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HIS1040: Sahidic Coptic 1

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Generell informasjon | Studiekrav | Avsluttende vurdering | Læringsutbytte etter fullført emne 

Emneansvarlig:Victor Ghica (Victor.Ghica@mf.no)
Undervisningsstart:Høst (uregelmessig)

Generell informasjon

Offered as part of several bachelor's programmes, this course is the first of the two introductory courses in Sahidic Coptic. Its aim is to provide an introduction to Sahidic, the main literary dialect of Coptic language.


In order to receive a final assessment, the student must: 
  • Pass at least 3 of the 5 written tests done in class. These tests are assessed by "passed" and "failed".
  • Participate in the evaluation of the course if such evaluation is stipulated in the relevant term.
When course requirements are not fulfilled this will count as one examination attempt, unless you withdraw within the set deadline (1 May/ 1 November).

Avsluttende vurdering

To gain credit for the course the student must fulfill all the requirements and pass the written exam (2 hrs). The exam is assessed with grades A-F.

Læringsutbytte etter fullført emne

This course is an introduction to Coptic, the final stage of the Egyptian language. An understanding of Coptic is necessary for advanced study of late antique and Christian Egypt. This course focuses on the Sahidic ("Upper Egyptian") dialect, the first Coptic dialect into which biblical texts were translated from the third century on. Sahidic became a pan-Egyptian written dialect in the fourth and following centuries, and boasts a rich literature, both original and translated.
Upon completion of the course, students will have: 
  • the ability to recognise and recall Coptic script and phonetic structure;
  • knowledge of Coptic grammatical structures at elementary level;
  • a foundational Coptic vocabulary;
  • the ability to use relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools;
  • the ability to use linguistic metalanguage;
  • an understanding of why Coptic is significant for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

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