Master Seminar Akkadian 1B

2018-2019

Course Objective

Training of language skills, reinforcement of detailed historical
knowledge.

Course Content

The topics of this course change yearly so that Research Master students
can participate in both years. Master Seminar 1B is a variant to Master
Seminar 1A (L_SAMAOHS001). The two courses will be offered in
alternating years. In 2018-19 you will get an introduction to Sumerian,
the language that lies at the basis of the later Akkadian writing system
and that has influenced the Akkadian language because of the close
interaction between the two languages in the third millennium BC.

Teaching Methods

Reading and research seminar (2 hours per week). It is a combination of
introduction into the Sumerian grammar, text reading, independent
research by the students and discussion
seminar.

Method of Assessment

Written test in week 7.

Entry Requirements

Knowledge of Akkadian and cuneiform is recommended but not compulsory if
students are willing to prepare themselves in the summer break. Students
without this knowledge must therefore contact the instructor to receive
some self-study material in order to close the knowledge gap between
those Master students who had Akkadian before.

Literature

Will be announced (depends on the specific topic).

Target Audience

Master and Research Master Ancient Studies with Babylonian. Students
interested in ancient languages.

Additional Information

The course will alternate with Master Seminar Akkadian 1A
(L_SAMAOHS001). This course 1B will be offered in 2018-19.

Recommended background knowledge

Knowledge of Akkadian and cuneiform is recommended but not compulsory if
students are willing to prepare themselves in the summer break. Students
without this knowledge must therefore contact the instructor to receive
some self-study material in order to close the knowledge gap between
those Master students who had Akkadian before.

General Information

Course Code L_SAMAOHS002
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator prof. dr. K. Kleber
Examiner prof. dr. K. Kleber
Teaching Staff prof. dr. K. Kleber

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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