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 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.
Elective Module 30: Essential Works of Ancient Near Eastern Literature (5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students get an overview of the most important works of Ancient Near Eastern literature.

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