Summer Ancient & Biblical Languages Institute


Language Requirements and University Credits

Franciscan University in accordance with official university rubrics and policies will award twelve (12) credits for successful completion of Summer Intensive Latin or Summer Intensive Greek. The University will award six (6) credits for successful completion of Summer Hebrew. Summer Intensive Latin and Summer Intensive Greek also satisfy Franciscan University’s Language Requirement.

Course Descriptions

Summer Intensive Latin

Students will study the rudiments of Latin grammar (morphology, syntax and vocabulary) in an intensive fashion so as to complete an equivalent of four (4) semester’s work in nine or ten weeks of Franciscan University’s Summer Session. Approximately one half of the course is devoted to completing Moreland and Fleischer’s Latin: An Intensive Course (Berkeley, 1978) (there will be daily quizzes and weekly tests) and one half is devoted to the reading of long connected passages, comprised of at least one complete work, e.g. Cicero’s First Catalinian Oration, and extensive selections from St. Augustine (and/or other early Christian writers) and the Vulgate Bible.

Summer Intensive Greek

Students will study the rudiments of ancient Attic Greek grammar (morphology, syntax and vocabulary) in an intensive fashion so as to complete an equivalent of four (4) semester’s work in nine or ten weeks of Franciscan University’s Summer Session. Approximately one half the course is devoted to completing Hansen and Quinn’s Greek: An Intensive Course (Fordham, 1992) (there will be daily quizzes and weekly tests) and one half is devoted to the reading of long connected passages, comprised of at least one complete work, e.g. Plato’s Ion or a Pauline Letter, and selections from other ancient, Christian, and Biblical literature.

Summer Introductory Hebrew

This approximately five-week course provides the equivalent of two semesters (6 credit hours) of introductory Biblical Hebrew. It will enable the student to master the Biblical Hebrew writing system and morphology and to acquire the basic vocabulary and clause-level syntax necessary for reading prose narratives. By the fourth week the student will be reading passages from Genesis.

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