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Semitics 2019 Summer Language Program

 

Focus on the Christian Near East
 

The Semitics department offers intensive summer language courses through CUA Summer Sessions.

Languages and literatures of the Christian Near East (Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Syriac) are a focus of the department's summer program.

The Summer 2019 Program includes introductory-level and reading-level courses in Coptic, Syriac, and Old Georgian.

Students enrolled in these courses enjoy access to the Institute of Christian Oriental Research (ICOR) collections in the University's Semitics/ICOR Library.


For questions about the department and its programs contact Dr. Andrew Gross, Department Chair.

 

Summer Session 15: May 20-June 22, 2019 (5 weeks)

SEM 533 Basic Syriac (3 credits) MWF 4:30pm-7:00pm (Mullen 036)

Monica J. Blanchard

The fundamentals of literary Syriac phonology, morphology, and syntax, offered in an intensive format in the summer session.

SEM 684 Readings in Coptic (2 credits) MW 10:00am-12:30pm (Mullen 031)

Janet A. Timbie

Reading of selected Coptic texts in various dialects and types of literature. Prerequisites: SEM 681, SEM 683, or equivalent.

Summer Session 16: May 20-June 29, 2019 (6 weeks)

SEM 683 Basic Coptic (3 credits) T&Th 10:00am-1:20pm (Mullen 031)

Janet A. Timbie

The fundamentals of Sahidic Coptic phonology, morphology, and syntax, offered in an intensive format during summer school. Prerequisite: Basic Greek.

SEM 807 Basic Old Georgian (3 credits) TTH 4:00pm-7:10pm (Mullen 036)

Monica J. Blanchard

The fundamentals of Old Georgian phonology, morphology, and syntax, offered in an intensive format in the summer session.

Summer Session 25: July 1-August 3, 2019 (5 weeks)

SEM 631 Syriac Literature (3 credits) MWF 4:00pm-6:30pm (Mullen 036)

Monica J. Blanchard

Reading of selected texts in the several scripts and genres of Syriac literature, with a view to consolidating the student's mastery of the written language. Prerequisite: SEM 533 or equivalent.

 Summer Session 26: July 1-August 10, 2019 (6 weeks)

SEM 808 Readings in Old Georgian (3 credits) TTh 4:00 pm-7:10pm (Mullen 036)

Monica J. Blanchard

 Reading of selected texts in various scripts and genres of Old Georgian literature. Prerequisite: SEM 807 or equivalent.