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.
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)
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.
The Classics capstone involves the preparation of a major research paper or project that represents the culmination of the Classics degree. Topics are chosen based on student interest and experience. CLAS majors only. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. (Fall only)