Germanic Languages | Beginning Yiddish I
Y100 | 2646 | Warnke


Four credit hour course; meets 12:20-1:20 p.m., MTWR in M 350.

First semester of elementary Yiddish.  No knowledge of the Hebrew
alphabet required.

Students are expected to attend some additional workshops during the
first two weeks to learn or review the alphabet.  This course is
conducted mainly in Yiddish and emphasizes the four basic language
skills speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension.  We will
learn to have simple conversations and write about topics concerning
our daily lives.  The grammar covered includes the case system,
declensions of adjectives, verbs, including modals, in the present and
the past tense.  The textbook will be supplemented with a reader of
exercises and culturally authentic materials such as poems, songs, and
newspaper texts.

Students are required to participate actively in class and do daily
homework assignments.  Grading is based on class participation (20%),
homework (20%), chapter tests (30%), quizzes (10%), final exam (20%).

Fulfills:   Jewish Studies Language and Literature course

Texts:
(+) Zucker, YIDDISH: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND
CULTURE
(+) a course reader