Introduction to Sumerian

AWAS 1400 S01 [CRN: 25573]

Over five thousand years ago the first cities emerged in southern Iraq, and around that same time writing was invented, most likely to record the language we now call Sumerian. Even after it was no longer spoken, Sumerian became a powerful conduit for the region's cultural heritage, preserving its literature and religious traditions for millennia. In this course students will learn the fundamentals of Sumerian grammar, develop a basic working vocabulary, and explore the cuneiform script through weekly readings in original texts. Selections will come from royal inscriptions, court cases, myths, magical incantations, and even ancient schoolwork. No prerequisites. Enrollment limited to 20.
Course Syllabus
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Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
20
Primary Instructor
Meetings
11:00 am - 11:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
04 (May 14, 2014 2:00pm)