Hebrew, Modern and Classical (HEBR)

HEBR Class Schedule

Courses

HEBR 201   Elementary Modern Hebrew I   credit: 5 Hours.

Acquaints students with the fundamental principles of the Hebrew language. Develops all four language skills; reading, writing, listening and speaking. Grammar and comprehension are exercised through the textbook, the audio-visual materials and the computer. Easy stories will be used during the term to strengthen reading comprehension. Participation in the language laboratory is required.

HEBR 202   Elementary Modern Hebrew II   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of HEBR 201, with introduction of more advanced grammar, and with emphasis on more fluency in speaking and reading. Participation in the language laboratory is required. Prerequisite: HEBR 201 or equivalent.

HEBR 403   Intermediate Modern Hebrew I   credit: 4 or 5 Hours.

Advanced examination of the fundamental principles of the Hebrew language. Develops all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Grammar and comprehension are exercised through the textbooks, the audio-visual materials and the computer. Examples of Hebrew fiction, largely easy stories, will be used during the term to strengthen reading comprehension. Participation in the language laboratory is required. 5 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: HEBR 202 or equivalent.

HEBR 404   Intermediate Modern Hebrew II   credit: 4 or 5 Hours.

Continuation of HEBR 403. Concentration on ability to engage in reasonable fluent discourse in Hebrew, comprehensive knowledge of formal grammar, and an ability to read easy Hebrew texts. Israeli television programs and movies are used to develop communicative skills and cultural knowledge. Participation in the language laboratory is required. 5 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: HEBR 403 or equivalent.

HEBR 405   Advanced Modern Hebrew I   credit: 3 Hours.

For students who have mastered the fundamental principles of the Hebrew language. Develops competence through reading Hebrew fiction and studying Israeli newspapers and television programs. Communication skills are exercised by means of class discussions, oral presentations, compositions and written reports on stories. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: HEBR 404 or equivalent.

HEBR 406   Advanced Modern Hebrew II   credit: 3 Hours.

Course for advanced knowledge of spoken and written standard Modern Hebrew with emphasis on Modern Hebrew literature and language, Israeli newspapers and Israeli television programs. Communication skills are exercised by means of class discussions, oral presentations, compositions and written reports on stories. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: HEBR 405 or equivalent.

HEBR 407   Topics Hebrew Lang & Lit I   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of advanced topics in the Hebrew language, based upon a selection of Hebrew literature from either the Bible or the modern period. Historical and cultural background of the material will be stressed, together with literary analysis. In certain years, the course will be offered as a course using English translation of texts, with separate discussion section for students who want to read texts in the original. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite: HEBR 205 or HEBR 406 or consent of instructor.

HEBR 408   Topics Hebrew Lang & Lit II   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of advanced topics in the Hebrew language, based upon a selection of Hebrew literature from either the Bible or the modern period. Historical and cultural background of the material will be stressed, together with literary analysis. In certain years, the course will be offered as a course using English translation of texts, with separate discussion section for students who want to read texts in the original. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite: HEBR 205 or HEBR 406 or consent of instructor.