NEST101 Introduction to Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology Sections
An overview of the past two centuries of archaeological investigations of the civilizations of the ancient Near East and Egypt.
NEST312 Religion in Ancient Egypt Sections
A survey of the religious beliefs, cults, and religious institutions in Pharaonic Egypt.
NEST315 Introduction to Akkadian Sections
The basic grammar and introduction to the cuneiform writing system of the Akkadian language of the Ancient Near East.
NEST319 The Archaeology of Ancient Iraq and Syria: Babylon and Beyond Sections
An overview of the archaeology of the ancient Near East, with special emphasis on the civilizations of Mesopotamia, from the appearance of the first cities (c. 3400 BCE) to the end of the Persian period (c. 330 BCE).
NEST401 Literature of Ancient Egypt or the Ancient Near East Sections
The main genres and texts of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Literature and their modern Interpretation. Credit will be granted for only one of NEST 401 or 505.
NEST402 The Archaeology of the City in the Ancient Near East Sections
The material manifestations of urbanism in the ancient Near East, from the 4th millennium BC up to the 1st millennium BC. Credit will be granted for only one of NEST 402 or 506.