Elective Modules Specialisation: Ancient Near Eastern Philology and History (60 ECTS-Credits)
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Elective Module 27: Translating and Interpreting Sumerian Texts(10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of elective module 24
Learning Outcome: Based on the basic knowledge, students advance their language knowledge of Sumerian up to a level, where they are able to deal with the handed-down texts in this language in a scientific way. They are in particular able to recognise linguistic problems of Sumerian and to find approaches towards solving them, to critically assess the texts with regards to their contents, to place them in their historic contexts and to present the results in a scientific way and to use different media for presenting the findings in an understandable way.
Elective Module 28: Near East Languages (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students acquire knowledge of a Near Eastern language up to a level where reading of easy texts is possible. They advance their knowledge in this Near Eastern language and are able to independently interpret texts of this language. They learn how to use scientific aids and sharpen their logical thinking, advance their understanding of their own language and broaden their sensitivity for foreign ways of expression by dealing with the structures and means of expression of the foreign language.
Courses on Near Eastern Languages covering 5 ECTS-Credits can be freely chosen and passed as offered by the curricula of the Bachelor¿s and Diploma programmes offered at the University of Innsbruck.
Elective Module 29: Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture (10 ECTS-Credits,4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The students advance their skills in dealing with different sources of Ancient Near Eastern history. Translated Ancient Near Eastern texts on selected topics will be analysed critically and embedded into their historical context.

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