Course Descriptions - Hebrew

HEBR 1101 Basic Hebrew I (3)

HEBR 1102 Basic Hebrew II (3)
An introduction to Modern Hebrew.
Prerequisite: None
General Education Humanities Disciplinary Course
Jewish Studies


HEBR 2101 Intermediate Hebrew I (3)

HEBR 2102 Intermediate Hebrew II (3)
A further study of the Hebrew Language.
Prerequisite: HEBR 1102 and permission of instructor
General Education Humanities Disciplinary Course
Jewish Studies


HEBR 3100 Advanced Hebrew Conversation and Composition I (3)
Intensive practice in spoken and written Hebrew, stressing verbal fluency, accurate and idiomatic expression. Discussions and compositions based on selected readings in the various areas of Hebrew literature and culture.
Prerequisite: HEBR 2102 and permission of instructor

HEBR 3105 Advanced Hebrew Conversation and Composition II (3)
Intensive practice in spoken and written Hebrew, stressing verbal fluency, accurate and idiomatic expression. Discussions and compositions based on selected readings in modern Hebrew literature and poetry.
Prerequisite: HEBR 2102 and permission of instructor
Jewish Studies


SURVEY COURSES


HEBR 3200 History of Hebrew Literature I (3)

HEBR 3205 History of Hebrew Literature II (3)
Introduction to representative masterpieces and major movements of Hebrew literature from the Biblical, Mishnaic, Talmudic, and Medieval to the contemporary period.
Prerequisite: HEBR 2102 and permission of the instructor
Jewish Studies


HEBREW COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH (FL)


FL 3300 Masterpieces of Hebrew Literature in Translation I (3)

FL 330 Masterpieces of Hebrew Literature in Translation II (3)
An introduction to the masterpieces of Hebrew literature in English translation. Reading, interpretation, and analysis of selected texts in Hebrew literature, from ancient to modern times. An introduction by means of modern critical methods of study to the history, literature and religion of Israel in the selected excerpts of Old Testament, Mishnah, Talmud, Gronica, Shmuel Hanaggid, Al Harizi, Mendelssohn, Wesly, Krochmal, J.L. Gordon, Ahad Ha’Am, Bialik and Agnon. Conducted in English.
Prerequisite: ENG 2403 and permission of the instructor
Jewish Studies


FL 3310 Hebrew Culture I (3)

FL 3315 Hebrew Culture II (3)
Illustrated lecture courses on the culture and civilization of Jews from Biblical to medieval and modern times. Emphasis placed on religion, culture, education, and economic and social problems. Conducted in English.
Prerequisite: ENG 2403 and permission of the instructor
Jewish Studies


FL 3320 Modern Israeli Literature from Israeli Independence to the Present in Translation (3)
Reading, interpretation and analysis of modern Israeli literature. Emphasis on the writing of Bialik, Tchernichovsky, Agnon, Hazaz, Greenberg and Shlonsky. Conducted in English.
Prerequisite: ENG 2403 and permission of the instructor
Jewish Studies


FL 3325 The Holocaust Literature in Translation (3)
Reading, interpretation, and analysis of Holocaust Literature. Emphasis on such writings as Agnon, Greenberg, Ringelblum, Kaplan, Huberbant, Lazar, and Wiesel. Course includes readings based on memoirs, testimonies, and diaries of victims, as well as survivors of the Holocaust. Conducted in English.
Prerequisite: ENG 2403 and permission of the instructor
Jewish Studies

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