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 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: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/20
  • 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
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Harrower, Michael James
  • Room: Krieger 108  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/9
  • 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
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Harrower, Michael James
  • Room: Bloomberg 176  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • 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
AS.131.801 (02)

  • 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

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lewis, Theodore (Ted)
  • 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: 9/10
  • 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: 9/10
  • 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: 7/10
  • 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. (Kyle)
  • 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: 9/10
  • 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 (Ted)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • 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: 9/10
  • 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: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Akkadian Texts
AS.132.607 (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 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Gill, Nicholas Michael
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • 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 signle genre (e.g., letters).

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 4/10
  • 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
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • 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, 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 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Praet, Maarten
  • Room: MSE Library Eisenberg  
  • 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: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Demotic Texts
AS.133.647 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in Egyptian Art and Archaeology: Egypt Within Africa
AS.133.751 (01)

This course will consider the archaeological, visual, and textual evidence for engagement between Egypt and its neighbors to the south between 4000B.C. and 200 B.C.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Book Of Job
AS.134.604 (01)

Reading portions of the Book of Job in Hebrew. In addition to increasing proficiency in biblical Hebrew, the course also involves critical exegesis including grammatical analysis and textual criticism. Students will interact with various aspects of interpretation for the Book of Job (e.g., philology, text history, structure, literary history, message, poetics, rhetoric, philosophy, theology and reception history)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Lewis, Theodore (Ted)
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Kings, Prophets, and Scribes: The Creation of "Israel" in the Deuteronomistic History
AS.134.606 (01)

This class will introduce students to “The Deuteronomistic History,” which comprises the biblical books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, 1-2 Samuel and 1-2 Kings. The narrative arc of this “history” spans the giving of the law to Moses to the rise and fall of the monarchies of Israel and Judah, respectively in the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods. During this course we will examine the reasons why biblical scholars have argued in varying ways that this body of text represents the work of a group of ideologically driven scribes, the Deuteronomists; we will also investigate the primary texts themselves for evidence for divergent views about the need for a king in Israel and the role and fate of the royal house of David. We will also explore the relationship between the books of the former prophets (Joshua>2 Kings) and Deuteronomy, which is a book that concludes the Pentateuch. This course requires students to engage with the biblical text in the original Hebrew language at an advanced level. We will also engage with biblical scholarship regarding the scope, purpose, and nature of a cohesive Deuteronomistic History, as well as with dissenting voices that probe the unity of these biblical books.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room: MSE Library Eisenberg  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/7
  • 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
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room: Gilman 130G  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.131.635 (01)Seminar: Near East ArchaeologyW 10:00AM - 12:00PMSchwartz, Glenn MGilman 130G
AS.131.653 (01)Space Archaeology: An Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing, GIS and GPSTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMHarrower, Michael JamesKrieger 108
AS.131.664 (01)Archaeology of ArabiaTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMHarrower, Michael JamesBloomberg 176
AS.131.801 (01)Readings and ResearchStaff 
AS.131.801 (02)Readings and ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.801 (03)Readings and ResearchLewis, Theodore (Ted) 
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. (Kyle) 
AS.131.849 (04)Dissertation ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.849 (05)Dissertation ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.849 (06)Dissertation ResearchLewis, Theodore (Ted) 
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.132.607 (01)Intermediate Akkadian TextsW 4:00PM - 6:00PMGill, Nicholas MichaelGilman 130G
AS.132.612 (01)Advanced AkkadianM 1:00PM - 3:00PMLauinger, JacobGilman 130G
AS.132.711 (01)Advanced SumerianF 10:00AM - 12:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.132.801 (01)Mesopotamian SeminarDelnero, Paul, Harrower, Michael James, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M 
AS.133.601 (01)Introduction To Middle Egyptian (Hieroglyphs)MW 4:30PM - 5:45PMPraet, MaartenMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.133.611 (01)Middle Egyptian TextsTh 9:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy Morrell, Jasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.133.647 (01)Demotic TextsF 1:00PM - 3:00PMJasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.133.751 (01)Seminar in Egyptian Art and Archaeology: Egypt Within AfricaT 1:30PM - 4:00PMBryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 130G
AS.134.604 (01)The Book Of JobTh 3:00PM - 5:30PMLewis, Theodore (Ted)Gilman 130G
AS.134.606 (01)Kings, Prophets, and Scribes: The Creation of "Israel" in the Deuteronomistic HistoryF 1:30PM - 4:00PMMandell, Alice HMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.134.661 (01)History: Ancient Syria-Palestine IIW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMandell, Alice HGilman 130G