Jewish Studies | Elementary Hebrew I
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JSTU-H 100 Elementary Hebrew I(4 cr.)
MTWR 10:10-11:00 a.m. #14052 Sycamore 002; R. Naor
MTWR 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. #14053 Sycamore 002; R. Naor
MTWR 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. #14054 Ballantine 233; M. Maoz-Levy
MTWR 12:20-1:10 p.m. #18519 Sycamore 002 R. Naor

This fall course meets four times a week and is offered as the first
semester course, in the Modern Hebrew program. As such, it addresses
appropriate material for the beginning level. The course requires no
prior Hebrew background. Class sessions are conducted exclusively in
Hebrew. Students are exposed to spoken Hebrew, during each class;
they are expected to communicate in Hebrew, with one another as well
as with the instructor.

This course starts by focusing on the writing systems in Hebrew. It
covers the print and the script systems as well as the vocalic
system of Modern Hebrew. Conversations are practiced daily, using
basic question - answer structures, focusing on the simple sentence
structure. In addition, the course focuses on the present verbs in
Hebrew.

Expansion to the sentence structure is introduced through the use of
conjunctives. The basic gender/number distinction of Hebrew is
introduced for both the verbal and the nominal systems. Hence, the
course structurally introduces the morphology of the
language.

This course uses readings from the workbook, to work on basic reading
comprehension. Students use a set of accompanying CDs, to work on
listening comprehension exercises. Writing skills are developed, as
students write daily assignments on various topics and complete the
writing of a simple essay assignment.

Speaking skills are practiced daily in class. As part of the course,
students prepare and do short presentations in class, on various
topics. Students develop listening comprehension skills using the CD
set at home and doing listening- comprehension exercises in class.
Further skill development is supported by the use of certain
software, allowing students to hone their language skills at their
own individual pace.

Fulfills: for JS major and certificate students matriculating BEFORE
SUMMER 2009 - Jewish Studies language & literature course; for
majors matriculating BEGINNING SUMMER 2009 - Jewish Studies core
language course; for JS certificate students matriculating BEGINNING
SUMMER 2009 - can be used in any one of the three JS course
categories.