Courses

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Summer 2018

Ancient Near East 10W – Jerusalem: Holy City

Instructor: TA

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 12W. Survey of religious, political, and cultural history of Jerusalem over three millennia as symbolic focus of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Transformation of sacred space as reflected by literary and archaeological evidence through examination of testimony of artifacts, architecture, and iconography in relation to written word. Study of creation of mythic Jerusalem through event and experience. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

Ancient Near East 120A – Elementary Ancient Egyptian

Instructor: Marissa Stevens

Lecture, five hours. Course 120A is requisite to 120B, which is requisite to 120C. Introduction to hieroglyphic script and phonology and morphology of Middle Egyptian. Basic rules of Middle Egyptian syntax, with focus on nominal, adjectival, and adverbial sentences. P/NP or letter grading.

Ancient Near East 120B – Elementary Ancient Egyptian

Instructor: Marissa Stevens

Lecture, five hours. Requisite: course 120A. Verbal system and syntax of verbal sentences of Middle Egyptian. P/NP or letter grading.

Ancient Near East 15 – Women and Power in Ancient World

Instructor: The Staff

Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of how feminine power confronts masculine dominance within complex social systems in ancient world. To gain political power, some female rulers used their sexuality to gain access to important men. Other women gained their position as regents and helpers of masculine kings who were too young to rule. Others denied their femininity in dress and manner, effectively androgynizing themselves or pretending to be men so that their femininity would not be obstacle to political rule. Many women only gained throne at end of dynasties after male line had run out entirely, or in midst of civil war when patrilineal successions were in disarray. Women were sometimes only effective leaders left in drawn-out battles against imperial aggression. No women were able to gain reigns of power through their bloodlines alone. Women’s power was compromised from outset. Examination of root causes and results of this political inequality. P/NP or letter grading.

Ancient Near East CM101A – Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period to New Kingdom

Instructor: TA

(Same as Art History M110A.) Lecture, three hours. Study of architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts during Predynastic period and Old Kingdom. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Concurrently scheduled with course C267A. P/NP or letter grading.

Ancient Near East M103A – History of Ancient Egypt

Instructor: TA

(Same as History M103A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Course M103A is not requisite to M103B. Designed for juniors/seniors. Political and cultural institutions of ancient Egypt and ideas on which they were based. Chronological discussion of Prehistory, Old and Middle Kingdom. P/NP or letter grading.

Ancient Near East M130 – Ancient Egyptian Religion

Instructor: TA

(Same as Religion M132.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to religious beliefs, practices, and sentiments of ancient Egypt to study Egyptian religion as coherent system of thought and sphere of action that once served as meaningful and relevant framework for understanding physical reality and human life for inhabitants of Nile Valley. General principles as well as developments through time (circa 3000 B.C. to 300 C.E.). Topics include mythology, temple and cult, magic, and personal piety. P/NP or letter grading.

Arabic 8 – Elementary Standard Arabic: Intensive

Instructor: Azza Ahmad

Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Arabic to qualify for more advanced courses. Intensive course equivalent to courses 1A, 1B, and 1C. Introduction to fundamentals of standard Arabic, including pronunciation, grammar, and Arabic script, with emphasis on all four basic language skills — speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Arabic M107 – Islam in West

Instructor: TA

(Same as Islamic Studies M107 and Religion M107.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Acquisition of understanding of basic doctrines and practices of Islam. Survey of history of Islam in West, with focus on U.S. and France. Analysis of issues relevant to growth and development of selected Muslim communities in West. Exposure to diverse expressions of Islam through independent research on Muslim communities and institutions in U.S. Development of strong analytical writing and speaking skills. P/NP or letter grading.

Hebrew 8 – Elementary Hebrew: Intensive

Instructor: TA

Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Intensive course equivalent to courses 1A, 1B, and 1C. Introduction to modern Hebrew, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Islamic Studies M107 – Islam in West

Instructor: Holly Robins

(Formerly numbered Islamics M107.) (Same as Arabic M107 and Religion M107.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Acquisition of understanding of basic doctrines and practices of Islam. Survey of history of Islam in West, with focus on U.S. and France. Analysis of issues relevant to growth and development of selected Muslim communities in West. Exposure to diverse expressions of Islam through independent research on Muslim communities and institutions in U.S. Development of strong analytical writing and speaking skills. P/NP or letter grading.

Islamic Studies M110 – Introduction to Islam

Instructor: Evan Metzger

(Formerly numbered Islamics M110.) (Same as Religion M109.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Genesis of Islam, its doctrines, and practices, with readings from Qur’an and Hadith; schools of law and theology; piety and Sufism; reform and modernism. P/NP or letter grading.