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Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts

NEST: Near Eastern Studies

NEST 101 (3) Introduction to Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology
An overview of the past two centuries of archaeological investigations of the civilizations of the ancient Near East and Egypt.
NEST 301 (3) Early Empires of the Ancient Middle East
A history from 3100-333 BC with emphasis on Mesopotamia.
NEST 303 (3) History of Ancient Egypt
History and culture of Ancient Egyptian civilization from political, intellectual, social and environmental perspectives
NEST 304 (3) Ancient Egypt: The Archaeology of the Land of the Pharoahs
The material remains of the ancient Egyptians from monumental tombs and temples to the artifacts of daily life; the development of Egyptian civilization from the rise of the first rulers to its incorporation into the Roman Empire.
Equivalency: ARTH 325.
NEST 310 (3) History of Women in Early to Late Medieval Muslim Societies
Realities of Muslim Women's lives are reconstructed through a critical examination of a variety of literary and material sources.
NEST 311 (3) Prehistoric Egypt
A survey of the development and evolution of prehistoric humans and their material culture in Egypt from the Lower Paleolithic to the Chalcolithic.
NEST 312 (3) Religion in Ancient Egypt
A survey of the religious beliefs, cults, and religious institutions in Pharaonic Egypt.
NEST 313 (3) Introduction to Middle Egyptian
Language of Ancient Egypt and the main literary texts composed during the Middle Kingdom.
NEST 315 (3) Introduction to Akkadian
The basic grammar and introduction to the cuneiform writing system of the Akkadian language of the Ancient Near East.
NEST 317 (3) Introduction to Coptic
An introduction to Coptic, the language of Christian Egypt from 100 AD.
NEST 318 (3) Egyptomania
The adaptation and appropriation of ancient Egypt in ancient and modern art, architecture, film, and music; the development of Egyptology since the 19th century.
NEST 319 (3) The Archaeology of Ancient Iraq and Syria: Babylon and Beyond
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).
Prerequisite: NEST 101 is highly recommended.
Equivalency: ARTH 319.
NEST 400 (3) Materials and Technologies of the Ancient Near East and Egypt
The natural resources and production technologies of the ancient Near East and Egypt. Credit will be granted for only one of NEST 400 or 504.
NEST 401 (3) Literature of Ancient Egypt or the Ancient Near East
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.
NEST 402 (3) The Archaeology of the City in the Ancient Near East
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.
NEST 500 (3/6) d Studies in Near Eastern Archaeology in the Bronze Age
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NEST 501 (3/6) d Studies in Near Eastern Archaeology in the Iron Age
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NEST 502 (3/6) d Warfare and Diplomacy in Ancient Egypt
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NEST 503 (3/6) d Studies in the Material Culture of Ancient Egypt
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
NEST 505 (3) Literature of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East
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. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: NEST 401.
NEST 506 (3) The Archaeology of the City in the Ancient Near East
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

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