Advanced Akkadian

2019-2020
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Doel vak

Students will deepen en broaden their skills to deal with the grammar
and vocabulary of Akkadian and cuneiform signs. They will explore a
different genre of Akkadian texts and deepen their knowledge about
cultural and social phenomena in ancient Mesopotamia.

Inhoud vak

In this course students with a thorough basic knowledge of Akkadian will
acquire the skill to read cuneiform signs from a different temporal
stage than what they learned in the Elementary course. The topic of this
year's course is legal texts - their formular will be explored, and the
reading of cuneiform texts will be accompanied by secondary literature.

Onderwijsvorm

Seminar (2 hours per week). Regular course attendance is obligatory.

Toetsvorm

Take-home exam.

Vereiste voorkennis

A thorough knowledge of Akkadian grammar, vocabulary and cuneiform
signs, equivalent to at least one full year of Akkadian language
education, is obligatory. Students ideally have followed Elementary
Akkadian 1-3, and one additional Akkadian reading course at the VU, or
they have acquired this knowledge elsewhere. In case of doubts about the
qualification acquired outside the VU, please contact the course
coordinator.

Literatuur

There is no course book. Cuneiform texts that will be read and pertinent
secondary literature will be announced by the teacher via Canvas.

Doelgroep

Students who specialize in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (with Akkadian
language).

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_AABAOHW304
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. K. Kleber
Examinator prof. dr. K. Kleber
Docenten prof. dr. K. Kleber

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