Courses in the Hebrew language have been offered at Queen's since the University held its first classes in 1842. They were a central part of the University's curriculum during its early decades, when a large percentage of Queen's students studied theology and required knowledge of Hebrew for biblical studies. Since 1912, Queen’s has offered one introductory and one advanced course in the language, both to students at the Theological College and students in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Our Department offers language acquisition classes up to intermediate level as well culture/literature courses. You can take Hebrew as electives; toward the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Major, Jewish Studies Minor, World Language Studies Minor or towards Linguistics Plans.
For Biblical Hebrew, please go to the Jewish Studies website for course offerings.
Click here for the list of 2022-23 Course Offerings.
|HEBR 190/6.0||Introduction to Modern Hebrew||
This course is designed for students with minimal or no background in Hebrew. The course introduces students with the basic structure and usage of Modern Hebrew.
|HEBR 294/3.0||Intermediate Modern Hebrew I||
An extensive grammar review with practice in speaking, writing and translation, based on the reading of texts by modern Hebrew writers.
|HEBR 295/3.0||Intermediate Modern Hebrew II||
An extensive grammar review with practice in speaking, writing, and translation, based on the reading of texts by modern Hebrew writers. HEBR 295/3.0, when offered, is a direct continuation of HEBR 294/3.0.
|HEBR 301/3.0||Special Topics in Hebrew||
Specialized study, as circumstances permit, of a particular author, genre, theme, movement, literary form or some combination of these elements.
|HEBR 393/3.0||Reading Modern Hebrew Literature||
Multi–narratives of contemporary Hebrew literature in translation:
|HEBR 502/3.0||Directed Reading in Hebrew||
Directed Hebrew reading of material not covered in other courses, appropriate to the student’s level.