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Modern Hebrew for Beginners I
AS.210.120 (01)

Elementary Modern Hebrew is the first exposure to the language as currently used in Israel in all its functional contexts. All components of the language are discussed: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Simple idiomatic sentences and short texts in Hebrew are used. Students learn the Hebrew alphabet, words and short sentences. Cultural aspects of Israel will be intertwined throughout the course curriculum.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Scott, Cameron David
  • Room: Smokler Center Library
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Modern Hebrew for Beginners II
AS.210.121 (01)

Hebrew for Beginners 121 is a continuation of Hebrew 120 and as such, students are required to have a foundation in Hebrew. The course will enhance and continue to expose students to Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. All components of the Hebrew language will be emphasized in this course; we will highlight verbs, adjectives, and the ability to read longer texts. Speaking in Hebrew will also be highlighted to promote students’ engagement and communication. Cultural aspects of the language will be incorporated into lessons too

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Bessire, Mirit
  • Room: Smokler Center 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elementary Yiddish II
AS.210.164 (01)

This course will focus on the Yiddish language as a key to understanding the culture of Yiddish-speaking Jews. Topics in Yiddish literature, cultural history and contemporary culture will be explored through written and aural texts, and these primary sources will be used as a springboard for work on all the language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Lang, Beatrice
  • Room: Smokler Center 214
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II
AS.210.221 (01)

Please change description to: Intermediate Hebrew level II is a continuation of the course Hebrew 220 and as such is a requirement for entry. In the course, grammatical aspects of the language will be introduced in the focus of past and future tenses. Combined and complex sentences with proper syntax and reading comprehension and writing skills will be required. Modern Israeli cultural aspects of the Hebrew language will be introduced as well and will be part of the holistic understanding of the modern language.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Bessire, Mirit
  • Room: Smokler Center Library
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Yiddish II
AS.210.264 (01)

Continuation of Intermediate Yiddish I: this course will focus on the Yiddish language as a key to understanding the culture of Yiddish-speaking Jews. Topics in Yiddish literature, cultural history and contemporary culture will be explored through written and aural texts, and these primary sources will be used as a springboard for work on all the language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Lang, Beatrice
  • Room: Smokler Center 214
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Modern Hebrew II
AS.210.321 (01)

This course will expand students’ fluencies in Modern Hebrew through Hebrew-dialogic Israeli and Palestinian cinema, examining and comparing several layers of a contemporary Hebrew-speaking society. For this class, students will view, discuss, and write about films with Hebrew as the primary spoken language. Through aural interpretation and subtitles, students will understand, analyze, and reflectively discuss the diversity of Hebrew-speaking cultures within society and the provenance and intentionalities of the dialects exhibited throughout a given film. Linguistic nuance, slang, and interpretive aspects of Hebrew as shown in the chosen films will prompt students to examine this modality of the expression of contemporary Hebrew. The course will be taught primarily in Hebrew and will be open to students who have matriculated to at least 200-level coursework of Modern Hebrew.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Bessire, Mirit
  • Room: Smokler Center 214
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Jesus in Modern Hebrew Literature
AS.216.620 (01)

This seminar will track the changes in the representations of Jesus in modern Hebrew literature. We will study the connections between intellectual writings and the literary depictions of Jesus, changes in the representations of his figure in the aftermath of the Holocaust and Israeli statehood, and the function of his figure in the cultural and theological modern Jewish imagination. Reading will include prose-fiction, novels, poetry, drama, and intellectual essays from the late 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 3:30PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Stahl, Neta
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Hebrew/Yiddish Proposal Prep
AS.216.806 (01)

Hebrew/Yiddish Proposal Prep

  • Credits: 6.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Stahl, Neta
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Professional Training - Hebrew & Yiddish
AS.216.850 (01)

Training for professional academic purposes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Stahl, Neta
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elementary Modern Hebrew
AS.210.120 (01)

Elementary Modern Hebrew is the first exposure to the language as currently used in Israel in all its functional contexts. All components of the language are discussed: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Simple idiomatic sentences and short texts in Hebrew are used. Students learn the Hebrew alphabet, words and short sentences. Cultural aspects of Israel will be intertwined throughout the course curriculum.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Bessire, Mirit
  • Room: Smokler Center 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Modern Hebrew for Beginners II
AS.210.121 (01)

