Jewish Studies | Advanced Modern Hebrew I
H300 | 4128 | Weiss, A


Advanced Modern Hebrew I (3 cr.)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 300 #4128
MWF 12:20-1:10

(Meets with NELC-H 670)


P: A grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 250 or equivalent proficiency.

This fall course is the fifth course in the Modern Hebrew program.
It targets the advanced acquisition level. This course meets three
times a week. It introduces Israeli media and literature as tools
for language integration. This course is based on the first four
core-courses of the Modern Hebrew program. Therefore, knowledge of
all of the grammatical core concepts - taught during the first two
years of the program - is required.

This course is conducted solely in Hebrew and assumes developed
reading and writing Hebrew skills at the intermediate level. The
language and culture of Modern Hebrew are integrated into every
class session in this course. This course also reviews the grammar
of Modern Hebrew by integrating it into the daily work which
students perform. The course further introduces new complex
grammatical concepts which combine the skill sets students have
acquired in the first two years. With the verbal and nominal systems
both acquired, this course focuses on the unique structures which
the rich morphology of Modern Hebrew supports. It thus explores the
generative power of Modern Hebrew, analyzing similarities and
differences between the two systems, while learning to combine and
deconstruct multiple parts of speech - even when those form a single
word.

This advanced-level language course offers students the opportunity
to use their structural knowledge of the language, while exercising
their communication skills. In doing so, students continue to
develop both. Class sessions offer the opportunity to read and
discuss a variety of sources in Modern Hebrew. Students also use
multimedia resources to watch and listen to Israeli news articles,
skits, and programs. All of these tools help introduce topics in the
language and culture of Modern Hebrew which are then discussed in
class sessions. Following such discussions, students are expected to
write essays on the various topics they have encountered. Students
will need to use their computers to write their assignments.
Consequently, students use their developed computer skills,
implementing them into their Hebrew work. Students are expected to
participate in all class discussions as well as give in-class
presentations on various topics.

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. If course not used toward JS major or certificate, may
be used as one of 300 level courses required for minor in Hebrew.