Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
714002132009ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN MYTHOLOGYElective234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The myths of Mesopotamia and Anatolia will be handled in this lecture
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr.Zafer Derin
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to understand the history and belief system of Mesopotamia
2To be able to understand the Anatolian Culture and religious beliefs
3To be able to understand the Sumerian and Babylonian Myths and their effects on the monotheistic religions
4To be able to evaluate the Mesopotamian myths and their effects on Anatolian mythology
5To be able to make internet and library research on the issues discussed
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
During the course, the Near Eastern Mythology, beginning with Mesopotamia, will be discussed. The idea of creation and sacred punishment; the roots and the influence of the Anatolian myths will be held
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Presentation of Course : Contents and ImportanceRecognition and content of the course
1Prehistoric mythsexpression
2An overview on the cultural and political process in the Near Eastexpression
3The Mesopotamian Creation Mythexpression
4The creation of the universe according to the polytheistic and monotheistic religionsexpression
5Human nature according to the polytheistic and monotheistic religions inexpression
6Human nature according to the polytheistic and monotheistic religions inexpression
7Mid-term Exam
8Creation in other culturesexpression
9Hittite myths from Hattian originexpression
10Hittite myths from Hurian originexpression
11The effects of the Hittite myths on the Greek mythologyexpression
12Phrygian mythologyexpression
13Lydyian mythologyexpression
14Other Anatolian Mythsexpression
15Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
S.H.Hooke, (Çev.A.Şenel), Ortadoğu Mitolojisi, Ankara 1991. s.Dalley, Myths from Masopotamia, Cretion, The Flood, Gılgamesh and Others, Oxford 1989
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures16348
Project Preparation4312
Project Presentation236
Seminar144
Self Study10220
Reading6530
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO333  3 2 2 
LO42      3 2
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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