Society B

Course content

This course will offer a general overview of the religious and intellectual history of ancient Mesopotamia. Students will be introduced to various aspects of ancient Mesopotamian cultural history and read some original sources in English translations.

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Curriculum for bachelor studies for Near Eastern Ancient cultures with central focus on Near Eastern Archaeology or Egyptology, 2015

Curriculum for Middle Eastern languages and Society specialising in Arabic, Assyriology, Hebrew, near Eastern Eastern Archaeology, Persian, Turkish and Egyptology, 2010

Curriculum for elective bachelor studies i Assyriology, 2007


Learning outcome

BA 2015-studieordning:
Samfund B (fagelementkode HASB00461E)

BA 2010-studieordning:
Samfund 2 (fagelementkode HASB01161E) 

BA Tilvalg 2007-studieordning:
Samfund 2 (fagelementkode HASB10031E)

Classroom teaching, lectures, discussions, student presentations

B. Foster, Before the Muses (2005); J. Bottero, Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia (2001).

Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 300,5
  • Lectures
  • 56
  • Practical exercises
  • 56
  • English
  • 412,5