Courses for Winter/Spring 2021

  • Reading and Research

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    ASYR 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Rutz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    ASYR 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Steele
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    ASYR 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Rojas Silva
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the residency requirement and are continuing research on a full time basis.
    ASYR 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Introduction to Sumerian

    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.
    ASYR 1400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Rutz
  • Babylonian Astronomy

    An advanced seminar on Babylonian astronomy, taking both a technical and a cultural perspective on the history of this ancient science.
    ASYR 2710 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Steele
  • Greek Astronomy

    An advanced seminar on ancient Greek astronomy, taking both a technical and a cultural perspective on the history of this ancient science.
    ASYR 2720 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Steele