Courses for Spring 2017

EGYT

  • Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian Writing and Language (Middle Egyptian II)

    Continuation of a two-semester sequence spent learning the signs, vocabulary, and grammar of one of the oldest languages known. By the end of this introductory year, students read authentic texts of biographical, historical, and literary significance. The cornerstone course in the Department of Egyptology - essential for any serious work in this field and particularly recommended for students in archaeology, history, classics, and religious studies. Prerequisite: EGYT 1310.
  • Senior Seminar

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    EGYT 1920 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Allen
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 1920 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Depuydt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 1920 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Rutz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 1920 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Bestock
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 1920 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Steele
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Late Egyptian

    Introduction to the grammar of the third historical phase of ancient Egyptian and readings from its various genres, including literary texts, letters, historical inscriptions, and tomb-robbing papyri. Students will be expected to translate and discuss assigned texts. Prerequisites: EGYT 1310, 1320.
    EGYT 2410 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Depuydt
  • Introduction to Demotic

    Begins with discussions and exercises in the grammar and peculiar script of this late stage of the Egyptian language, followed by readings of actual ancient texts, including The Instructions of Onkhsheshonkhy, The Petition of Petiese, and The Story of Setne Khaemwas. Knowledge of Demotic remains essential for a proper understanding of Egypt during the Saite, Persian, Ptolemaic, and Roman periods. Open to undergraduates with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: EGYT 2410 or 2210.
    EGYT 2610 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Depuydt
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    EGYT 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • 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.
    EGYT 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Allen
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Depuydt
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    EGYT 2980 S04
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    EGYT 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep

ASYR

  • Ancient Babylonian Magic and Medicine

    A survey of ancient magic and medicine focusing on Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq, ca. 2500-300 BCE), with an emphasis on beliefs about the body, health, illness, and the causes of disease, such as witchcraft or angry gods. Topics will include the training of healers, exorcists, and herbalists; concepts of contagion and plague, modalities of treatment, incantations, prayers, and empirical remedies like prescriptions; ancient perceptions of problems like sexual dysfunction, the perils of pregnancy, tooth decay, epilepsy, and mental illness. Readings will be drawn from ancient texts (in translation), archaeology, and parallels with ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Bible. No prerequisites. Not open to first year students. WRIT
    ASYR 1500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Rutz
  • Akkadian Divinatory Texts

    This course offers focused study of the most significant Akkadian divinatory texts from the second and first millennia BCE. Readings will come for the major genres of Mesopotamian divination found at sites throughout the ancient Near East. Emphasis will be placed on matters of textual transmission, reconstruction, and interpretation. We will read texts in the cuneiform script (copies, photographs, and, when possible, actual tablets) and work to place the material in meaningful historical, social, and cultural contexts. Knowledge of Akkadian cuneiform required.
    ASYR 2420 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Rutz
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    ASYR 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep