Course Catalog for HEBREW
HEBR 101
Elementary Modern Hebrew I
A comprehensive introduction to the basic vocabulary and grammatical rules of Modern Hebrew will be systematically presented and reviewed. Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak modern Hebrew, this course will also include exposure to appropriate cultural materials. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.) (HUM)
1.00 units, Lecture
HEBR 102
Elementary Modern Hebrew II
A continuation of Hebrew 101 with emphasis on increasing vocabulary, understanding, writing and speaking skills with widening exposure to appropriate cultural materials. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.) (HUM)
Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 101 or equivalent.
1.00 units, Lecture
HEBR 201
Intermediate Modern Hebrew I
This course continues the development of skills in conversation, composition, and reading. Advanced grammar and syntax are introduced, as well as expanded readings from Israeli newspapers and literature. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.) (HUM)
Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 102 or equivalent.
1.00 units, Lecture
HEBR 202
Intermediate Modern Hebrew II
A continuation of Hebrew 201 with more advanced grammar and increased emphasis on composition and speaking as well as exposure to appropriate cultural materials. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.) (GLB2)
Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 201 or equivalent.
1.00 units, Lecture
HEBR 219
Israeli Film and Visual Media
Israeli film from the heroic nationalist sentiments of the 1950s to the conflicted alienation of the 21st century, offers a unique window into the history and society of the modern state. This course uses visual media to promote a wide variety of perspectives on Israeli culture and society, and assumes no previous knowledge about Israel. In addition to commercial movies and TV, assigned readings will address Israeli cinema as well as related historical and social issues. (HUM)
1.00 units, Lecture
HEBR 220
Modern Israeli Literature and Jewish Heritage
Artists, and especially writers and poets, are the seismographs and mirrors of society, anticipating and reflecting its many forces and movements. During the past two hundred years Jewish life has been profoundly affected by such forces and movements as emancipation, the Enlightenment, assimilation, Zionism, and the Holocaust. A primary focus of modern Israeli writers is the birth of the State of Israel and its ongoing struggles, internally as well as with its Arab neighbors. One of the main ways Hebrew literature captures these significant changes is through the use of biblical themes, images and archetypes which resonate through the generations. This course will examine the ways in which modern Hebrew literature enriches and brings deeper understanding of collective Jewish experiences and detects and shapes the reality of modern Israel. (HUM)
1.00 units, Lecture
HEBR 301
Advanced Modern Hebrew I
Emphasis on written essays as well as on comprehension through readings and class discussion of short stories, articles, and poetry. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.) (GLB2)
Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 202 or equivalent.
1.00 units, Lecture
HEBR 302
Advanced Modern Hebrew II
A continuation of Hebrew 301 with emphasis on reading short novels and Israeli newspapers as well as viewing and discussing selected videos and movies. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.) (GLB2)
Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 301 or equivalent.
1.00 units, Lecture
HEBR 399
Independent Study
Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1.00 units min / 2.00 units max, Independent Study
HEBR 466
Teaching Assistantship
Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
0.50 units min / 1.00 units max, Independent Study