The Catholic University of America

Course Schedule
for Semitics

Graduate Courses

Fall Semester 2018 | Spring Semester 2019

Fall Semester 2018

Course Sec Day Time Instructor
SEM 511
8/27 - 12/15
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Aug 27 - Dec 15 9:40 am
- 10:30 am
Johnson, C.
SEM 521
8/27 - 12/15
Introduction to Aramaic (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 27 - Dec 15 2:10 pm
- 3:25 pm
Cook, E.
SEM 531
8/27 - 12/15
Introduction to Syriac I (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Aug 27 - Dec 15 12:40 pm
- 1:30 pm
Blanchard, M.
SEM 541
8/27 - 12/15
Introduction to Arabic (4 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Aug 27 - Dec 15 9:40 am
- 10:30 am
Talia, S.
SEM 545
8/27 - 12/15
Arabic Literature I (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Aug 27 - Dec 15 8:10 am
- 9:25 am
Talia, S.
SEM 611
8/27 - 12/15
Biblical Hebrew Prose I (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 27 - Dec 15 11:10 am
- 12:25 pm
Cook, E.
SEM 631
8/27 - 12/15
Syriac Literature (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 27 - Dec 15 3:40 pm
- 4:55 pm
Butts, A.
SEM 651
8/27 - 12/15
Readings in Classical Ethiopic (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 27 - Dec 15 2:10 pm
- 3:25 pm
Butts, A.
SEM 681
8/27 - 12/15
Introduction to Coptic Studies (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Aug 27 - Dec 15 3:40 pm
- 4:30 pm
Timbie, J.
SEM 694
8/27 - 12/15
Independent Study (3 cr.) 
01 
TBA
  02 
  Aug 27 - Dec 15 TBA
Talia, S.
SEM 698A
8/27 - 12/15
Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 27 - Dec 15 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 698B
8/27 - 12/15
Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 27 - Dec 15 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 702
8/27 - 12/15
Ancient Israel in its Near Eastern Context (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 27 - Dec 15 3:40 pm
- 4:55 pm
Gross, A.
SEM 713
8/27 - 12/15
Intertestamental Hebrew (Qumran) (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues   Aug 27 - Dec 15 2:10 pm
- 4:40 pm
Gross, A.
SEM 719
8/27 - 12/15
Historical Hebrew Grammar (3 cr.) 
01 
Thurs   Aug 27 - Dec 15 2:10 pm
- 4:40 pm
Cook, E.
SEM 741
8/27 - 12/15
Seminar in Arabic (3 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 27 - Dec 15 TBA
Talia, S.
SEM 743
8/27 - 12/15
Readings in Garshuni (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Aug 27 - Dec 15 9:40 am
- 10:55 am
Talia, S.
SEM 751
8/27 - 12/15
Old South Arabian (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 27 - Dec 15 11:10 am
- 12:25 pm
Butts, A.
SEM 781
8/27 - 12/15
Readings in Coptic (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Aug 27 - Dec 15 12:40 pm
- 1:55 pm
Timbie, J.
SEM 807
8/27 - 12/15
Basic Old Georgian (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Aug 27 - Dec 15 5:10 pm
- 6:25 pm
Blanchard, M.
SEM 993
8/27 - 12/15
Directed Research (3 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 27 - Dec 15 TBA
TBA
  02 
  Aug 27 - Dec 15 TBA
Butts, A.
  03 
  Aug 27 - Dec 15 TBA
Cook, E.
SEM 996
8/27 - 12/15
Doctoral Dissertation Research (1 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 27 - Dec 15 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 998A
8/27 - 12/15
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 27 - Dec 15 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 998B
8/27 - 12/15
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 27 - Dec 15 TBA
Gross, A.


Spring Semester 2019

Course Sec Day Time Instructor
SEM 512
1/14 - 5/11
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Jan 14 - May 11 9:40 am
- 10:30 am
Johnson, C.
SEM 522
1/14 - 5/11
Introduction to Aramaic (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Jan 14 - May 11 2:10 pm
- 3:25 pm
Cook, E.
SEM 532
1/14 - 5/11
Introduction to Syriac II (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Jan 14 - May 11 12:40 pm
- 1:30 pm
Blanchard, M.
SEM 546
1/14 - 5/11
Arabic Literature II (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Jan 14 - May 11 8:10 am
- 9:25 am
Talia, S.
SEM 547
1/14 - 5/11
Arabic Literature in Translation (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Jan 14 - May 11 12:40 pm
- 1:30 pm
Talia, S.
SEM 612
1/14 - 5/11
Biblical Hebrew Prose II (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Jan 14 - May 11 11:10 am
- 12:25 pm
Cook, E.
SEM 632
1/14 - 5/11
Syriac Literature (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Jan 14 - May 11 3:40 pm
- 4:55 pm
Butts, A.
SEM 651
1/14 - 5/11
Readings in Classical Ethiopic (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Jan 14 - May 11 2:10 pm
- 3:25 pm
Butts, A.
SEM 682
1/14 - 5/11
Introduction to Coptic Studies (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Jan 14 - May 11 3:40 pm
- 4:30 pm
Timbie, J.
SEM 694
1/14 - 5/11
Independent Study (3 cr.) 
01 
TBA
SEM 698A
1/14 - 5/11
Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0 cr.) 
01 
  Jan 14 - May 11 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 698B
1/14 - 5/11
Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1 cr.) 
01 
  Jan 14 - May 11 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 714
1/14 - 5/11
Readings in Israeli Hebrew (3 cr.) 
01 
Thurs   Jan 14 - May 11 2:10 pm
- 4:40 pm
Cook, E.
SEM 733
1/14 - 5/11
Editing Texts: Christian Near East (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Jan 14 - May 11 11:10 am
- 12:25 pm
Butts, A.
SEM 743
1/14 - 5/11
Readings in Garshuni (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues   Jan 14 - May 11 11:10 am
- 1:40 pm
Talia, S.
SEM 782
1/14 - 5/11
Readings in Coptic (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Jan 14 - May 11 3:40 pm
- 4:55 pm
Timbie, J.
SEM 808
1/14 - 5/11
Readings in Old Georgian (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Jan 14 - May 11 5:10 pm
- 6:25 pm
Blanchard, M.
SEM 993
1/14 - 5/11
Directed Research (3 cr.) 
01 
TBA
SEM 996
1/14 - 5/11
Doctoral Dissertation Research (1 cr.) 
01 
  Jan 14 - May 11 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 998A
1/14 - 5/11
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0 cr.) 
01 
  Jan 14 - May 11 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 998B
1/14 - 5/11
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1 cr.) 
01 
  Jan 14 - May 11 TBA
Gross, A.