Syllabus for Old Persian

Fornpersiska

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5JR540
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Iranian Languages A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2009-06-09
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Languages
  • Applies from: week 01, 2009
  • Entry requirements: 90 credits in a language subject
  • Responsible department: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Decisions and guidelines

The course is an independent course.

Learning outcomes

The course intends to provide elementary knowledge in Old Persian. On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

* translate Old Persian text in transcription into Swedish or English
* analyse Old Persian nominal forms by means of the categories gender, number, and case
* analyse Old Persian verbal forms by means of the categories tense, aspect, mood, person, and aktionsart and account for the syntax of these forms
* account for the basic sentence structure in Old Persian
* know the names of the most important Old Persian inscriptions and approximately when they came into being
* discuss the relation between language and the understanding of gender

Content

Overview of the Old Persian grammar and reading of selected Old Persian inscriptions in transcription.

Instruction

The teaching is in the form of lectures and practical exercises.

Assessment

Examination takes place through written and/or oral test and written assignments.

Course level in relation to degree requirements

For specialisation to Master's degree (60 credits) at least 30 credits within main field of study are required of which at least 15 credits should constitute an individual assignment. For Master's degree (120 credits) at least 60 credits within main field of study are required of which at least 30 credits should constitute an individual assignment.

Other directives

The course may not be included in a higher education qualification as an independent course if equivalent parts have been studied within another course that is included in the higher education qualification.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 01, 2008

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.