CLCIV 328 - Ancient Languages and Scripts
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Topics covered include the origin and development of writing; the history of the decipherment of certain scripts; the recovery of the pronunciation and structure of dead languages; how we figure out what texts in dead languages say; and, ancient views on language, etymology, and language change.

Course Requirements:

Lecture attendance; readings and homeworks; midterm and final exams; researched mini-paper

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in language and writing, especially in antiquity. No knowledge of any ancient language or of linguistics needed.

This course welcomes entirely online participation. While there will be optional in-person components, no part of this course requires you to be on campus or present in-person.

Class Format:

Lecture

Testing will be synchronous and online with details to be determined.

Schedule

CLCIV 328 - Ancient Languages and Scripts
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
  Hybrid
32548
Open
3
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
 Online
38445
Closed
0
 
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TBA

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