Syllabus for Hebrew D

Hebreiska D

  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 5HE425
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Semitic Languages G2E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-11-08
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2019-12-19
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 37, 2019
  • Entry requirements: At least 82.5 credits Hebrew
  • Responsible department: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

With respect to module 1: See 5AA013

With respect to module 2: Introduction to Semitic philology
- account for general research methodology and theories relating to analysing and interpreting texts
- account for a selection of linguistic methodologies to analyse language material
- account for how a critical text edition of a short classical text can be carried out;
- account for problems and methods at the study of different language varieties;
- account for syntax and stylistics based on a classical or modern text.

With respect to module 3: Degree project
- carry out an empirical or theoretical study with an aim related to the themes that are treated in module 1;
- correctly transcribe Hebrew (and Aramaic) text with a reversible transcription system;
- independently draw conclusions and argue for these based on empirical data and previous research in a correct way;
- plan (define the aim, distinguish tasks and make a time plan for) this task, follow this plan and take independent responsibility for tasks;
- find relevant and appropriate literature for the assignment, and read and make correct reviews of relevant parts of this literature;
- be able to use and apply more advanced research that is relevant for the study;
- present the results of this study in an essay in writing structured based on the aim of the study, the results and the supporting argumentation, written in an overall grammatically correct prose and with correct treatment of technical terminology;
- follow established formal conventions regarding structure and typography and in a correct way quote and refer to sources and write references and bibliography;
- assess a study and essay within the disciplinary domain at a similar level regarding its aim, results, argumentation and presentation;
- orally present and discuss such a study for an audience of peers.


Module 1: Literary theory and methodology, 7.5 credits
Module 2: Introduction to Semitic philology 7.5 credits
Module 3: Exam paper for the Bachelor's degree, 15 credits


The teaching consists of lectures, exercises and examination parts. The student's own learning activities are crucial for completion of the course.


Module one: Assignments to be completed independently and a written exam
Module two: Assignments to be completed independently
Module three: Defense of written essay, as well as opposition to another student's work, when available. After the defense, the author has two-three weeks to hand in the final version of the written essay.

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.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.