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Minor Concentration Scriptural Languages (18 credits)

Offered by: Religious Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration Scriptural Languages is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to read scriptural sources in their original languages. This Minor concentration is recommended to be followed in conjunction with the Major Concentration Scriptures and Interpretations.

This program may not be expanded to one of the major concentrations offered in Religious Studies.

Students will choose from one of two streams:
Stream I: Biblical Languages
Stream II: Indo-Tibetan Languages

Stream I - Biblical Languages

18 credits chosen from among courses on Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek.

Biblical Hebrew

* Note: Students with advanced standing in Hebrew may take Aramaic as part of their program.

  • JWST 327 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew

  • JWST 328 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew

  • JWST 329 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew

  • JWST 330 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew

  • RELG 390D1 Elementary Biblical Hebrew (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the grammar and syntax of Biblical Hebrew. Emphasis is placed on both the oral and the written language.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Shayna Sheinfeld, Patricia Kirkpatrick (Fall)

  • RELG 390D2 Elementary Biblical Hebrew (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : See RELG 390D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Shayna Sheinfeld (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: RELG 390D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 390D1 and RELG 390D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • RELG 491 Hebrew Texts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Translation and exegesis of selected texts.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Patricia Kirkpatrick (Fall)

    • Fall

  • RELG 492 Hebrew Texts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Translation and exegesis of selected texts.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Patricia Kirkpatrick (Winter)

    • Winter

Biblical Greek

Stream II - Indo-Tibetan Languages

Sanskrit is the language of classical Indian civilization and is recommended for students interested in gaining access to religious texts, philosophical works, academic treatises on all subjects, and poetry written in classical and medieval India.

Classical Tibetan is one of the main scriptural languages of Buddhism. Many texts originally composed in Sanskrit are only extant in their Tibetan translations, and a vast body of philosophical, devotional, poetic and academic works composed in Classical Tibetan is only accessible to one who has a firm grasp of the language.

Tamil is a language spoken by over 75,000,000 people around the world. It is an ancient South Indian language that, unlike Sanskrit, has a vital, living tradition. It has a classical literary canon and yet is also part of the everyday lives of millions of people.

18 credits chosen from among courses on Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Tamil.

Sanskrit

Tibetan

Tamil

  • RELG 266 Introductory Tamil 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the basic grammar and syntax of Tamil, a classical and modern language from South India. Students will acquire basic skills in reading, writing and speaking Tamil.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • RELG 267 Introductory Tamil 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Advanced basic grammar and syntax of Tamil, a classical and modern language from South India. Students will acquire basic skills in reading, writing and speaking Tamil.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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