Introduction to Near Eastern History and Archaeology

Course content

The course deals with particular aspects of Near Eastern archaeology, history and social history, from Prehistoric to the classical periods. Archaeology draws its knowledge from the material remains, such as e.g. architecture, burials, and pottery in their social and archaeological context to reconstruct social and political history, development of hierarchy, history of technology, power and ideology etc. Assyriology is based on textual evidence and reconstructs e.g. religion, philosophy, literature, and the understanding of science. There will also be a short introduction to the theory and methods of Archaeology and Assyriology, in order to discuss the sources of information and their interpretation.

Active participation in class is a necessary pre-condition for taking part in the exam (75 % presence). Students will have to take part in group-work and write a 5-page paper.

Education

Fagstudieordning for bacheloruddannelserne i assyriologi, nærorientalsk arkæologi og ægyptologi, 2019

Fagstudieordning for bachelortilvalg på assyriologi, nærorientalsk arkæologi og ægyptologi, 2019

Learning outcome

BA 2019-studieordning:
Introduktion til Nærorientalske oldtidskulturer:
Assyriologi (aktivitetskode HASB00501E)
Nærorientalsk arkæologi (aktivitetskode HNAB00141E)
Ægyptologi (aktivitetskode HÆGB00121E)

BA tilvalg 2019-studieordning:
Introduktion til Nærorientalske oldtidskulturer:
Assyriologi (aktivitetskode HASB10161E)
Nærorientalsk akæologi (aktivitetskode HNAB10161E)
Ægyptologi (aktivitetskode HÆGB10161E)
 

 

 

Lectures with active participation of the students.

R. Matthews, 2003: The Archaeology of Mesopotamia, 1984 (part). M. Van De Mieroop, A History of the Ancient Near East (second edition, 2007), S. Pollock, Ancient Mesopotamia (part). Liste udleveres ved undervisningens start.. Pensum udgør ca. 1200 sider.

The students have to be able to read English textbooks.

Written
Individual
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 328,5
  • English
  • 412,5

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Partially in Danish
Course number
HNAB0100EU
ECTS
15 ECTS
Programme level
Bachelor
Bachelor choice
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Autumn
Price

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Studyboard
Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Ingolf Thuesen   (2-77824e76837b3c79833c7279)
Teacher

Ingolf Thuesen it@hum.ku.dk; Seraina Nett gkz424@hum.ku.dk, Susanne Kerner kerner@hum.ku.dk

Saved on the 08-03-2022

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