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    Hebrew Language I (8 credit)

    (HEB-106)

    $400.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    May 2023 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Language


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to master the Hebrew alphabet and Hebrew vowel symbols and be prepared to read any Hebrew text.

    Hebrew Language I builds a basic Hebrew vocabulary including some nouns, verbs, and adjectives which are essential to communication in Hebrew. Students learn foundations of Hebrew grammar as they explore common prefixes, pluralization, and sentence structure.

     

    In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Hebrew Language, Language, or Judaic Studies (5/23).

    Hebrew Language II (8 Credits)

    (HEB-202)

    $400.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    May 2023 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Language


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: recognize common aspects of sentence structure; translate a broader base of basic hebrew words and sentences: conjugate regular and common irregular verbs in present tense with proficiency; demonstrate proper grammatical use of prepositions and definite articles;  properly position and vocalize adjectives, including agreeing adjectives to their nouns;  display proper vocalization of prepositions; identify and employ the use of the passive voice; properly apply common interrogatives; properly position and vocalize adverbs; express proper inflection of prepositions; and exhibit proper use of passive voice.

    Hebrew Language II expands students’ knowledge of the Hebrew Language. Students broaden their vocabulary and learn how to analyze and compose simple Hebrew sentences.  This course also teaches skills such as conjugating common present tense verbs, including many exceptional cases. Students increase their understanding of the foundations of Hebrew grammar by learning proper use of definite articles, prepositions, interrogatives, conjunctions and demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Other topics include passive voice, proper inflection and vocalization of prepositions.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Hebrew Language, Language, or Judaic Studies (5/23).

    Intermediate Biblical Hebrew

    (BIH-255)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    March 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Language


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate a more sophisticated understanding of Biblical Hebrew, translate Hebrew Biblical texts; develop an intermediate proficiency in translating simple English sentences and numbers into Biblical Hebrew and vice versa; conjugate common verbs (regular and irregular) in the past, present, and future tenses; know how to add direct-object suffixes to verbs; know common nouns, and how to add suffixes indicating possession to nouns; and know various prepositions, pronouns, interrogatives, adjectives, adverbs.

    Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (BIH-255) will assess the students’ ability to demonstrate basic comprehension and application of Biblical Hebrew. The course will include the following topics: irregular nouns and verbs, present tense, מקור form of verbs, completed present tense, ו”ו ההיפוך, and numbers.

     

    In the lower division baccalaureate /associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (5/21).

    Intermediate Modern Hebrew

    (HEB-201)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    April 2019 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Language


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: learn to comprehend common phrases and questions and respond appropriately; read and understand more advanced texts and answer questions in Hebrew; translate from spoken or written Hebrew into English; translate from English into Hebrew; and conjugate verbs and decline adjectives appropriately for the context.

    This course provides students with the ability to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew, as well as gain exposure to modern Israeli culture. Second year Hebrew introduces two new verbal conjugation patterns, past tense conjugations for all verbal types, how to express possession, continued work on the construct state, and higher-level texts, syntax, and vocabulary. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Intermediate Hebrew (4/19).

    Introductory Biblical Hebrew

    (BIH-250)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    March 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Language


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Demonstrate a rudimentary understanding of Biblical Hebrew; master a basic collection of Biblical words and be able to define them appropriately; translate simple Hebrew sentences into English, and vice versa; conjugate various common verbs (regular and irregular) in the past, future, and imperative tenses; add direct-object suffixes to verbs and will also know several common nouns; add suffixes indicating possession to nouns.

    Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (BIH-255) will assess the students’ ability to comprehend and apply Biblical Hebrew on a basic and introductory level. The course will prepare students to be able to define and comprehend common nouns and verbs in perfect, imperfect, and imperative, and understand the usage of Biblical Hebrew noun-verb agreement, waw-conversive (ו”ו ההיפוך), the construct chain, definitive nouns, adjectives, adjective–noun agreement, prepositions, prepositions with pronominal suffixes, and apply verbs using the seven heads under which the Hebrew verb is conjugated: Qal, Niph’al, Pi’el, Pu’al, Hitpa’el, Hif’il, and Hof’al.

    In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (5/21).

    Introductory Modern Hebrew

    (HEB-101)

    $200.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    April 2019 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Language


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: comprehend common phrases and questions and respond appropriately; read and understand more advanced texts and answer questions in Hebrew; translate from spoken or written Hebrew into English and translate from English into Hebrew; identify the Hebrew alphabet and vowel system; identify parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, etc.); and conjugate verbs and decline adjectives appropriately for the context.

    This course provides students with an introduction to the basic structures and vocabulary of Modern Hebrew. Students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew, and gain some exposure to modern Israeli culture. Instructional methods include: Study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Introductory Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, or Modern Foreign Language (4/19).

    Modern Yiddish

    (YID-101)

    $400.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Version 1 and 2: Varies (self-study; self-paced).


    Dates:
    Version 1: April 2019 - January 2023. Version 2: February 2023 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Language


    Version 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate proficiency in the following grammatical rules: word pronunciation (vocalized and non-vocalized); indefinite and definite articles; non-possessive and possessive adjectives; present, past and future tenses; conjugation of verbs within sentences; sentence structure and word order; prefixes and suffixes; identification of root words.  Students prove comprehension of written texts through translation exercises and by answering questions based on the texts; write short compositions that adhere to the basic grammatical rules of Yiddish and sentences as full responses to aural exercises.  In order to achieve the above goals of comprehension and composition, students must successfully acquire a basic vocabulary of at least 500 words. Version 2: Same as 1, with expanded coverage of all learning outcomes and topics and additional assessments.

    Version 1: This course provides students with an introduction to the basic structures and vocabulary of Yiddish. Students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Yiddish. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam. Version 2: Same as 1, with expanded coverage of all learning outcomes and topics, and additional assessments to encompass two semesters or terms of study.

    Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Yiddish, Judaic Studies, Language, Religion, or Eastern European Studies (4/19). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Yiddish, Judaic Studies, or Language (12/22 administrative review).

    Modern Yiddish II

    (YID-102)

    $400.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced).


    Dates:
    December 2022 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Language


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: to properly apply rules for conjugating verbs in past and future tense; to recognize verbs which have irregular changes in certain conjugations; to properly apply rules to express past habitual, reflexive and passive; to properly apply rules for unstressed prefix verbs, converbs, and periphrastic verbs; to properly decline unique adjectives; to recognize proper word order in sentences; to properly use the comparative and superlative for adjectives and adverbs; to properly use basic Yiddish idioms; to properly express both fulfillable and unfulfilled conditions and relative clauses; to develop Yiddish vocabulary in areas such as food, travel, time, commerce, weather, work, basic modern technology, as well as numbers and dates; and to be able to conduct proper and understandable Yiddish conversation.

    This learning experience is designed to help students are to build on the basics of the Yiddish language learned in Modern Yiddish (YID-101). Students will master the formation of verbs in past and future, in addition to present. Students are also introduced to the proper usage of unstressed prefix verbs, converbs, and periphrastic verbs.  Formation of comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs is included, as well the format with which to express conditional statements and relative clauses, use of the passive form, use of the reflexive, and many other rules of the Yiddish language. Students will also learn more Yiddish vocabulary and idioms which should prepare them to conduct basic conversation and comprehend basic texts.

    In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Yiddish, Judaic Studies, or Language (12/22).