Hebrew Courses

Course Descriptions

HEBREW 1001: Beginning Hebrew I. 4 Credits.

An active presentation of Hebrew as it is spoken and written today. Comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills are stressed. Laboratory fee.

HEBREW 1002: Beginning Hebrew II. 4 Credits.

Continuation of HEBR 1001. An active presentation of Hebrew as it is spoken and written today. Comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills are stressed. Laboratory fee.

HEBREW 2001: Intermediate Hebrew I. 4 Credits.

Further development of skills in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of modern Hebrew. Texts range from Israeli newspaper items to selections from classical materials. Prerequisite: HEBR 1001– HEBR 1002 . Laboratory fee.

HEBREW 2002: Intermediate Hebrew II. 4 Credits.

Continuation of HEBR 2001. Further development of skills in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of modern Hebrew. Texts range from Israeli newspaper items to selections from classical materials. Prerequisite: HEBR 1001– HEBR 1002 . Laboratory fee.

HEBREW 3001: Hebrew Conversation and Writing. 3 Credits.

Reading and writing at the intermediate to mid-high level, with stress on conversation and oral comprehension. Contemporary cultural and social aspects presented through selections from nonfiction and short fiction, films, and TV programs. Prerequisite:HEBR 2002 or permission of instructor.

HEBREW 3101: Modern Hebrew Literary Classics. 3 Credits.

Prose and poetry of a century of writing from the beginning of the Hebrew literary renaissance to contemporary Israeli literature, including works of Bialik, Agnon, Hazaz, Amichai, Oz, and Yehoshua. Discussions stress historical development and authors’ treatments of tradition and modernity.

HEBREW 3102: Israeli Society and Culture: Literary Perspectives. 3 Credits.

A study of literature reflecting such contemporary issues as the conflict between the “builders’ generation” and their children; the cultural contacts of Ashkenazim and Sefardim; image of the Arab; impact of the Holocaust; Zionist ideals and current realities.

HEBREW 3103: Israeli Cinema (in English). 3 Credits.

Film considered as both an artistic and a historical medium that reflects and comments on the history, politics, and culture of Israel. The kinds of issues that Israeli films raise and the cinematic style that distinguishes them.

HEBREW 3105: Special Topics. 3 Credits.

HEBREW 3301: Modern Hebrew Fiction. 3 Credits.

Study of selected modern Israeli short stories and poems. Prerequisite: HEBR 3001 or permission of instructor.

HEBREW 3301w: Modern Hebrew Fiction. 3 Credits.

Study of selected modern Israeli short stories and poems. Prerequisite: HEBR 3001 or permission of instructor.

HEBREW 3302: The Israeli Media. 3 Credits.

Explores the Israeli press, television and radio news broadcasts in Hebrew; focuses on developing increasing proficiency in reading and aural comprehension through class discussions and written assignments in Hebrew. Prerequisite: HEBR 3001 or permission of instructor.

HEBREW 3302w: The Israeli Media. 3 Credits.

Explores the Israeli press, television and radio news broadcasts in Hebrew; focuses on developing increasing proficiency in reading and aural comprehension through class discussions and written assignments in Hebrew. Prerequisite: HEBR 3001 or permission of instructor.

HEBR 4001: Advanced Hebrew Literature I. 3 Credits.

Selections from Hebrew literature throughout the ages: Bible, Rabbinics, medieval Hebrew literature; classical motifs in modern Israeli literature. Literary analysis (writing and discussion) in Hebrew. Prerequisite: HEBR 3301 or permission of instructor.

HEBREW 4001w: Advanced Hebrew Literature I. 3 Credits.

Selections from Hebrew literature throughout the ages: Bible, Rabbinics, medieval Hebrew literature; classical motifs in modern Israeli literature. Literary analysis (writing and discussion) in Hebrew. Prerequisite: HEBR 3301 or permission of instructor.

HEBREW 4002: Advanced Hebrew Literature II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of HEBR 4001. Selections from Hebrew literature throughout the ages: Bible, Rabbinics, medieval Hebrew literature; classical motifs in modern Israeli literature. Literary analysis (writing and discussion) in Hebrew. Prerequisite:HEBR 3301 or permission of instructor.