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 (07)

  • 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 (01)

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

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 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • 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 (02)

  • 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 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • 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

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 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • 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

Survey Of Aramaic Texts
AS.134.744 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • 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 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • 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

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 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • 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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • 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

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

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: 6/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Hieratic
AS.133.620 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • 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: 10/15
  • 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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • 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

Old Egyptian
AS.133.631 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • 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

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

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.

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (01)

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (06)

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

Space Archaeology: An Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS
AS.131.653 (01)

This course introduces technologies archaeologists use to map ancient landscapes. These include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software, advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, and various types of satellite imagery. Taught together with AS.130.353.

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (02)

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (04)

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (05)

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

Archaeology of Arabia
AS.131.664 (01)

This course examines the archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula from the earliest Paleolithic in the region (c. 1.5 million years ago) through the first few centuries of the Islamic era (c. 1000 AD). We will review basic geology and environmental conditions, examine the development of animal herding and crop cultivating lifeways, and scrutinize the rise of ancient South Arabian complex societies and civilizations. Co-listed with AS.130.364.

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (07)

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

Intro To Coptic
AS.133.648 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (02)

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (10)

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (09)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (03)

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (08)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (05)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (06)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (04)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (08)

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

Mesopotamian Seminar
AS.132.800 (01)

Research and discussion on topics of current interest.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/20
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (01)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (09)

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

Late Egyptian
AS.133.640 (01)

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

Seminar in Ancient Israelite Religion
AS.134.652 (01)

Topics include history of scholarship, methodology, representations of deity, the aniconic tradition, solar Yahwism, sacred space, blood rituals, passover, royal cult, family religion, divination, prophecy, incantations, etc.

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

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Treaties And Diplomacy
AS.132.644 (01)

Reading treaties and related materials in Akkadian.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (07)

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

Seminar in Egyptian Art and Archaeology
AS.133.750 (01)

The theme for this course will be archaeology of the Mut precinct in Luxor where Johns Hopkins is excavating. Study of the comparative materials from other sites will be central with the publication of the work approaching.

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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.131.600 (01)Seminar Near Eastern History: MesopotamiaT 2:00PM - 4:30PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.131.800 (01)Readings & ResearchMcCarter, P Kyle, Jr. 
AS.131.800 (06)Readings & ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.653 (01)Space Archaeology: An Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing, GIS and GPSTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMHarrower, Michael JamesKrieger 108
AS.131.800 (03)Readings & ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.634 (01)Seminar: Near Eastern ArchaeologyW 10:00AM - 12:00PMSchwartz, Glenn MGilman 130G
AS.131.800 (02)Readings & ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.800 (04)Readings & ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.800 (05)Readings & ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.664 (01)Archaeology of ArabiaTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMHarrower, Michael JamesShaffer 304
AS.131.800 (07)Readings & ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.133.648 (01)Intro To CopticT 10:00AM - 12:00PMJasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.131.848 (02)Dissertation ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.800 (10)Readings & ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.800 (09)Readings & ResearchFeldman, Marian 
AS.131.848 (03)Dissertation ResearchMcCarter, P Kyle, Jr. 
AS.131.800 (08)Readings & ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.848 (05)Dissertation ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.848 (06)Dissertation ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.848 (04)Dissertation ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.848 (08)Dissertation ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.132.800 (01)Mesopotamian SeminarDelnero, Paul, Feldman, Marian, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M 
AS.133.610 (01)Middle Egyptian TextsTh 9:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy Morrell, Jasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.133.600 (01)Introduction to Middle EgyptianMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMJasnow, RichardMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.131.848 (01)Dissertation ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.848 (09)Dissertation ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.133.640 (01)Late EgyptianM 2:00PM - 4:00PMJasnow, RichardMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.132.600 (01)Elementary AkkadianStaff 
AS.134.652 (01)Seminar in Ancient Israelite ReligionW 3:00PM - 5:00PMLewis, TheodoreGilman 130G
AS.134.623 (01)PentateuchF 10:00AM - 12:00PMMandell, Alice H 
AS.132.644 (01)Treaties And DiplomacyF 2:00PM - 4:00PMLauinger, JacobGilman 130G
AS.131.848 (07)Dissertation ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.132.710 (01)Advanced SumerianM 2:00PM - 4:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.133.750 (01)Seminar in Egyptian Art and ArchaeologyM 9:30AM - 11:30AMBryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 130G