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 pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (04)

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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (06)

  • 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: 17/20
  • 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

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (08)

  • 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

Art and Interaction in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean
AS.010.625 (01)

The arts of the Near East, Aegean and Egypt are typically taught separately from one another. However, the Mediterranean Sea has always served as a connector, and the diverse cultures of these areas were in close contact with one another for much of their histories. During the Bronze Age (3000 to 1200 BCE), these interactions were particularly dynamic, resulting in a diversity of arts including wall frescoes, precious jewelry, and elaborate furnishings and weaponry. This course examines the arts of the interactions among Near Easterners, Greeks, Egyptians and others. It focuses special attention on the role of artistic products in intercultural relations, including trade, diplomacy, war and imperialism. Students are not expected to have extensive knowledge of all the areas, although some experience in at least one of them will be helpful. The course will interweave establishing a knowledge base necessary to tackle this topic with broader conceptual concerns and interdisciplinary approaches (art historical, archaeological, anthropological, and historical). There will be a final paper.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC

Readings & Research
AS.131.800 (02)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (01)

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

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • 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: 10/15
  • 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: 4/7
  • 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: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 9/9
  • 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. Co-listed with AS.130.381

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

Old Egyptian
AS.133.630 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Deuteronomistic History and the Construction of Israelite Identity
AS.134.606 (01)

The Deuteronomistic History is one of the most enduring and influential theories in modern biblical scholarship. Though this theory has been criticized in recent years and no longer enjoys unanimous support, it still serves as a baseline for many scholars in the field. Whether one chooses to accept or reject this theory, discussion of its history and merits raises essential questions concerning the formation of the Hebrew Bible. This includes ancient conceptions of authorship and editing practices, the development of Israelite religious ideology, and the dating of many biblical texts. This course introduces the student to the basic history of the Deuteronomistic History as a scholarly construct, while at the same time engaging in the primary Hebrew texts. Students will readand translate biblical Hebrew for the first half of the class. During the second half of class, students will discuss and evaluate the applicability of each approach to passages in particular and the Deuteronomistic History as a whole. Special focus will be on recent criticism and defense in order to explore its continued viability.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • 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 (03)

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

The Book Of Job
AS.134.604 (01)

Reading the Hebrew text of the book of Job with attention to philology, textual criticism, and various aspects of interpretation.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Akkadian Letters
AS.132.608 (01)

This course introduces students to letters written in the Akkadian language from a variety of historical periods. Recommended course background: AS.132.600 and AS.132.601.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • 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: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (06)

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

Dissertation Research
AS.131.848 (04)

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

Egyptian Funerary Arts in the Archaeological Museum
AS.133.706 (01)

This class will aim to cover the production and choice of funerary objects for Egyptian elite tombs in several eras of antiquity: the Middle and New Kingdoms, the Third Intermediate Period, and the Late Periods. Students will work with specific objects after learning generally about them, and they will carry out analyses of materials, pigments, construction methods, and erosion and degradation effects. They will create a virtual exhibition for the Museum's website and present their results for inclusion in the museum cataloguing project.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/5
  • 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: 14/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Ancient Syria/Palestine
AS.134.660 (01)

A survey of the history of Ancient Syria and Canaan, including Ancient Israel.

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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.131.800 (04)Readings & ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.800 (05)Readings & ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.800 (06)Readings & ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.634 (01)Seminar: Near Eastern ArchaeologyW 10:00AM - 12:00PMSchwartz, Glenn MGilman 130G
AS.131.800 (03)Readings & ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.800 (08)Readings & ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.800 (09)Readings & ResearchFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.625 (01)Art and Interaction in the Bronze Age Eastern MediterraneanT 1:30PM - 3:30PMAnderson, Emily S.K., Feldman, MarianGilman 177HART-ANC
AS.131.800 (02)Readings & ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.848 (01)Dissertation ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.800 (07)Readings & ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.848 (02)Dissertation ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.800 (10)Readings & ResearchStaff 
AS.131.848 (07)Dissertation ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.132.710 (01)Advanced SumerianT 10:00AM - 12:00PMGlenn, AnnaGilman 130G
AS.133.600 (01)Introduction to Middle EgyptianMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMJasnow, RichardMSE Library D1
AS.133.750 (01)Seminar in Egyptian Art and ArchaeologyM 1:30PM - 4:00PMBryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 130G
AS.132.600 (01)Elementary AkkadianTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMChapin, Michael AMSE Library D1
AS.133.630 (01)Old EgyptianM 10:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 130G
AS.134.606 (01)The Deuteronomistic History and the Construction of Israelite IdentityT 3:00PM - 5:00PMReed, William JustinGilman 130G
AS.131.848 (05)Dissertation ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.848 (03)Dissertation ResearchMcCarter, P Kyle, Jr. 
AS.134.604 (01)The Book Of JobW 3:00PM - 5:00PMLewis, TheodoreGilman 130G
AS.132.608 (01)Akkadian LettersF 12:00PM - 2:00PMMedill, Kathryn AnneGilman 130G
AS.133.610 (01)Middle Egyptian TextsTh 9:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy Morrell, Jasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.131.848 (06)Dissertation ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.848 (08)Dissertation ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.848 (04)Dissertation ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.133.706 (01)Egyptian Funerary Arts in the Archaeological MuseumTh 2:00PM - 4:30PMBalachandran, Sanchita, Bryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 150A
AS.132.800 (01)Mesopotamian SeminarFeldman, Marian, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M 
AS.134.660 (01)History of Ancient Syria/PalestineF 2:00PM - 4:30PMLauinger, JacobGilman 130G

