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 & Research
AS.131.800 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

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: Gilman 119
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5

Seminar Near Eastern History: Mesopotamia
AS.131.600 (01)

Seminar in Near Eastern History: Mesopotamia

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:00PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/20

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lewis, Theodore
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

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: 9/10

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: McCarter, P Kyle, Jr.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

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: 14/20

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Harrower, Michael James
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Late Egyptian
AS.133.640 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: MSE Library Eisenberg
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10

Intro To Coptic
AS.133.648 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: McCarter, P Kyle, Jr.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (10)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

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, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lewis, Theodore
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10

Elementary Sumerian
AS.132.700 (01)

An introduction to the paleography, grammar and lexicon of the Sumerian language, and the reading of simpler texts in that language.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Chapin, Michael A
  • Room: MSE Library Eisenberg
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 10/10

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
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: MSE Library Eisenberg
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10

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
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15

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
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Essam, Richard James Llewellyn
  • Room: MSE Library Eisenberg
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10

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: M 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10

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: 8/12

Treaties And Diplomacy
AS.132.644 (01)

Reading treaties and related materials in Akkadian.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Harrower, Michael James
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10

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
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Lewis, Theodore
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10

Seminar: Egyptian Technology
AS.133.750 (01)

The aim of this course is to consider technology on ancient Egyptian terms. First we will consider construction and architecture, building technologies, materials, and advances/changes over time. Research on concepts of technology and science will also be included, as well as discussion of ancient words for materials and tools. The course will concentrate on the Middle and New Kingdom era, ca. 2000 to 1000 B.C.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell
  • Room: Gilman 150A
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.131.800 (05)Readings & ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.664 (01)Archaeology of ArabiaTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMHarrower, Michael JamesGilman 119
AS.131.600 (01)Seminar Near Eastern History: MesopotamiaT 2:00PM - 4:30PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.131.800 (02)Readings & ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.800 (03)Readings & ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.800 (04)Readings & ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
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 (01)Readings & ResearchMcCarter, P Kyle, Jr. 
AS.131.634 (01)Seminar: Near Eastern ArchaeologyW 10:00AM - 12:00PMSchwartz, Glenn MGilman 130G
AS.131.800 (08)Readings & ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.800 (07)Readings & ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.133.640 (01)Late EgyptianM 2:00PM - 4:00PMJasnow, RichardMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.133.648 (01)Intro To CopticT 10:00AM - 12:00PMJasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.131.848 (03)Dissertation ResearchMcCarter, P Kyle, Jr. 
AS.131.848 (02)Dissertation ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.800 (10)Readings & ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.848 (01)Dissertation ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.848 (07)Dissertation ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.848 (09)Dissertation ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.800 (09)Readings & ResearchFeldman, Marian 
AS.132.800 (01)Mesopotamian SeminarDelnero, Paul, Feldman, Marian, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.848 (04)Dissertation ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.848 (06)Dissertation ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.132.700 (01)Elementary SumerianTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMChapin, Michael AMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.133.600 (01)Introduction to Middle EgyptianMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMJasnow, RichardMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.131.848 (05)Dissertation ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.134.623 (01)PentateuchF 10:00AM - 12:00PMMandell, Alice HGilman 130G
AS.132.600 (01)Elementary AkkadianF 1:30PM - 4:00PMEssam, Richard James LlewellynMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.132.710 (01)Advanced SumerianM 2:00PM - 4:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.133.610 (01)Middle Egyptian TextsTh 9:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy Morrell, Jasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.132.644 (01)Treaties And DiplomacyF 2:00PM - 4:00PMLauinger, JacobGilman 130G
AS.131.848 (08)Dissertation ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.134.652 (01)Seminar in Ancient Israelite ReligionW 3:00PM - 5:00PMLewis, TheodoreGilman 130G
AS.133.750 (01)Seminar: Egyptian TechnologyF 11:30AM - 1:30PMBryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 150A