The Catholic University of America

Course Schedule
for Semitics

Graduate Courses

Spring Semester 2019 | Summer 2019 Courses | Fall Semester 2019

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 524
1/14 - 5/11
Readings in Aramaic (1 cr.) 
01 
Tues   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 652
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 
  Jan 14 - May 11 TBA
Cook, E.
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 726
1/14 - 5/11
Jewish Babylonian Aramaic (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Jan 14 - May 11 3:40 pm
- 4:55 pm
Gross, A.
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 742
1/14 - 5/11
Seminar in Arabic (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues   Jan 14 - May 11 11:10 am
- 1:40 pm
Talia, S.
SEM 765
1/14 - 5/11
Ancient Near Eastern Law (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues   Jan 14 - May 11 2:10 pm
- 4:40 pm
Gross, A.
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 
  Jan 14 - May 11 TBA
Cook, E.
  02 
  Jan 14 - May 11 TBA
Gross, A.
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.


Summer 2019 Courses

Course Sec Day Time Instructor
SEM 533
5/20 - 6/22
Session 15
Basic Syriac (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   May 20 - Jun 22 4:00 pm
- 6:30 pm
Blanchard, M.
SEM 631
7/01 - 8/03
Session 25
Syriac Literature (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Jul 01 - Aug 03 4:00 pm
- 6:30 pm
Blanchard, M.
SEM 683
5/20 - 6/29
Session 16
Basic Coptic (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   May 20 - Jun 29 10:00 am
- 1:20 pm
Timbie, J.
SEM 684
5/20 - 6/22
Session 15
Readings in Coptic (2 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   May 20 - Jun 22 10:00 am
- 12:30 pm
Timbie, J.
SEM 698B
7/01 - 8/10
Session 26
Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1 cr.) 
01 
  Jul 01 - Aug 10 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 807
5/20 - 6/29
Session 16
Basic Old Georgian (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   May 20 - Jun 29 4:00 pm
- 7:10 pm
Blanchard, M.
SEM 808
7/01 - 8/10
Session 26
Readings in Old Georgian (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Jul 01 - Aug 10 4:00 pm
- 7:10 pm
Blanchard, M.
SEM 998A
7/01 - 8/10
Session 26
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0 cr.) 
01 
  Jul 01 - Aug 10 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 998B
7/01 - 8/10
Session 26
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1 cr.) 
01 
  Jul 01 - Aug 10 TBA
Gross, A.


Fall Semester 2019

Course Sec Day Time Instructor
SEM 511
8/26 - 12/14
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Aug 26 - Dec 14 9:40 am
- 10:30 am
Johnson, C.
SEM 521
8/26 - 12/14
Introduction to Aramaic (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 26 - Dec 14 2:10 pm
- 3:25 pm
Cook, E.
SEM 531
8/26 - 12/14
Introduction to Syriac I (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Aug 26 - Dec 14 12:40 pm
- 1:30 pm
Blanchard, M.
SEM 541
8/26 - 12/14
Introduction to Arabic (4 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Aug 26 - Dec 14 9:40 am
- 10:30 am
Talia, S.
SEM 545
8/26 - 12/14
Arabic Literature I (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Aug 26 - Dec 14 8:10 am
- 9:25 am
Talia, S.
SEM 611
8/26 - 12/14
Biblical Hebrew Prose I (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 26 - Dec 14 11:10 am
- 12:25 pm
Cook, E.
SEM 631
8/26 - 12/14
Syriac Literature (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 26 - Dec 14 3:40 pm
- 4:55 pm
Butts, A.
SEM 661
8/26 - 12/14
Introduction to Akkadian (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 26 - Dec 14 3:40 pm
- 4:55 pm
TBA
SEM 681
8/26 - 12/14
Introduction to Coptic Studies (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed Fri   Aug 26 - Dec 14 3:40 pm
- 4:30 pm
Timbie, J.
SEM 694
8/26 - 12/14
Independent Study (3 cr.) 
01 
TBA
  02 
  Aug 26 - Dec 14 TBA
Talia, S.
SEM 698A
8/26 - 12/14
Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 26 - Dec 14 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 698B
8/26 - 12/14
Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 26 - Dec 14 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 711
8/26 - 12/14
Biblical Hebrew Poetry I (3 cr.) 
01 
Mon Wed   Aug 26 - Dec 14 11:10 am
- 12:25 pm
TBA
SEM 723
8/26 - 12/14
Aramaic Dialects I (3 cr.) 
01 
Thurs   Aug 26 - Dec 14 2:10 pm
- 4:40 pm
Cook, E.
SEM 741
8/26 - 12/14
Seminar in Arabic (3 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 26 - Dec 14 TBA
Talia, S.
SEM 743
8/26 - 12/14
Readings in Garshuni (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Aug 26 - Dec 14 9:40 am
- 10:55 am
Talia, S.
SEM 781
8/26 - 12/14
Readings in Coptic (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Aug 26 - Dec 14 12:40 pm
- 1:55 pm
Timbie, J.
SEM 803
8/26 - 12/14
Basic Classical Armenian (3 cr.) 
01 
Tues Thurs   Aug 26 - Dec 14 5:10 pm
- 6:25 pm
Blanchard, M.
SEM 993
8/26 - 12/14
Directed Research (3 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 26 - Dec 14 TBA
TBA
  02 
  Aug 26 - Dec 14 TBA
Butts, A.
  03 
  Aug 26 - Dec 14 TBA
Cook, E.
SEM 996
8/26 - 12/14
Doctoral Dissertation Research (1 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 26 - Dec 14 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 998A
8/26 - 12/14
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 26 - Dec 14 TBA
Gross, A.
SEM 998B
8/26 - 12/14
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1 cr.) 
01 
  Aug 26 - Dec 14 TBA
Gross, A.