Specialisation in Semitic Texts

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 5AA915

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Semitic Languages A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 12 March 2019
Responsible department
Department of Linguistics and Philology

General provisions

The course is given as an independent course.

Entry requirements

Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with Semitic Languages or a specific Semitic language as the main field of study.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, in order to earn a Pass, the student should at least be able to:

* translate selected texts in a methodically aware manner;

* interpret the selected texts within their historical and literary context;

* linguistically analyse the selected texts taking into account modern linguistic methods;

* describe phonological, morphological and syntactic features in comparison with other semitic languages;

* using linguistic terminology, account for the linguistic and stylistic characteristics of the texts.


The course involves reading texts from the Semitic-speaking region, in one or more Semitic languages ​​or language variants. Based on materials chosen in consultation with the Examiner, phonological, morphological, syntactic and stylistic traits are examined from a comparative Semitic perspective.


Teaching takes the form of seminars or supervision, depending on the number of students.


Examinatory home assignments with analysis of the selected material.

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.