Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies)
(B.A. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARB1020 Arabic 1 (for Near Eastern Studies) 4 ECTS
NES1003 Classical Hebrew 1 6 ECTS
ORS1102 Methods of Research 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARB1021 Arabic 2 (for Near Eastern Studies) 4 ECTS
HBW1005 Modern Hebrew 1 4 ECTS
NES1002 Classical Hebrew 2 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies)
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 20 ECTS credits from the same stream of elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARB2016 Arabic 3 8 ECTS
HBW2012 Modern Hebrew 2 6 ECTS

Elective Units: Language and Literature Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB3005 Arabic Dialectology 4 ECTS
ARB3032 Arabic Readings: Modern Arabic Literature 4 ECTS
ARB3047 Arabic Linguistic and Literary Themes 6 ECTS
HBW2011 Biblical and Jewish Aramaic 4 ECTS
HBW2013 Readings in Hebrew: Biblical Literature 4 ECTS

Elective Units: The Ancient Near East Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB1037 Arab History and Civilization: Expansion and Inter-Culturalism 4 ECTS
HBW2009 History and Archaeology of the Holy Land 4 ECTS
HBW2011 Biblical and Jewish Aramaic 4 ECTS
HBW2013 Readings in Hebrew: Biblical Literature 4 ECTS

Elective Units: Contemporary Affairs Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB3032 Arabic Readings: Modern Arabic Literature 4 ECTS
ARB3047 Arabic Linguistic and Literary Themes 6 ECTS
HBW2015 The Holocaust 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARB3057 Arabic 4 8 ECTS
HBW2016 Functional Modern Hebrew 1 4 ECTS

Elective Units: Language and Literature Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB2026 The Qur’ân: Its Recitation and Interpretation 4 ECTS
ARB2034 Arabic Literature: The Modern Period 6 ECTS
ARB3004 Arabic Readings: Contemporary Arabic Writings 4 ECTS
HBW2017 Readings in Hebrew: Dead Sea Scrolls 4 ECTS
HBW2018 Readings in Hebrew: Contemporary Media 4 ECTS
HBW2020 Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature 4 ECTS
HBW3002 Palaeo-Hebrew Inscriptions 4 ECTS
NES2005 Comparative Semitics 6 ECTS

Elective Units: The Ancient Near East Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB2026 The Qur’ân: Its Recitation and Interpretation 4 ECTS
ARC2010 Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Mythology 4 ECTS
HBW2017 Readings in Hebrew: Dead Sea Scrolls 4 ECTS
HBW2019 Jews and Judaism in Medieval and Early Modern Times 4 ECTS

Elective Units: Contemporary Affairs Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB2026 The Qur’ân: Its Recitation and Interpretation 4 ECTS
ARB2034 Arabic Literature: The Modern Period 6 ECTS
ARB3004 Arabic Readings: Contemporary Arabic Writings 4 ECTS
HBW2018 Readings in Hebrew: Contemporary Media 4 ECTS
HBW2020 Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature 4 ECTS
MDT3002 Middle Eastern Travels 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
46 ECTS credits in Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies)
10 ECTS credits in the subsidiary area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 20 ECTS credits from the same stream of elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

NES3099 Dissertation 12 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARB3018 Arabic 5 8 ECTS
HBW3015 Modern Hebrew 3 4 ECTS
HBW3016 Functional Modern Hebrew 2 4 ECTS

Elective Units: Language and Literature Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB3031 Arabic Readings: Classical Arabic Literature 4 ECTS
ARB3047 Arabic Linguistic and Literary Themes 6 ECTS
HBW2014 Readings in Hebrew: Receptions of Biblical Traditions 4 ECTS
HBW3011 Rabbinic Hebrew 4 ECTS

Elective Units: The Ancient Near East Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB2022 Arab History and Civilization: The Oral Tradition 4 ECTS
ARB3046 Themes in Arab Civilization 4 ECTS
HBW2014 Readings in Hebrew: Receptions of Biblical Traditions 4 ECTS
HBW3011 Rabbinic Hebrew 4 ECTS

Elective Units: Contemporary Affairs Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB3047 Arabic Linguistic and Literary Themes 6 ECTS
HBW2014 Readings in Hebrew: Receptions of Biblical Traditions 4 ECTS
HBW3017 The Modern State of Israel 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

NES3019 Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Arabic and Hebrew 6 ECTS (NC)
NES3020 Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Area of Specialization 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units: Language and Literature Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB1042 Arabic Literature: The Abbasid Period 6 ECTS
ARB2012 Media Arabic 6 ECTS
ARB3006 Dialectal Arabic 4 ECTS
HBW3018 Readings in Hebrew: Modern Literature 4 ECTS
HBW3019 The Hebrew Bible and Its Ancient Near Eastern Context 4 ECTS
NES1040 Phoenician - Punic 1 4 ECTS

Elective Units: The Ancient Near East Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB1042 Arabic Literature: The Abbasid Period 6 ECTS
ARB3027 Islam and Mediaeval Christendom 4 ECTS
ARC2013 Phoenician and Punic Archaeology 6 ECTS
ARC3008 Ancient Israel 6 ECTS
ARC3015 Syro-Palestinian Archaeology 6 ECTS
HBW3019 The Hebrew Bible and Its Ancient Near Eastern Context 4 ECTS
HBW3020 Archaeology of the Sacred: Synagogues, Churches, and Mosques in Late Antique Palestine 4 ECTS
NES1040 Phoenician - Punic 1 4 ECTS

Elective Units: Contemporary Affairs Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARB2012 Media Arabic 6 ECTS
ARB3006 Dialectal Arabic 4 ECTS
HBW3018 Readings in Hebrew: Modern Literature 4 ECTS
MDT3001 Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Pasts, Urgencies, Prospects 4 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.A. (Hons) in Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies): 180 ECTS credits, of which:
132 ECTS credits in Near Eastern Studies
36 ECTS credits in the subsidiary area
12 ECTS credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and bye the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - B.A. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 22 July 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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