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ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN CULTURE

Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: ATC1502
NQF Level: 6: ATC1601, ATC2601, ATC2602, ATC2603
NQF Level: 7: ATC3701, ATC3702, ATC3703, ATC3704, ATC3705

Cultural Change in the Ancient Near East - ATC2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ATC1502 & ATC1601 or ATC1013 & ATC1024
Purpose: Innovation, discoveries, acculturation and diffusion in the Ancient Near East.
Archeology of the Ancient Near East - ATC3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ATC1502 & ATC1601 or ATC1013 & ATC1024
Purpose: Major discoveries, layout of sites, and the importance of various archaeological sites: the Asiatic connection: Ur, Nippur, Babylon, Ashur, Nineveh, Susa and Persepolis; the Canaanite connection: Ebla, Ugarit and Mari; the Indo-European connection: Çatal Höyük, Boghazköy (Hattushas) and Kültepe (Kanesh); the African connection: Giza
Comparative Literature of the Ancient Near East - ATC3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ATC1502 & ATC1601 or ATC1013 & ATC1024
Purpose: Introduction and a comparative study of historical, judicial and wisdom literature of the Ancient Near East.
Ancient Near East and Its "Outside" World - ATC3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ATC1502 & ATC1601 or ATC1013 & ATC1024
Purpose: The Ancient Near East and interdisciplinary studies in Anthropology, Sociology and other Human Sciences; trade and other relations with societies outside the Ancient Near East; environmental studies of the Ancient Near East, and the influence of the Ancient Near East on current society.
Detailed Study of on e of the Major Cultures in Ancient Near East - ATC3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ATC1502 & ATC1601 or ATC1013 & ATC1024
Purpose: Geographical and historical awareness of one culture in the Ancient Near East; cultural categories of one group in the Ancient Near East, and the world view of one culture in the Ancient Near East.
Essay and Seminar - ATC3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: One extended (written) essay and an oral presentation on a cultural topic from the Ancient Near East: either one cultural aspect of one society in the Ancient Near East, or a comparative study of the cultural aspects of various societies in the Ancient Near East (it should be clear that the student is acquainted with handling both source types (written and unwritten [iconographic and archaeological] material).
Mythology of the Ancient Near East - ATC1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: (a) Introduction to the mythology of the Ancient Near East: mythological thought, development of the Gilgamesh epic; (b) Comparison of selected literary works of the Ancient Near East: comparison of creation, deluge and fertility myths.
Introduction to the Ancient Near Eastern Culture - ATC1601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Peoples and cultures of the Ancient Near East: (a) African connection: Egyptians, Nubians, Ethiopians, Libyans; (b) Canaanite connection: Canaanites, Philistines, Phoenicians, Israelites, Edomites, Moabites, Ammonites; (c) Asiatic connection: Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Aramaeans, Persians, Elamites, Ammonites; (d) Indo-European connection: Hittites, Hurrians, Urartians. The cultural model, cultural chronology and cultural categories of the Ancient Near East.
Verbal Communication in the Ancient Near East - ATC2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ATC1502 & ATC1601 or ATC1013 & ATC1024
Purpose: Languages and scripts of the Ancient Near East; elementary introduction to hieroglyphic, cuneiform and alphabetic writings, and an introduction to the ancient Semitic, Hamitic and Indo-European languages.
Nonverbal Communication in Ancient Near East - ATC2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ATC1502 & ATC1601 or ATC1013 & ATC1024
Purpose: Art, symbolism and iconography of the Ancient Near East, and various other forms of nonverbal communication: body communication, gestures, posture, expression, paralanguage.