Hebrew for Beginners 121 is a continuation of Hebrew 120 and as such, students are required to have a foundation in Hebrew. The course will enhance and continue to expose students to Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. All components of the Hebrew language will be emphasized in this course; we will highlight verbs, adjectives, and the ability to read longer texts. Speaking in Hebrew will also be highlighted to promote students’ engagement and communication. Cultural aspects of the language will be incorporated into lessons too

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Scott, Cameron David
  • Room: Smokler Center Library
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elementary Yiddish I
AS.210.163 (01)

Look at Jewish history and culture backwards and forwards through the Yiddish language! The vernacular of Ashkenazi Jews for a thousand years, Yiddish connects back to recent and distant generations in Europe, America, and elsewhere. But Yiddish is not just a bridge to the past, it is also the center of vibrant contemporary cultures, both religious and secular. This four-skills language class (reading, writing, listening, speaking) places emphasis on the active use of Yiddish in oral and written communication while guiding students towards the use of Yiddish as a tool for the study of Yiddish literature and Ashkenazi history and culture.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Lang, Beatrice
  • Room: Smokler Center 213
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Hebrew I
AS.210.220 (01)

Intermediate Modern Hebrew enhances and enforces previous knowledge of Hebrew as acquired from previous foundational coursework and/or experience. Grammatical aspects of the language such as past and present tenses as well as combined and complex sentence syntax and construction would be applied. Reading comprehension and writing skills will be emphasized. Modern Israeli cultural links and facets of the Hebrew language will also be introduced to inform the holistic understanding of the modern language.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Bessire, Mirit
  • Room: Smokler Center 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Yiddish Texts I
AS.210.269 (01)

For students who have completed at least one year of Yiddish language study, this course will provide the opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge of Yiddish culture while continuing to improve their skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking Yiddish. Alongside textbook-based language work, students will read, listen to and interact with a variety of texts, for example literature, journalism and oral history. Prerequisite: AS.210.164 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Lang, Beatrice
  • Room: Smokler Center Library
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Modern Hebrew I
AS.210.320 (01)

Advanced Modern Hebrew I will focus on conversational and interactive language skills to expose learners to attributes of different genres and layers of the language. Students will be introduced to various original texts and lingual patterns to better understand and formulate proper syntax. The course will include contemporary readings from Israeli journalism and essays, along with other relevant Hebrew resources to inform class discussions and students’ reflective writings. Israeli cultural aspects will be integral to the course curriculum.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM 08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Bessire, Mirit
  • Room: Smokler Center Library
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Yiddish Theatre from the Purim-shpil to the Present Day
AS.216.410 (01)

In traditional Ashkenazi Jewish society, the purim-shpil was the only kind of drama performed, but with the advent of modernity Yiddish-speaking Jews embraced theatre as playwrights, actors, and audiences. This course will survey Yiddish theatre from its traditional beginnings through its many permutations from the late eighteenth century to the present day, with examples of plays from the popular to the highly literary. All readings, discussion, and written responses will be in Yiddish.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM 08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Lang, Beatrice
  • Room: Smokler Center Library
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Evolution of Hebrew Linguistic Thought
AS.216.411 (01)

This course will explore the evolution of Hebrew linguistic thought, focusing on the seminal works of early Hebrew grammarians in Muslim Spain during the 10th–11th centuries, including Judah Hayyuj and Jonah Ibn Janah. It will then trace the intellectual journey across Christian Central Europe up to the late modern era, highlighting contributions from both Jewish and non-Jewish grammarians. Notably, it will feature figures such as David Kimhi at the beginning of this period and Wilhelm Gesenius at its conclusion. The exploration will conclude with an overview of modern contributions, from within Israel and abroad, to Hebrew linguistic thought, showcasing linguists like Naphtali Tur-Sinai and Geoffrey Khan. The course will primarily involve reading texts written by leading grammarians and biblical commentators, examining fundamental issues in Hebrew language, the various theories proposed, and the transformations that have taken place in Hebrew linguistic thought. The texts will be read in English, with reference to the original languages (if other than English), Hebrew or Arabic.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 5:30PM - 8:00PM 08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Chen, Elnatan
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Realism and Anti-Realism in Modern Hebrew Literature
AS.216.643 (01)

