Graduate Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at sis.jhu.edu/classes.

Please consult the online course catalog for cross-listed courses and full course information.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Seminar Near Eastern History: Mesopotamia
AS.131.600 (01)

Seminar in Near Eastern History: Mesopotamia

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar: Near Eastern Archaeology
AS.131.634 (01)

Topic varies but can include the archaeology of Mesopotamia, Syria, or Palestine, or thematic discussions (e.g., on ideology, state collapse, etc.).

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lewis, Ted
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Harrower, Michael James
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lewis, Ted
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Harrower, Michael James
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elementary Akkadian
AS.132.600 (01)

An introduction to the paleography, grammar and lexicon of the Akkadian language, and the reading of simpler texts in that language.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Chapin, Michael Arthur
  • Room: MSE Library D1  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Akkadian
AS.132.612 (01)

Students read texts in the original Akkadian cuneiform with attention to their philological, archaeological, historical, and literary features. The seminar topic varies from semester to semester but usually consists either of texts of various genres from a single period (e.g., Neo-Assyrian) or texts of various period from a single genre (e.g., letters).

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Sumerian
AS.132.710 (01)

We will read Letter Collection B and related materials in the original cuneiform.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/7
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mesopotamian Seminar
AS.132.800 (01)

Research and discussion on topics of current interest.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul, Feldman, Marian, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction To Middle Egyptian
AS.133.600 (01)

Introduction to the grammar and writing system of the classical language of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom (ca. 2135-2000 B.C.). In the second semester, literary texts and royal inscriptions will be read.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: MSE Library Eisenberg  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Middle Egyptian Texts
AS.133.610 (01)

In this course we read a variety of Middle Egyptian hieroglyphic compositions and documents. Knowledge of Middle Egyptian Required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Let's Play! Games from Ancient Egypt and Beyond
AS.133.616 (01)

The ancient Egyptians played many games, as we do today. Board games, ball games, games of skill, etc., were not only part of daily life, but also had a role to play in religious practices and beliefs. Although the rules of the games are largely unknown to us, archaeological objects, funerary images, and texts help us to better understand their roles and meanings in ancient Egyptian culture. These various sources also show how games reflect some facets of the organization of the society, and reveal how the ancient Egyptians perceived some aspects of their world - social hierarchy, gender division, representation of death, relationship to chance/fate/divine will, etc. This course will present the evolution of games and play in Ancient Egypt from the 4th millennium B.C., with the first board game discovered in the tomb of a woman, through those deposited in the tomb of Tutankhamun, and up to the Roman period, with the games engraved on the ground by soldiers in the fortresses of the Eastern Desert. Particular attention will be paid to the travels of the games - Egyptian games played outside of Egypt and games of foreign origin played inside Egypt - because they allow for a better understanding of the intercultural connections that were established in between Egypt, Nubia, the Near East in general and the Mediterranean world. By replacing the games in their archaeological, historical and cultural contexts, the course is also intended as an original introduction to the civilization of ancient Egypt.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): NEAS-ARTARC

Hieratic
AS.133.620 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Demotic Texts
AS.133.646 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Prophets and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible
AS.134.609 (01)

From thundering voices of social justice to apocalyptic visionaries, biblical prophets have been revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims for thousands of years. They have inspired civic leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. yet also provided fodder for modern charlatans promising a utopian future. Yet who were these individuals (orators? politicians? diviners? poets?) and what was the full range of their message as set against the Realpolitik world of ancient Israel, Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Jordan?"

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Lewis, Ted
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): NEAS-HISCUL

Pentateuch
AS.134.623 (01)

This course surveys the linguistic and literary structure of the Pentateuch. A second and equally important focus will be the history of scholarship and its broader impact on the study of the history and religion of ancient Israel and Judah.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Archaic Aramaic
AS.134.747 (01)

An advanced course in Aramaic devoted to the study of Old Aramaic inscriptions. We will be translating and analyzing a selection of texts from Northern Syria (e.g. Bar-Rakib; Hadad; Kuttamuwa, Nerab, Panamuwa, Sefire, Zakkur), Southern Syria (e.g. Bar-Hadad/Melqart Stela, Hazael, Tel Dan) and Northern Mesopotamia (e.g. Tell Fakhariyah). Students will be expected to vocalize such texts as a study in historical and comparative linguistics and to clarify their understanding of the morphology and syntax.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Lewis, Ted
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.131.600 (01)Seminar Near Eastern History: MesopotamiaTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.131.634 (01)Seminar: Near Eastern ArchaeologyW 10:00AM - 12:00PMSchwartz, Glenn MGilman 130G
AS.131.800 (02)Readings & ResearchLewis, Ted 
AS.131.800 (03)Readings & ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.800 (04)Readings & ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.800 (05)Readings & ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.800 (06)Readings & ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.800 (07)Readings & ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.800 (08)Readings & ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.800 (09)Readings & ResearchFeldman, Marian 
AS.131.800 (10)Readings & ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.848 (01)Dissertation ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.848 (02)Dissertation ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.848 (04)Dissertation ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.848 (05)Dissertation ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.848 (06)Dissertation ResearchLewis, Ted 
AS.131.848 (07)Dissertation ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.848 (08)Dissertation ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.848 (09)Dissertation ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.848 (10)Dissertation ResearchFeldman, Marian 
AS.132.600 (01)Elementary AkkadianTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMChapin, Michael ArthurMSE Library D1
AS.132.612 (01)Advanced AkkadianM 10:00AM - 12:00PMLauinger, JacobGilman 130G
AS.132.710 (01)Advanced SumerianF 10:00AM - 12:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.132.800 (01)Mesopotamian SeminarDelnero, Paul, Feldman, Marian, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn MGilman 130G
AS.133.600 (01)Introduction To Middle EgyptianMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMJasnow, RichardMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.133.610 (01)Middle Egyptian TextsTh 9:00AM - 12:00PMJasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.133.616 (01)Let's Play! Games from Ancient Egypt and BeyondMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMStaffGilman 130GNEAS-ARTARC
AS.133.620 (01)HieraticT 10:00AM - 12:00PMJasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.133.646 (01)Demotic TextsM 3:00PM - 5:00PMJasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.134.609 (01)Prophets and Prophecy in the Hebrew BibleTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMLewis, TedGilman 130GNEAS-HISCUL
AS.134.623 (01)PentateuchF 1:30PM - 4:00PMMandell, Alice HGilman 130G
AS.134.747 (01)Archaic AramaicT 3:00PM - 5:00PMLewis, TedGilman 130G