HIST/ARTH 3110
Ancient Near East
©Damen, 2013
COURSE DESCRIPTION
SYLLABUS
COURSE OUTLINE
SLIDES
PROJECTS

A Guide to Writing in History and Classics

 

Fall 2013
Syllabus
Damen

This syllabus provides a tentative and cursory overview of the class. Should Ishtar smile upon us, the course will proceed as follows:

[Please note that ASSIGNMENTS are noted below in CAPS next to their non-negotiable deadlines. Click on the links to go to the Course utline which contains a fuller description of each Section, or to the Class Projects and Grading page on which the various ways to earn credit are delineated.]

Date Subject
Aug 27 Introduction to the Class; Historical Overview of Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt
Aug 29 Historical Overview of Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, cont.; WRITING RECITATION I: A Guide to Writing in History and Classics, Sections 1-20 (Style)

Sept 3 Section 1: Introduction to the Ancient Near East: Geography and Archaeology
Sept 5 Section 1: Mesopotamian Prehistory; SUMMARY PAPER

Sept 10 Section 1: Egyptian Prehistory
Sept 12 Section 1: Egyptian Chronology; WRITING RECITATION II (Attendance is mandatory!): A Guide to Writing in History and Classics, Sections 21-30 (Content)

Sept 17 Section 2: Sumer I; REACTION (SECTION 1)
Sept 19 Section 2: Sumer II

Sept 24 Section 2: Old Kingdom Egypt
Sept 26 Section 2: Pyramids; FIRST ESSAY

Oct 1 Section 3: Akkadians; REACTION (SECTION 2)
Oct 3 Section 3: The Third Dynasty of Ur

Oct 8 Section 3: Middle Kingdom Egypt 
Oct 10 Section 4: Old Babylonians I; REACTION (SECTION 3)

Oct 15 Section 4: Old Babylonians II 
Oct 17 NO CLASS (FOLLOW A FRIDAY SCHEDULE)

Oct 22 Section 4: The Hyksos
Oct 24 Section 5: The Kassites and the Hittites (I); REACTION (SECTION 4); FIRST ABWS

Oct 29 Section 5: The Hittites (II) and the Middle Assyrians; MIDTERM ESSAY
Oct 31 Section 6: New Kingdom Egypt I; REACTION (SECTION 5)

Nov 5 Section 6: New Kingdom Egypt II; PROJECT PROSPECTUS
Nov 7 Section 6: New Kingdom Egypt III

Nov 12 Section 7: Late Egypt; REACTION (SECTION 6)
Nov 14 Section 7: Ancient Israelite Religion

Nov 19 Section 8: The Neo-Assyrians I; REACTION (SECTION 7); RESEARCH PAPER DRAFT
Nov 21 Section 8: The Neo-Assyrians II

Nov 26 Section 8: The Neo-Assyrians III
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Break: No Class

Dec 3 Section 9: The Neo-Babylonians; REACTION (SECTION 8) 
Dec 5 Section 10: Mesopotamian Literature (Enuma Elish; Gilgamesh); REACTION (SECTION 9); PROJECTS; SECOND ABWS, RESEARCH PAPER

Dec 10 (11:30 am) FINAL EXAM; CAPSTONE PAPER; REACTION (SECTION 10)

 


COURSE DESCRIPTION
SYLLABUS
COURSE OUTLINE
SLIDES
PROJECTS

A Guide to Writing in History and Classics