Jewish Studies | Intermediate Modern Hebrew II
H250 | ALL | M. Maoz-Levy


Intermediate Modern Hebrew II
Michal Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 250 (3 cr.)
P: Grade of C or higher in H200 or equivalent proficiency.
MWF 	11:15-12:05	#8928
MWF	12:20-1:10  	#8929
(Meets with NELC-H 650)
Completes College foreign language requirement; Jewish Students
students matriculating at IU beginning Summer 2009 and after: Can
count in any category toward Jewish Studies major or certificate;
Jewish Studies students matriculating at IU before Summer 2009: Can
count in Language and Literature or as an “any category” course.

This course is offered as the fourth semester course of the Modern
Hebrew language track. It meets three times a week. It addresses the
advanced-intermediate level. The course is based on topics covered
in the H100, H150 and H200 Hebrew courses at IUB. As such, it is
conducted solely in Hebrew. The course offers a thorough review of
the foundations of grammar in Modern Hebrew. The course thus offers
a solid review of the verbal as well as the nominal systems of the
language.

Students work on reading materials from the workbook as well as
other sources, such as Israeli newspapers and internet resources, in
order to practice their reading skills. Students exercise their
writing abilities, by writing essays on various topics, throughout
the semester.

The course offers an introduction to the Israeli media, as students
work on brief excerpts from Israeli TV broadcasts. These provide an
opportunity for students to work on their verbal skills. The class
sessions offer many daily discussions and a few in-class
presentations, both collaboratively and individually. By being
immersed in the language, students prepare themselves for any
special-topic advanced-Hebrew course as well as any literary work in
the language.