Ancient Near East: Introduction, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Distance learning

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 6 November 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-56207 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Final school grades (60%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40%)

    Outline for distance course: Learning activities and examination on the distance courses are internet-based. Examination takes place through weekly assignments and a final exam. The course is taught via the university’s learning platform Studium and the video platform Zoom. The student needs access to a computer with speakers, microphone, and broadband connection to follow the course.
     

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 6 November 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-56202 Application

    Language of instruction: Swedish

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Final school grades (60%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40%)

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Distance learning

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 6 November 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-56205 Application

    Language of instruction: Swedish

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Final school grades (60%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40%)

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

Entry requirements: General entry requirements

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 11,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 11,250

About the course

This course provides you with broad historical and cultural-historical knowledge of the Near East, from when people began to settle down until the beginning of our era.

We study the many cultures that inhabited the area stretching from the Mediterranean east coast, through Syria, Iraq and southern Turkey, to Iran. We see trade, ideas and technology, migrations and conflicts connecting people across the region and beyond. The earliest state formations in Iraq and eastern Syria, Sumer, Babylon and Assyria, take center stage. Here we find the most varied evidence in the region for investigating human living conditions, their perception of the world, and the historical developments, all due to the amount of archaeological finds and hundreds of thousands of preserved texts in cuneiform written on clay tablets.

More information

Contact

Department of Linguistics and Philology

Engelska parken Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 635, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2252

Email: info@lingfil.uu.se

Student office

Telephone: +46 18 471 22 52

info@lingfil.uu.se