HNAB01161U  Complex society

Volume 2015/2016

Mellemøstens sprog og samfund på med specialisering i de centrale fag Arabisk, Assyriologi, Hebraisk, Nærorientalsk arkæologi, Persisk, Tyrkisk og Ægyptologi, 2010

BA tilvalg-studieordning i Nærorientalsk arkæologi, 2007


The course gives students a geographic, material and historical overview of the period between ca. 6000 and 2500 BCE. Theoretical approaches to relevant questions such as urbanisation, development of hierarchy and specialisation etc. will be discussed. The knowledge about archaeology, economy and socio-political development is another goal of the course. The effects of mass production of pottery, importance of cult and the invention of writing (between other elements) will be main points and students should be able to discuss the different explanations. The geographical extent spreads from Turkey to the Arab Peninsula and from Egypt and Sudan to Iran.

Learning Outcome

BA 2010-studieordning:
Komplekse samfund - Urbanisering og statsdannelse (fagelementkode HNAB01161E)

BA tilvalg 2007-studieordning:
Komplekse samfund 1 - Urbanisering og statsdannelse (fagelementkode HNAB10051E)

Being able to read English, French and German.
Lecture, excercises and discussions. Students will have to give personal as well as group presentations.
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 80
  • Preparation
  • 194,5
  • Lectures
  • 56
  • Practical exercises
  • 26
  • Project work
  • 56
  • Total
  • 412,5