Syriac 1

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Syriac 1

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Middle Eastern Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    At the end of the course the student has mastered a basic knowledge of the Syriac language (orthography, phonology, morphology, syntax) and is able to read some ”easy” original Syriac texts independently.

    COURSE CONTENT
    After a short introduction into the history of the Syriac language, the student is introduced step by step into the Syriac language. Special attention is paid to the salient linguistic features of the Semitic languages (which include Syriac, Hebrew, Arabic) in comparison with, for example, Indo-European languages.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Seminar. Discussion of exercises that the students have to prepare in advance.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Final written examination. Three diagnostic tests during the course so that the student can monitor her or his progress

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