Master Seminar Akkadian 1A

2019-2020
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Doel vak

- Training of language skills in Akkadian: grammar, reading of
cuneiform, translation.
- Reinforcement of detailed historical knowledge.
- Acquisition of skills needed for a scientific edition of unedited
cuneiform texts, or: skills to work with text databases.

Inhoud vak

The topics of this course change yearly so that Research Master students
can participate in both years. The specific topics and literature will
be announced by the teacher via Canvas.

Onderwijsvorm

Reading and research seminar (2 hours per week). It is a combination of
Akkadian reading, independent research by the students and discussion
seminar. Students will present the results of their research in class.

Toetsvorm

Weekly assignments on the basis of original text and secondary
literature; preparations of discussions; student's oral presentation in
class (all together 40% of final grade). Take-home exam (60% of final
grade).

Vereiste voorkennis

Advanced knowledge of Akkadian and cuneiform signs, equivalent to a BA
in Ancient Studies with a specialization in Ancient Near Eastern Studies
at the VU or at the University of Leiden, or a BA in Assyriology
acquired abroad.

Literatuur

Will be announced (depends on the specific topic)

Doelgroep

Master and Research Master Ancient Studies with Babylonian

Overige informatie

This course alternates yearly with Akkadian Master Seminar 2A. In
2019/20 the 1A course will be offered.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_SAMAOHS001
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 400
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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