Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Jul 07, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SUMER 6661 - Sumerian Language and Culture I

(crosslisted) ARKEO 6661  
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with ARKEO 3661 /SUMER 3661 .

J. Tenney.

This course is an intense introduction for undergraduate and graduate students to the earliest written language, Sumerian, and its cuneiform script. Each week will feature grammar lessons and a reading of an important Sumerian historical or literary work in English translation. Through lecture and discussion, the class will explore the deep roots of the Sumerian historical memory, the origins of Mesopotamian civilization, and the role of the central government in the development of writing.

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