The Language and Culture Program: Hebrew Courses

Beginning Hebrew I
HEB 1010
/ 4 credits / Fall
For beginning students and those with rudimentary training in Hebrew. The course stresses reading, writing, and speaking by involving students in situations that concretely express the concepts of the language. Credit for this course is awarded only after successful completion of HEB 1020.

Beginning Hebrew II
HEB 1020
/ 4 credits / Spring
A continuation of HEB 1010. Students increase their fluency and confidence in comprehension through discussions of simple stories and increased grammar drill. Situations are presented and discussed in Hebrew.
Prerequisite: HEB 1010 or equivalent

Intermediate Hebrew I
HEB 2110
/ 4 credits / Special topic (offered irregularly)
Readings of adapted short stories and essays stimulate class discussion in Hebrew and provide the context for increased vocabulary and written drills. Attention is given to grammar and style.
Prerequisite: HEB 1020 or equivalent

Intermediate Hebrew II
HEB 2120
/ 4 credits / Special topic (offered irregularly)
Concentrated work in speaking, reading, and writing Hebrew is achieved through studying selections from literature and newspapers. Grammar and syntax units increase fluency. The challenges of translating Hebrew are discussed.
Prerequisite: HEB 2110 or equivalent

Advanced Hebrew I
HEB 3110
/ 4 credits / Special topic (offered irregularly)
Through diverse readings, students explore the concerns and complexities of modern Hebrew literature and discern the abiding influences of biblical, mishnaic, and medieval Hebrew. Compositions and oral presentations in Hebrew are required.
Prerequisite: HEB 2120 or equivalent

Advanced Hebrew II
HEB 3120
/ 4 credits / Special topic (offered irregularly)
A study of major Israeli writers. Discussions focus on literary style and the underlying social, cultural, and historical issues that infuse modern Hebrew literature. Students present analyses in Hebrew, both orally and in writing.
Prerequisite: HEB 3110 or equivalent

Conversational Hebrew: Ulpan Style
HEB 3150
/ 4 credits / Special topic (offered irregularly)
A conversational Hebrew course that allows students to acquire fluency in spoken Hebrew. Reading, writing, grammar, syntax, and conversation in modern Hebrew are emphasized.

Workshop in Translation: Hebrew
HEB 4110
/ 4 credits / Special topic (offered irregularly)
Skills in translating a variety of Hebrew texts from biblical to modern periods are stressed. English-to-Hebrew translations concentrate on the modern language. Offered to Hebrew language students as needed each year.

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