Ancient Languages Courses

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For complete information on courses please reference the college catalog.

Greek Courses (GREK)

GREK 101, 102. Elementary Greek. Intensive study of elementary grammar, syntax, and vocabulary; selected readings from Ancient Greek authors including those of the New Testament. GREK 101 is a prerequisite for GREK 102.

GREK 201. Intermediate Greek. Review of grammar and syntax accompanied by selections from various Greek authors including those of the New Testament. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Prerequisite to further work in Greek. Prerequisite: GREK 102 (or equivalent)

GREK 331, 332, 333. Advanced Classical Reading. Selections from Greek poets, philosophers, or dramatists. (2 or 4)

GREK 334, 335, 336. Advanced Koine Reading. New Testament book studies in Greek or selections from the Septuagint or the early church fathers to illustrate the development of thought within Christianity. (2 or 4)

GREK 337. Greek Prose Composition. A systematic review of Greek morphology and syntax by writing sentences in Classical and Koine Greek. (2)

GREK 451x. Greek Exegesis. See BITH 451.

GREK 487. Topics in Greek Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies. (2)

GREK 489. Topics in Greek Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies.

GREK 494. Senior Seminar. Ancient Language majors will take a capstone course in their senior year that connects ancient Greek with other areas of inquiry. The student will do focused research on the Greek of the classical world, including but not limited to the Septuagint and the New Testament. Students will demonstrate how their chosen topic relates to Christian faith.

GREK 495. Independent Study. Department approval required. (1-4)

Hebrew Courses (HEBR)

HEBR 301, 302. Elementary Hebrew. Basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary with readings from the Old Testament and modern Hebrew authors. HEBR 301 is a prerequisite for 302.

HEBR 401. Intermediate Hebrew. Review of grammar and syntax with an introduction to the Masoretic text of the Old Testament, intensive reading from selected Old Testament texts and modern writers. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Prerequisite: HEBR 302 (or equivalent)

HEBR 487. Topics in Hebrew Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies. (2)

HEBR 489. Topics in Hebrew Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies.

HEBR 495. Independent Study. An independent study in Hebrew which may be either advanced grammar, reading of the literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies. Hebrew Old Testament, or an exegesis of a portion of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. Department approval required. (1-4)

Latin Courses (LATN)

LATN 101, 102. Elementary Latin. Introduction to syntax and vocabulary. Readings from representative ancient authors. LATN 101 is a prerequisite for 102.

LATN 201. Intermediate Latin. Review of grammar. Translation of extensive selections from Vergil's Aeneid and other poets. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Prerequisite: LATN 102 (or equivalent)

LATN 333. Advanced Latin Readings. In-depth readings of selections of Latin literature, focusing on the classical periods of the Roman Republic and Empire. Emphasis will be placed on universal human themes expressed in the literature that shed light on cross-cultural connections between the ancient and modern worlds. (2 or 4)

LATN 487. Topics in Latin Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies. (2)

LATN 489. Topics in Latin Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies. (4)

LATN 495. Independent Study. Department approval required. (1-4)

Linguistics Courses (LING)

LING 321. Introduction to Linguistic Science. Introductory study of the concepts and methodology of modern linguistics. Survey of the various branches of linguistic science and of their relationships to other disciplines. (2)

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