Course: English for the Near East Studies

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Course title English for the Near East Studies
Course code KBS/AOBS
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hostýnek Tomáš
  • Kumar Alok, M.A.
  • Raisová Eva, PhDr.
  • Franklin David Eugene, B. A.
Course content
Selected authentic texts, related to the issues of Near East will be analyzed from the perspective of grammar and vocabulary. In the same time, knowledge of relevant English terminology will be cultivated.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Textual studies, Seminar
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 18 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Ability of readings english texts.
learning outcomes
Student will be able to comprehend relevant scholarly texts in English. He/She will know and correctly utilize scholarly terminology in the field of anthropology, religious studies, history and archaeology of Near East. He/She will be able to present his opinion on selected Near-Eastern topic and discuss it with his/her colleagues.
teaching methods
Textual studies
assessment methods
Written exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Recommended literature
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.
  • Journal of Biblical Literature. Boston: Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis.
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies. Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 1947.
  • Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 1958.
  • Middle East Journal. Washington: Middle East Institute, 1947.
  • The Cambridge History of Islam. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.
  • Ben Sasson, H. H. A History of the Jewish People. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976. ISBN 0-674-39731-2.
  • Daniel Abrams, Avraham Elqayam. Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts. Cherub Press.
  • HEWINGS, Martin. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
  • Idelsohn, A. Z. Jewish Liturgy and Its Development. New York: Schocken Books, 1972.
  • Kottak, Conrad Phillip. Anthropology : the exploration of human diversity. 5th ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1991. ISBN 0-07-035616-5.
  • Scholem, Gershom. Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism. New York: Schocken Books, 1998. ISBN 0-8052-1042-3.
  • Swan, Michael; Walter, Catherine. How english works : a grammar practice book. 1st ed., 4th impression. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-19-431456-1.
  • Van De Mieroop, Marc. A history of the ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC. Oxford : Blackwell, 2004. ISBN 0-631-22552-8.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Near Eastern Studies (15-1,2,3) Social sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Near Eastern Studies (12-4) Social sciences 3 Winter