Content

There are various Coptic dialects; the first and oldest being the Upper Egyptian dialect known as Sahidic. It was this dialect that the Biblical texts were translated to in the 3rd century, and early Egyptian monastic texts and Coptic martyrologies were first composed. This unit will study vocabulary and grammar of Sahidic Coptic, as well as explore some of the various sources of Sahidic.

Unit Code: AL8300A

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.

Recognise and memorise foundational Sahidic Coptic vocabulary

2.

Read Coptic script and phonetic structure

3.

Identify Coptic grammatical structures at an elementary level

4.

Compare the differences between Bohairic and Sahidic dialects within the same text

5.

Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Coptic texts

6.

Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars and tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

8 short reading and written exercises (Equivalent to 2000 words)

40.0

Invigilated Exam 2 hours

30.0

Invigilated Exam 2 hours

30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-31 10:08:57 +1100