Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201395112014Languages and Writings in Ancient MesopotamiaElective116
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aims to teach to students the cuneiform writings, languages and letters of ancient Mesopotamia. Also it shows the archives, scribers and to study on Hittite texts.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Süleyman Özkan
Learning Outcomes
1Eski Önasya’daki dil zenginliğini öğrenebilme,
2Kullanılmış olan yazı sistemlerini bilme,
3. İnsanoğlunun yaptıklarını kaydetme arzusunun getirdiği sonuçlarını kavrayabilme,
4Diller ve yazı sistemlerinin nasıl oluştuğunu kavrayabilme,
5To be able to learn the languages of the Ancient Near East. PO: 2, 4, 7, 20,
6To be able to know on the ancient writing systems. PO: 4, 6, 11, 12, 20, 25
7To be able to comprehend the consequences that mankind’s desire to save what they to do. PO: 4, 6, 12, 14 19, 20
8To be able to understand how to create languages and written systems. PO: 2, 4, 20, 23
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The Writing systems in the Ancient Near East, - Ancient languages, - The educations of scribers, - Royal and private archives, - To study on Hittite texts
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The Writing systems in the Ancient Near EastThe presentation on literature
2Description of Sumerian Writing The presentation on literature
3The developing and diffusion of cuneiform systemThe presentation on literature
4The Education and Archives in Mesopotamia The presentation on literature
5Hieroglyphic writing The presentation on literature
6Alphabetic writings and their languages The presentation on literature
7Mid-term Exam
8Archives of Old Assyrian Colonies and subjects of tabletsThe presentation on literature
9Hittite Archives and tablets’ subjects The presentation on literature
10Introduces of the Hittite cuneiform writingThe presentation on literature
11Reading of Hittite Texts The presentation on literature
12Reading of Hittite Texts Hittite Grammar The presentation on literature
13Reading of Hittite Texts The presentation on literature
14Reading of Hittite Texts The presentation on literature
15Reading of Hittite Texts The presentation on literature
16Reading of Hittite Texts Final Exam The presentation on literature
Recommended or Required Reading
1. S. Hırçın, Çivi Yazısı, İstanbul 1995 2. J. Friedrich, Kayıp Yazılar ve Diller, İstanbul 2000 3. Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, 1995 4. E. Hornung, Mısır Bilimine Giriş, İstanbul 2004 5. Hititolojiye Giriş, Haz. Metin Alparslan 3. M. Darga, Hitit Sanatı, İstanbul 1992 5. A. Çilingiroğlu, Urartu Tarihi, İzmir 1994 6. Friglerin Gizemli Dünyası, İstanbul 2007 7. Lidyalılar, İstanbul 2010
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination155
Final Examination155
Attending Lectures5945
Individual Study for Mid term Examination5945
Individual Study for Final Examination14342
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)184
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
LO14    5  
LO2  54  55
LO35  4 4  
LO4  5   54
LO5        
LO6        
LO7        
LO8        
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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