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 in Near Eastern Art:
AS.010.611 (01)

TBA

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room: Gilman 177  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/10
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC

States, Scribes, and Archives: Medieval Arabic Documentary Cultures
AS.100.615 (01)

Historical survey of scribal and archiving practices of medieval Islamic states (in comparative perspective); includes close readings of primary documents, including legal deeds, petitions, edicts, fiscal receipts, and administrative reports.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: El-leithy, Tamer
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introductory Topics in Computation for Scholarship in the Humanities
AS.100.682 (01)

The first half of this seminar course consists of non-mathematical introductions to, and discussions of, the fundamental motivations, vocabulary, and methods behind computational techniques of particular use for humanistic research. The second half combines selected readings chosen to address specific questions raised by these discussions with hands-on application to students' research goals. Each participant will lead discussion for one of the selected readings relevant to their interests.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Lippincott, Thomas
  • Room: Gilman 50  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • 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: 16/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Geoarchaeology: Applications of Earth Science to Archaeology
AS.131.678 (01)

Geoarchaeology is a multidisciplinary subfield that applies the tools and techniques of earth science to understand ancient humans and their interactions with environments. This course examines basic topics and concepts, including archaeological site formation, paleo-environmental reconstruction, raw materials and resources, soil science, deposition and erosion of wind and water-borne sediments in different environments such as along rivers, lakes and coastlines, radiocarbon and other chronometric dating methods, and ground-based remote sensing, including ground penetrating radar.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Harrower, Michael James
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/9
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: McCarter, P Kyle, Jr. (Kyle)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (02)

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (03)

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (04)

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • 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
  • 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
  • Days/Times: M 3:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (01)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: McCarter, P Kyle, Jr. (Kyle)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (05)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (06)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (07)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Akkadian Texts
AS.132.606 (01)

In this course a selection of intermediate level Akkadian texts from different genres and period will be read, analyzed and discussed. To build on skills learned in Introduction to Akkadian, specific emphasis will be placed on understanding more advanced grammatical forms and learning how to critically use research tools like the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary and von Soden's Akkadisches Handwoerterbuch.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  • Instructor: Gill, Nicholas Michael
  • Room: MSE Library D1  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • 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: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Ancient Magic and Ritual
AS.132.643 (01)

This course will introduce students to the vast body of rituals that were practiced and performed in antiquity, with a particular emphasis on rituals from Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Hebrew Bible. In addition to examining rituals from a comparative perspective, anthropological and sociological studies of ritual will be read and discussed to shed light on the social, cultural, and political significance of ritual in the ancient world and beyond.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room: Ames 234  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/7
  • 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: 2/7
  • 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, Harrower, Michael James, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • 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: Bryan, Betsy Morrell, Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/7
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Hieratic
AS.133.620 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 116  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/7
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Demotic Texts
AS.133.646 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 12:30PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 116  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in Egyptian Art and Archaeology: Creating an Egyptian Temple
AS.133.750 (01)

This class will challenge every participant to plan a temple environment for a particular deity. The readings, lectures, and discussions will cover the mythology around specific gods and how it influenced temple architecture, location, ritual, and festivals. It will survey the history of temple building in Egypt, the role of architecture and art -- particularly wall reliefs -- in communicating the functions of particular parts of temples. The aim is to help students understand what requirements an Egyptian temple needed to fulfill. Then each student will plan a temple for a chosen deity and explain to peers how it meets the ancient requirements.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/7
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in Hebrew: Kings and Chronicles
AS.134.650 (01)

This course surveys scholarship on the histories of Israel and Judah as presented in Kings and Chronicles. The course also addresses changes in the Hebrew language in the first millennium BCE.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room: MSE Library D1  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/4
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Ancient Syria/Palestine
AS.134.660 (01)

A survey of the history of Ancient Syria and Canaan, including Ancient Israel.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.010.611 (01)Seminar in Near Eastern Art:M 1:30PM - 3:30PMFeldman, MarianGilman 177HART-ANC
AS.100.615 (01)States, Scribes, and Archives: Medieval Arabic Documentary CulturesT 3:00PM - 5:30PMEl-leithy, Tamer 
AS.100.682 (01)Introductory Topics in Computation for Scholarship in the HumanitiesTh 3:00PM - 5:30PMLippincott, ThomasGilman 50
AS.131.634 (01)Seminar: Near Eastern ArchaeologyW 10:00AM - 12:00PMSchwartz, Glenn MGilman 130G
AS.131.678 (01)Geoarchaeology: Applications of Earth Science to ArchaeologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMHarrower, Michael JamesGilman 130G
AS.131.800 (01)Readings & ResearchMcCarter, P Kyle, Jr. (Kyle) 
AS.131.800 (02)Readings & ResearchLewis, Theodore (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 & ResearchM 3:30PM - 4:30PMMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.848 (01)Dissertation ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.848 (02)Dissertation ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.848 (03)Dissertation ResearchMcCarter, P Kyle, Jr. (Kyle) 
AS.131.848 (04)Dissertation ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.848 (05)Dissertation ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.848 (06)Dissertation ResearchLewis, Theodore (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.132.606 (01)Intermediate Akkadian TextsW 11:30AM - 1:30PMGill, Nicholas MichaelMSE Library D1
AS.132.612 (01)Advanced AkkadianM 10:00AM - 12:00PMLauinger, JacobGilman 130G
AS.132.643 (01)Ancient Magic and RitualTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMDelnero, PaulAmes 234
AS.132.710 (01)Advanced SumerianF 10:00AM - 12:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.132.800 (01)Mesopotamian SeminarDelnero, Paul, Feldman, Marian, Harrower, Michael James, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M 
AS.133.610 (01)Middle Egyptian TextsTh 9:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy Morrell, Jasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.133.620 (01)HieraticTh 1:30PM - 3:00PMJasnow, RichardGilman 116
AS.133.646 (01)Demotic TextsF 12:30PM - 3:00PMJasnow, RichardGilman 116
AS.133.750 (01)Seminar in Egyptian Art and Archaeology: Creating an Egyptian TempleMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMBryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 130G
AS.134.650 (01)Seminar in Hebrew: Kings and ChroniclesF 1:30PM - 4:00PMMandell, Alice HMSE Library D1
AS.134.660 (01)History of Ancient Syria/PalestineT 1:30PM - 4:00PMLauinger, JacobGilman 130G