nl en

Advanced Aramaic


Admission requirements

Completion of the course Cultural History of Aramaic.


This course encompasses the study of the language of a first millennium community writing in Aramaic as well as the study of the literary, epigraphical and archaeological sources that are fundamental to its cultural history.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with an important first millennium variety of Aramaic and will be capable to study independently its documents. The course also contributes to the improvement of the presentation and writing skills of the students.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method


  • Oral presentation (10%)

  • Paper (90%)
    Research MA students are expected to choose a paper topic that requires original research.


The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average of its components. Both the oral presentation and the paper need to be sufficient.


In case of an insufficient, the student will have the opportunity to give another oral presentation and/or review his/her paper.

Inspection and feedback

If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will be organized.

Reading list

The reading list will be posted on Brightspace at the start of the semester.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.


  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Arsenaal


The subject of this course changes from year to year. Teaching coincides with the class Cultural History of Aramaic. Res MA students can take Advanced Aramaic in their second year but need to contact the instructor well in advance, in any case before the beginning of the semester.