Akkadian)
Recommended Electives (2 courses)
Ancient Near East M101C, 121A, 121B, 121C, C123A, C123B, 125A, M125B, M125C, 166, M167, M168, CM169, C177,
Anthropology 117P, 119P, 130, 150,
Hebrew 110A (Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: Phonology, Morphology, and Structure of Biblical Hebrew) 110B (Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: Readings of Biblical Prose Texts), 110C (Readings in Biblical Hebrew), 188FL (Special Studies: Readings in Hebrew)
Jewish Studies 150B (Hebrew Literature in English: Rabbinic Judaism), 170 (Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Judaism)
Study of Religion M186A, M186B, M186C,
Semitics 130 (Biblical Aramaic), 141 (Advanced Akkadian), 142 (Akkadian Literary Texts)
***A maximum of 4 graded units of special studies courses (197, 198, 199) approved by the adviser may be applied toward the minor. No course for the minor or preparation for the minor may be taken on a P/NP grading basis.
*** A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.
*** Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.