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060094 VU Late Egyptian II (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 03.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 10.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 30.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

It is the aim of this course to secure the general knowledge of Late Egyptian as acquired in the grammar course (Late Egyptian I). This course will focus on working with texts of the various genres, e.g., texts from daily life, masterworks of Late Egyptian literature etc. This covers, reading, transcribing, translating, analysing, contextualizing and interpreting of the respective texts as well as the assessment of graphic and philological phenomena in a wider historical linguistic frame.

Assessment and permitted materials

(1) Presence

The participation of all attendants will be recorded in presence tables. This holds true for the envisaged in-person classes and the, if necessary, digital alternative.

(2) Regular contributions

The texts made available in advance must be prepared for the course units, the results will be discussed in class.

For the individual preparation, all common tools and aids (dictionaries, grammars, commentaries, translations) are permitted and recommended. However, work with the texts must be done on an individual basis (no crude copying!).

(3) Examination

At the end of the semester, an oral examination will be held which covers the entire contents of the course.

During this examination, no tools and aids (no dictionaries!) will be permitted.

(4) Implementation

According to the present state of affairs, the course will be held in a digital format via Moodle until the end of April 2021. If possible, the course shall continue with in-person classes at the Institute of Egyptology. The same holds true for the oral examination, which, if feasible, shall take place in an in-person format or, alternatively, via video and Moodle. All changes and adaptions in this respect will be communicated in due time.

ACTUALISATION (14.04.2021): Current developments do not allow for in-person classes for the rest of the semester. Therefore, the entire course will be held digitally via Moodle.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

(1) Presence

This is a continuous assessment course, the regular participation or attendance respectively is thus a prerequisite. All those, who fail to attend more than two units have thus ended their participation and

(a) will be graded and marked negatively if they cannot demonstrate reasonably why they were unable to attend the course.
(b) will not be graded and marked at all if they were unable to attend the course due to a severe, inevitable and unpredictable event and if they present (sufficient) proof (e.g., sick note).

In case that more than two units are missed, but excuses are reasonable and in case that, apart from that, participation in and contribution to the course are sufficient, an additional task may be offered by the course lecturer according to his judgement in order to compensate the deficits. This compensatory task will contribute to the grading of the section "regular contribution" and will be defined by the course lecturer and the respective student in mutual agreement. It can consist of an additional oral examination or another (written) task which at any rate covers the contents of the course units missed. In case no such compensatory task is achieved but the overall contribution allows for the calculation of a reasonable partial grade, this will be lowered proportionately.

All excuse notes must be sent to the course lecturer in advance (before the course unit missed will take place) via email.

(2) Regular contributions

This covers the individual and independent preparation of all texts dealt with in course (tracription, translation) and continuing occupation with evaluation and interpretation in order to be able to participate in discussions. All relevant and necessary materials will be provided in class.

(3) Oral examination

The oral examination covers all content of the course (above all transcribing and translating, but also interpreting and analysing texts in context). Grading and marking will follow a common scheme (example):

100%-89% Sehr gut
88%-76% Gut
75%-63% Befriedigend
62%-50% Genügend
49%-0% Nicht genügend

Minor deviations therefrom (in particular to the benefit of the participants) reserved. The applicable grading and marking scheme will be given on the examination form.

(4) Course grade

Sufficient participation in the course is an indespensable prerequisite.

The overall course grade will be generated from the partial grades "Regular contributions" and "Oral Examination". Both are of equal relevance and weight (i.e., 50% each). Sufficient contributions to either partial grades must be delivered.

The course grade will be communicated prior to its validation in the grading system.

In case the course grade is mathematically an intermediate grade, the participant may volunteer an optional oral examnation in order to improve the course grade.

Examination topics

The oral examination will cover all contents of the course.

Reading list

Relevant literature will be presented or indicated in class in due time.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Tu 11.05.2021 13:07