Inleiding Middelegyptisch en hiërogliefenschrift

Vakbeschrijving Inleiding Middelegyptisch en hiërogliefenschrift
Collegejaar: 2011-2012
Studiegidsnummer: 5531VIMH
Docent(en):
  • Dr. H.M.Hays
Voertaal: Nederlands
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 15
Niveau: 100
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III, IV
  • Wel Keuzevak
  • Wel Contractonderwijs
  • Wel Exchange
  • Wel Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Wel A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

There are no prerequisites or restrictions on enrollment for this course.

Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the grammar of Middle Egyptian, which is regarded as the most classical of all the stages of the ancient Egyptian language. It also teaches students the hieroglyphic script and builds up fundamental vocabulary.

Course objectives

The course provides the fundamental theoretical knowledge necessary for reading hieroglyphic texts of substantial length. It therefore lays the groundwork for the course Lectuur Middelegyptisch (5701OLME) and for later study of other dimensions of the ancient Egyptian language, including Hieratic, Late Egyptian, Demotic, and Coptic.

Timetable

For the most recent version of the time table, please, click here.

Mode of instruction

Lecture and tutorial.

Assessment method

  • Quizzes (10%), Midterm examination (35%), Final examination (55%).
  • The final examination cannot be taken by a student who has missed more than six (6) classes without special approval of the “examencommissie.”

Blackboard

Important supplemental materials are provided on “Blackboard”:http://www.blackboard.leidenuniv.nl/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp

Reading list

1)Textbooks (purchase strongly recommended):
a) A. de Buck, Egyptian Readingbook (Chicago 1982)
b) R. Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian (Oxford 1962 of meer recente herdruk).
c) B. G. Ockinga, A Concise Grammar of Middle Egyptian second, revised edition (Mainz am Rhein 2005)
2) Reference is regularly made to the following grammars, which may be purchased or consulted in the library:
a) J.P. Allen, Middle Egyptian (Cambridge 2000)
b) J.F. Borghouts, Egyptisch. Een inleiding in taal en schrift van het Middenrijk (Leiden 1993)
c) A. Gardiner, Egyptian Grammar, 3rd edition. (Oxford 1957 or more recent edition)

Contact

The instructor “Dr H.M. Hays”:mailto:h.m.hays@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Registration

  • Registration through “uSis”:http://usis.leidenuniv.nl.
  • Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see “the Study in Leiden website”:http://www.prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/programmes/study-abroad/ for information on how to apply.

Remarks

This is a challenging but very rewarding course.

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