ACABS 413 - Ancient Mesopotamia: History and Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
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:

Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian civilization from the first cuneiform documents to the fall of the Neo-Babylonian empire; 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 in sections to show methods of interpreting the history and culture of ancient Mesopotamia.

Two textbooks and readings (available on-line).

Tests: Two mid-term exams (one of which is a take-home essay), final exam, term paper (10 pages).

ACABS 413 - Ancient Mesopotamia: History and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
24794
Open
48
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: MEETS W/ACABS 513-001.
002 (DIS)
P
24797
Open
14
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
24798
Open
17
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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