Additional Foreign Languages

In addition to Spanish courses, Roberts offers courses in a number of different languages:

NOTE:
The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course. An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

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HEB 101 - Elementary Hebrew I [Lecture] (3.0)

Beginning students learn the basics of biblical Hebrew. The course lectures introduce the student to the language in a systematic way, beginning with the simple and regular forms and then processing toward the more complex aspects of the language. The emphasis is on mastering the basic forms, syntax, and vocabulary through exercises and quizzes. (Offered alternate years)

HEB 102 - Elementary Hebrew II [Lecture] (3.0)

Beginning students continue to develop their understanding of the basics of biblical Hebrew. The course lectures continue to present the simple and regular forms, while progressing toward the more complex aspects of the language. The emphasis continues to be on mastering the basic forms, syntax, and vocabulary through exercises and quizzes. The student applies and reinforces developing language skills through translating short sections of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. Prerequisite: HEB 101. (Offered alternate years)

HEB 201 - Intermediate Hebrew I [Lecture] (3.0)

This course builds on the foundation laid in Elementary Hebrew I & II. The main emphasis of this course is on the continuing development of the student's understanding of Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, as well as the cultivation of basic reading skills in the Hebrew text. Regular reading assignments taken from selected portions of the biblical text, e.g. Genesis and Ruth, provide an opportunity to gain basic proficiency in reading narrative passages in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. Integrated into the reading of the text is an inductive review of the basics of the language. The grammar and syntax assignments introduce the student to a significant number of weak and irregular forms and assist in developing a strategy for rapid recognition of such forms. Vocabulary building continues to emphasize frequent and important forms. The course also introduces the student to some of the basic principles of Hebrew lexical studies and the basic lexical tools that are available to the student of Biblical Hebrew. Prerequisite: HEB 102. (Offered alternate years)

HEB 202 - Intermediate Hebrew II [Lecture] (3.0)

This course prepares the student for exegetical studies in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. The approach of the course is to work intensively with selected texts, while expanding and deepening the student's knowledge of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. A number of important resources for the study of grammar and syntax are introduced in conjunction with the solution of grammatical and syntactical problems in the text. Sound hermeneutical principles are discussed at the appropriate points, and especially those related to the effective use of biblical languages in the study of the Old Testament. The student is given the opportunity to compare her/his own insights with those found in standard commentaries as the course progresses. The texts studied in this course are taken primarily from the hymnic, wisdom, and prophetic literature of the Old Testament. Important aspects of working with Hebrew poetic texts in particular are discussed. Throughout the course, the student is introduced to a number of standard reference works and resources that are of great benefit to the student who is proficient in the Hebrew language. Prerequisite: HEB 201. (Offered alternate years)

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The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course. An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

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GRK 101 - Elementary Greek I [Lecture] (3.0)

Beginning students learn the basics of New Testament Greek forms, syntax, and vocabulary through exercises and quizzes. (Offered alternate years)

GRK 102 - Elementary Greek II [Lecture] (3.0)

This course is a continuation of Elementary Greek I and includes some reading from the Johannine writings of the Greek New Testament. Prerequisite: GRK 101 or permission of the instructor. (Offered alternate years)

GRK 201 - Exegetical Greek [Lecture] (3.0)

The method and rules of exegesis are learned. Systematic practice in translating from the Greek New Testament is required. Prerequisite: GRK 102 or permission of the instructor. (Offered alternate years)

GRK 202 - Readings in New Testament Greek [Lecture] (3.0)

This course provides the intermediate student with the opportunity to translate and analyze selected New Testament passages. The focus is on the development of translation and hermeneutical skills through attention to grammar, syntax, and structure. Prerequisite: GRK 201 or permission of the instructor. (Offered alternate years)

GRK 495 - Independent Study in Greek [Independent Study] (3.0)

Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the Academic Dean, and the Registrar.

NOTE:
The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course. An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

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FRN 101 - Elementary French I [Hybrid-Online & Lecture] (3.0)

This introductory course is designed to develop both language skills in French (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and an understanding of Francophone culture.

FRN 101 - Elementary French I [Lecture] (3.0)

This introductory course is designed to develop both language skills in French (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and an understanding of Francophone culture.

FRN 102 - Elementary French II [Lecture] (3.0)

The continuation of FRN 101, this course is designed to further the development of language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and to increase the understanding and appreciation of Francophone culture. Prerequisite: FRN 101 or equivalent (one year of high school French).

FRN 201 - Intermediate French I [Lecture] (3.0)

Designed to develop further listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, this course also deepens students' understanding and appreciation of Francophone culture. Prerequisite: FRN 102 or equivalent (two years of high school French).

FRN 202 - Intermediate French II [Hybrid-Online & Lecture] (1.0-3.0)

This course enhances listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as the students' understanding and appreciation of the Francophone culture. Prerequisite: FRN 201 or permission of the instructor.

FRN 202 - Intermediate French II [Lecture] (1.0-3.0)

This course enhances listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as the students' understanding and appreciation of the Francophone culture. Prerequisite: FRN 201 or permission of the instructor.

FRN 495 - Independent Study in French [Independent Study] (0.0-3.0)

Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the Academic Dean, and the Registrar.

NOTE:
The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course. An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

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ASL 101 - American Sign Language I [Lecture] (3.0)

This course is designed for students with little or no previous experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of sign comprehension and production. Course content includes high frequency vocabulary, basic sentence constructions, common phrases, and cultural aspects of the Deaf community. The course also stresses student participation in skills development.

ASL 102 - American Sign Language II [Lecture] (3.0)

This course expands the basic principles presented in ASL I. ASL II teaches students to use linguistic features, cultural protocols, and core vocabulary to function in basic ASL conversations that include ASL grammar for giving directions, describing, making requests, talking about family, occupations and routines, and attributing qualities to others. Prerequisite: ASL 101

ASL 495 - Independent Study in American Sign Language [Independent Study] (1.0-3.0)

Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the Academic Dean, and the Registrar.