This seminar seeks to trace the narrative dynamics and literary means of modern Hebrew Literature through a close examination of the tension between its realistic and anti-realistic trends. It begins with theoretical questions regarding the definition of realism as a literary genre. After this introductory section, the seminar is divided to three different periods in modern Hebrew literature, each is analyzed within the framework of its relation to realism. The first period is the turn of the 20th century and its first decades, reading works by writers such as Yosef Haim Brenner, Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Devora Baron. In the second period we study the post Israeli statehood period through reading works by A.B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz, Amalia Khanana Carmon and Yehoshua Knaz. The third part of the course deals with prose-fiction that is considered post-modernistic and includes writers such as David Grossman, Orly Castel-Bloom Yoel Hofmann, and Ronit Matalon.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 3:30PM 08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Stahl, Neta
  • Room: Smokler Center 213
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.216.800 (01)

This research course focuses on surveying and deepening the students’ familiarity with the historical, cultural, and linguistic aspects of modern Jewish literature.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Stahl, Neta
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.216.800 (02)

This research course focuses on surveying and deepening the students’ familiarity with the historical, cultural, and linguistic aspects of modern Jewish literature.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Spinner, Samuel Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Hebrew/Yiddish Proposal Prep
AS.216.806 (01)

Hebrew/Yiddish Proposal Prep

  • Credits: 6.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Spinner, Samuel Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Hebrew/Yiddish Proposal Prep
AS.216.806 (02)

Hebrew/Yiddish Proposal Prep

  • Credits: 6.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Stahl, Neta
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Hebrew/Yiddish Dissertation Research
AS.216.808 (01)

Hebrew/Yiddish Dissertation Research

  • Credits: 9.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:  08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Spinner, Samuel Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Professional Training - Hebrew & Yiddish
AS.216.850 (01)

Training for professional academic purposes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-26-2024 to 12-06-2024
  • Instructor: Bessire, Mirit
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Location Term Course Details
AS.210.120 (01)Modern Hebrew for Beginners ITTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMScott, Cameron DavidHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.121 (01)Modern Hebrew for Beginners IITTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMBessire, MiritHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.164 (01)Elementary Yiddish IITTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMLang, BeatriceHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.221 (01)Intermediate Modern Hebrew IITTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMBessire, MiritHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.264 (01)Intermediate Yiddish IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMLang, BeatriceHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.321 (01)Advanced Modern Hebrew IIW 1:30PM - 4:00PMBessire, MiritHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.216.620 (01)Jesus in Modern Hebrew LiteratureT 1:30PM - 3:30PMStahl, NetaHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.216.806 (01)Hebrew/Yiddish Proposal PrepStahl, NetaHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.216.850 (01)Professional Training - Hebrew & YiddishStahl, NetaHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.120 (01)Elementary Modern HebrewTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMBessire, MiritHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.210.121 (01)Modern Hebrew for Beginners IITTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMScott, Cameron DavidHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.210.163 (01)Elementary Yiddish ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMLang, BeatriceHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.210.220 (01)Intermediate Hebrew ITTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMBessire, MiritHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.210.269 (01)Intermediate Yiddish Texts ITTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMLang, BeatriceHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.210.320 (01)Advanced Modern Hebrew IW 1:30PM - 4:00PMBessire, MiritHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.216.410 (01)Yiddish Theatre from the Purim-shpil to the Present DayM 1:30PM - 4:00PMLang, BeatriceHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.216.411 (01)The Evolution of Hebrew Linguistic ThoughtM 5:30PM - 8:00PMChen, ElnatanHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.216.643 (01)Realism and Anti-Realism in Modern Hebrew LiteratureTTh 1:30PM - 3:30PMStahl, NetaHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.216.800 (01)Independent StudyStahl, NetaHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.216.800 (02)Independent StudySpinner, Samuel JacobHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.216.806 (01)Hebrew/Yiddish Proposal PrepSpinner, Samuel JacobHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.216.806 (02)Hebrew/Yiddish Proposal PrepStahl, NetaHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.216.808 (01)Hebrew/Yiddish Dissertation ResearchSpinner, Samuel JacobHomewood CampusFall 2024
AS.216.850 (01)Professional Training - Hebrew & YiddishBessire, MiritHomewood CampusFall 2024