Syriac 2


Course Objective

The student has a good knowledge of the Syriac grammar and a first
experience with reading various representatives of the wealth of Syriac
literature (Bible translations, commentaries, treatises, poetry) with
the help of the available resources (grammars, dictionaries)

Course Content

This course is a follow-up to the course "Introduction in the Syriac
language" (L_GOBAALG005) and aims at extending the student's knowledge
of grammar and vocabulary. It includes reading practices of original
Syriac sources parallel to the grammatical training

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Written exam at the end of the course and diagnostic exams during the
course, which will help the student to monitor his or her progress

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the course Introduction into the Syriac
Language (L_GOBAALG005) is required for participation in this advanced


J.F. Coakley, Robinson's Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammar
(Oxford University Press 2003) and reader (will be made available
through Canvas).
Information about the Syriac texts that will be read during the course
will also be made available through Canvas.

Target Audience

Linguists with interest in the Semitic languages; those interested in
the Syriac culture, literature, the history of the Middle East and Late
Antiquity, Eastern Christianity, liturgy, historiography, history of
science in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and ancient Bible

Additional Information

If there are participants who do not know Dutch, this course will be
given in English. Otherwise it will be given in Dutch.
This course is offered once in the two years. It is offered in 2019-

General Information

Course Code L_GOBAALG006
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator prof. dr. W.T. van Peursen
Examiner prof. dr. W.T. van Peursen
Teaching Staff prof. dr. W.T. van Peursen

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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