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Biblical and Related Languages
The primary biblical languages, Greek and Hebrew, have long been a regular part of Baylor's course offerings. Since 1989, with the establishment of the Institute program two important curriculum developments have occurred. An undergraduate major with a focus on Biblical languages has been available for interested students, and there has been a significant expansion in course offerings in ancient and modern near/middle eastern languages.
At the present time, in addition to Greek and Hebrew, courses are available in Aramaic, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Syriac, and modern standard Arabic. Several of the courses are offered "on demand" ( when there is sufficient student interest on enrollment ). We do have faculty available who are equipped to teach these languages.
Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic are offered at the beginning undergraduate level ( 1000--3000 level courses ). Aramaic is a 4000 level course ( advanced undergraduate-graduate level ) and requires a prerequisite 3 semester hours of Hebrew. Syriac, Ugaritic, and Akkadian are graduate level ( 5000 ) courses.
Requirements for a Major in Biblical and Related Languages
A. All specific and group requirements for the bachelor of arts degree.
C. All major requirements in another department or study program in the University.
No more than six semester hours of courses listed both in the Institute for Biblical and Related Languages and another study program may be applied to major requirements in both majors.
Required courses in other fields:
A. Greek 1301 and 1302 and Hebrew 1301 and 1302 must be taken to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree.
B. These courses will not count in the hours required for a major in Biblical and Related Languages.