ACABS 413 - Ancient Mesopotamia: History and Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
4
Other:
WorldLit
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

(Graduate students: Please note description for the graduate section of this course ACABS 513 below.)

Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian civilization from the first cuneiform documents (ca. 3100 BC) to the fall of the Neo-Babylonian empire (539 BC); special attention to

  1. the rise and nature of early Mesopotamian city-states;
  2. Mesopotamian economics;
  3. Mesopotamian law;
  4. ethnic relations in Mesopotamia;
  5. Mesopotamia and its neighbors - Egypt, Iran, Israel;
  6. the collapse of Mesopotamian civilization.
Original documents are examined to show methods of interpreting the history and culture of Ancient Mesopotamia.

ACABS 513 meets with ACABS 413 but is intended for graduate students. It will survey Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian civilization from the first written documents (ca. 3100 BC) to the fall of the Neo-Babylonian empire (539 BC). Students will meet with the instructor bi-weekly to discuss readings and topics.

ACABS 413 - Ancient Mesopotamia: History and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27524
Open
57
 
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002 (DIS)
P
27527
Open
16
 
-
 
003 (DIS)
P
27528
Open
15
 
-
 
004 (DIS)
P
27529
Open
15
 
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