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Hebrew and Judaic Studies Courses

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Spring 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
HEBR B002-001 Elementary Hebrew Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:00 AM-10:50 AM MWF Taylor Hall, Seminar Room Rin,R.
Lecture: 10:00 AM-10:50 AM TTH Taylor Hall, Seminar Room

Fall 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
HEBR B001-001 Elementary Hebrew Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Dept. staff, TBA
LEC: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM TTH

Spring 2016

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
HEBR B002-001 Elementary Hebrew Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Interim,R.
Lecture: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM TTH

2014-15 Catalog Data

HEBR B001 Elementary Hebrew Fall 2014 This year-long course is designed to teach beginners the skills of reading, writing, and conversing in Modern Hebrew. It will provide students with knowledge of the Hebrew writing system - its alphabet (Square letters for reading, cursive for writing) and vocalization - as well as core aspects of grammar and syntax. Diverse means will be utilized: Textbook, supplementary printed material, class conversations, presentations by students of dialogues or skits that they prepare in advance, and written compositions. This course, followed by Semesters 3 and 4 taken elsewhere, lays a foundation for reading of Modern Hebrew literary works. Course does not meet an Approach

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HEBR B002 Elementary Hebrew Spring 2015 This is a continuation of HEBR B001, year-long course is designed to teach beginners the skills of reading, writing, and conversing in Modern Hebrew. It will provide students with knowledge of the Hebrew writing system - its alphabet (Square letters for reading, cursive for writing) and vocalization - as well as core aspects of grammar and syntax. Diverse means will be utilized: Textbook, supplementary printed material, class conversations, presentations by students of dialogues or skits that they prepare in advance, and written compositions. This course, followed by Semesters 3 and 4 taken elsewhere, lays a foundation for reading of Modern Hebrew literary works. Course does not meet an Approach

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HEBR B101 Intermediate Hebrew Not offered 2014-15 The course is designed for students who took the Elementary Hebrew course in Bryn Mawr or its equivalents in other institutions, assuming basic fluency in reading, writing, grammar, syntax, and conversation in Hebrew. It expands the knowledge of the above, while emphasizing reading, writing, and class discussions of modern literary works as well as some classical religious texts. It integrates textbooks' material with Hebrew videos and films, short stories and songs. Students who feel qualified to take this course, but have not taken Elementary Hebrew at Bryn Mawr, are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor. This is a year-long course.

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HEBR B102 Intermediate Hebrew Not offered 2014-15 The course is designed for students who took the Elementary Hebrew course in Bryn Mawr or its equivalents in other institutions, assuming basic fluency in reading, writing, grammar, syntax, and conversation in Hebrew. It expands the knowledge of the above, while emphasizing reading, writing, and class discussions of modern literary works as well as some classical religious texts. It integrates textbooks' material with Hebrew videos and films, short stories and songs. Students who feel qualified to take this course, but have not taken Elementary Hebrew at Bryn Mawr, are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor. This is a year-long course.

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HEBR B115 Women in Judaism: History, Texts, Practices Not offered 2014-15 This course will investigate the varied experiences of women in Jewish history. Cultural, religious, and theoretical perspectives will be engaged as we seek to illuminate the roles, practices, and texts of Jewish women, from the biblical matriarchs to Hasidic teenagers today. No previous knowledge of Judaism is required. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HIST B115 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HEBR B211 Primo Levi, the Holocaust and Its Aftermath Not offered 2014-15 A consideration, through analysis and appreciation of his major works, of how the horrific experience of the Holocaust awakened in Primo Levi a growing awareness of his Jewish heritage and led him to become one of the dominant voices of that tragic historical event, as well as one of the most original new literary figures of post-World War II Italy. Always in relation to Levi and his works, attention will also be given to other Italian women writers whose works are also connected with the Holocaust. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as ITAL B211 Cross-listed as COML B211

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HEBR B403 Supervised Work

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