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COURSE: Between West and East: The Civilizations of the Ancient IranThe 6-week course will focus on the areas of interaction between Iranian and Classical civilization, among those mutual perceptions and stereotypes, conflicts and diplomacy between these civilizations, as well as misconceptions and biases of Classical authors. As a result, students would acquire up-to-date understanding of late Near Eastern history, as well as knowledge of the recent trends in the ancient Near Eastern historiography, which often differs much from the typical history still presented in the textbooks.
Instructor: Tytus Mikolajczak
Tytus Mikolajczak is a PhD candidate in cuneiform studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He has worked with the Oriental Institute’s Persepolis Fortification Archive Project, and has taught Cuneiform by Mail course at the Institute.
This 6-week course will start on Saturday, October 5 and run through November 9, 2013.
Fee: $175 for members; $225 for nonmembers
Space is limited. Pre-registration required by 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 28. Register online at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.
ONLINE COURSE: The Dawn of History: Society and Culture in Ancient MesopotamiaThe Dawn of History: Society and Culture in Ancient Mesopotamia
An 8-week online course
October 13 – December 8, 2013
Registration Deadline: October 7, 2013
Mesopotamia—the land between the rivers, heartland of cities, and cradle of civilization. Along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers the world’s first cities developed, writing was invented, and a series of powerful empires flourished and died. This eight–week, asynchronous, online course provides an accessible introduction to the archaeology and history of Mesopotamia—the region that includes modern-day Iraq and Syria. Through in-depth online tutorials, readings, and web-based discussions, students will learn about the economy, politics, religion, and social life of one of the world’s great early civilizations.
Instructor: Kate Grossman
Dr. Kate Grossman earned her PhD in Mesopotamian archaeology in the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. She has excavated in Syria, Egypt, and Cyprus.
Fee: $295 for members; $345 for non-members
Teacher Recertification CPDUs: 24
Pre-requisites: Course participants must have a reliable Internet connection, a technical facility with computers and downloading software, as well as the ability to navigate the Internet as a learning tool.
Register online at https://oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes/.
For questions, please call us at 773.702.9507 or email us at oi-education@....