6.0026 Summer Language Programs (1/112)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 21 May 1992 17:58:04 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0026. Thursday, 21 May 1992.

Date: Wed, 20 May 92 11:27:03 EDT
From: Gregory Bloomquist <GBLOOMQ@ACADVM1.UOTTAWA.CA>
Subject: Summer Biblical and Related Language Studies

Saint Paul University / l'Universite Saint-Paul (in Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada) is considering a program to teach biblical and
related languages during the summer. In order to do so, however,
we wish to build on what is being done without competing with
existing programs.

Accordingly, we would ask for your help in identifying existing
courses for the teaching of biblical and related languages during
the summer.

The recent Bulletin of the Council of Societies for the Study of
Religion listed the following courses in biblical languages to be
offered during the summer of 1992:

HEBREW (biblical)


? Jewish Theo. Sem May25-June25 ? ?
NYC June30-July30

? Princeton Theo. Sem. June 8-July31 6 1380
Princeton, NJ

Basic Wesley Theo. Sem. June 22-July31 6 ?
Washington, DC


GREEK (biblical):


Basic Cen.Bapt.Theo.Sem. June 1-25 3 390
Kansas City

? Princeton Theo. Sem. June8-July31 6 1380
Princeton, NJ

Basic Wesley Theo. Sem. June22-July31 6 ?
Washington, DC

Basic Providence College June22-July31 ? ?
Providence, RI

(No non-US institutions are represented in the Bulletin's list.)

If you are able to do so, would you please respond briefly to any
or all of the following questions to the best of your ability?

(1) In addition to the schools listed above, what other schools
offer biblical and related language courses during the summer?
Are there any in Canada?

(2) What language courses can or should be offered during the
summer months?
- biblical (e.g., Greek, Hebrew)
- related, ancient (e.g., Latin, Aramaic, Coptic, Ugaritic)
- modern, auxiliary languages (e.g., English, French, German)

(3) What is the best method for teaching these languages in the
summer (e.g., intensive, accelerated, inductive, etc.)?

(4) Who are the students who would likely come to such a program?

(5) What levels of languages should be taught (basic, advanced,
BA level, MA level, PhD level, etc.)?

(6) How many credits should one aim for (3 = 135 work hours incl.
max. 45 class hours; 6 = 270 work hours, incl. max. 90 class
hours; 9 = 405 work hours, incl. max. 135 class hours; or some
other configuration)?

(7) What would be the best part of the summer to offer such
courses (May, June, July, August) and why?

(8) What should the duration of the course be (three week, six
week, etc.)?

(9) What kind of tuition costs would students be willing to pay?

(10) Would there be a problem in offering the courses in an
institution that was not the student's home institution and
having them accredited at the student's home institution?

(11) Are there compelling reasons that can be suggested why one
should offer such summer courses? Are there compeeling reasons
why one should *not* offer such summer courses?

Please send all responses to me personally, rather than to the
list where you read this. If there is interest, I shall keep
those individuals who contact me informed about the progress of
my findings.

Thanks very much for your time and for any and all help.


L. Gregory Bloomquist
Saint Paul University / University of Ottawa

S-Mail: 223 Main St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 1C4 CANADA
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