This unit builds upon AL1300A which introduced students to the vocabulary and grammar of Sahidic Coptic, as well as introduced some of the various sources of Sahidic. This unit (AL2300A) now consolidates and advances students’ knowledge of the Sahidic Coptic language through a study of a range of Sahidic texts.
Unit code: AL2300A
Unit status: Approved (Minor revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Languages
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: St Athanasius CollegeShow when this unit is running
Recognise and memorise Coptic vocabulary
Assess the grammar required for the translation of Coptic texts appropriate to level of study
Demonstrate command of the morphology and syntax of the Coptic texts studied
Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and writing Coptic texts
Explore and appraise relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
Pre-requisite: successful completion of AL1300A (Coptic language: Sahidic I)
12 weekly sessions online. Each session consists of the teacher's multi-media lessons augmented by the set texts, online quizzes and tasks. The unit will include 12 weekly live zoom tutorials (3 hrs) with the lecturer.
Crum, W. E. A Coptic Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1939 (various reprints since, including Oxford 1999 and Wipf & Stock Publishers 2005).
Lambdin, T. O. Introduction to Sahidic Coptic. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1992. (2nd edition)
Layton, B. Coptic in 20 Lessons: Introduction to Sahidic Coptic with Exercises and Vocabularies. Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2007.
Plumley, J.M. An Introductory Coptic Grammar (Sahidic Dialect). London: Home & Van Thal., 1948.
Reintges, C. Coptic Egyptian (Sahidic Dialect). A Learner's Grammar. Köln: Verlag, 2004.
Smith, Richard. A Concise Coptic-English Lexicon. Society of Biblical Literature; 2 edition, 1999.
An excellent online reference tool is available at: https://copticscriptorium.org/
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8 tests/exercises due throughout the semester.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 30 Sep, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-09-30 09:00:03 +1000