BA Ancient Near Eastern Studies

SOAS, University of London
En City of London (Inglaterra)

£ 9.000 - (10.393 )
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years

NB: This degree enrols new students only in odd years, i.e. 2011, 2013, 2015 ect.

Once studied for the light it could shed on the world of the Old Testament, the ancient Near East has now emerged from the sidelines as the fountainhead of modern civilisation. It was in the ancient Near East more than 5000 years ago that people first learned to live in cities, invented writing and developed the first high civilisations.

Though the origins of humanity's spiritual and intellectual adventure were once sought in the Bible and in Greece, the fascinating discoveries of Near Eastern archaeologists over the last 150 years have revealed the crucial roles played in forming our common heritage by the peoples of the Ancient Near East, especially the Sumerians, the Babylonians and the Hittites.

The three year degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies has been formulated to take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by London, the home of the largest group of specialists in the various branches of Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Europe. Not only do many different academic departments of the University of London employ teachers in these fields, but Bloomsbury also houses the British Museum, with its collections of Near Eastern antiquities unrivalled in the world.

The Ancient Near Eastern Studies degree is taught jointly with University College London (UCL). It provides a multi disciplinary introduction to the ancient Near East, its languages, history, cultures and archaeology, while also offering final year students the opportunity of specializing in their field of interest.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

As a student specialising in the Ancient Near Eastern, you will gain competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the region will have been developed through a combination of the study of language, literature and culture (which can include literature, film, music, art and religion) of various parts of the Middle East.

Requisitos: Subjects Preferred: A good pass in a foreign language at A level, or equivalent, is preferred

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Inicio Ubicación
15 octubre 2016
City of London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

language skills
intercultural awareness
Eastern Studies
Introductory Akkadian


At SOAS in the first year the student begins the study of the major language of the ancient Near East, Akkadian (Babylonian and Assyrian) in the cuneiform script, and takes a module in the literatures of the Near East. Meanwhile, at UCL the student commences the study of the history of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt (History Department), and takes an introductory unit in Near Eastern archaeology (Institute of Archaeology). In the second year further Akkadian is taken at SOAS, and it is possible at this stage to begin a second language (normally Hittite), as well. At UCL the student continues the history of the ancient Near East and studies the archaeology of the Near East in the historical periods. During the third year follow up units in Akkadian and archaeology or history are taken and a study project written on an ancient Near Eastern subject. To complete the final year a wide range of options will normally be available to permit specialisation in either language or history or archaeology, or a combination of two of these. The student whose primary interest is in language may study Sumerian, Hieroglyphic Egyptian, biblical Hebrew, North West Semitic epigraphy, Aramaic or Ugaritic, subject to availability. Non language options include further modules in ancient history, Egyptology and the archaeology of the ancient Near East. Single Honours Year 1 Core Unit Must be passed to proceed to the following year Module Code Unit value Term Availability Introductory Akkadian 155900426 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017 Compulsory Unit Module Code Unit value Term Availability Literatures of the Near and Middle East 155900991 1 Unit Full Year UCL Compulsory Unit _UCL HIST6101: The Near East to 1200BC: The earliest states UCL Introductory Archaeology Unit Students must take archaeology modules to the value of one unit. The modules usually taken are: UCL ARCL1009 Introduction to Egyptian and Near Eastern archaeology (0.5 unit) and UCL ARCL1011 Texts in archaeology (0.5 unit) Year 2 It is possible to begin a second language at this stage(usually Sumerian or Hittite) Core Unit Module Code Unit value Term Availability Akkadian Texts 1 155900937 1 Unit Full Year UCL Compulsory Unit _UCL HIST6102: The Near East 1200 336BC: Empires and pastoralists UCL Archaeology Unit One unit in archaeology from the list of options under the Teaching & Learning tab 1 Optional Unit One further unit from the list of options below or from the UCL list of options under the Teaching and Learning tab OR another approved unit. Year 3 Compulsory Unit Module Code Unit value Term Availability Independent Study Project in Ancient Near Eastern Studies 155900990 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017

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