Languages

Course Descriptions

LA-101: Latin I (3 credits)
This course is the first half of an introduction to Latin, which encompasses two consecutive semesters of study. This broad foundation in Latin grammar and vocabulary with the ecclesiastical pronunciation will both expose students to excerpts from classical Latin texts and will also prepare the student for future theological studies by enabling the student to utilize the Vulgate and to translate and memorize common Latin prayers.

LA-102: Latin II (3 credits)
This course is the second half of an introduction to Latin grammar and vocabulary with the ecclesiastical pronunciation. The foundations of Latin grammar and vocabulary in Latin I will be reinforced and further developed to enable the student to translate a variety of Latin texts into standard modern English, including excerpts from classical texts, the Vulgate, and other ecclesiastical writings.

LA-103: Latin III (2 credits)
This is an intermediate-level course where students review advanced vocabulary, grammar and syntax and further their linguistic and translation skills by reading a selection of different Latin texts.

LA-104: Latin IV (2 credits)
This is an advanced course in Latin where students translate selections of Latin literature while exploring a specific topic or theme chosen by the instructor.

LA-203: Directed Reading in Latin (2 credits)
Independent study under the guidance of a faculty member. Available for repeat credit.

GR-101: Biblical Greek I (2 credits)
The first semester of an introduction to the study of New Testament Greek covering basic grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills with representative sections from the New Testament.

GR-102: Biblical Greek II (2 credits)
The second semester of an introduction to the study of New Testament Greek covering basic grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills with representative sections from the New Testament.

GR-200: Directed Reading in Greek (2 credits)
Independent study under the guidance of a faculty member. Available for repeat credit.

GR-207: Special Topics in Greek (2 credits)
Selected topics in Greek.

SP-101: Pastoral-Liturgical Spanish I (2 credits)
This course will focus on language acquisition, the development of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar from approved liturgical books and common devotions. Seminarians will be introduced to liturgical vocabulary to facilitate the comprehension of liturgical readings from the Lectionary of Holy Mass in Spanish approved for use in the United States and will learn all the Spanish prayers necessary to recite the Holy Rosary.

SP-102: Pastoral-Liturgical Spanish II (2 credits)
Pastoral-Liturgical Spanish II is a continuation of the development of grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills, along with the acquisition of liturgical vocabulary to facilitate the comprehension and lectoring of liturgical readings of the Lectionary of Holy Mass. The course will also introduce seminarians to specific vocabulary used in the sacraments for the Rites of the Catholic Church approved for use in the United States, especially Roman Missal and rituals for Baptism, Presentation, Quinceañera, and Confession.

SP-103: Pastoral-Liturgical Spanish III (2 credits)
Pastoral-Liturgical Spanish III will reinforce and build on the foundations laid in Pastoral-Liturgical Spanish I & II. In particular, the course will focus on specific vocabulary used in the sacraments for the Rites and devotions of the Catholic Church approved for us in the United States. The course will also include an introduction to the culture and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries.

HE-101: Biblical Hebrew I (2 credits)
An introduction to the study of Biblical Hebrew of the Old Testament through basic grammar and vocabulary with exercises in translation and analysis of selected biblical readings.

HE-102: Biblical Hebrew II (2 credits)
The second semester introduction to the study of Biblical Hebrew of the Old Testament through basic grammar and vocabulary with exercises in translation and analysis of selected biblical readings.

HE-103: Biblical Hebrew III (2 credits)
This is an intermediate-level course where students review advanced vocabulary, grammar, and syntax and further their linguistic and translation skills through direct study of the Hebrew Bible and interaction with secondary literature.

HE-104: Biblical Hebrew IV (2 credits)
This is an advanced course in Hebrew where students translate selections of Hebrew literature while exploring a specific topic or theme chosen by the instructor.

HE-200: Directed Reading in Hebrew (2 credits)
Independent study under the guidance of a faculty member. Available for repeat credit.

HE-202: Biblical Hebrew: Special Topics (2 credits)
Selected topics in Hebrew. Available for repeat credit.

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