Introduction to Ancient Astral Sciences

Freie Universität Berlin

Organisatorisches

Kurstyp
VL
Semester
WiSe 2022/23
Standort
Arnimallee 10, Raum 010
SWS
2
Start
Rhythmus
wöchentlich
Tag
Mi
Zeit
14-16
Anmeldung
max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
E-Mail
wissensgeschichte@geschkult.fu-berlin.de

Details

The lecture introduces central topics from the astral sciences (astronomy, celestial divination, astrology, cosmology) of the ancient world with an emphasis on the Greco-Roman world, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The focus is on reconstructing and interpreting ancient practices and theories based on original sources and on the methodological aspects of research on ancient astral science. For this course it is not possible to enrol via Campus Management. Please enrol via the form "Modul-, Lehrveranstaltungs- und Prüfungsanmeldung" when you decided to take the course. You can find the form on the website of the Studienbüro Geschkult. Please submit this document to the Studienbüro within the same time frame you would have to enrol in your courses via Campus Management. The workload of the course equals 150 hours: attendance 30 hours, preparation and wrap-up 60 hours, Hausarbeit (3500 words) 60 hours. By attending the companion course "Reading Babylonian Medicine" as well — instead of giving a presentation or writing an exam for the completion of the course "Reading Babylonian Medicine, it is possible to write a Hausarbeit with 8000 words which would cover both courses. For questions regarding credits you will have to approach your BA- or MA advisor of your study program. Please register also via email: wissensgeschichte@geschkult.fu-berlin.de