Courses

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Spring 2019

ANE 210 – Late Egyptian

Instructor: Jonathan Winnerman

Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 121A, 121B, 121C. Late Egyptian grammar and reading of both hieroglyphic and hieratic texts. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

ANE 230 – Seminar: Ancient Syria/Palestine

Instructor: Aaron A. Burke

Seminar, three hours. Examination of selected topics on political, social, and intellectual history of ancient Israel. Exploration of how historical, social, and political contexts shaped and influenced interpretation and use of biblical texts. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

ANE CM163 – Archaeology of Iran

Instructor: Ali Mousavi

(Same as Iranian CM163.) Lecture, three hours. Designed to introduce students to Iranian archaeology from prehistoric through Achaemenid times. Concurrently scheduled with course CM259. P/NP or letter grading.

ANE M201 – Archaeological Research Design

Instructor: Willeke Wendrich

(Same as Anthropology M201C and Archaeology M201C.) Seminar, three hours. Requisites: Archaeology M201A, M201B. How to design archaeological projects in preparation for MA thesis or PhD phase. Students do exploratory research to select subject, then write research design that could form basis for extensive paper, grant application, or oral examination. Students work closely with faculty members and report weekly on their progress. Preparation of at least two oral progress-report presentations, one on theoretical framework and one on practical aspects of project. Final written research design that incorporates theoretical and practical aspects of research and formulates bridging arguments required. S/U or letter grading.

Arabic 250 – Seminar: Premodern Arabic Literature

Instructor: Michael Cooperson

Seminar, three hours. Readings in Arabic texts from variety of periods and genres, along with appropriate secondary literature. Topics include pre-Islamic poetry and oratory, Qur’an, Umayyad and Abbasid poetry and literary prose, Hadith and Fiqh, historiography, biography, geography, medicine, mathematics, theology, asceticism, and mysticism. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. S/U or letter grading.

Armenia 231B – Intermediate Classical Armenian

Instructor: S. Peter Cowe

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 230C. Intensive review of grammar and reading of select prose and poetic texts. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

Armenia 250A – Seminar: Armenian Literature

Instructor: S. Peter Cowe

Seminar, three hours. Selected topics from various periods of Armenian literature. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Armenia C153 – Art, Politics, and Nationalism in Modern Armenian Literature

Instructor: S. Peter Cowe

Lecture, four hours. Examination of role of literature in modern Armenian society in service to cause or causes, as propaganda for various ideologies, as art for art’s sake, etc. Exploration of contrasting aesthetics implicit in these differing interpretations. Concurrently scheduled with course C253. P/NP or letter grading.

Hebrew 220 – Studies in Hebrew Biblical Literature

Instructor: William Schniedewind

Seminar, three hours. Critical study of Hebrew texts in relation to major versions; philological, comparative, literary, and historical study of various biblical books. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Hebrew C140 – Modern Hebrew Poetry and Prose

Instructor: Lev Hakak

Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, and 103C, or equivalent knowledge of Hebrew. Study of major Hebrew writers of past 100 years. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C240. Letter grading.

Hebrew C240 – Modern Hebrew Poetry and Prose

Instructor: Lev Hakak

Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, and 103C, or equivalent knowledge of Hebrew. Study of major Hebrew writers of past 100 years. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C140. Letter grading.

Iranian 250 – Seminar: Classcial Persian Literature

Instructor: Domenico Ingenito

Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, 103C, 199. May be repeated twice for credit.

Islamic Studies 291A – Variable Topics in Islamic Studies

Instructor: Asma Sayeed, Yarbrough, L.B.

Seminar, three hours. Selected topics on Islam. May be repeated for credit with topic change. S/U or letter grading.

Semitic 210 – Ancient Aramaic Dialects

Instructor: Catherine Bonesho

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 130. Reading of surviving inscriptions and papyri. Texts include Old Aramaic inscriptions, Egyptian Aramaic texts, Qumran Aramaic, and Targumic Aramaic. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Semitic 240 – Seminar: Akkadian Language

Instructor: Barbara Cifola

Seminar, two hours. Readings of texts from various dialects of Akkadian; selected problems in linguistic analysis of Akkadian dialects. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Turkic 210A – Readings in Ottoman I

Instructor: TBD

Lecture, three hours. Examination of printed texts in Ottoman from 19th and 20th centuries to improve student competence to read, transliterate, and translate Ottoman texts. Readings include selections from newspapers, almanacs, travel books, and literary and historical texts. S/U or letter grading.