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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 - Spring 2020 Course Title Link
GRK 5701 Greek 5701: Prose Composition Learn more here
HEBR 5200 Advanced Classical Hebrew: Deuteronomy Learn more here
LAT 5200 Latin 5200: Advanced Reading in Later Latin Learn more here

Summer 2020

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
LAT 3993Directed StudiesSections [2]

There are no JWST courses available for Summer 2020.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
RELS 3371BuddhismSections [1]
RELS 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]

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

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
CNES 3896Internship for Academic CreditSections [1]
CNES 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]

There are no HEBR courses available for Summer 2020.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

There are no GRK courses available for Summer 2020.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

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 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 3113History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and PoliticsSections [1]
RELS 3201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
RELS 3321American Indian PhilosophiesSections [1]
RELS 3535Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient WorldSections [1]
RELS 3609Medieval ArtSections [1]
RELS 3626WWitches, Seers, and Saints: Women, Gender, and Religion in the U.S.Sections [1]
RELS 3631Islam in America: A History of the PresentSections [1]
RELS 3712Islam: Religion and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3715History of the CrusadesSections [1]
RELS 3716Gender and the Family in the Islamic WorldSections [1]
RELS 3717Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle AgesSections [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 3061"Bread and Circuses:" Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiqui...Sections [1]
CNES 3201The Bible: Context and InterpretationSections [1]
CNES 3535Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient WorldSections [1]
CNES 3601WSexuality and Gender in Ancient Greece and RomeSections [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]