Hebrew (HEBR)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000s to 4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

HEBR 1001. Beginning Hebrew I. 4 Credits.

An active presentation of Hebrew as it is spoken and written today. Comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills are stressed. Laboratory fee.

HEBR 1002. Beginning Hebrew II. 4 Credits.

Continuation of HEBR 1001. An active presentation of Hebrew as it is spoken and written today. Comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills are stressed. Laboratory fee.

HEBR 2001. Intermediate Hebrew I. 4 Credits.

Further development of skills in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of modern Hebrew. Texts range from Israeli newspaper items to selections from classical materials. Prerequisite: HEBR 1001HEBR 1002 . Laboratory fee.

HEBR 2002. Intermediate Hebrew II. 4 Credits.

Continuation of HEBR 2001. Further development of skills in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of modern Hebrew. Texts range from Israeli newspaper items to selections from classical materials. Prerequisite: HEBR 1001HEBR 1002 . Laboratory fee.

HEBR 3001. Hebrew Conversation and Writing. 3 Credits.

Reading and writing at the intermediate to mid-high level, with stress on conversation and oral comprehension. Contemporary cultural and social aspects presented through selections from nonfiction and short fiction, films, and TV programs. Prerequisite: HEBR 2002 or permission of instructor.

HEBR 3101. Modern Hebrew Literary Classics. 3 Credits.

Prose and poetry of a century of writing from the beginning of the Hebrew literary renaissance to contemporary Israeli literature, including works of Bialik, Agnon, Hazaz, Amichai, Oz, and Yehoshua. Discussions stress historical development and authors’ treatments of tradition and modernity.

HEBR 3102. Israeli Society and Culture: Literary Perspectives. 3 Credits.

A study of literature reflecting such contemporary issues as the conflict between the “builders’ generation” and their children; the cultural contacts of Ashkenazim and Sefardim; image of the Arab; impact of the Holocaust; Zionist ideals and current realities.

HEBR 3103. Israeli Cinema (in English). 3 Credits.

Film considered as both an artistic and a historical medium that reflects and comments on the history, politics, and culture of Israel. The kinds of issues that Israeli films raise and the cinematic style that distinguishes them.

HEBR 3105. Special Topics. 3 Credits.

HEBR 3301. Modern Hebrew Fiction. 3 Credits.

Study of selected modern Israeli short stories and poems. Prerequisites: HEBR 3001 or permission of the instructor.

HEBR 3301W. Modern Hebrew Fiction. 3 Credits.

Study of selected modern Israeli short stories and poems. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement. Prerequisites: HEBR 3001 or permission of the instructor.

HEBR 3302. The Israeli Media. 3 Credits.

Explores the Israeli press, television and radio news broadcasts in Hebrew; focuses on developing increasing proficiency in reading and aural comprehension through class discussions and written assignments in Hebrew. Prerequisites: HEBR 3001 or permission of the instructor.

HEBR 3302W. The Israeli Media. 3 Credits.

Explores the Israeli press, television and radio news broadcasts in Hebrew; focuses on developing increasing proficiency in reading and aural comprehension through class discussions and written assignments in Hebrew. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement. Prerequisites: HEBR 3001 or permission of the instructor.

HEBR 3901. Directed Project. 1-3 Credits.

Individual advanced reading or research, to be arranged with a member of the faculty. May be repeated for credit. Enrollment by permission of the instructor and department.

HEBR 4001. Advanced Hebrew Literature I. 3 Credits.

Selections from Hebrew literature throughout the ages: Bible, Rabbinics, medieval Hebrew literature; classical motifs in modern Israeli literature. Literary analysis (writing and discussion) in Hebrew. Prerequisites: HEBR 3301 or permission of the instructor.

HEBR 4001W. Advanced Hebrew Literature I. 3 Credits.

Selections from Hebrew literature throughout the ages: Bible, Rabbinics, medieval Hebrew literature; classical motifs in modern Israeli literature. Literary analysis (writing and discussion) in Hebrew. Prerequisite: HEBR 3301 or permission of instructor.

HEBR 4002. Advanced Hebrew Literature II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of HEBR 4001. Selections from Hebrew literature throughout the ages: Bible, Rabbinics, medieval Hebrew literature; classical motifs in modern Israeli literature. Literary analysis (writing and discussion) in Hebrew. Prerequisites: HEBR 3301 or permission of the instructor.