The Department offers courses in the Hebrew
Language, Biblical Aramaic, Hebrew, Sephardic, Yiddish and
Israeli literature and culture. Language instruction
prepares students to understand and appreciate the literature
and civilization of the Jewish people by developing skills in
listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing and translation.
The Department offers a diverse range of
courses for advanced students with a command of Hebrew;
these include courses in Biblical, Talmudic, Medieval,
and modern Hebrew literature, and Israeli culture.
In many of these courses, Hebrew is used as the classroom language.
The Department also offers a wide range of courses in English
on Hebrew literature of various periods as well as Israeli, Sephardic,
and Yiddish literature and culture.
Many of these courses fulfill the college's
LASAR requirements in the Humanities.
Hebrew language courses offered in the Fall of 2009 include:
Hebrew 101: Elementary Hebrew I
Hebrew 203: Intermediate Hebrew I
Hebrew 305: Advanced Modern Hebrew
Hebrew 341: Midrash & Aggada
Hebrew 356: Contemporary Israeli Literature
All of the course numbered 300 and above satisfy the college language requirement