MELANG 435 - Introduction to Sumerian
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Languages (MELANG)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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This course will provide an introduction to Sumerian, the earliest written language in the world. The main focus will be on the grammar, primarily morphology, and on the structure of the cuneiform writing system. Simple texts will be read in class and analyzed. In addition, the course will provide basis information on the history and culture of early Mesopotamia. A basic knowledge of the cuneiform script is required, but interested beginners should contact the instructor.

Students will need two books: Marie-Louise Thomsen's The Sumerian Language, and Konrad Volk's A Sumerian Reader.

Class Format:

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning. Students will meet synchronously on Wednesdays 4-5:30pm and asynchronously on Mondays 4-5:30pm.


MELANG 435 - Introduction to Sumerian
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001 (REC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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