The department offers courses in Yiddish language, literature,
and culture, including courses in English translation.
The courses in Yiddish language aim to develop students' ability
to read, write, comprehend, and speak Yiddish. These courses also
introduce students to the history of the Yiddish language and
its literature and to major themes of the Jewish experience.
Advanced cources are intended for students with interst in Yiddish
teaching, scholarship, and journalism, as well as for for those
interested in other Jewish sudies, including Hebrew language and
literature, Jewish history, Jewish thought and the sociology of
the Jewish community.
Students are encouraged to partake of the rich Yiddish cultural
life of New York City and to participate in the program of the Yiddish
Culture Club at Queens College.