A7141
Syriac I

The unit Syriac 1: Reading and Grammar introduces students to the basic reading and grammar of Syriac. It enables students to read and analyse selected texts from the Syriac Bible (Peshitta) and from Eastern Church Fathers, using dictionaries and grammar.

For graduate students, frequent extra assignments will be given, and a major paper to be completed by the end of the semester.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Reading selected Syriac biblical passages and texts from the Church Fathers.
  2. Recognize basic Syriac grammar and syntax.
  3. Translate, parse, and analyse simple Syriac texts into English.
  4. Use Syriac dictionaries and concordances.
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