Spring 2008 Ancient Near East and Egypt Syllabus

Spring 2008 Ancient - History 107/Classics 117 Ancient Near East and Egypt TR 12:45-2:00 pm Funger Hall 108 Dr Eric H Cline George Washington Univ

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History 107/Classics 117: Ancient Near East and Egypt Dr. Eric H. Cline TR 12:45-2:00 pm George Washington Univ. Funger Hall 108 Spring Semester 2008 COURSE OUTLINE CONTENT History 107/Classics 117 will examine the central issues concerning the ancient civilizations of the Near East and Egypt from the dawn of civilization to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE. Topics and issues will focus on the history and culture of the Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, Neo-Babylonians, Neo-Assyrians, Persians, and Greeks in this region which encompasses the modern countries of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, and Egypt. READINGS The textbooks for the course are: Stiebing, W.H., Jr. Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture . Longman, 2003. Pritchard, J.B. The Ancient Near East, vol. 1 . Princeton University Press, 1973. The reading assignments are listed according to the dates by which they are to be completed . In order for the lectures to be effective, it will be necessary for the student to keep up with the readings and to attend all class sessions. The lectures given by the instructor will amplify and synthesize the material covered in the textbook. The readings and lectures will be supplemented by audio/visual aids when appropriate. EXAMS AND GRADING
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ARCH 101 taught by Professor Cline during the Spring '08 term at GWU.

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Spring 2008 Ancient - History 107/Classics 117 Ancient Near East and Egypt TR 12:45-2:00 pm Funger Hall 108 Dr Eric H Cline George Washington Univ

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