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2010-2011 Academic Year

Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Hebrew Language and Literature Courses of Instruction


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AVAILABILITY
Not all of the courses listed in the Calendar are offered every year. For the most up-to-date information on the availability of courses offered in the current year, check QCARD, consult the Coordinator or a counsellor listed above, or visit the Jewish Studies website.
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HEBR-135*/0.5 Hebrew Literature and Cultural Contexts in Translation 3L
An introduction in English translation to the masterpieces of Hebrew literature from the Bible to the revival of modern Hebrew and Israeli culture; classics of Jewish religious thought as well as secular Hebrew culture, prose and poetry, writings by men and women; a study of the ways in which surrounding societies influenced Hebrew culture and the aspects of continuity in Hebrew cultural development.
EXCLUSION    JWST 135.
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HEBR-190/1.0 Introduction to Modern Hebrew 3L
For students with no (or a minimal) background in Hebrew. Introduces elements of grammar and vocabulary of modern Hebrew. PREREQUISITE    Permission of the instructor.
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HEBR-191/1.0 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 3L
Provides a basic understanding of the Hebrew language as vehicle of meaning for the message of the Hebrew Bible.
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HEBR-292*/0.5 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew 3S
Readings in biblical Hebrew prose and poetry. PREREQUISITE    HEBR 191 or permission of the instructor.
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HEBR-294*/0.5 Intermediate Hebrew I 3S
An extensive grammar review with practice in speaking, writing and translation, based on the reading of texts by modern Hebrew writers. HEBR 295*, when offered, is a direct continuation of HEBR 294*. PREREQUISITE    HEBR 190 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
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HEBR-295*/0.5 Intermediate Modern Hebrew II 3S
For a complete description, see HEBR 294*. PREREQUISITE    HEBR 294* or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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HEBR-301*/0.5 Special Topics in Hebrew 3S
Specialized study, as circumstances permit, of a particular author, genre, theme, movement, literary form or some combination of these elements. Course details to be announced on website. PREREQUISITE    HEBR 294* (or HEBR 291) or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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HEBR-390*/0.5 Conversational Hebrew 3S
Everyday modern Hebrew communication and comprehension. Participation in conversations; student presentations.
EXCLUSION    HEBR 290*.
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HEBR-391*/0.5 Reading Rabbinic Texts 3L
A study of the major genres of rabbinic literature and an introduction to the structure and style of classical literary Hebrew. PREREQUISITE    HEBR 294* (or HEBR 291) or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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HEBR-393*/0.5 Reading Modern Hebrew Literature 3S
Selections from current Israeli media including music, newspapers and television, as well as from modern Hebrew prose and poetry (e.g., Ahad Haam, Bialik, Tchernichowski, Agnon, Amichai, Oz, Yehoshua). The selections are studied in Hebrew; written assignments may be submitted in English.
EXCLUSION    HEBR 293*.
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HEBR-502*/0.5 Directed Reading in Hebrew
Directed Hebrew reading of material not covered in other courses, appropriate to the student’s level. PREREQUISITE    Permission of the instructor or the Program Director.
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