Hebrew Language Track*
The Hebrew Language Track in NEJS is designed to enable students to become proficient in Modern Hebrew language. The majority of courses required by this track are taught in Hebrew, allowing students to maximize classroom time immersed in the language. Other courses may offer the option of readings in the original Hebrew, and/or include a separate Hebrew discussion section. Students may transfer two appropriate courses from the study abroad program provided they are taught in Hebrew and approved by the Hebrew track advisor; students must obtain permission from their Hebrew track advisor to count courses as part of the Hebrew track before starting the study abroad program.
The NEJS Major/ Hebrew Track requires the following 10 courses (No double counting is allowed):
- NEJS 5a (Foundational Course in Judaic Studies).
- At least one course in Classical Hebrew, (Hebrew readings, with English language instruction) including but not limited to: NEJS 10a, 25a, 110a, 110b, 112a, 114b, 115a, 117b, 118b, 121b, 123b, 125b, 126a, 126b, 127b, 170a, 172b.
- Hebrew 167b, The revival of modern Hebrew (taught in Hebrew).
- Two courses in modern Hebrew literature (taught in Hebrew): 173a, 174a, 174b, 178a.
- Two advanced level Hebrew language courses: HBRW 121a, 121b, 123a, 123b, 141a, 144a, 146a, 161b, 164b, 166b, 168a, 168b, 170a.
- At least two courses in Israel studies (English or Hebrew language instruction): ANTH/NEJS 169b, FA 68a, FA 76a, HIST 114a, NEJS 145a, NEJS 145b, NEJS 180b, NEJS 185a, NEJS 189a, NEJS 191b, NEJS 192a (Additional courses will be offered by Schusterman visiting scholars and scholars in NEJS and other departments, and can satisfy this requirement).
- The Senior Essay, HBRW 97.
*NOTE: Students enrolling at Brandeis prior to September 2011 may choose to major in Hebrew according to previous Brandeis Bulletin rules. They may also choose to enroll in the Hebrew Language track of NEJS, described above. Students enrolling September 2011 or after may only choose the Hebrew Language track.