Jewish Studies | Intermediate Modern Hebrew I
H200 | ALL | Maoz-Levy, M


Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr.)
Michal Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 200
MWF 11:15-12:05 #4126
MWF 12:20-1:10 #4127

Sections are subject to change
(Meet with NELC-H 600)

P: A grade of C of higher in JSTU-H 150 or equivalent proficiency.

This fall course is offered as the third semester course of the
Modern Hebrew program. It meets three times a week. It addresses the
intermediate acquisition level. The course is based on topics
covered in the H100 and H150 first year courses of the program. As
such, it is conducted solely in Hebrew.

Following the first year courses, where basic sentence structures
are mastered, this course introduces the complex sentence structures
of Hebrew as it focuses on the Hebrew grammar. To do so, it
introduces the conjunct system and its uses. The course provides a
solid review of the verbal present and infinitival structures while
introducing the past tense of Hebrew. The course focuses on the
nominal system by addressing some of its unique issues such as the
construct state structure.

Students work on reading materials from the workbook as well as
other sources, such as Israeli newspapers to practice their reading
skills. A CD set, which accompanies the workbook, is often used to
introduce new stories, allowing students to further develop their
listening and pronunciation skills while supporting in-class
discussions about the topics covered in these stories. Students
exercise their writing abilities by writing essays on various topics
throughout the semester. Students are expected to present various
topics orally in class. Their spoken skills continue to develop when
students work in small groups in class, during most class sessions

Fulfills: for JS majors and certificate students matriculating
before SUMMER 2009 - Jewish Studies language & literature course;
for JS majors and certificate students matriculating BEGINNING
SUMMER 2009 - may substitute for one course of two 200 level and
above Jewish language courses in any of three Jewish Studies course
categories.