Course Descriptions

Summer Langue Course Descriptions

 

Elementary Biblical Hebrew
This seven-week intensive course is devoted to learning the grammar of biblical Hebrew, as well as reading and translating texts from the Hebrew Bible and Qumran. The course will focus on developing reading and comprehension skills in biblical Hebrew through the study of biblical texts. In addition, students will learn how to use reference grammars, concordances, and the apparatus to the Biblica Hebraica. The course encourages students to think about the grammatical forms and their implications for biblical interpretation. 8 credits.

 

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew
This seven-week intensive course builds on material covered in Elementary Hebrew, namely Lambdin’s Introduction to Biblical Hebrew. While a portion of each class will be spent reviewing basic grammar, our efforts will focus on the preparation, oral reading, and translation of biblical passages, including beginning and intermediate-level prose and some poetry. 6 credits.

 

Modern Hebrew (Jerusalem Campus)

This four-week intensive Modern Hebrew course (Ulpan Level Alef) is comprised of 100 hours of Hebrew instruction. The course is best suited to those graduate and doctoral students who have an intermediate-level knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and would like to transition to Modern Hebrew. While the course is at beginner's level, it is accelerated and so the participants should have an understanding of the basic grammatical structure of biblical Hebrew. Students are instructed by qualified Ulpan instructors. The course is held at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem and meets July 7–August 1, 2014.

Estimated Costs

$2,300—includes all course materials, room, and board. A certificate of completion will be provided for interested students. For those who would like Notre Dame graduate credit, there is an extra cost of $1620 for 3 credits.

Airfare not included

Accommodation: Shared Room with one other person

More information available at: http://tantur.org/special-courses/four-week-intensive-hebrew/

 

Beginning Greek
This intensive eight-week course introduces students to the language of the ancient Greeks for the first time. It emphasizes the fundamentals of ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary, and prepares students to read original Greek texts. An appreciation for ancient Greek culture is also fostered through secondary readings and class discussion. 8 credits.

 

Intermediate Greek
This intensive seven-week course is designed for students who have completed Beginning Greek or its equivalent. The course combines a review of grammar with careful reading of classical Greek authors including Lysias, Plato, and Homer. In addition to improving students’ translating skills, this course introduces methods for studying Greek literature in its historical and cultural contexts, and it prepares students for more advanced work with a variety of ancient Greek literary genres. At the course’s end students will be functioning independent readers of Greek. 3 credits.

 

Beginning Latin
This eight-week course introduces students to the language of the ancient Romans for the first time. It emphasizes the fundamentals of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and prepares students to read original Latin texts. An appreciation for ancient Roman culture is also fostered through secondary readings and class discussion. 8 credits.

 

Intermediate Latin
This seven-week course combines presentation of the remaining essentials of Latin grammar, reinforced through prose composition, with careful reading of Latin authors such as Caesar, Cornelius Nepos, Ovid, and Augustine. The course develops students’ translating skills, introduces methods for studying Latin literature in its historical and cultural contexts, and prepares students for advanced work in Latin language and literature. 3 credits.

 

French for Reading
This seven-week course is designed to prepare students for the Graduate Reading Examination. No prerequisites.

 

German for Reading
This seven-week course is intended as review for graduate students who wish to take the GRE in German. The final examination of the course, if passed, fulfills the requirements of the GRE.