An introduction to biblical Hebrew which includes Hebrew word formation, elementary grammar, the building of basic vocabulary and the morphology of the regular verb. All Master of Divinity students without prior Hebrew are required to complete Hebrew I.

This course is a survey of the theology, practice and life of the Lutheran churches in America from their 17th-century beginnings to the present time. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod receives special emphasis. It introduces the student to the careers and influence of American Lutheran leaders including Henry Muhlenberg, Samuel Schmucker, Charles Porterfield Krauth, C. F. W. Walther and Franz Pieper; traces the institutional and liturgical development of American Lutheranism; and provides an opportunity to investigate and assess the various theologies represented and promulgated by the Lutheran churches of America.