Languages, Literatures and Cultures
101 & 102. Elementary Hebrew I & II 1 course unit each
An introduction to basic grammar and vocabulary of, as well as communication skills in Hebrew within its cultural contexts. Students will use a variety of authentic text and media resources to acquire and enhance linguistic skills. The first semester is designed for students with no knowledge of, or with a weak background in Hebrew, the second—for students with limited, but residual previous exposure to Hebrew. Assignment by placement test. Four class hours per week plus Language Learning Center assignments.
203 & 204. Intermediate Hebrew I & II 1 course unit each
An accelerated review of basic Hebrew grammar through speaking, reading, writing and other linguistically appropriate activities. The introduction of more advance grammatical structures and a variety of authentic text and multimedia resources will enhance the students’ linguistic skills and sociocultural awareness of the Hebrew speaking world. The development of functional skills and communicative ability is emphasized. Students also acquire the linguistic tools needed to continue learning Hebrew as it pertains to their fields of interest. Assignment by placement test. Three class hours per week plus Language Learning Center assignments.
430. Hebrew Literature in Translation
A survey of Hebrew literature from the post-biblical era of the second century B.C.E. to the period of emergent modernism in the seventeenth century C.E. Readings embrace the genres of prose fiction, drama, and selections from the Talmud and medieval and religious prose, poetry, and prayers. Meets general academic requirement L.