LING 102 - First Year Seminar (Humanities)
Section: 001 Deciphering Ancient Languages
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Much of our current knowledge of early civilizations is due to the deciphering of ancient scripts and languages, which requires an understanding of how scripts and languages work as well as a bit of luck. This course examines successful decipherments of the past (e.g., of Egyptian and of languages written in cuneiform scripts), recent breakthroughs (e.g., in deciphering Mesoamerican languages), and cases that remain unsolved. Hands-on exercises are based on real examples.

LING 102 - First Year Seminar (Humanities)
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25579
Closed
0
5Y1
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (SEM)
P
28539
Open
3
6Y1
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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