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 pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (03)

  • 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

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: 17/20
  • 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 (08)

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

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

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (01)

  • 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

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (09)

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

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: 44/50
  • 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: 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

Readings and Research
AS.131.801 (10)

  • 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 (05)

  • 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: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.131.849 (07)

  • 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: 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

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: 9/10
  • 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: 11/15
  • 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: 10/10
  • 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

Literature and Religious Texts
AS.132.631 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • 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

Old Egyptian
AS.133.631 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Hieratic
AS.133.620 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • 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: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): NEAS-HISCUL

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.131.801 (03)Readings and ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.654 (01)Advanced Archaeological Method and TheoryTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMHarrower, Michael JamesGilman 186
AS.131.635 (01)Seminar: Near East ArchaeologyW 10:00AM - 12:00PMSchwartz, Glenn MGilman 130G
AS.131.801 (05)Readings and ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.801 (08)Readings and ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.131.801 (04)Readings and ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.801 (06)Readings and ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.801 (07)Readings and ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.801 (01)Readings and ResearchMedill, Kathryn Anne 
AS.131.801 (02)Readings and ResearchMandell, Alice H 
AS.131.801 (09)Readings and ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.849 (09)Dissertation ResearchStaff 
AS.134.661 (01)History: Ancient Syria-Palestine IITh 2:00PM - 4:00PMMandell, Alice HGilman 130G
AS.134.747 (01)Archaic AramaicW 3:00PM - 5:00PMLewis, TheodoreGilman 130G
AS.131.849 (01)Dissertation ResearchBryan, Betsy Morrell 
AS.131.801 (10)Readings and ResearchFeldman, Marian 
AS.131.849 (08)Dissertation ResearchHarrower, Michael James 
AS.131.849 (05)Dissertation ResearchLauinger, Jacob 
AS.131.849 (04)Dissertation ResearchDelnero, Paul 
AS.131.849 (07)Dissertation ResearchJasnow, Richard 
AS.131.849 (06)Dissertation ResearchLewis, Theodore 
AS.131.849 (03)Dissertation ResearchMcCarter, P Kyle, Jr. 
AS.132.711 (01)Advanced SumerianT 10:00AM - 12:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.132.801 (01)Mesopotamian SeminarDelnero, Paul, Feldman, Marian, Lauinger, Jacob, Schwartz, Glenn M 
AS.132.601 (01)Elementary Akkadian IIT 1:30PM - 4:00PMChapin, Michael AMSE Library Eisenberg
AS.131.849 (02)Dissertation ResearchSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.132.631 (01)Literature and Religious TextsF 10:00AM - 12:00PMDelnero, PaulGilman 130G
AS.133.601 (01)Introduction To Middle Egyptian (Hieroglyphs)MW 12:00PM - 1:15PMJasnow, RichardMSE Library D1
AS.133.631 (01)Old EgyptianM 10:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 130G
AS.133.620 (01)HieraticM 2:00PM - 4:00PMJasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.133.611 (01)Middle Egyptian TextsTh 9:00AM - 12:00PMBryan, Betsy Morrell, Jasnow, RichardGilman 130G
AS.134.607 (01)Texts, Tablets, and Tweets: The Sociolinguistics of WritingTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMandell, Alice HGilman 132NEAS-HISCUL