of the Mind
of C students speak-and read and write-in many tongues. Here are
a few of the more unusual language offerings:
Elementary Akkadian I, II, III
This three-quarter sequence covers the Babylonian grammar and
cuneiform writing systems. Readings of Old Babylonian texts (ca.
1900- 1600 B.C.E.) include the Laws of Hammurabi.
basic grammar of Bengali is presented. By the end of the quarter,
students are expected to be able to read simple graded texts and
to speak at a low-intermediate level.
are introduced to the cursive literary and administrative script
of Middle Egyptian. Readings in hieratic script include literary
tales, religious compositions, wisdom literature, letters, accounts,
and graffiti. Knowledge of hieroglyphs is required.
course provides an introduction to the language of the oldest
Slavic texts. After a brief history of the relationship of Old
Church Slavonic to other Slavic languages, students learn Old
Church Slavonic inflectional morphology and begin reading and
grammatically analyzing original texts in Cyrillic or in Cyrillic
transcription of the original Glagolitic.
aim of this course sequence is to provide students with a practical
foundation in reading, writing, and speaking bokmål, the
dominant written and spoken language of Norway, and to introduce
them to present-day Norwegian and Scandinavian culture and society.