Language Courses for 2014-2015

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Language courses offered by HDS during the academic year are listed below. (See the Summer Language Program website regarding summer courses.) Students are not limited to these languages and are encouraged to consider other language courses offered outside of HDS (i.e., within the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences) if more directly relevant to their program.

All of the courses listed below may be used to satisfy the MDiv Language Course requirement (three half courses in a single language). Courses taken outside of HDS may also be used. Some higher level language courses may simultaneously be used to satisfy a Scriptural Interpretation (SI) requirement.

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Arabic
Coptic
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Latin
Modern Arabic
Modern Hebrew
Spanish
Syriac
Other Languages

Arabic

HDS 4345 Elementary Arabic
Dalia Abo-Haggar
1.00 credits. Full year course 2014-2015.
HDS 4351 Intermediate Arabic I
Nour Barmada
0.50 credits. Fall 2014.
HDS 4353 Upper-Level Classical Arabic I
Dalia Abo-Haggar
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon Tues Thurs 9am-10am. FAS, CGIS Knafel, Room K109.
HDS 4354 Upper-Level Classical Arabic II
Dalia Abo-Haggar
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Mon Tues Thurs 9am-10am. FAS.
HDS 4361 Intermediate Arabic II
Nour Barmada
0.50 credits. Spring 2015.

Coptic

HDS 4161 Intermediate Coptic
Karen L. King
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon Wed 9am-10am. Rockefeller Hall, Room 114.

French

HDS 4453 Intermediate French Readings
Pascale Torracinta
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Mon Wed 6pm-7:30pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 116.
HDS 4454 Advanced Intermediate French Readings
Pascale Torracinta
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon Wed 6pm-7:30pm. Divinity Hall, Room 106.

German

HDS 4412 German for Reading
Karin Grundler-Whitacre
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon 4pm-6pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 117.
HDS 4413 Intermediate German Readings
Karin Grundler-Whitacre
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Mon Wed 4pm-5:30pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 117.
HDS 4414 Advanced Intermediate German Readings
Geraldine Grimm
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon Wed 6pm-7:30pm. Andover Hall, Room 118.

Greek

HDS 1551 Greek Exegesis of 1 Corinthians
Laura Salah Nasrallah
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Wed 1pm-3pm. Divinity Hall, Room 106.
HDS 2146 Advanced Greek: Alexandria
Annewies van den Hoek
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Mon Fri 10am-11am. Divinity Hall, Room 106.
HDS 2149 Advanced Greek: Montanism
Annewies van den Hoek
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon Fri 10am-11am. Divinity Hall, Room 106.
HDS 4211 Elementary Greek I
James Constantine Skedros
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. M W F 9am-10am. Andover Hall, Room 117.
HDS 4212 Elementary Greek II
James Constantine Skedros
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. M W F 9am-10am. Andover Hall, Room 118.
HDS 4220 Intermediate Greek I
Judy R. Haley
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon Wed 6pm-7:30pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 116.
HDS 4221 Intermediate Greek II
Annewies van den Hoek
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Mon Fri 11am-12pm. Divinity Hall, Room 106.
HDS 4240 Graeca - Reading of Greek Texts: Seminar
Christopher A. Parrott
0.50 credits. Full year course 2014-2015. Meets biweekly. Tues 4pm-6pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 117.

Hebrew

HDS 1625 Rapid Reading: Classical Hebrew I
Jon D. Levenson
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Thurs 1pm-3pm. Divinity Hall, Room 211.
HDS 1626 Rapid Reading: Classical Hebrew II
Jon D. Levenson
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Thurs 1pm-3pm. Andover Hall, Room 117.
HDS 4010 Elementary Classical Hebrew
Peter Machinist
1.00 credits. Full year course 2014-2015. M W F 10am-11am. Divinity Hall, Room 320.
HDS 4020 Intermediate Classical Hebrew I
Peter Machinist
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. M W F 10am-11am. Rockefeller Hall, Room 118.
HDS 4021 Intermediate Classical Hebrew II
Peter Machinist
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. M W F 10am-11am. FAS.
HDS 4036 Introduction to Rabbinic Hebrew
Shaye J. D. Cohen
0.50 credits. Spring 2015.

