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.

Near Eastern History: Late Period Egypt
AS.131.601 (01)

A three-year history cycle required of all graduate students and forming the core of our graduate program. One year each will be devoted to Egyptian history, Mesopotamian history, and Syro-Palestinian history.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • 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
  • Days/Times: W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • 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
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Harrower, Michael James
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Geographic Information Systems in Archaeology
AS.131.657 (01)

Applications of GIS in archaeology have recently expanded dramatically and GIS has now become an indispensible tool for archaeological research worldwide. This course will introduce the major applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in archaeology. These include the history of GIS in archaeology, air photography and satellite imagery, predictive modeling, hydrological modeling, viewsheds, and least-cost routes. It will grapple with theoretical issues manifest in archaeological GIS including conflicts between environment and social understandings of the ancient past, and will foster discussion of issues that affect outcomes of analyses including spatial scale and boundary delineation choices that can dramatically influence results. Students will learn the basics of ESRI’s ArcGIS software. Taught with AS.130.357.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Harrower, Michael James
  • Room: Krieger 108
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/3
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (01)

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

Readings and Research: History of Syria/Palestine II
AS.131.801 (02)

  • 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

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (03)

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

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (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

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (05)

  • 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 and Research
AS.131.801 (06)

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

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (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

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (08)

  • 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 and Research
AS.131.801 (09)

  • 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 and Research
AS.131.801 (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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (01)

  • 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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (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.131.849 (03)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (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.131.849 (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.131.849 (06)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (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.131.849 (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.131.849 (09)

  • 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.131.849 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:  
  • 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
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in Research Methods in Near Eastern Studies: Investigating Gender and Sexuality in Mesopotamian Art
AS.132.609 (01)

This writing intensive seminar examines how artistic products expressed and constructed gender identities and notions of sexuality in ancient Mesopotamia from the 4th millennium to the Hellenistic period. Using a variety of case studies, students will develop skills in specific research areas such as critical reading, analysis, and interpretation that will lead to a final research paper.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/6
  • 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 signle genre (e.g., letters).

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Chapin, Michael Arthur
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 11/12
  • 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
  • Days/Times: M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mesopotamian Seminar
AS.132.801 (01)

Research and discussion on topics of current interest.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul, Feldman, Marian, Harrower, Michael James, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/20
  • 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
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Zhang, Lingxin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • 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
  • Days/Times: Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell, Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/6
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Old Egyptian
AS.133.631 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Coptic
AS.133.649 (01)

In this class we will read Coptic texts of various genres.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor:
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar Hebrew: Book of Jeremiah
AS.134.651 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor:
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Ugaritic II
AS.134.721 (01)

A continuation of AS.134.720 with emphasis on the mythological and ritual texts from Ugarit. A digital epigraphy lab will also form part of the course.

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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.131.601 (01)Near Eastern History: Late Period EgyptT 9:00AM - 12:00PMJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.635 (01)Seminar: Near East ArchaeologyW 10:00AM - 12:00PMSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.654 (01)Advanced Archaeological Method and TheoryTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.657 (01)Geographic Information Systems in ArchaeologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMHarrower, Michael JamesKrieger 108
AS.131.801 (01)Readings and ResearchStaff 
AS.131.801 (02)Readings and Research: History of Syria/Palestine IIMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.801 (03)Readings and ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.801 (04)Readings and ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.801 (05)Readings and ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.801 (06)Readings and ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.801 (07)Readings and ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.801 (08)Readings and ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.801 (09)Readings and ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.801 (10)Readings and ResearchFeldman, Marian 
AS.131.849 (01)Dissertation ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.849 (02)Dissertation ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.849 (03)Dissertation ResearchMcCarter, P Kyle, Jr. 
AS.131.849 (04)Dissertation ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.849 (05)Dissertation ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.849 (06)Dissertation ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.849 (07)Dissertation ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.849 (08)Dissertation ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.849 (09)Dissertation ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.849 (10)Dissertation ResearchFeldman, Marian 
AS.132.601 (01)Elementary Akkadian IITTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMLauinger, Jacob 
AS.132.609 (01)Seminar in Research Methods in Near Eastern Studies: Investigating Gender and Sexuality in Mesopotamian ArtW 1:30PM - 4:00PMFeldman, Marian 
AS.132.612 (01)Advanced AkkadianF 1:30PM - 4:00PMChapin, Michael Arthur 
AS.132.711 (01)Advanced SumerianM 10:00AM - 12:00PMDelnero, Paul 
AS.132.801 (01)Mesopotamian SeminarDelnero, Paul, Feldman, Marian, Harrower, Michael James, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M 
AS.133.601 (01)Introduction To Middle Egyptian (Hieroglyphs)MW 12:00PM - 1:15PMZhang, Lingxin 
AS.133.611 (01)Middle Egyptian TextsTh 9:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy Morrell, Jasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.133.631 (01)Old EgyptianTh 3:00PM - 5:00PMBryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 130G
AS.133.649 (01)Advanced CopticMW 9:00AM - 10:15AM 
AS.134.651 (01)Seminar Hebrew: Book of JeremiahF 10:00AM - 12:00PM 
AS.134.721 (01)Ugaritic IIT 3:00PM - 5:00PMLewis, Theodore