Germanic Languages | Elementary Yiddish I
Y501 | 2700 | Warnke


Fulfills Jewish Studies Language and Literature course requirement.

Three credit hour course; meets 12:20-1:10 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%).

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