An overview of ancient Egyptian civilization through lectures and class discussion on Egyptian literature, archaeology, history, religion and society.
Important roots, prefixes, and suffixes for building a literary vocabulary.
Important roots, prefixes, and suffixes for building a scientific vocabulary.
Reading and analysis of myths and legends from around the globe, from before the dawn of writing to 1500 C.E. Students will learn to interpret traditional stories from several theoretical and cross-cultural perspectives. A-F only.
Theories and methods used in the study of myth, ritual, and
religion. Sophomore standing or higher. (Cross-listed as REL 300) DH
Orthography and structure of Biblical Hebrew, history and development of Hebrew as the sacred language of Judaism, overview of religious and historical development of the Hebrew Bible. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as REL 301)
Introduction to indigenous and decolonial approaches to the study of religion and culture. Includes a critical assessment of tools and terminology traditionally used in academia. Sophomore standing or higher. (Cross-listed as REL 304)
Decipherment of hieroglyphs and reading of Middle Egyptian literary texts. (Fall only)
Decipherment of hieroglyphs and reading of Middle Egyptian literary texts, including Tale of Sinuhe. Pre: 305 or permission of instructor. (Spring only)
A hands-on history of writing beginning in Ancient Greece and Rome. Content includes the development of the alphabet, scripts, books, libraries, and writing in ancient culture. Sophomore standing or consent.
Provides an in-depth introduction to a major work of classical
literature and its impact on both ancient and modern poetry, prose, art, and intellectual history. Sophomore standing or higher. DL