Information for Prospective Students Information for First-Year Students Information for Transfer Students Information for International Students Learning Communities, Study Abroad, Theme Semester Calendars Quick Reference Forms Listings Table of Contents SAA Search Feature Academic Advising, Concentration Advising, How-tos, and Degree Requirements Academic Standards Board, Academic Discipline, Petitions, and Appeals SAA Advisors and Support Staff

Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

Note: You must establish a session for Winter Academic Term 2003 on wolverineaccess.umich.edu in order to use the link "Check Times, Location, and Availability". Once your session is established, the links will function.

Courses in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies


This page was created at 2:42 PM on Thu, Oct 17, 2002.

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

Search the LS&A Course Guide (Advanced Search Page)

ACABS 102. Elementary Classical Hebrew II.

Ancient Israel/Hebrew Bible: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jason Herbert Radine (jradine@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ACABS 101. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A continuation of ACABS 101 with increased emphasis on the Biblical Hebrew verbal system and syntax as presented in Seow's A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (revised). Additionally, students will be introduced to select readings from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Final grades will be based upon daily class performance and homework assignments, quizzes, and two exams. Students who were not enrolled in ACABS 101 in Fall 2002 but have previously studied the first half of Seow's Grammar may enroll in this course with permission from the instructor.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 4

ACABS 122 / RELIGION 122. Introduction to the New Testament.

Ancient Israel/Hebrew Bible: Culture Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gabriele Boccaccini (gbocca@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Although it has influenced the Western world more than any other book, the New Testament having originated almost 2,000 years ago in the eastern Mediterranean world is not easy to understand. This course will, first of all, introduce the student to the historical, religious, and social setting of the New Testament. Then, we shall look at the various New Testament writings. They must be allowed to speak for themselves and not be clouded by any denominational or sectarian program. The student will be introduced to the insights and methods of modern scholarship when dealing with questions such as: What did the various New Testament writings really intend to say? How did they say it? Why did they say it? Finally, the problem of the development of early Christian doctrine will be addressed, albeit briefly. Why were some of the early Christian writings excluded from the New Testament canon? There will be two midterms and a final exam.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ACABS 202. Intermediate Classical Hebrew, II.

Ancient Israel/Hebrew Bible: Language Courses

Section 001 Meets with ACABS 602.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ACABS 201. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

As a continuation of ACABS 201, 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ACABS 277 / HJCS 277 / AAPTIS 277 / JUDAIC 277 / HISTORY 277 / RELIGION 277. The Land of Israel/Palestine through the Ages.

Jewish Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yaron Z Eliav

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 277.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ACABS 281. Ancient Egypt and its World.

Ancient Egypt: Culture Courses

Section 001 Meets with ACABS 681.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half term).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~twilfong/281.html

What was the world of the ancient Egyptians? The course is an undergraduate survey of ancient Egyptian culture and history. Through lectures, films, and demonstrations, the student will gain an overview of the main periods and trends in Egyptian political history and material culture, as well as an understanding of Egyptian society, religion, and literature. Other topics will include notions of kingship; the status of women; attitudes towards death and strategies for denying it; contacts and relationships with the outer world; principal types of archaeological sites; and hieroglyphs, the ancient Egyptian writing system. A visit will also be made to the Egyptian collections at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, to see the material remains of Egyptian culture firsthand. No prerequisites. Midterm and final exam; two textbooks and a course pack are required.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ACABS 291. Topics in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 001 State and Empire in the Near East.

Instructor(s): Ellen Fowles Morris (morrisel@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Ever ponder the advantages of divine kingship? Do you seek help in subduing pesky rebels? Curious as to how to best organize your kingdom so as to maximize resource extraction? If so, this course is for you. Over the course of the academic term, we will examine the evolution and structure of four highly dynamic Near Eastern states and empires: New Kingdom Egypt, Hatti, Assyria under the Neo-Assyrians, and Persia under the Achaemenid Dyansty. We will pay special attention to the peculiarities of each particular state, but also to the common tactics employed by cultural elites to bolster their own power both at home and in newly conquered foreign lands. Further, we will examine how the social structure and attitudes of dominated peoples often serve to set the strategies adopted by those who would control them.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ACABS 395. Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies: Directed Readings.

General ACABS

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department

ACABS 484. Aramaic, II.

Ancient Israel/Hebrew Bible: Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ACABS 483. (3). (Excl). 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ACABS 486. Introduction to Middle Egyptian, II.

Ancient Egypt: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marjorie Martin Fisher

Prerequisites & Distribution: ACABS 485. (3). (Excl). 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ACABS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Senior Honors thesis is for students who have been approved by the Near Eastern Studies concentration advisor, Honors advisor, and the LS&A Honors Council. The length of the thesis may vary, but 50-60 pages is common. Two advisors should be chosen. The principal advisor is a member of the faculty in whose field of expertise the thesis topic lies, and he or she oversees the student's research and the direction taken by the thesis.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department

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

Ancient Egypt: Culture Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ACABS 281 or 382. (3). (Excl). May be repeated 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, taught in conjunction with the developing exhibition "Individual and society in ancient Egypt" at the Kelsey Museum, we will explore the concepts and evidence for identities and individuals; boundaries and communication; landscape; and the philosophy and practice of museum collections and exhibitions. Students will undertake individual and group research projects addressing the different ways in which we track different kinds of individuals in the past through domestic contexts; mortuary behavior; votives, pilgrimages and tourism; and movement in other conceptual landscapes. Students will all actively participate in applying this research to the planning and execution of the exhibition, experiencing first hand the museum context and process. Requirements: attendance, participation, presentations, and final project.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

ACABS 592. Seminar in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies.

Occasional Course

Section 001 Religion and Empire: Historiography in Late Antiquity.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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 & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Institute for the Humanities 511.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Graduate Course Listings for ACABS.


Page


This page was created at 2:42 PM on Thu, Oct 17, 2002.


lsa logo

University of Michigan | College of LS&A | Student Academic Affairs | LS&A Bulletin Index | Department Homepage

This page maintained by LS&A Academic Information and Publications, 1228 Angell Hall

Copyright © 2002 The Regents of the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA +1 734 764-1817

Trademarks of the University of Michigan may not be electronically or otherwise altered or separated from this document or used for any non-University purpose.