Hebrew

Courses

HEBR 1010/1020 - Introduction to Modern Hebrew

Prerequisites for 1020: Completion of Hebrew 1010 with a grade of C+ or better, or permission of the instructor.

An introduction to the pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and writing system of modern Israeli Hebrew. This course teaches students to understand and produce simple texts in Modern Hebrew through exposure to the Hebrew currently used in Israeli television, cinema, pop music, Internet, literature, and everyday conversation. Each lesson emphasizes all four skills – reading, listening comprehension, speaking, and writing – so students will feel comfortable to use their skills in the same manner. Class will be conducted in Hebrew, and the use of English by students will be discouraged. By the end of this sequence, students will have mastered the core grammatical principles of Hebrew, along with a basic vocabulary of 1000 words, and will be able to read and understand simple texts and carry out simple conversation.

* This course is open to anyone, even if the student has no background in Hebrew*

Credits: 4

HEBR 1410/1420 - Elementary Classical Hebrew

Studies the essentials of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Includes readings of narrative portions of the Hebrew Bible.

Credits: 3

HEBR 2010/2020 - Intermediate Modern Hebrew

Prerequisites for 2020: Completion of Hebrew 2010 with a grade of C+ or better, or permission of the instructor.

Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of grammar, with special attention to verb conjugation, noun declension, and syntactic structure, of modern Israeli Hebrew. This course teaches students to understand and produce texts in Modern Hebrew through exposure to the Hebrew currently used in Israeli television, cinema, pop music, Internet, literature, and everyday conversation. Each lesson emphasizes all four skills – reading, listening comprehension, speaking, and writing – so students will feel comfortable to use their skills in the same manner. This course will combine and broaden the grammatical structures and vocabulary studied at the Beginner level. Class will be conducted in Hebrew, and the use of English by students will be discouraged. By the end of this sequence, students will be familiar with the basic structure of the Hebrew language.

Credits: 4

HEBR 2410/2420 - Intermediate Classical Hebrew

Prerequisites: HEBR 1420 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

Readings in the prose narratives of the Hebrew Bible. Emphasizes grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Attention to issues of translation and interpretation.

Credits: 3

HEBR 3010/3020 - Advanced Modern Hebrew

Prerequisites for 3020: Completion of Hebrew 3010, or equivalent, permission of the instructor

Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of grammar, with special attention to the conjugation of weak, or hollow, verbs, the passive form of all verb conjugations, and subordinate and adverbial clauses, of modern Israeli Hebrew This course teaches students to understand unaltered articles and produce passages in Modern Hebrew through exposure to the Hebrew currently used in Israeli television, cinema, pop music, Internet, literature, newspaper, and everyday conversation. Each lesson emphasizes all four skills – reading, listening comprehension, speaking, and writing – so students will feel comfortable to use their skills in the same manner. The course will combine and broaden the grammatical structures and vocabulary studied at the Lower Intermediate level. Class will be conducted in Hebrew, and the use of English by students will be discouraged. By the end of this sequence, students will be able to read texts in regular Hebrew and write on topics discussed in class.

Credits: 3

HEBR 4993/8993 - Independent Study in Hebrew

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

Independent study for advanced students of Hebrew.

Credits: 1-3