Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
(NEW) A general program that focuses on one or more of the Semitic languages of Western Asia, North Africa, and Europe. Includes instruction in philology, linguistics, dialects and pidgins, literature, and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.
Arabic Language and Literature.
A program that focuses on the Arabic language as spoken by the Arab and other peoples from earliest times to the present. Includes instruction in Arabic philology, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic dialects, and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.
Hebrew Language and Literature.
A program that focuses on the Hebrew language in either pre-modern or modern forms. Includes instruction in Hebrew philology, Biblical Hebrew (including Pre- and Post-Exilic scripts), Modern Hebrew, dialects and offshoots such as Samaritan, and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
(NEW) A program that focuses on one or more of the extinct Semitic and/or Non-Semitic languages spoken in the ancient Near East, including those used to write historical Jewish and Christian religious texts. Includes instruction in languages such as Egyptian/Coptic, Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Aramaic, Cannanite, Phonecian, Samarian, Ugaritic, Syriac, Mandean, Hattic, Elamite, Hurrian, Hittite, Urartian, Lydian, Luwian, Lycian, Palaic, Sabaean/South Arabian, and other associated languages, plus allied disciplines such as philology, epigraphy, papyrology, numismatics, and textual studies.