Armenian B

lglor2654  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Armenian B
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
22.5 h + 7.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Main themes
Proficiency in Armenian language and introduction to the history and culture of Armenia.
Alternating with LGLOR2653, this course deals with Armenian texts which were either produced in this language , or were translated from Greek into Armenian. Particular attention is also paid to the study of manuscripts, to palaeography and the technique of edition of critical texts. Through the study and commentary of selected texts, the history and culture of Armenia are also studied.
To this course are added 7,5 hours of exercises, which correspond to the personal preparation by the student of the Armenian texts analysed during the lectures.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student will be able to read, translated and analyse ancient and medieval Armenian texts of advanced difficulty. He will have mastered the various working tools, and will also be able to carry out a personal research on Armenian texts and language.
The course goes deeper in the knowledge of ancient and medieval Armenian language and literature by the study of texts: historiographical works, patristics, philosophical texts, etc. A special attention is paid to translation literature, particularly to Armenian texts translated from Greek.
Elements of grammar (morphology, syntax, vocabulary, etymology) and the history of the language are studied, and comparisons with other languages are provided
This course is conceived of as an introduction to research, and requires  a certain amount of preparation by the student.
Basic knowledge of ancient Amenian (e.g. courses LGLOR 1651 or 1652) is required. Knwoledge of Greek is not required but is a plus.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The class is organized like a seminar: the texts that the student will have previously prepared are analysed during the course and grammatical, linguistic, historical, and cultural commentaries are added. Additional explanations on special points of history and literature will be provided. A recommended reading list is supplied.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Continuous assessment, based on the preparatory work of the students for each class.
Other information
The teacher will meet with the students at the beginning of the term to fix the timetable.
Classes are delivered in English; they can be delivered in French at the request of the studens.
Online resources
Documentation is available to the students on the Moodle site of the course.
Les textes et matériaux utiles sont fournis par l'enseignant / Texts and useful documentation are provided by the teacher.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies