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Winter '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies


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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ACABS

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies.


ACABS 412. Akkadian Texts.

Language Courses

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Gary M Beckman (sidd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ACABS 411. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Introduction to the Semitic language of ancient Babylonia and to the cuneiform writing system. The first term (411) concentrates on a presentation of basic grammar, and the second term (412) on the reading of several ancient texts in cuneiform. Grammatical lectures, student recitation, homework assignments. Weekly quizzes, midterm, and final examination.

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ACABS 484. Aramaic, II.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Charles R Krahmalkov (crkrah@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ACABS 483. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an introduction to Imperial Aramaic through the reading of the Aramaic portions of the biblical books of Ezra and Daniel. Students will acquire a solid foundation upon which to build a further knowledge of other forms of Aramaic, such as Targumic and Syriac. Books required are (1) copy of the Biblica Hebraica, and (2) a dictionary of Biblical Hebrew in Aramaic.

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ACABS 512. Sumerian Texts.

Language Courses

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Fumi Karahashi (fumik@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ACABS 511. (3).

Credits: (3).

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This course offers an introduction to various genres of Sumerian texts. Students will be reading administrative, lexical, and legal texts; and royal and divine hymns ranging from the Pre-Sargonic to the OB periods. Class participation is essential.

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ACABS 602. Advanced Readings in Classical Hebrew.

Section 001 Meets with ACABS 202.

Instructor(s): Charles R Krahmalkov (crkrah@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ACABS 601. Graduate Standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

As a continuation of ACABS 601, the students will be introduced to additional elements of Biblical Hebrew syntax and other aspects of advanced grammar. Further selected Biblical texts will be read, and their historical and literary backgrounds analyzed and discussed.

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ACABS 612. Akkadian Readings.

Section 001 Old Babylonian legal texts

Instructor(s): Norman Yoffee (nyoffee@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ACABS 412. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course, students will analyze Old Babylonian texts and economic records.

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ACABS 615. Sumerian Readings.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Fumi Karahashi (fumik@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ACABS 512. Graduate Standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course, students will read texts from the Lugalbanda-Enmerkar Cycle and discuss grammatical issues such as "transitivity and the coding of arguments," "subject/object indexing in the verbal chain," and "anaphora." In addition, special attention will be given to narrative structure while focusing on both imagery and linguistic devices. Class participation is essential.

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ACABS 723. Ancient Israel/Hebrew Bible Seminar: Topics in Religion and Culture.

Section 001 Theory & Method.

Instructor(s): Brian B Schmidt (bschmidt@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ACABS 202. Graduate Standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

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In this course, students will explore literary approaches to the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, from Wellhausen to Bakhtin. Advanced Classical Hebrew is a prerequisite.

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ACABS 798. Directed Graduate Readings.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

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ACABS 990. Dissertation Research Precandidate.

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral candidate not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate Standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

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Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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ACABS 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Prerequisites: Graduate School autorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate Standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

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Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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