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LANGĀ 105. Writing Systems. 3 Hours.

A history of the principle writing systems of the world and a discussion of how they work. In addition to studying cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Chinese characters, Japanese kana and kanji, Korean hangul, Mayan glyphs, Hindi's devanagari, Linear A and B, Cree's alphasyllabary, Russian's cyrillic, Cherokee's syllabary, Hebrew and Arabic's consonantal writing systems, ample time will be spent tracing the history and development of the Roman alphabet's individual letters.