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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)

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

  • RELG 280D1 Elementary New Testament Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Sean Ross (Fall)

    • Students must register for both RELG 280D1 and RELG 280D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 280D1 and RELG 280D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • RELG 280D1 and RELG 280D2 together are equivalent to RELG 280
  • RELG 280D2 Elementary New Testament Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : See RELG 280D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sean Ross (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: RELG 280D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 280D1 and RELG 280D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • RELG 280D1 and RELG 280D2 together are equivalent to RELG 280
  • RELG 381 Advanced New Testament Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A review of grammar and syntax with an emphasis on rapid reading of sections chosen from different parts of the New Testament.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Ian H Henderson (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: RELG 280 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 70%
  • RELG 482 Exegesis of Greek New Testament (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An intensive seminar in exegesis on the basis of representative passages chosen from different parts of the New Testament.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Dean M Brady (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RELG 381 or equivalent, and RELG 311, RELG 312
  • RELG 583 Hellenistic Religious Texts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Translation and discussion of Hellenistic Greek texts pertaining to the study of topics in Early Christianity and Greco-Roman religions.

    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: RELG 482 or permission of the instructor.

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

  • RELG 257D1 Introductory Sanskrit (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : To develop basic language and reading skills.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Erin McCann (Fall)

    • Students must register for both RELG 257D1 and RELG 257D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 257D1 and RELG 257D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • RELG 257D2 Introductory Sanskrit (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : See RELG 257D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Erin McCann (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: RELG 257D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 257D1 and RELG 257D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • RELG 357D1 Sanskrit 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Advanced grammar and vocabulary with readings in epic and similar texts.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Erin McCann (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: RELG 257 or permission of the instructor
    • Students must register for both RELG 357D1 and RELG 357D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 357D1 and RELG 357D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • RELG 357D2 Sanskrit 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : See RELG 357D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Erin McCann (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: RELG 357D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both RELG 357D1 and RELG 357D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Tibetan

  • RELG 264 Introductory Tibetan 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the language of Classical Tibetan, specifically Tibetan script and basic grammar.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Thomas Troughton (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 265 Introductory Tibetan 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A continuation of the introduction to the language of Classical Tibetan, specifically Tibetan script and basic grammar.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Thomas Troughton (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RELG 264
  • RELG 364 Intermediate Tibetan 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Advanced Tibetan grammar, and translation of selected Tibetan texts.

    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: RELG 265 or permission of the instructor.
  • RELG 365 Intermediate Tibetan 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Continuation of advanced Tibetan grammar and translation of selected Tibetan texts.

    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: RELG 364 or permission of the instructor.
  • RELG 464 Advanced Tibetan 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Translation of specially selected Tibetan texts.

    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: RELG 365 or permission of instructor.
  • RELG 465 Advanced Tibetan 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Continuation of translation of specially selected Tibetan texts.

    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: RELG 464 or permission of the instructor.

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.

    • Prerequisite: RELG 266
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