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Admission requirements



Hittite is the language of the Hittite Empire, that ruled in the period 1650-1180 BC over large parts of modern-day Turkey. Hittite is written in the cuneiform script on clay tablets, and is the oldest attested Indo-European language. In this course, the entire grammar of Hittite will be treated, so that at the end of the course the student will be able to independently read Hittite texts. The cuneiform script will not be treated in this course: all texts are read in transliteration.

Course objectives

At the end of the course the student is able to indenpendently read Hittite texts with the help of a dictionary.


Linguistics bachelor

Mode of instruction

Lecture/seminar (2 hours per week)

Course Load

26 uur contactonderwijs
52 uur voorbereidingstijd op colleges
62 uur voorbereiding op tentamen.

Assessment method

Written exam

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.


Yes. The course reader will be published on Blackboard.

Reading list

A course reader can be downloaded via Blackboard during the weeks preceding the start of this seminar.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte
Registration Contractonderwijs


For questions about the content of the course, please contact the teacher:
Alwin Kloekhorst

Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats:

Coordinator of Studies: Else van Dijk