Academic Calendar

Hebrew (HEB)

HEB 1120  Biblical Hebrew (A)  6 cr  

(Formerly SEM 1120) An introductory course with emphasis on basic grammar and syntax. Students will learn to read simple biblical narratives. Students may not hold credit for HEB 1120 and any of: RLGN 1120 or the former SEM 1120.

Equiv To: RLGN 1120, SEM 1120

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

HEB 1250  Hebrew 1  6 cr  

(Formerly SEM 1250) For students with a minimal experience with the language yet with a basic ability to read it. Following current methods in the teaching of a second/ foreign language, the listening-comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills are developed. Language lab and organized conversation are part of the course. Intended for students with a strictly elementary standing. Students may not hold credit for both HEB 1250 and the former SEM 1250.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of program coordinator.

Equiv To: SEM 1250

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

HEB 1260  Hebrew 2  6 cr  

(Formerly SEM 1260) For students who have taken HEB 1250 or the former SEM 1250 or the equivalent. Spoken and written Hebrew - vocabulary and grammar, organized conversation and reading of selected texts. In addition to regular sessions, either one hour of lab or directed conversation per week is required. Students may not hold credit for both HEB 1260 and the former SEM 1260.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of program coordinator.

Equiv To: SEM 1260

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

HEB 2210  Modern Hebrew Literature  6 cr  

(Formerly SEM 2210) Uri Zvi Greenberg, Lamdan, Sholonsky, Agnon, Burla, Hazzaz, Yizhar, Shamir Amihay, S. Shalom - poetry and prose. The modern Isreal short story. Students may not hold credit for both HEB 2210 and the former SEM 2210.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of program coordinator.

Equiv To: SEM 2210

Attributes: Humanities

HEB 2250  Rabbinic Hebrew  6 cr  

(Formerly SEM 2250) Study of the style, vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of halakhic and aggadic rabbinic texts. A representative selection of Talmud, Midrashim Codes, and Responsa will be drawn from both the medieval and modern periods. Students may not hold credit for both HEB 2250 and the former SEM 2250.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of program coordinator.

Equiv To: SEM 2250

Attributes: Humanities

HEB 2280  Introduction to Hebrew Literature  6 cr  

(Formerly SEM 2280) A study of the history and forms of Hebrew Literature from biblical to modern times. Students may not hold credit for both HEB 2280 and the former SEM 2280 (055.228).

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in HEB 1260 or the former SEM 1260] or written consent of program coordinator.

Equiv To: SEM 2280

Attributes: Humanities

HEB 2350  Hebrew 3  6 cr  

(Formerly SEM 2350) For students who have taken HEB 1260 or the former SEM 1260 or the equivalent. Further oral practise, vocabulary expansion and grammar review, and development of reading and writing skills. Students may not hold credit for both HEB 2350 and the former SEM 2350.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of program coordinator.

Equiv To: SEM 2350

Attributes: Humanities

HEB 3360  Hebrew Communication Arts  6 cr  

(Formerly SEM 3360) A study of all aspects of Hebrew communication. For advanced students with reasonable fluency in the language. The writing skill on general subjects will be developed as well as comprehension and vocabulary expansion in the reading of more technical texts. Students may not hold credit for both HEB 3360 and the former SEM 3360.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of program coordinator.

Equiv To: SEM 3360

Attributes: Humanities

HEB 3370  Hebrew Language and Literature  6 cr  

(Formerly SEM 3370) A study of the structure and usage of modern Hebrew, examination of selections of Major modern writers and development of speaking and writing skills. Review of the history of Hebrew and the application of linguistics to the understanding of the language. Students may not hold credit for both HEB 3370 and the former SEM 3370.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of program coordinator.

Equiv To: SEM 3370

Attributes: Humanities

HEB 3380  The Creation of Modern Hebrew  6 cr  

(Formerly SEM 3380) An advanced study of the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language. Other attempts at language planning and revival will be observed. Lectures and discussions will be in Hebrew. Students may not hold credit for both HEB 3380 and the former SEM 3380.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of program coordinator.

Equiv To: SEM 3380

Attributes: Humanities