Language Courses for 2013-2014

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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 3350

Sources and Methods for Research in Islamic Studies
M. Shahab Ahmed
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Wed 5pm-8pm. FAS, Barker Center, Room 403 (Finnegan).

HDS 3883

Islamic Theological Texts: Seminar
Khaled El-Rouayheb
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Mon 2pm-4pm. FAS, Semitic Museum, Room 201.

HDS 4345

Elementary Arabic
Dalia Abo-Haggar
1.00 credits. Full year course 2013-2014.

HDS 4351

Intermediate Arabic I
Nour Barmada
0.50 credits. Fall 2013.

HDS 4353

Upper-Level Classical Arabic I
Dalia Abo-Haggar
0.50 credits. Fall 2013.

HDS 4354

Upper-Level Classical Arabic II
Dalia Abo-Haggar
0.50 credits. Spring 2014.

HDS 4361

Intermediate Arabic II
Nour Barmada
0.50 credits. Spring 2014.

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Coptic

HDS 4157

Elementary Coptic I
Thomas Christopher Hoklotubbe
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Tue Thu 10am-11:30am. Rockefeller Hall, Room 116.

HDS 4158

Elementary Coptic II
Karen L. King
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Mon Wed 10am-11am. Andover Hall, Room 117.

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French

HDS 4453

Intermediate French Readings
Pascale Torracinta
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Mon Wed 6pm-7:30pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 117.

HDS 4454

Advanced Intermediate French Readings
Pascale Torracinta
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Tue Thu 6pm-7:30pm. Divinity Hall, Room 106.

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German

HDS 4412

German for Reading
Karin Grundler-Whitacre
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Mon Wed 4pm-5:30pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 117.

HDS 4413

Intermediate German Readings
Karin Grundler-Whitacre
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Mon Wed 4pm-5:30pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 117.

HDS 4414

Advanced Intermediate German Readings
Geraldine Grimm
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Mon Wed 6pm-7:30pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 114.

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Greek

HDS 1165

Advanced Greek: In the Beginning
Annewies van den Hoek
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Mon Fri 10am-11am. Divinity Hall, Room 106.

HDS 1167

Advanced Greek: Origen's Commentary on the Gospel John
Annewies van den Hoek
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Mon Fri 10am-11am. Divinity Hall, Room 106.

HDS 4211

Elementary Greek I
James Constantine Skedros
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. M W F 9am-10am. Andover Hall, Room 102.

HDS 4212

Elementary Greek II
James Constantine Skedros
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. M W F 9am-10am. Andover Hall, Room 118.

HDS 4215

Readings in the Septuagint: Seminar
Richard Saley
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Tue Thu 12pm-1pm. Divinity Hall, Room 106.

HDS 4220

Intermediate Greek I
Judy R. Haley
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Mon Wed 6pm-7:30pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 116.

HDS 4221

Intermediate Greek II
Annewies van den Hoek
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. 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 2013-2014. Meets biweekly. Tues 10am-12pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 116.

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Hebrew

HDS 1302

Rewriting Scripture in Jewish Antiquity: Seminar
David Andrew Teeter
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Tues 4pm-6pm. Divinity Hall, Room 213.

HDS 1625

Rapid Reading: Classical Hebrew I
Jon D. Levenson
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Fri 11am-1pm. Divinity Hall, Room 213.

HDS 1626

Rapid Reading: Classical Hebrew II
Jon D. Levenson
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Thurs 11:15am-1:15pm. Divinity Hall, Room 320.

HDS 3678

Readings in Midrash: Seminar
Jon D. Levenson
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Thurs 2pm-4pm. Divinity Hall, Room 320.

HDS 4010

Elementary Classical Hebrew
David Andrew Teeter
1.00 credits. Full year course 2013-2014. M W F 10am-11am. Divinity Hall, Room 320.

HDS 4020

Intermediate Classical Hebrew I
David Andrew Teeter
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. M W F 10am-11am. Divinity Hall, Room 211.

HDS 4021

Intermediate Classical Hebrew II
David Andrew Teeter
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. M W F 11am-12pm. FAS, Northwest Lab Building, .

HDS 4036

Introduction to Rabbinic Hebrew
To Be Announced
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Mon Wed 9am-10:30am. FAS.

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Latin

HDS 2223

Latin Paleography and Manuscript Culture: Seminar
Beverly M. Kienzle
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Wed 1pm-4pm. HU, Houghton Library, .

HDS 4320

Intermediate Readings in Christian Latin
Timothy Michael Baker
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Tue Thu 10am-11:30am. Rockefeller Hall, Room 117.

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Modern Arabic

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

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Modern Hebrew

HDS 4015

Elementary Modern Hebrew
Irit Aharony
1.00 credits. Full year course 2013-2014. All Weekdays 10am-11am. FAS, Sever Hall, Room 304.

HDS 4040

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I
Irit Aharony
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. All Weekdays 11am-12pm. FAS, Sever Hall, Room 304.

HDS 4041

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II
Irit Aharony
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. All Weekdays 11am-12pm. FAS, Sever Hall, Room 211.

HDS 4042

Advanced Modern Hebrew I
Irit Aharony
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Mon Wed 1pm-2:30pm. FAS, Sever Hall, Room 304.

HDS 4043

Advanced Modern Hebrew II
Irit Aharony
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Mon Wed 1pm-3pm. FAS, Sever Hall, Room 211.

HDS 4045

Advanced Bridge Seminar in Modern Hebrew: Israeli Culture
Irit Aharony
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Mon Wed 1pm-2:30pm. FAS, Sever Hall, Room 304.

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Spanish

HDS 4463

Intermediate Spanish Readings
Lorraine Ledford
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Tues 6pm-9pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 116.

HDS 4464

Advanced Intermediate Spanish Readings
Lorraine Ledford
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Tues 6pm-9pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 116.

HDS 4465

Communication Skills for Spanish Ministry
Lorraine Ledford
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Mon Wed 6pm-7:30pm. Rockefeller Hall, Room 117.

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Syriac

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

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Other Languages

HDS 3719

Modern Yiddish Literature
Ruth R. Wisse
0.50 credits. Fall 2013. Tues 2pm-4pm. FAS, Semitic Museum, Room 201.

HDS 3831

Tibetan Religious Literature
Janet Gyatso
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Tue Thu 10am-11:30am. Divinity Hall, Room 213.

HDS 4050

Introductory Pali
Parimal Patil
0.50 credits. Fall 2013.

HDS 4051

Introductory Pali
Parimal Patil
0.50 credits. Spring 2014.

HDS 4070

Sufi Traditions in Persian Literature
Chad Kia
0.50 credits. Spring 2014. Mon Wed 2pm-3:30pm. FAS, Sever Hall, Room 112.

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