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Ancient Culture Studies

  • AKG 110 Ancient culture studies 110 

Contact time: 2 lectures per week

Period of presentation: First year, First semester

Language of tuition: English

Credits: 12

Module content: 

An introduction to the ancient world l: the ancient Near East 

Various facets of the ancient Mesopotamian, Syria-Palestinian and Egyptian cultures are dealt with in broad outline. Examples that are dealt with can include the following, namely geography, worldviews, history, literature, daily life, customs, values, religion and mythology. Examples of ancient cultures whose characteristics can be investigated range from the Sumerians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Canaanites, the Israelites and the Egyptians from their origin Before the Common Era to the beginning of the Common Era.

 

  • AKG 120 Ancient culture studies 120 

Contact time: 2 lectures per week

Period of presentation: Firsts year, Second semester

Language of tuition: English

Credits: 12

Module content: 

An introduction to the ancient world II: the Greek and Roman worlds 

Various facets of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures are dealt with in broad outline. Examples that are dealt with can include the following, namely geography, worldview, history, literature, daily life, customs, values, religion and mythology. These classical societies are investigated from their origin Before the Common Era into the Common Era.

 

  • AKG 210 Ancient culture studies 210 

Prerequisite: AKG 110 or 120

Contact time: 2 lectures per week

Period of presentation: Second year, First semester

Language of tuition: English

Credits: 20

Module content: 

Interpretation of written remains 

A selection of ancient Near Eastern (namely Mesopotamian, Syria-Palestinian and Egyptian) and ancient Greek and Roman myths and typical mythological themes are studied against their proper cultural and historical background. Some of the different methods of interpretation for myths that will be dealt with include ancient and current approaches. This is done in order to indicate ancient myths’ influence on contemporary society.

 

  • AKG 220 Ancient culture studies 220 

Prerequisite: AKG 210

Contact time: 2 lectures per week

Period of presentation: Second year, Second semester

Language of tuition: English

Credits: 20

Module content: 

Interpretation of material remains 

The physical remains of the ancient Near East (namely Mesopotamia, Syria-Palestine and Egypt) and the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, namely artefacts and architecture, are examined within their socio-historical context to interpret the physical representations of their worldviews. Contemporary society’s interaction with material remains of the ancient world will also be examined.

 

  • AKG 310 Ancient culture studies 310 

Prerequisite: AKG 220

Contact time: 2 lectures per week

Period of presentation: Third year, First semester

Language of tuition: English

Credits: 30

Module content: 

Social aspects of the ancient Near Eastern and the ancient Greek and Roman worlds 

A selection of ancient Near Eastern (namely Mesopotamian, Syria-Palestinian and Egyptian) and ancient Greek and Roman sources are studied within their socio-historical context to illustrate and interpret these culture’s social practises and how they influenced contemporary institutions and social structures.

 

  • AKG 320 Ancient culture studies 320 

Prerequisite: AKG 310

Contact time: 2 lectures per week

Period of presentation: Third year, Second semester 2

Language of tuition: English

Credits: 30

Module content: 

Verbal and visual expression in the ancient world: looking for answers 

This module entails an overview of the research process in ancient culture studies, especially the identification of a research problem, formulating a research question, proposing a suitable hypothesis and applying suitable research strategies through the discussion of relevant themes on the ancient world. Students are then guided towards independent research on themes of their choice relating to departmental research interests by applying the knowledge and skills gained throughout the entire course of ancient culture studies.

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