Latin

HDS 2223 Latin Paleography and Manuscript Culture: Seminar
Beverly M. Kienzle
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Wed 1pm-4pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 115.
HDS 2224 Readings in Christian Latin: Hildegard of Bingen and the Gospels
Beverly M. Kienzle
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Wed 1pm-4pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 114.
HDS 4320 Intermediate Readings in Christian Latin
Craig Henry Tichelkamp
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon Fri 10am-11am. Andover Hall, Room 119.

Modern Arabic

No courses are offered in this category for the time period selected.

Modern Hebrew

HDS 4015 Elementary Modern Hebrew
Irit Aharony
1.00 credits. Full year course 2014-2015. All Weekdays 10am-11am. FAS.
HDS 4040 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I
Irit Aharony
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. All Weekdays 11am-12pm. FAS, Sever Hall, Room 304.
HDS 4041 Intermediate Modern Hebrew II
Irit Aharony
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. All Weekdays 11am-12pm. FAS.
HDS 4042 Advanced Modern Hebrew I
Irit Aharony
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon Wed 1pm-3pm. FAS, Sever Hall, Room 304.
HDS 4043 Advanced Modern Hebrew II
Irit Aharony
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Mon Wed 1pm-3pm. FAS.
HDS 4045 Advanced Seminar in Modern Hebrew: Israeli Culture: Cinema and Literature
Irit Aharony
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Tue Thu 1pm-3pm. FAS, Sever Hall, Room 304.

Spanish

HDS 4463 Intermediate Spanish Readings
Lorraine Ledford
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Tues 6pm-9pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 116.
HDS 4464 Advanced Intermediate Spanish Readings
Lorraine Ledford
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Tues 6pm-9pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 116.
HDS 4465 Communication Skills for Spanish Ministry
Lorraine Ledford
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon Wed 6pm-7:30pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 117.

Syriac

HDS 4102 Elementary Syriac
Ute Possekel
1.00 credits. Full year course 2014-2015. M W F 11am-12pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 114.

Other Languages

HDS 3241 Buddhist Path Literature in Tibet
Ian James MacCormack
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Tue Thu 11:30am-1pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 115.
HDS 3242 Tibetan Cosmologies
Ian James MacCormack
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Mon 12pm-2pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 114.
HDS 3719 Literature and Belief: The Case of Modern Yiddish Literature
Dara Horn Schulman
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon 4pm-6pm. FAS, Dana Palmer House, Seminar Room.
HDS 4052 Elementary Pali I
Beatrice Chrystall
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. M W F 9am-10am. Rockefeller Hall, Room 115.
HDS 4053 Elementary Pali II
Beatrice Chrystall
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. M W F 9am-10am. Rockefeller Hall, Room 114.
HDS 4056 Reading Post-Canonical Pali I
Charles Hallisey
0.50 credits. Fall 2014.
HDS 4057 Reading Post-Canonical Pali II
Charles Hallisey
0.50 credits. Spring 2015.
HDS 4059 Introduction to Ancient Aramaic
Peter Machinist
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Fri 11am-1pm. FAS, Semitic Museum, Room 304.
HDS 4060 Targumic and Related Aramaic
Peter Machinist
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Fri 2pm-4pm. FAS, Semitic Museum, Room 304.
HDS 4120 The Language of Pharaohs: Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs I
Peter Der Manuelian
0.50 credits. Fall 2014. Mon Wed 1:30pm-3pm. FAS, 1 Bow Street, .
HDS 4121 The Language of Pharaohs: Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs II
Peter Der Manuelian
0.50 credits. Spring 2015. Mon Wed 1:30pm-3pm. FAS.