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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. 

Core Course Option: JWST 3013W Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics, available Fall 2019.

CNES Courses for Advanced Undergraduates - Spring 2019 Course Title Link
CNES 3896 CNES 3896: Internship for Academic Credit Learn more here
GRK 5100 Greek 5100: Advanced Reading Learn more here
HEBR 5200 Hebrew 5200: Advanced Classical Hebrew Learn more here
LAT 5100 Latin 5100: Advanced Reading Learn more here

Fall 2019

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 3121Gender and Body in Early ChristianitySections [1]
CNES 3201The Bible: Context and InterpretationSections [1]
CNES 3896Internship for Academic CreditSections [1]
CNES 3951WCapstoneSections [11]
CNES 3993Directed StudiesSections [16]

There are no COPT courses available for Fall 2019.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
GRK 1001Beginning Classical Greek ISections [1]
GRK 3003Intermediate Greek ProseSections [1]
GRK 3993Directed StudiesSections [7]
GRK 4951WMajor ProjectSections [1]
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]
HEBR 4001Beginning Hebrew I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
HEBR 4011Intermediate Hebrew ISections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
JWST 1034Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
JWST 1201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
JWST 3013WBiblical Law and Jewish EthicsSections [1]
JWST 3034Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
JWST 3201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
JWST 3601Fleeing Hitler: German and Austrian Filmmakers Between Europe and Holl...Sections [1]
JWST 3729Nazi Germany and Hitler's EuropeSections [1]
JWST 3896Jewish Studies Internship for Academic CreditSections [1]
JWST 3993Directed StudySections [1]
JWST 4000WFinal Project, Writing IntensiveSections [1]
JWST 4001WFinal Project, Writing IntensiveSections [1]
JWST 4315Never Again! Memory & Politics after GenocideSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
LAT 1001Beginning Latin ISections [3]
LAT 3003Intermediate Latin ProseSections [2]
LAT 3993Directed StudiesSections [8]
LAT 4951WMajor ProjectSections [2]
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 1544WMartyrs, Monks, Crusaders: World Christianity, 100-1400Sections [1]
RELS 3013WBiblical Law and Jewish EthicsSections [1]
RELS 3034Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
RELS 3070Topics in Religious StudiesSections [1]
RELS 3121Gender and Body in Early ChristianitySections [1]
RELS 3201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
RELS 3321American Indian PhilosophiesSections [1]
RELS 3374Introduction to Japanese ReligionsSections [1]
RELS 3544WMartyrs, Monks, Crusaders: World Christianity, 100-1400Sections [1]
RELS 3609Medieval ArtSections [1]
RELS 3623Religion and the American Culture WarsSections [1]
RELS 3627The End of the World in Literature and HistorySections [1]
RELS 3631Islam in America: A History of the PresentSections [1]
RELS 3671HinduismSections [1]
RELS 3708The Cultures of the Silk RoadSections [1]
RELS 3711The Islamic WorldSections [1]
RELS 3712Islam: Religion and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3715History of the CrusadesSections [1]
RELS 3722The Ottoman EmpireSections [1]
RELS 3896Internship in Religion, Society, and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
RELS 4952CapstoneSections [8]

Spring 2020

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 [3]
CNES 3074Exploring the Quran: An intellectual odyssey with Islam's holy scriptu...Sections [1]
CNES 3081WClassical Epic in TranslationSections [1]
CNES 3092Jesus in HistorySections [3]
CNES 3103Ancient Greece: Alexander and the EastSections [1]
CNES 3106Ancient Rome: The Age of NeroSections [1]
CNES 3202Bible: Prophecy in Ancient IsraelSections [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 3951WCapstoneSections [14]
CNES 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]

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

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
GRK 1002Beginning Classical Greek IISections [1]
GRK 3004Intermediate Greek PoetrySections [1]
GRK 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
GRK 4951WMajor ProjectSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HEBR 1002Beginning Hebrew IISections [1]
HEBR 1102Beginning Biblical Hebrew IISections [1]
HEBR 3012Intermediate Hebrew IISections [1]
HEBR 3951WMajor ProjectSections [1]
HEBR 3980Directed InstructionSections [1]
HEBR 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
HEBR 4002Beginning Hebrew II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
HEBR 4012Intermediate Hebrew II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
HEBR 4105Beginning Biblical Hebrew II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
JWST 3011Jewish American Literature: Toward a Poetics of Diasporic IdentitySections [1]
JWST 3202Bible: Prophecy in Ancient IsraelSections [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 3993Directed StudySections [1]
JWST 4000WFinal Project, Writing IntensiveSections [2]
JWST 4001WFinal Project, Writing IntensiveSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
LAT 1002Beginning Latin IISections [3]
LAT 3004Intermediate Latin PoetrySections [2]
LAT 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
LAT 4951WMajor ProjectSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
RELS 1001Introduction to the Religions of the WorldSections [1]
RELS 1082Jesus in HistorySections [3]
RELS 3001WTheory and Method in Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Rel...Sections [1]
RELS 3092Jesus in HistorySections [3]
RELS 3202Bible: Prophecy in Ancient IsraelSections [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 3627The End of the World in Literature and HistorySections [1]
RELS 3704Exploring the Quran: An intellectual odyssey with Islam's holy scriptu...Sections [1]
RELS 3714Islam and the WestSections [1]
RELS 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
RELS 4952CapstoneSections [1]