Syllabus for Middle Persian

Medelpersiska

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5JR001
  • 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: 2014-01-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2019-09-06
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 36, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 90 credits in a language subject
  • Responsible department: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Decisions and guidelines

The course is given as an independent course.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, to be given the grade Pass, the student should at least be able:
- account for the classification of the Iranian languages into East and West Iranian languages,
- account for the most important phonological differences between Northwest and Southwest Iranian languages,
- account for the most important grammatical differences between Middle Persian and early New Persian,
- account for "split ergativity" in West-Iranian languages,
- describe the Middle Persian orthography, phonology and elementary morphosyntax, using basic linguistic terminology and apply this knowledge for reading Middle Persian texts
- read simple selected Middle Persian texts and translate them into Swedish.

Content

The course intends to give basic skills in Middle Persian and ability to analyse grammatical constructions in Middle and Early New Persian from a diachronic perspective.

Instruction

The instruction consists of lectures, workshops/tutorials and exams. The student's own learning activities are crucial for the completion of the course.

Assessment

Examination is conducted through a written examination.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Other directives

The course may not be included in a degree if equivalent parts have been read within another course included in the degree.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 03, 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Nyberg, H. S. A manual of Pahlavi

    Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1964-1974

    Find in the library

  • Skjaervoe, Prods Oktor The Iranian Languages

    London and New York: Routledge, 2009

Reading list revisions