Undergraduate

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  • Ancient Near East and Egyptology (major)

    Preparation for the Major (3 courses):

    • Ancient Near East 10W (Jerusalem: Holy City), 15 (Women and Power in Ancient World)
    • Middle Eastern Studies 50A (First Civilizations), 50B (Origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)
    • Near Eastern Languages M20 (Visible Language: Study of Writing)

    Major Requirements (10 courses):

    • Required Core (4 Courses – 1 course selected from four of the following five areas):
      • Archaeology and Art: Ancient Near East CM101A/B (Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt), M101C (Ancient Egyptian Temple and City of Thebes), 160 (Origins of Agriculture), 161 (Archaeology of Prehistoric Mesopotamia), 162 (Archaeology, Identity, and Bible), CM163 (Archaeology of Iran), C165 (Egyptian Archaeology), 166 (Art and Death in Ancient Egypt), CM169 (Introduction to Archaeological Sciences)
      • History: Ancient Near East M103A/B (History of Ancient Egypt), M104A (History of Ancient Mesopotamia and Syria), M104B (Sumerians), M104C (Babylonians), M104D (Assyrians), M110A (Iranian Civilization: History of Achaemenid Empire); Jewish Studies M182A (Ancient Jewish History)
      • Languages: Ancient Near East 120A/B/C (Elementary Ancient Egyptian), 140A/B/C (Elementary Sumerian), M168 (Introductory Hittite); 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); Semitics 140A/B (Elementary Akkadian)
      • Literature: Ancient Near East 150A (Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Literatures in English: Mesopotamia), 150B (Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Literatures in English: Egypt); Jewish Studies M150A (Hebrew Literature in English: Literary Traditions of Ancient Israel — Bible and Apocrypha), 170 (Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Judaism)
      • Religion: Ancient Near East M130 (Ancient Egyptian Religion), M135 (Religion in Ancient Israel), M167 (Magic in Ancient World), M185D (Religions of Ancient Near East); Iranian 170 (Religion in Ancient Iran); Jewish Studies M155 (Jewish Mysticism, Magic, and Kabbalah)
    • Required Electives (6 courses – No more than 3 courses may be from Anthropology):
      • Ancient Near East 121A/B/C (Intermediate Ancient Egyptian Readings), 123A/B (Coptic), 124 (Middle Egyptian Technical Literature), M125A/B/C (Digital Cultural Mapping), C177 (Variable Topics in Ancient Near East)
      • Anthropology 110 (Principles of Archaeology), CM110Q (Introduction to Archaeological Sciences), 111 (Theory in Anthropological Archaeology), M115, 119 (Selected Topics in Archaeology), 130 (Study of Culture), M150 (Language in Culture)
      • English 111A (Hebrew Bible in Translation), 111B (Christian Biblical Texts in Translation), 111C (Topics in Biblical Literature)
      • Greek 130 (Readings in New Testament)
      • Hebrew 125 (Hebrew Bible with Medieval Commentaries), 130 (Rabbinic Texts), 135 (Medieval Hebrew Texts), 188FL (Special Studies: Readings in Hebrew)
      • Study of Religion M186A (History of Early Christians), M186B (Religious Environment of Early Christians), M186C (Jesus of Nazareth in Historical Research)
      • Semitics 130 (Biblical Aramaic), 141 (Advanced Akkadian), 142 (Akkadian Literary Texts)
  • 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 (Ancient Egyptian Religion), M135 (Religion in Ancient Israel), 140A/B (Elementary Sumerian), 150A (Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Literatures in English: Mesopotamia), 150B (Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Literatures in English: Egypt), 162 (Archaeology, Identity, and Bible), CM163 (Archaeology of Iran), C165 (Egyptian Archaeology), M185D (Religions of Ancient Near East)
      • 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 (Hebrew Literature in English: Literary Traditions of Ancient Israel — Bible and Apocrypha)
      • Semitics 140A/B (Elementary Akkadian)
    • Recommended Electives (2 courses):
      • Ancient Near East M101C (Ancient Egyptian Temple and City of Thebes), 121A/B/C (Intermediate Ancient Egyptian Readings), C123A/B (Coptic), 125A (Digital Cultural Mapping Core Course A: Place, Time, and Digital World), M125B (Digital Cultural Mapping Core Course B: Google Earth, Geographic Information Systems, Hypercities, and Timelines), M125C (Digital Cultural Mapping Core Course C: Summer Research), 166 (Art and Death in Ancient Egypt), M167 (Magic in Ancient World), M168 (Introductory Hittite), CM169 (Introduction to Archaeological Sciences), C177 (Variable Topics in Ancient Near East)
      • Anthropology 117P (Selected Laboratory Topics in Archaeology), 119 (Selected Topics in Archaeology), 130 (Study of Culture), M150 (Language in Culture)
      • 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 (History of Early Christians), M186B (Religious Environment of Early Christians), M186C (Jesus of Nazareth in Historical Research)
      • 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. A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

    No course for the minor or preparation for the minor may be taken on a P/NP grading basis. 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.