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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.

Fall 2016

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 MW Taylor Hall, Seminar Room Sataty,N.
LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Taylor Hall, Seminar Room
ITAL B211-001 Primo Levi, the Holocaust, and Its Aftermath Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Thomas Hall 111 Patruno,N.

Spring 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
HEBR B002-001 Elementary Hebrew Semester / 1 LEC: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MW Taylor Hall, Seminar Room
LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Taylor Hall, Seminar Room
POLS B283-001 Introduction to the Politics of the Modern Middle East and North Africa Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Dalton Hall 2 Fenner,S.

Fall 2017

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2016-17 Catalog Data

HEBR B001 Elementary Hebrew Fall 2016 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 2017 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 B403 Supervised Work

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ITAL B211 Primo Levi, the Holocaust, and Its Aftermath Fall 2016 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 Italian women writers whose works are also connected with the Holocaust. Course is taught in English. An extra hour will be scheduled for those students taking the course for Italian or Romance Languages credit. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

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POLS B283 Introduction to the Politics of the Modern Middle East and North Africa Spring 2017 This course is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the politics of the region, using works of history, political science, political economy, film, and fiction as well as primary sources. The course will concern itself with three broad areas: the legacy of colonialism and the importance of international forces; the role of Islam in politics; and the political and social effects of particular economic conditions, policies, and practices. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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