Introduction to Ancient and Modern Oriental Studies

LGLOR1120  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to Ancient and Modern Oriental Studies
5.0 credits
30.0 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Coulie Bernard ; den Heijer Johannes (coordinator) ; De Callatay Godefroid ; Schmidt Andrea Barbara ; Seldeslachts Herman ;
Language
Français
Prerequisites

None.

Main themes

Introduction to Medieval and Modern Oriental Studies, with attention to linguistic and cultural diversity. The focus of the course is on: the Byzantine and Slavic World, the Near and Middle East, the Christian and Muslim East.

With regard to the areas in question, the course addresses the following themes:

1. historical and geographical orientation;
2. scripts;
3. a grammatical outline of the main languages;
4. an overview of representative literary texts written in these languages;
5. a historical introduction to the Medieval and Modern phases of the main Oriental cultures and civilisations;
6. an introduction to the history of Oriental Studies.

Aims

At the end of this course, the student in Ancient Languages and Literatures will have acquired an overview of the areas covered (the Byzantine and Slavic World, the Near and Middle East, the Christian and Muslim East). Furthermore, he/she will have acquired more advanced knowledge of the main languages and main works of the literatures written in these languages.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

Introduction to Medieval and Modern Oriental Studies, with attention to linguistic and cultural diversity. The focus of the course is on : the Byzantine and Slavic World, the Near and Middle East, the Christian and Muslim East.

Teaching methods

Classroom instruction sustained by the Moodle virtual teaching environment. It requires active involvement. Students are expected to closely read the documents posted on Moodle, as a preparation for the successive sessions.

Evaluation methods

Written exam on all materials.

Note : students who have failed to sufficiently attend the course (more than 3 absences) may be excluded from the exam, as per recommendation by the jury.

Bibliography
  • Portefeuille de lectures/textes
  • Chapitres de syllabus (en préparation).
  • Documents divers présentés sous forme numérique.
  • Inscription obligatoire sur Moodle.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Minor in Oriental Studies
5
-

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
5
-