Hebrew Courses

Fall 2021 Courses

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HBRW 10a, Beginning Hebrew

MTWTh 10 - 11:30 AM

Professor Rima Farah

For students with no previous knowledge and those with a minimal background. Intensive training in the basics of Hebrew grammar, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

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HBRW 19a, Beginning Hebrew: Honors

MTWTh 10 - 11:30 AM

Professor Esther Shorr

Prerequisite: Hebrew placement exam. Only one 10-level Hebrew course may be taken for credit. Four class hours per week with additional half an hour to practice speaking skills.

A beginner course for those students with some previous exposure to Hebrew. Builds upon the initial exposure, continuing to teach the basics of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and writing.

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HBRW 20b, Intermediate Hebrew

HBRW 20b 1 MTWTh 12 - 1:30 PM

HBRW 20b 2 MTWTh 2 - 3:30 PM

Professor Esther Shorr

Prerequisite: HBRW 10a, 19a or the equivalent as determined by placement examination.

Continuation of HBRW 10a and 19a, employing the same methods. Intensive training in Hebrew grammar, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

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HBRW 34a, Intermediate Hebrew II: Aspects of Israeli Culture

MTWTh 10 - 11:30 AM

Professor Guy Antebi

Prerequisite: Any 20-level Hebrew course or the equivalent as determined by placement examination.

Continuation of HBRW 20b. A beginner- intermediate level course that helps students strengthen their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Contemporary cultural aspects will be stressed and a variety of materials will be used.

 

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HBRW 44b, Advanced Intermediate Hebrew: Israeli Culture and Media

MTWTh 2 - 3:30 PM

Professor Guy Antebi

Prerequisite: Any 30-level Hebrew course or the equivalent.

Reinforces the acquired skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing at the intermediate level. Contemporary cultural aspects are stressed; conversational Hebrew and reading of selections from modern literature.

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HBRW 144a, Hebrew through Plays and Drama

 

MW 2 - 3:30 PM

Professor Sara Hascal

Prerequisite: Any 30-level Hebrew course or permission of the instructor.

Focuses on improving Hebrew language skills at the advanced-intermediate level through critical reading and analysis of authentic and contemporary Israeli short plays and studying the comparison between plays in Israel and those in the U.S. The course will examine theories in aspects of drama and implement drama techniques including improvisation, movement, and creative expression. The course readings cover topics such as social diversity and justice as well as human rights and awareness of world identities. The course culminates in the writing of an original scene or one-act play in Hebrew.

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HBRW 146a, The Voices of Jerusalem

MW 12 - 1:30 PM

Professor Sara Hascal

Prerequisite: Any 30-level Hebrew course or permission of the instructor.

For advanced-intermediate students who wish to enhance their language proficiency and work toward improving fluency and communication through analysis of selected materials covering literature, poetry, history, politics, and art that depict the unique tradition and culture of Jerusalem.