HEBR 101
HEBR 101 - Elementary Hebrew I

Introduction to Hebrew with emphasis on its contemporary spoken and written form. Practice the skills of listening and speaking as well as reading and writing, together with systematic study of Hebrew grammar. The course helps students develop their speaking ability as the sequence of new vocabulary words are arranged to support students’ progress step-wise in basic speech patterns. The materials introduce students to Hebrew in all historical periods: biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Chalamish

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Each semester of HEBR 101 and HEBR 102 earns one unit of credit; however, both semesters must be completed satisfactorily to receive credit for either course.

HEBR 102
HEBR 102 - Elementary Hebrew II

Introduction to Hebrew with emphasis on its contemporary spoken and written form. Practice the skills of listening and speaking as well as reading and writing, together with systematic study of Hebrew grammar. The course helps students develop their speaking ability as the sequence of new vocabulary words are arranged to support students’ progress step-wise in basic speech patterns. The materials introduce students to Hebrew in all historical periods: biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: HEBR 101 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Chalamish

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Each semester of HEBR 101 and HEBR 102 earns one unit of credit; however, both semesters must be completed satisfactorily to receive credit for either course.

HEBR 201
HEBR 201 - Intermediate Hebrew I

Building on the foundations of HEBR 101-HEBR 102, the third semester will continue to develop skills in modern Hebrew. Students will broaden their knowledge of verb patterns, compound sentence structures, and mixed tenses. Special emphasis will be placed on composition and oral reports. The fourth semester will focus on literature through reading and discussion of selected short pieces of prose and poetry. Some examples of classical, rabbinic, and liturgical Hebrew will also be analyzed. Students will be required to write short compositions inspired by their readings.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: HEBR 102 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Chalamish

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Each semester of HEBR 201 and HEBR 202 earns one unit of credit; however, both semesters must be completed satisfactorily to receive credit for either course.

HEBR 202
HEBR 202 - Intermediate Hebrew II

The fourth semester will focus on literature through reading and discussion of selected short pieces of prose and poetry. Some examples of classical, rabbinic, and liturgical Hebrew will also be analyzed. Students will be required to write short compositions inspired by their readings.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: HEBR 201 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Chalamish

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Each semester of HEBR 201 and HEBR 202 earns one unit of credit; however, both semesters must be completed satisfactorily to receive credit for either course.

HEBR 250
HEBR 250 - Research or Individual Study

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Chalamish

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

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HEBR 301
HEBR 301 - Journey into Israeli Culture

This advanced course in Hebrew language will focus on modern Israeli culture. Students will deepen their Hebrew proficiency in the four language skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Contemporary Israeli culture will be explored and discussed through the reading of selected newspaper articles, modern literature and poetry, and the viewing of video clips of Israeli TV, shows, songs, and films.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: HEBR 202 or placement test equivalent.

Instructor: Chalamish

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes:

HEBR 302
HEBR 302 - Contemporary Hebrew Literature

Throughout this advanced course, students will be familiarized with highly varied modern Hebrew literature, from the nineteenth-century to present-day Israel. Readings include poetry, short stories, and plays. This foray into the world of Israeli culture will cultivate students’ grammatical and writing abilities and improve their understanding of the Hebrew language.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 10

Prerequisites: HEBR 202 or placement test equivalent.

Instructor: Chalamish

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes:

HEBR 350
HEBR 350 - Research or Individual Study

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Open to juniors and seniors.

Instructor: Chalamish

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring