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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES & CIVILIZATION
MODERN HEBREW

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MODHEB 100 Introduction to Hebrew Language and Culture (2) VLPA/I&S
Introduces modern Hebrew language and culture, focusing on fundamental structures of the language, the revival of Hebrew in modern times, and connections between contemporary usage and Jewish traditions. Topics include: the alphabet, the verb system, the Hebrew calendar, Jewish and Israeli holidays, names, songs, popular sayings, and more. Credit/no-credit only.
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MODHEB 101 Elementary Modern Hebrew (5)
Modern Israeli Hebrew. Core vocabulary, grammar, conversational text, and oral and written communication. Excerpts from modern Hebrew prose and poetry. (Cannot be taken for credit if MODHEB 105 taken). First in a sequence of three.
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MODHEB 102 Elementary Modern Hebrew (5)
Modern Israeli Hebrew. Core vocabulary, grammar, conversational text, and oral and written communication. Excerpts from modern Hebrew prose and poetry. (Cannot be taken for credit if MODHEB 105 taken). Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: MODHEB 101.
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MODHEB 103 Elementary Modern Hebrew (5)
Modern Israeli Hebrew. Core vocabulary, grammar, conversational text, and oral and written communication. Excerpts from modern Hebrew prose and poetry. (Cannot be taken for credit if MODHEB 105 taken). Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: MODHEB 102.
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MODHEB 105 Intensive Elementary Modern Hebrew (15)
Intensive study of grammar, with oral and written drill and reading of simple texts. (Cannot be taken for credit if MODEHB 101, MODHEB 102, MODHEB 103 taken.)
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MODHEB 199 Study Abroad (1-15, max. 15)
Credit for elementary Hebrew in an approved Study Abroad program. Requires credit evaluation by department or faculty. Does not automatically apply to major or minor requirements.
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MODHEB 200 Hebrew Conversation (2) VLPA/I&S
Builds upon skills in Modern Hebrew and promotes cultural proficiency as an integrated and essential component of language learning. Enhances communication through the acquisition and use of vocabulary and structure of the Hebrew language in authentic cultural and social contexts. Prerequisite: either MODHEB 103 or MODHEB 105. Credit/no-credit only.
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MODHEB 201 Intermediate Modern Hebrew (5) VLPA
Readings of selected texts in modern Hebrew with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax, composition, and conversation. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either MODHEB 103 or MODHEB 105.
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MODHEB 202 Intermediate Modern Hebrew (5) VLPA
Readings of selected texts in modern Hebrew with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax, composition, and conversation. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: MODHEB 201.
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MODHEB 203 Intermediate Modern Hebrew (5) VLPA
Readings of selected texts in modern Hebrew with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax, composition, and conversation. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: MODHEB 202.
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MODHEB 399 Study Abroad (1-15, max. 15)
Credit for intermediate Hebrew in an approved Study Abroad program. Requires credit evaluation by department or faculty. Does not automatically apply to major or minor requirements.
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MODHEB 401 Introduction to Hebrew Literature (3) VLPA
Literary texts and analysis. Grammar, composition, and dictionary skills. Primarily modern texts - short poetry, fiction, and essays - with some selections as well from Biblical passages, the liturgy, midrash, and medieval poetry. Prerequisite: MODHEB 203.
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MODHEB 402 Introduction to Hebrew Literature (5) VLPA
Modern Hebrew literary texts and analysis, with continued emphasis on grammar and composition. Review of language skills and dictionary work to reinforce the students' knowledge of Hebrew and to foster improved competence in reading, discussion, and writing. Also covers fundamentals of narrative theory as students practice close readings of texts. Prerequisite: MODHEB 203.
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MODHEB 403 Introduction to Hebrew Literature (3) VLPA
Literary texts and analysis. Grammar, composition, and dictionary skills. Primarily modern texts short poetry, fiction, and essays with some selections as well from Biblical passages, the liturgy, midrash, and medieval poetry. Prerequisite: MODHEB 203.
