MASTER OF ARTS IN ANCIENT PHILOLOGY    (2 Years)

The Master of Arts in Ancient Philology focuses on Ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew. Intensive language training in both languages is offered over the two years of the program. Students complete the program with courses in linguistics, philology, paleography, history, and literature.

 

This program is ideal for people interested in taking up a career as Greek and Hebrew teachers, as well as for scholars interested in Antiquity, classical philosophy, classical philology, religious studies, or in the connection between Greek antiquity and Judeo-Christian heritage. 

 

MA graduates and students registered in the second year of the MA may apply to the Emphasis in Teaching Ancient & Modern Languages.

The application form is available here. Details on scholarships can be found here

FIRST YEAR: 2020 - 2021

Mandatory Language Courses*                      ECTS (per course)

Ancient Greek I+II (intensive)

Ancient Greek III

Ancient Greek IV

Biblical Hebrew I

Biblical Hebrew II

12.0

 6.0

6.0

10.0

10.0

Mandatory Theoretical & Practical Courses       ECTS (per course)

Critical Apparatus

Phonetics and Phonology

Derivational Morphology

Historical Geography III + IV**

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Philology

Introduction to Jewish Sources

Medieval Sources

Patristic Sources

Greek Paleography

Translation Theory (Taught in A. Greek)

1.5

2.0

2.0

4.0

1.5

1.5

2.0

1.0

1.5

1.5

*Students with no prior knowledge of the target language must start with Level I. Students with prior knowledge must complete a written and oral placement test and receive a grade in order to validate a level. More information about the levels offered here.

**Each course is 2 ECTS. Students should take all of them. 

*** Students can choose between Biblical Hebrew and Ancient Greek.

SECOND YEAR: 2021-2022

Mandatory Language Courses*                      ECTS (per course)

Ancient Greek V 

Biblical Hebrew III (intensive)

Biblical Hebrew IV

6.0

8.0

8.0

Mandatory Theoretical & Practical Courses      ECTS (per course)

Greek Philology

Historical Geography I+II**

History of the Near East I+II+III**

History of Writing Systems (Taught in A. Greek)

Issues in Semitic Languages

Lexicon, Code, and Interaction

Rabbinic and Early Christian Literature

Speech in Ancient Language

Syntax of Natural Languages

1.5

4.0

6.0

1.5

1.5

2.0

1.5

6.0

2.0

Research Track:          - Master's Thesis

 

Non-Research Track: 

                                     - Seminar Paper                                                             - Extra Mandatory Courses

  20.0

 

10.0

  10.0

Theoretical ECTS + Thesis:

Language ECTS:       

Total required ECTS:

  64.5

  62.0

126.5

ELECTIVE COURSES* (can be chosen over the two years without additional fees)                                             

Courses                                                                             ECTS (per course)

Courses                                                                 ECTS (per course)

Ancient Greek (VI, VII, VIII)

Biblical Hebrew V

Biblical Hebrew Readings 

Classical Syriac

Bohairic Coptic (I, II) 

Latin (I, II)

Latin (III, IV)

Ancient Greek Readings I, II, III, IV

Greek Lunch (Symposion) I, II, III, IV

Modern Hebrew (Aleph, Aleph+, Beth, Beth+)

6.0

6.0

3.0

5.0

3.0

8.0

6.0

3.0

3.0

10.0

Introduction to Hebrew Literature

Issues in Teaching Ancient Languages

Semitic Palaeography

Introduction to Ugaritic Language & Literature

Seven Seals I (Taught in A. Greek)

Seven Seals II (Taught in A. Greek)

Jewish Feasts

The Notion of God According to the Tanakh, Christian Bible and Qur'an

Applied Philology Seminar 1: Practicum

Applied Philology Seminar 2: Practicum

Applied Philology Seminar 3-6: Practicum (3, 4, 5, 6)

1.5

1.5

1.5

2.0

2.0

2.0

0.5

1.0

1.0

1.5

10.0

*Students may request to register for elective courses from other programs for additional fees. Elective courses are subject to change.

EMPHASIS IN TEACHING ANCIENT & MODERN LANGUAGES 

 

MA graduates and students registered in the second year of the MA or have the equivalent language level according to the Polis method may apply to the Emphasis in Teaching Ancient & Modern Languages, a track that focuses on the particularities of teaching languages in an immersive setting. Students following this track will gain first-hand experience in teaching and the ability to participate in methodological courses and workshops. Registration for the Emphasis track grants an additional 8.5 ECTS free of charge. 

Mandatory Courses                                                          ECTS

Assistant Teaching

Issues in Teaching Ancient Languages 

Workshops

4.0

1.5

3.0

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This program, offered at the Polis Institute in Jerusalem, is accredited by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome) and by the International University of Catalonia (Barcelona). 

ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

1 ECTS = 10 academic hours

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