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 Eastern History: Mesopotamia
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: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/12
  • 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: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Harrower, Michael James
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (01)

  • Credits: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lewis, Ted
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (04)

  • Credits: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (07)

  • Credits: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • 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 (04)

  • Credits: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (06)

  • Credits: 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lewis, Ted
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (07)

  • Credits: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • 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: 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • 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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in Research Methods in Near Eastern Studies: The Lives of Objects
AS.132.609 (01)

This writing intensive seminar introduces students to research methods in Near Eastern Studies through the "lives" of Ancient Near Eastern art works. The course focuses on "object biographies," exploring various case histories of ancient objects as they move through space and time, both in the past and today. Students will develop skills in specific research areas such as critical reading, analysis, and interpretation that will lead to a final research paper.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room: Gilman 177
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/7
  • 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 single genre (e.g., letters). In addition to seminar times, students are expected to complete online discussions, supplemental readings and assignments, and attend several guest lecture events.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Instructor: Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • 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. In addition to seminar times, students are expected to complete online discussions, supplemental readings and assignments, and attend several guest lecture events.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mesopotamian Seminar
AS.132.801 (01)

Research and discussion on topics of current interest.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Delnero, Paul, Harrower, Michael James, Lauinger, Jacob
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • 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: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Workshop: Egyptian Objects from Eton College Myers Collection at the JHU Arch Museum
AS.133.617 (01)

This course is designed as a workshop in which students will actively participate in the study of unpublished Egyptian objects currently housed at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. In small groups, students will work in particular on supposedly ludic objects (dice, ball models, pawns, "dolls", etc.) from the Eton College Myers Collection. They will participate in cataloguing objects in the museum's database, conduct personal research on a selected set of objects, and produce an exhibit (online/in one of the museum's display cases) that will showcase their research outcomes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Arnette, Marie-Lys
  • Room: Gilman 150A
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): NEAS-ARTARC

Hieratic
AS.133.621 (01)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: MSE Library D1
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Demotic Texts
AS.133.647 (01)

Continuation of the study of Demotic as introduced in AS.133.646. In addition to seminar times, students are expected to complete online discussions, supplemental readings and assignments, and attend several guest lecture events.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: MSE Library Eisenberg
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in the Mino Prophets
AS.134.613 (01)

This course surveys the group of 12 prophetic works known as the "minor" prophets. In addition to reading the Hebrew text, we will also engage with scholarly readings about the socio-political, religious, and historical backdrop of this group of writings.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Instructor: Mandell, Alice H
  • Room: MSE Library Eisenberg
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15
  • 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. In addition to seminar times, students are expected to complete online discussions, supplemental readings and assignments, and attend several guest lecture events.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Lewis, Ted
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.131.601 (01)Seminar Near Eastern History: MesopotamiaF 2:00PM - 4:30PMLauinger, JacobGilman 130G
AS.131.654 (01)Advanced Archaeological Method and TheoryTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMHarrower, Michael JamesGilman 219
AS.131.801 (01)Readings and ResearchStaff 
AS.131.801 (02)Readings and ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.801 (03)Readings and ResearchLewis, 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 (04)Dissertation ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.849 (05)Dissertation ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.849 (06)Dissertation ResearchLewis, 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.132.601 (01)Elementary Akkadian IIMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMStaffGilman 130G
AS.132.609 (01)Seminar in Research Methods in Near Eastern Studies: The Lives of ObjectsT 1:30PM - 4:00PMFeldman, MarianGilman 177
AS.132.612 (01)Advanced AkkadianF 12:00PM - 2:00PMLauinger, JacobGilman 130G
AS.132.711 (01)Advanced SumerianM 10:00AM - 12:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.132.801 (01)Mesopotamian SeminarDelnero, Paul, Harrower, Michael James, Lauinger, JacobGilman 130G
AS.133.611 (01)Middle Egyptian TextsTh 9:00AM - 12:00PMJasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.133.617 (01)Workshop: Egyptian Objects from Eton College Myers Collection at the JHU Arch MuseumM 2:00PM - 4:30PMArnette, Marie-LysGilman 150ANEAS-ARTARC
AS.133.621 (01)HieraticT 3:00PM - 5:00PMJasnow, RichardMSE Library D1
AS.133.647 (01)Demotic TextsF 12:00PM - 2:00PMJasnow, RichardMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.134.613 (01)Seminar in the Mino ProphetsW 9:00AM - 11:00AMMandell, Alice HMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.134.652 (01)Seminar in Ancient Israelite ReligionTh 3:00PM - 5:00PMLewis, TedGilman 130G