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MODHEB 404 Hebrew Poetry (5) VLPA
Selections of poetry by prominent twentieth-century Hebrew poets whose texts comment or elaborate on biblical texts. Original source considered side-by-side with modern poetry, to examine ways recent literature models itself on, draws upon, and revises traditional sources. Prerequisite: MODHEB 203.
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MODHEB 405 Hebrew Fiction (5) VLPA
Selections of fiction by prominent modern Hebrew writers, including S. Y. Agnon, Aharon Applefeld, David Shahar, Aharon Megged, and others. Prerequisite: MODHEB 203.
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MODHEB 406 Hebrew Poems and Prayers (5) VLPA
Introduces students to traditional Jewish prayers and examines Modern Hebrew poems that draw on these classical sources and reframe or reimagine the language of faith. Topics to be converged include: blessings, synagogue prayer services, High holiday prayers, the Sabbath, prayers of mourning, and debate over gender and prayer. Prerequisite: MODHEB 203.
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MODHEB 407 Hebrew in Song (5) VLPA
Selections of Israeli folksong, pop, rock, children's songs, and musika mizrahit. While building vocabulary and improving dictionary and composition skills, students examine the role of popular song in the construction of modern Hebrew culture and Israeli identity. Prerequisite: MODHEB 203.
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MODHEB 408 Modern Hebrew Prose (5) VLPA N. SOKOLOFF
Modern Hebrew prose texts, including essays, journalism, social media, and fiction. Emphasis on vocabulary, grammar, and composition skills. Prerequisite: MODHEB 203/523 (intermediate Modern Hebrew) or permission of instructor.
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MODHEB 490 Supervised Study (1-6, max. 18)
Special work in literary texts for graduates and undergraduates. Prerequisite: MODHEB 203.
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MODHEB 496 Special Studies in Modern Hebrew (3-5, max. 15) VLPA
Topics vary. Prerequisite: MODHEB 203.
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MODHEB 499 Undergraduate Research (1-6, max. 18)
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MODHEB 511 Elementary Modern Hebrew (5)
Modern Israeli Hebrew. Covers core vocabulary, grammar, conversational text, and oral and written communications.
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MODHEB 512 Elementary Modern Hebrew (5)
Modern Israeli Hebrew. Covers core vocabulary, grammar, conversational text, and oral and written communications. Prerequisite: MODHEB 511.
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MODHEB 513 Elementary Modern Hebrew (5)
Modern Israeli Hebrew. Covers core vocabulary, grammar, conversational text, and oral and written communications. Prerequisite: MODHEB 512.
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MODHEB 515 Intensive Elementary Modern Hebrew (15)
Intensive study of modern Israeli Hebrew. Covers core vocabulary, grammar, conversational text, and oral and written communications. Offered: S.
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MODHEB 521 Intermediate Modern Hebrew (5)
Readings of selected texts in modern Hebrew with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: either MODHEB 511 or MODHEB 515.
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MODHEB 522 Intermediate Modern Hebrew (5)
Readings of selected texts in modern Hebrew with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: MODHEB 521.
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MODHEB 523 Intermediate Modern Hebrew (5)
Readings of selected texts in modern Hebrew with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: MODHEB 522.
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MODHEB 542 Introduction to Hebrew Literature (5)
Modern Hebrew literary texts and analysis, with continued emphasis on grammar and composition. Review of language skills and dictionary work to reinforce the students' knowledge of Hebrew and to foster improved competence in reading, discussion, and writing. Also covers fundamentals of narrative theory as students practice close readings of texts.
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MODHEB 545 Hebrew Fiction (5)
Selections of fiction by prominent modern Hebrew writers, including S. Y. Agnon, Aharon Applefeld, David Shahar, Aharon Megged, and others. Prerequisite: MODHEB 523
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MODHEB 546 Hebrew Poems and Prayers (5)
Introduces students to traditional Jewish prayers and examines Modern Hebrew poems that draw on these classical sources and reframe or reimagine the language of faith. Topics to be converged include: blessings, synagogue prayer services, High holiday prayers, the Sabbath, prayers of mourning, and debate over gender and prayer.
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MODHEB 596 Special Studies in Modern Hebrew (3-5, max. 15)
Topics vary.
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MODHEB 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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