Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Hebrew (HEBR)

HEBR 190  Introduction to Modern Hebrew  Units: 6.00  

For students with no (or a minimal) background in Hebrew. Introduces elements of grammar and vocabulary of modern Hebrew.

Requirements: Prerequisite Permission of the Instructor.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
HEBR 192  Introductory Biblical Hebrew  Units: 3.00  

Provides a basic introduction to reading and understanding biblical Hebrew prose. No prior knowledge of Hebrew assumed.
NOTE This course replaces the first semester of HEBR 191.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite None. Exclusion HEBR 191. Equivalency HEBR 191.  
Course Equivalencies: HEBR191; HEBR192  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
HEBR 193  Classical Hebrew Fundamentals  Units: 3.00  

Focus is on reading prose portions with comprehension in biblical texts. Certain extra-biblical second Temple literature may also be read (e.g., texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls).
NOTE This course replaces the second semester of HEBR 191.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite HEBR 192 or permission of the Instructor. Exclusion HEBR 191. Equivalency HEBR 191.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
HEBR 292  Intermediate Biblical Hebrew  Units: 3.00  

Readings in biblical Hebrew prose and poetry.

Requirements: Prerequisite (HEBR 191 or HEBR 193) or permission of the Instructor.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
HEBR 294  Intermediate Modern Hebrew I  Units: 3.00  

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.

Requirements: Prerequisite HEBR 190 or permission of the Instructor.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
HEBR 295  Intermediate Modern Hebrew II  Units: 3.00  

For a complete description, see HEBR 294.

Requirements: Prerequisite HEBR 294 or permission of the Instructor.  
Offering Faculty: School of Religion  
HEBR 301  Topics in Hebrew  Units: 3.00  

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.

Requirements: Prerequisite HEBR 294 or permission of the Instructor. Note Visit the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures website for more information about this course.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
HEBR 393  Reading Modern Hebrew Literature  Units: 3.00  

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.

Course Equivalencies: HEBR293, HEBR393  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
HEBR 502  Directed Reading Hebrew  Units: 3.00  

Directed Hebrew reading of material not covered in other courses, appropriate to the student's level.

Requirements: Prerequisite Permission of the Instructor or the Program Director.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science