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.

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Archaeological Method and Theory
AS.131.654 (01)

Climate change, population growth, war - what questions do archaeologists ask about the ancient past, how do they collect relevant evidence, and how do they arrive at satisfying answers to their questions? This course will review major theoretical currents in archaeology including evolutionary, cultural-historical, processual and post-processual approaches and discuss the future of archaeology as a scientific and humanistic discipline. Basic techniques for analyzing major categories of artifacts such as lithics, ceramics, archaeobotanical, and zooarchaeological materials will also be introduced.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar: Near East Archaeology
AS.131.635 (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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Survey Of Aramaic Texts
AS.134.744 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History: Ancient Syria-Palestine II
AS.134.661 (01)

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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 41/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Sumerian
AS.132.711 (01)

In this course a selection of Sumerian texts from different periods and genres will be read and discussed from a linguistic, philological, historical, and literary perspective.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Old Egyptian
AS.133.631 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mesopotamian Seminar
AS.132.801 (01)

Research and discussion on topics of current interest.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Hieratic
AS.133.620 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction To Middle Egyptian (Hieroglyphs)
AS.133.601 (01)

Introduction to the grammar and writing system of the classical language of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom (ca. 2011-1700 B.C.). Co-listed with AS.130.401

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Middle Egyptian Texts
AS.133.611 (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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elementary Akkadian II
AS.132.601 (01)

An introduction to the paleography, grammar and lexicon of the Akkadian language, and the reading of simpler texts in that language. Undergraduates admitted to this course earn 4.5 credits per semester.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Literature and Religious Texts
AS.132.631 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Texts, Tablets, and Tweets: The Sociolinguistics of Writing
AS.134.607 (01)

This course examines the evolution of writing and the relationship between speech and writing in ancient and modern societies. We will examine the ways in which orthography, scripts, and the visual components inherent to written language (e.g., scripts, fonts, emoticons, diacritics etc.) are used to create and/or project certain social identities in these new written spaces. A primary aim of this course is to generate discussion regarding the ways in which writing in all of its forms—at the institutional, group, and individual level, in official documents, in emails, texts, tweets, and graffiti, using standardized and non-standard orthographies, in both regulated and unregulated spaces—can be a social and often political act of identity. The writing assignments for the course will encourage you to consider the ways in which writing can be harnessed to express social identities. You will work as a group to develop your own writing system and present it to the class. This will hone your creative and critical thinking skills and give you practice collaborating on a project. You will also research and conduct an original analysis on a corpus of writing.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5
  • PosTag(s): NEAS-HISCUL

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.131.801 (08)Readings and ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.801 (06)Readings and ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.654 (01)Advanced Archaeological Method and TheoryTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMHarrower, Michael JamesGilman 186
AS.131.801 (02)Readings and ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.635 (01)Seminar: Near East ArchaeologyW 10:00AM - 12:00PMSchwartz, Glenn MGilman 130G
AS.131.801 (07)Readings and ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.801 (01)Readings and ResearchW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMedill, Kathryn AnneMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.131.801 (03)Readings and ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.801 (09)Readings and ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.801 (05)Readings and ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.801 (04)Readings and ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.801 (10)Readings and ResearchFeldman, Marian 
AS.134.744 (01)Survey Of Aramaic TextsM 3:00PM - 5:00PMLewis, TheodoreGilman 130G
AS.134.661 (01)History: Ancient Syria-Palestine IITh 2:00PM - 4:00PMMandell, Alice HGilman 130G
AS.131.849 (01)Dissertation ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.849 (05)Dissertation ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.849 (06)Dissertation ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.849 (07)Dissertation ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.849 (04)Dissertation ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.849 (08)Dissertation ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.849 (02)Dissertation ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.132.711 (01)Advanced SumerianT 10:00AM - 12:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.133.631 (01)Old EgyptianM 10:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 130G
AS.131.849 (03)Dissertation ResearchMcCarter, P Kyle, Jr. 
AS.132.801 (01)Mesopotamian SeminarDelnero, Paul, Feldman, Marian, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M 
AS.133.620 (01)HieraticT 9:00AM - 11:00AMJasnow, RichardMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.133.601 (01)Introduction To Middle Egyptian (Hieroglyphs)M 1:30PM - 4:00PMJasnow, RichardMSE Library D1
AS.133.611 (01)Middle Egyptian TextsTh 9:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy Morrell, Jasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.132.601 (01)Elementary Akkadian IIT 1:30PM - 4:00PMChapin, Michael AMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.131.849 (09)Dissertation ResearchStaff 
AS.134.747 (01)Archaic AramaicW 3:00PM - 5:00PMLewis, TheodoreGilman 130G
AS.132.631 (01)Literature and Religious TextsF 10:00AM - 12:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.134.607 (01)Texts, Tablets, and Tweets: The Sociolinguistics of WritingTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMandell, Alice HGilman 132NEAS-HISCUL