HIST/ARTH 3110
Ancient Near East
©Damen, 2018
COURSE DESCRIPTION
SYLLABUS
COURSE OUTLINE
SLIDES
PROJECTS

A Guide to Writing in History and Classics

 

Spring 2018
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
Jan 9 Introduction to the Class; Historical Overview of Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt
Jan 11 Historical Overview of Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, cont.; WRITING RECITATION I: A Guide to Writing in History and Classics, Sections 1-20 (Style)

Jan 16 Section 1: Introduction to the Ancient Near East: Geography and Archaeology
Jan 18 Section 1: Mesopotamian Prehistory; SUMMARY PAPER

Jan 23 Section 1: Egyptian Prehistory
Jan 25 Section 1: Egyptian Chronology; WRITING RECITATION II (Attendance is mandatory!): A Guide to Writing in History and Classics, Sections 21-30 (Content)

Jan 30 Section 2: Sumer I; REACTION (SECTION 1)
Feb 1 Section 2: Sumer II

Feb 6 Section 2: Old Kingdom Egypt
Feb 8 Section 2: Pyramids; FIRST ESSAY

Feb 13 Section 3: Akkadians; REACTION (SECTION 2)
Feb 15 Section 3: The Third Dynasty of Ur

Feb 20   NO CLASS (FOLLOW A MONDAY SCHEDULE)
Feb 22 Section 3: Middle Kingdom Egypt

Feb 27 Section 4: Old Babylonians I; REACTION (SECTION 3)
Mar 1 Section 4: Old Babylonians II  

Mar 13 Section 4: The Hyksos
Mar 15 Section 5: The Kassites and the Hittites (I); REACTION (SECTION 4); FIRST ABWS

Mar 20 Section 5: The Hittites (II) and the Middle Assyrians; MIDTERM ESSAY
Mar 22 Section 6: New Kingdom Egypt I; REACTION (SECTION 5)

Mar 27 Section 6: New Kingdom Egypt II; PROJECT PROSPECTUS
Mar 29 Section 6: New Kingdom Egypt III

Apr 3 Section 7: Late Egypt; REACTION (SECTION 6)
Apr 5 Section 7: Ancient Israelite Religion

Apr 10 Section 8: The Neo-Assyrians I; REACTION (SECTION 7); RESEARCH PAPER DRAFT
Apr 12 Section 8: The Neo-Assyrians II

Apr 17 Section 8: The Neo-Assyrians III
Apr 19 Section 9: The Neo-Babylonians; REACTION (SECTION 8) 

Apr 24 Section 10: Mesopotamian Literature (Enuma Elish); REACTION (SECTION 9);
Apr 26 Section 10: Mesopotamian Literature (Gilgamesh); PROJECT/S; SECOND ABWS, RESEARCH PAPER

May 3 (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