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Winter 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 C266 – Egyptian Archaeology

Instructor: Willeke Wendrich

Seminar, three hours. Opportunity to research aspects of topics in ancient Egyptian archaeology. Topics vary each year. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C165. S/U or letter grading.

ANE C267B – Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom to Greco-Roman Period

Instructor: Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney

Lecture, three hours. Study of architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts from New Kingdom to Greco-Roman period. Concurrently scheduled with course CM101B. 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.

Armenian 231A – 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.

Iranian M230A – Old Iranian

Instructor: M. Rahim Shayegan

(Same as Indo-European Studies M230A.) Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammars and texts of Old Persian and Avestan. Comparative considerations. May not be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

ISLM ST 200 – Introduction to Islamic Studies

Instructor: Asma Sayeed

Seminar, three hours. Introduction to various disciplines and methods employed in study of Islamic histories, cultures, and societies, with special emphasis on methodologies and current theories and how they may be used and combined by Islamic studies students. Content varies each year. Letter grading.

ISLM ST 291A – Variable Topics in Islamic Studies: Premodern Islamic Social and Intellectual History

Instructor: Luke Yarbrough

Guided readings in sources and secondary debates that are important to individual student’s research interests. Special focus on Arabic sources for premodern Islamic social and intellectual history. Interested students should contact instructor in advance, at, to discuss texts and/or topics.

Semitic 210 – Ancient Aramaic Dialects

Instructor: Yona Sabar

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 230 – Seminar: Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures

Instructor: William Schniedewind

Seminar, two hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.