Content

This unit introduces students to the Syriac language as a basis for enhanced study of patristic literature preserved in Syriac, Peshitta (the standard Biblical text in Syriac) and for future study of the Syriac language. The primary focus of this unit is foundational Syriac vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Translation of selected biblical texts into English is an important component of this unit. The focus will be on consonant vocalized text written in Estrangelo and Serto scripts and transliterations will be avoided.

Unit Code: AL8700A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate knowledge of basic Syriac vocabulary

2.

Identify the fundamentals of Syriac grammar and syntax

3.

Translate basic Syriac texts using lexicographical aids

4.

Form basic sentences in Syriac

Pedagogy

Lectures, classroom discussion, guided reading from set texts, additional reading resources and notes

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Written Assessment Task – Weekly exercises 3000 words equiv

50.0

Written Assessment Task – Translation and Grammar analysis 1000 words equiv

20.0

Invigilated Exam 1 hour

15.0

Invigilated Exam 1 hour

15.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-22 14:58:27 +1100