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Undergraduate Minor in Hebrew

 

Minor in Hebrew Requirements for Students Enrolling at IUB Beginning Summer 2011 and After

Purpose: The minor in Hebrew provides students with intensive Hebrew language proficiency.

Requirements: The minor in Hebrew consists of two tracks: the Modern Hebrew (JSTU-H courses) track and the Biblical Hebrew (JSTU-B courses) track.

Modern Hebrew Track

  • Completion of JSTU-H 200, JSTU-H 250, JSTU-H 300, and JSTU-H 350 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent.
  • At least one additional course at the 300-400 level in Hebrew language or in Hebrew literature in English.

Biblical Hebrew Track

  • Completion of JSTU-B 200, JSTU-B 250, JSTU-H 300, and JSTU-H 350 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent.
  • At least one additional course at the 300-400 level on rabbinic and Biblical literature.

Students must complete at least 6 credit hours of course work in the minor on the Bloomington campus.

The three courses at the 300-400 level cannot be counted toward either the Jewish Studies major or the certificate in Jewish Studies.

A student majoring in Hebrew through the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures may not also earn a minor in Hebrew.

Total: 15 credit hours.

All students interested in a Hebrew Minor, please call the Borns Jewish Studies Program (855-0453) to arrange an appointment to meet with the Jewish Studies advisor, Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker to fill out an application.

Minor in Hebrew Requirements for Students Enrolling at IUB Before Summer 2011

Students must complete the following:

  • 6 courses in Hebrew language and/or literature (modern or biblical Hebrew) for a minimum of 20 credit hours. (Students transferring first year language course credit may be eligible to complete the minor with a minimum of 18 credit hours.)
  • At least 4 courses must be Hebrew language courses.
  • At least 2 courses must be on or above the 300 level. These two upper level courses (which cannot be fulfilled through language testing or transfer credit) must be related in content to Hebrew but need not be a language course per se. These two upper level courses cannot be counted toward either the Jewish Studies major or the certificate in Jewish Studies.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of a C+ is required for courses taken for the minor. Any course in which a student receives a grade below C- may not be used to fulfill the minor requirement. Please note that all students must earn a C or higher in Modern or Biblical Hebrew classes to move on to the next level of study.
  • At least 3 of the courses must be completed on the Bloomington campus. Up to 3 courses may be credited toward the minor from language testing and transfer credit or study abroad.

Students interested in pursuing study of courses related to biblical Hebrew might also (with the approval of the Jewish Studies advisor) choose to take upper level courses in rabbinic and biblical literature taught by Jewish Studies faculty.

Students may complete the minor in Hebrew and either the Jewish Studies major or the Jewish Studies certificate.

Each student’s course work must be approved by the Jewish Studies advisor to assure a coherent program of study.

All students interested in a Hebrew Minor, please call the Borns Jewish Studies Program (855-0453) to arrange an appointment to meet with the Jewish Studies advisor, Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker to fill out an application.

* Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the official source of information regarding College of Arts and Sciences degree requirements is the College of Arts and Sciences.