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Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies may select from a variety of courses in areas such as mythology, the Bible, human sexuality, archaeology, poetry, and prose. Most of our classes are discussion-based and small in size, allowing students and faculty to work closely together and get to know each other in a supportive and friendly environment. 

Course descriptions in our ClassInfo database provide more in-depth information about courses, expectations, and workload to give you a realistic understanding about what you will experience in each course. Schedule Builder is a tool for students to explore and build their course schedule. 

CNES Courses for Advanced Undergraduates - Fall 2020 Course Title Link
GRK 5100 Advanced Reading Learn more here
HEBR 4104 Beginning Biblical Hebrew I for Graduate Student Research Learn more here
LAT 5100 Advanced Reading -- Cicero: Reading Roman Oratory Learn more here

Fall 2020

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
LAT 1001Beginning Latin ISections [3]
LAT 3003Intermediate Latin ProseSections [1]
LAT 3993Directed StudiesSections [8]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
JWST 1034Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
JWST 1201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
JWST 3034Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
JWST 3201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
JWST 3512History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and PoliticsSections [1]
JWST 3520History of the HolocaustSections [1]
JWST 3606Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle AgesSections [1]
JWST 3896Jewish Studies Internship for Academic CreditSections [1]
JWST 3993Directed StudySections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
RELS 1002Contemporary Issues in Religion, Culture, and Society: An Introduction...Sections [1]
RELS 1034Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
RELS 1201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
RELS 3034Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
RELS 3071Greek and Hellenistic ReligionsSections [1]
RELS 3113History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and PoliticsSections [1]
RELS 3201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
RELS 3377A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3520History of the HolocaustSections [1]
RELS 3535Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient WorldSections [1]
RELS 3626WWitches, Seers, and Saints: Women, Gender, and Religion in the U.S.Sections [1]
RELS 3712Islam: Religion and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3716Gender and the Family in the Islamic WorldSections [1]
RELS 3717Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle AgesSections [1]
RELS 3718WChrist in Islamic ThoughtSections [1]
RELS 3722The Ottoman EmpireSections [1]
RELS 3896Internship in Religion, Society, and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3993Directed StudiesSections [2]

There are no COPT courses available for Fall 2020.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
CNES 1002World of GreeceSections [1]
CNES 1042Greek and Roman MythologySections [7]
CNES 1042HHonors Course: Greek and Roman MythologySections [2]
CNES 1201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
CNES 1913Homer's Odyssey and PoliticsSections [1]
CNES 3061"Bread and Circuses:" Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiqui...Sections [1]
CNES 3071Greek and Hellenistic ReligionsSections [1]
CNES 3201The Bible: Context and InterpretationSections [1]
CNES 3535Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient WorldSections [1]
CNES 3896Internship for Academic CreditSections [1]
CNES 3951WCapstoneSections [11]
CNES 3993Directed StudiesSections [16]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HEBR 1001Beginning Hebrew ISections [1]
HEBR 1101Beginning Biblical Hebrew ISections [1]
HEBR 3011Intermediate Hebrew ISections [1]
HEBR 3951WMajor ProjectSections [1]
HEBR 3980Directed InstructionSections [1]
HEBR 3993Directed StudiesSections [2]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
GRK 1001Beginning Classical Greek ISections [1]
GRK 3003Intermediate Greek ProseSections [1]
GRK 3993Directed StudiesSections [7]

Spring 2021

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
LAT 1002Beginning Latin IISections [3]
LAT 3004Intermediate Latin PoetrySections [2]
LAT 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
JWST 3011Jewish American Literature: Religion, Culture, and the Immigrant Exper...Sections [1]
JWST 3205Women, Gender, and the Hebrew BibleSections [1]
JWST 3206Sex, Murder, and Bodily Discharges: Purity and Pollution in the Ancien...Sections [1]
JWST 3515Multiculturalism in Modern Israel: how communities, ideologies, and id...Sections [1]
JWST 3606Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle AgesSections [1]
JWST 3633The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, HistorySections [1]
JWST 3896Jewish Studies Internship for Academic CreditSections [1]
JWST 3993Directed StudySections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
RELS 1001Introduction to the Religions of the WorldSections [1]
RELS 1082Jesus in HistorySections [2]
RELS 3001WTheory and Method in Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Rel...Sections [1]
RELS 3092Jesus in HistorySections [2]
RELS 3182Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Weste...Sections [1]
RELS 3205Women, Gender, and the Hebrew BibleSections [1]
RELS 3206Sex, Murder, and Bodily Discharges: Purity and Pollution in the Ancien...Sections [1]
RELS 3415WArt of IndiaSections [5]
RELS 3611Eastern Orthodoxy: History and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3612Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal CapitalSections [1]
RELS 3627The End of the World in Literature and HistorySections [1]
RELS 3628Jewish American Literature: Religion, Culture, and the Immigrant Exper...Sections [1]
RELS 3704Exploring the Quran: An intellectual odyssey with Islam's holy scriptu...Sections [1]
RELS 3714Islam and the WestSections [1]
RELS 3717Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle AgesSections [1]
RELS 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]

There are no COPT courses available for Spring 2021.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
CNES 1003World of RomeSections [1]
CNES 1042Greek and Roman MythologySections [5]
CNES 1042HHonors Course: Greek and Roman MythologySections [2]
CNES 1082Jesus in HistorySections [2]
CNES 3074Exploring the Quran: An intellectual odyssey with Islam's holy scriptu...Sections [1]
CNES 3081WClassical Epic in TranslationSections [1]
CNES 3092Jesus in HistorySections [2]
CNES 3103Ancient Greece: Alexander and the EastSections [1]
CNES 3106Ancient Rome: The Age of NeroSections [1]
CNES 3182Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Weste...Sections [1]
CNES 3205Women, Gender, and the Hebrew BibleSections [1]
CNES 3206Sex, Murder, and Bodily Discharges: Purity and Pollution in the Ancien...Sections [1]
CNES 3515Multiculturalism in Modern Israel: how communities, ideologies, and id...Sections [1]
CNES 3896Internship for Academic CreditSections [1]
CNES 3951WCapstoneSections [14]
CNES 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HEBR 1001Beginning Hebrew ISections [1]
HEBR 1002Beginning Hebrew IISections [1]
HEBR 3012Intermediate Hebrew IISections [1]
HEBR 3951WMajor ProjectSections [1]
HEBR 3980Directed InstructionSections [1]
HEBR 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
GRK 1002Beginning Classical Greek IISections [1]
GRK 3004Intermediate Greek PoetrySections [1]
GRK 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]