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PLACEMENT EXAM


Elementary Modern Hebrew I

01:563:101
(cross-listed with 01:013:152)

Acquire basic competence in reading, writing and speaking Hebrew.

Introductory Hebrew: This course develops primary language skills through extensive practice in reading and writing. Since emphasis is put on the sentence as a unit of language, students are engaged from the very beginning in creative writing and speech as well as in achieving basic competence in grammar. Communication skills are enhanced by engaging in conversations based on everyday situations. No previous knowledge of Hebrew required.


No prerequisites.


Hebrew Review and Continuation

01:563:121
(cross-listed with 01:013:156)

Enhance your basic Hebrew language skills through a review of grammar and by practicing reading, writing and speaking.

This course is designed for students with previous exposure to Hebrew (e.g. heritage speakers, Jewish day school students, etc.), who are in need of a thorough review in order to enhance their basic language skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be placed into Intermediate Hebrew (01:563:131). The course emphasizes cognitive academic language proficiency as well as communication skills. Competence in the four areas of language (comprehensive reading, creative writing, grammar, and speech) is acquired through practice of grammar, reading of various Hebrew texts, class discussions, and composition writing.

Prerequisite: 01:563:101 / 01:013:152 or Hebrew placement test.


Intermediate Modern Hebrew I

01:563:131
(cross-listed with 01:013:252)

Improve your Hebrew conversational skills and start to read texts in classical and modern Hebrew.

The objectives of this course are twofold: development of language skills and preparing the students to approach Hebrew literature in an analytical and comprehensive manner. Students develop conversational skills by regular participation in class presentations and discussions of current events and cultural issues. Advanced grammatical forms are integrated into the reading material, based on a variety of modern Israeli literature.

Prerequisites: 01:563:121 / 01:013:156 or Hebrew placement test.

This course fulfills Core Learning Goal Q.


Intermediate Modern Hebrew II

01:563:132
(cross-listed with 01:013:253)


Achieve proficiency in reading and speaking modern Hebrew.

The objectives of this course are twofold: development of language skills and preparing students to read and analyze Hebrew literature. Students develop conversational skills by regular participation in class presentations and discussions of current and cultural events.  Advance grammatical forms are integrated into the discussion of reading material, which is selected from various Hebrew sources.

Prerequisites: 01:563:121 / 01:013:156 or Hebrew placement test.


Advanced Modern Hebrew

01:563:210/211
(cross-listed with 01:013:352/353)

Improve your proficiency in reading and writing skills by reading short essays, newspaper, and magazine articles.

This course is designed to develop fluency and increase proficiency in reading and writing skills. The course provides an intensive training in Hebrew Grammar and syntax through the reading and analysis of short essays, and newspaper and magazine articles. Reading and writing assignments as well as creative writing and oral presentations are part of the course work.

Prerequisites: 01:563:132 / 01:013:253 or Hebrew placement test.


Contemporary Hebrew Literature and Media

01:563:371
(cross-listed with 01:013:354)

Enhance your ability to speak Hebrew and improve your reading comprehension through the analysis of popular Israeli literature and texts from Israeli magazines and newspapers. Note: this course is conducted in Hebrew and all readings are in Hebrew.

Prerequisites: 01:563:131 / 01:013:252 or 01:563:132 / 01:013:252 or Hebrew placement test.


Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature

01:563:372
(cross-listed with 01:013:354)

Enhance your ability to speak Hebrew and improve your reading comprehension through the analysis of popular Israeli literature and texts from Israeli magazines and newspapers. Note: this course is conducted in Hebrew and all readings are in Hebrew.

Prerequisites: 01:563:131 / 01:013:252 or 01:563:132 / 01:013:252 or Hebrew placement test.