History of Middle Eastern Culture
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Lähis-Ida kultuurilugu
Course title in English
History of Middle Eastern Culture
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Üllar Peterson (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
Enable the students to gain knowledge about the phenomenons and texts that have shaped the history of Middle-Eastern culture.
Brief description of the course
The course focuses on the following topics - Semitic peoples and languages; history of Turkic and Turkish languages; Arabic, Persian and Turkish culture in Islamic context; Turkish culture in Ottoman empire till Turkish Republic. At the same time seminars on the aforementioned topics will be held. The students have to read examples of Middle-Eastern literatures or secondary texts about Middle-Eastern culture. The thematic focus may change each year according to the preferences of the lecturer.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge about the main topics discussed during the course;
- has practical skills to independently analyze literary texts of Middle-Eastern origin according to the information given during the course;
- has ability to employ acquired knowledge in writing independently studies on the given topics and is able to attending further lectures about the field.
Üllar Peterson