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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 201. Intermediate Greek. Review of grammar and syntax accompanied by selections from various Greek authors including those of the New Testament. The general education foreign language competency requirement is met by passing the final exam of this course. Prerequisite to further work in Greek.

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 494. Senior Seminar. Selected topics covering a systematic overview of hermeneutical theory, and of textual criticism, lexicography, and the historical, linguistic, and structural analyses of Koine Greek texts, or of the culture and historical grammar of Classical texts. Emphasis will be placed on interpretive methodology and the production of a serious paper.

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 401x. 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 general education foreign language competency requirement is met by passing the final exam of this course. See BITH 631.

HEBR 495. Independent Study. An independent study in Hebrew which may be either advanced grammar, reading of the 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 201. Intermediate Latin. Review of grammar. Translation of extensive selections from Vergil's Aeneid and other poets. The general education foreign language competency requirement is met by passing the final exam of this course.

LATN 495. Advanced Latin Readings. Emphasis upon rapid reading for comprehension. Selected passages illuminating varied aspects of humanity, ranging from earliest times through medieval Latin, according to the interests of the class. Offered on sufficient demand by special arrangements. 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)

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 201. Intermediate Greek. Review of grammar and syntax accompanied by selections from various Greek authors including those of the New Testament. The general education foreign language competency requirement is met by passing the final exam of this course. Prerequisite to further work in Greek.

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 494. Senior Seminar. Selected topics covering a systematic overview of hermeneutical theory, and of textual criticism, lexicography, and the historical, linguistic, and structural analyses of Koine Greek texts, or of the culture and historical grammar of Classical texts. Emphasis will be placed on interpretive methodology and the production of a serious paper.

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 401x. 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 general education foreign language competency requirement is met by passing the final exam of this course. See BITH 631.

HEBR 495. Independent Study. An independent study in Hebrew which may be either advanced grammar, reading of the 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 201. Intermediate Latin. Review of grammar. Translation of extensive selections from Vergil's Aeneid and other poets. The general education foreign language competency requirement is met by passing the final exam of this course.

LATN 495. Advanced Latin Readings. Emphasis upon rapid reading for comprehension. Selected passages illuminating varied aspects of humanity, ranging from earliest times through medieval Latin, according to the interests of the class. Offered on sufficient demand by special arrangements. 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)