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Winter Academic Term 2003 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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ACABS 484. Aramaic, II.

Ancient Israel/Hebrew Bible: Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: ACABS 483. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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 486. Introduction to Middle Egyptian, II.

Ancient Egypt: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marjorie Martin Fisher

Prerequisites: ACABS 485. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A basic introduction to Egyptian hieroglyphics and Middle Egyptian, the classical form of the ancient Egyptian language.

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ACABS 512. Sumerian Texts.

Mesopotamian and Hittite Studies: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nicole Brisch

Prerequisites: ACABS 511. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ACABS 587. Seminar in Ancient Egyptian History and Culture: Selected Topics.

Ancient Egypt: Culture Courses

Section 001 Exhibiting the Ancients.

Instructor(s): Janet E Richards (jerichar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ACABS 281 or 382. (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The writing of ancient Egyptian social history, and the ways in which this history is materially displayed in museum exhibitions, has been shaped both by the evidence of ancient Egyptian art, text, material culture, and archaeological landscapes; and by the intellectual baggage and collecting practices of scholars who have studied this ancient culture. In this seminar, a sequel to the ACABS 587 seminar taught in Fall Academic Term 2002, we will build on the concepts exxplored in the fall term to carry out the physical installation and documentation of the exhibition "Individual and society in ancient Egypt" at the Kelsey Museum. Students will bring to fruition individual and group research projects on mortuary behavior; votives, pilgrimages, and tourism; movement in other conceptual landscapes; and Napoleon's Description de l'Egypte. Requirements: attendance, participation, presentations, and final project. By permission of instructor only.

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ACABS 592. Seminar in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 001 Cultural Legitimations of Premodern Elites. Meets with INSTHUM 511.001.

Instructor(s): Piotr A Michalowski (piotrm@umich.edu), John R Baines

Prerequisites: (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/insthum/511/001.nsf

See Institute for the Humanities 511.001.

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ACABS 592. Seminar in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 002 Religion and Empire: Historiography in Late Antiquity.

Instructor(s): Megan H Williams (mhwillia@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This graduate seminar will cover a wide range of historigraphic literature, from late biblical texts through the sixth century CE. Our thematic focus will be on historians' use of the emperors' religious affiliations to explain the success or failure of the empire, particulary in military matters. We will compare the strategies used by the authors of different religious orientations to rationalize events in terms of their own beliefs. Authors to be read will include Josephus, Eusebius, Ammianus Marcellinus, Augustine, Zosimus, Procopius, and others. Large sections of their works will be read in English, together with appropriate secondary literature; students with preparation in the ancient languages will read brief selections in the original. Students will present material in class and write seminar papers on research topics of their choice.

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ACABS 592. Seminar in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 003 Mycenean Greek: Writing, Language and Society. Meets with GREEK 640.001.

Instructor(s): Janko

Prerequisites: (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Greek 640.001.

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ACABS 602. Advanced Readings in Classical Hebrew.

Ancient Israel/Hebrew Bible: Language Courses

Section 001 Meets with ACABS 202.001.

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

Prerequisites: ACABS 601. Graduate Standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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 611. Akkadian Documents.

Mesopotamian and Hittite Studies: Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: ACABS 412. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This term we shall read Akkadian-language economic and administrative records from eighteenth- seventeenth and fifthteenth-century Alalakh. Evaluation: Grading will be based on in-class recitation and a term paper (5000 words minimum). Text(book)s: Materials will be provided by instructor.

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ACABS 618. Hittite Readings.

Mesopotamian and Hittite Studies: Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: ACABS 415 or basic knowledge of Hittite and cuneiform script. (3). May be elected up to six times for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will be open to students who have completed ACABS 415, Introduction to Hittite, or its equivalent. Primarily intended for graduate students concentrating in cuneiform studies, it will feature a different genre of Hittite text each academic term: historical texts, mythological texts, rituals, letters, etc. Stress will be placed on imparting the skills necessary for a cuneiform scholar, such as the preparation of a scientific edition of a text, the reconciliation of variant manuscripts, paleography, etc. Qualified undergraduate students will be welcome; the undergraduate language requirement could be satisfied by completion of three semester of ACABS 618 in addition to ACABS 415.

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ACABS 681. Ancient Egyptian History.

Ancient Egypt: Culture Courses

Section 001 Meets with ACABS 281.001.

Instructor(s): Terry G Wilfong (twilfong@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Advanced graduate seminar on the history of ancient Egypt, with special emphasis on the later periods (1000 BCE-395 CE) traditionally neglected by scholars. The course will explore the kinds of evidence available for ancient Egyptian history and the theoretical and methodological models within which this evidence is analyzed and interpreted. This course meets with ACABS 281 for lectures, and there will be an additional hour per week meeting for the seminar.

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ACABS 798. Directed Graduate Readings.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

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).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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ACABS 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

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).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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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