CLASSGEN 1: Intro to Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Terms: offered occasionally | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
CLASSGEN 1N: An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics
The ancient Egyptian writing system had more than 3,000 years of continuous development covering stories, letters, and documents on the history of women, law, economics, and medicine. Introduction to the language and its scripts to be able to read basic texts and inscriptions. Focus is on developing essential vocabulary used in hieroglyphic texts and hieroglyphic signs. The legacy of the ancient Egyptian language and Egyptian texts to the classical world and beyond.nn (Manning)
Terms: offered occasionally | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
CLASSGEN 3N: Introduction to the Writing Systems of Ancient Egypt
Preference to freshmen. The structure of Egyptian grammar, basic hieroglyphic signs, the culture and institutions of writing, and the range of texts from ancient Egypt.
Terms: offered occasionally | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
CLASSGEN 4SI: The Meaning and Impact of the Dictionary
The uses of the dictionary. Who produces it, who decides what goes into it, and how decisions are made.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
CLASSGEN 5N: The Nile and its Life-cycles
Studying the Nile River, in all its aspects involving antiquity. Particular focus on the period between 500 BC and AD 500, with limited materials before and after said period. Is it useful or misleading to think of the river itself as ancient? What happens when we consider the Nile spatially as a whole? Since only a part of the river flows through Egypt we will also focus on Ethiopia, the Sudan and equatorial Africa, which were also objects of ancient Greek and Roman fascination.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
CLASSGEN 6N: To Die For: Antigone and Political Dissent (TAPS 12N)
Preference to freshmen. Tensions inherent in the democracy of ancient Athens; how the character of Antigone emerges in later drama, film, and political thought as a figure of resistance against illegitimate authority; and her relevance to contemporary struggles for women's and workers' rights and national liberation. Readings and screenings include versions of Antigone by Sophocles, Anouilh, Brecht, Fugard/Kani/Ntshona, Paulin, Glowacki, Gurney, and von Trotta.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED, WAY-ER | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Rehm, R. (PI)
CLASSGEN 6N |
4 units |
UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED, WAY-ER |
Class # 34708 |
Section 01 |
Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP) |
01/06/2014 - 03/14/2014 Tue, Thu 1:15 PM - 3:05 PM at Memaud125 with Rehm, R. (PI)
Instructors: Rehm, R. (PI)
Notes: Preference to freshman; essays required due 5:00 pm Nov. 11, 2013 submit at http://introsems.stanford.edu. Winter.
CLASSGEN 8N: Saints, Warriors, Queens, and Cows
The literature of medieval Ireland (600-1400 AD) is rich in tales about war and adventure, pagan gods, and otherworld voyages. The sagas of kings and queens sit side by side (sometimes in the same medieval manuscripts) with stories of holy men and women, and exquisite poetry in praise of nature or important persons. We will explore this largely unfamiliar but fascinating world through careful reading of the primary texts, backed up by some secondary works on history, myth, and society. In addition, the influence of early Irish literature on such later writers as W. B. Yeats and Flann O'Brien will be investigated. Readings include heroic stories of Finn and Cú Chulainn; the Cattle Raid of Cooley; the Voyage of Bran; satires; bardic praise-poems; monastic poems; and Sweeney Astray (Buile Shuibhne).
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
CLASSGEN 9: Greek and Latin Roots of English
Goal is to improve vocabulary, comprehension of written English, and standardized test scores through learning the Greek and Latin components of English. Focus is on patterns and processes in the formation of the lexicon. Terminology used in medicine, business, education, law, and humanities; introduction to principles of language history and etymology. Greek or Latin not required.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
CLASSGEN 10: Acting Socratic: Philosophical Experiments in Modern Spaces of Performance
Philosophy as a functional and daily activity. The action of philosophy and the character of Socrates in Plato's early dialogues. Dramatic techniques and a performance workshop. No experience in drama or philosophy required.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
CLASSGEN 10SI: House of Wonders
Focus is on Stanford and its surrounding structures as the mechanism through which students learn. Stanford as a house of wonders, or Wunderkammer, the pre-Enlightenment the museum as a location of learning, questioning, mystery, and enchantment. Visits to locales tending to the strange and bizarre. (Perlin, Casey)
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit