HBR 101. Introduction to Modern Hebrew.3 Credits.

This is an introductory course in modern Hebrew. Students begin to achieve basic proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending modern Hebrew. Culture is integrated with language using a wide variety of sources. Students are introduced to the Hebrew alphabet and use Hebrew script. They learn elementary conversational skills and basic Hebrew grammar.

Offered: Every year, Fall
UC: Breadth Elective, University Curriculum Ele

HBR 102. Introduction to Elementary Modern Hebrew II.3 Credits.

This course is a continuation of Hebrew 101. Students review and expand their grammatical study leading to deeper comprehension of style and usage. Students learn the fundamentals of grammar and syntax as well as idioms and special expressions. Emphasis is given to all four communicative skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing). The semester covers the study of the present tense, basics of the past tense, and some of the future tense in most of the conjugation models as well as numbers, colors, and daily life situations, etc. Culture is also integrated into the course as students learn the language.

Prerequisites: Take HBR 101.
Offered: Every year, Spring
UC: Breadth Elective, University Curriculum Ele

HBR 115. Basic Jewish Literacy.3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to introduce, explain and educate students of all faiths about the basic tenets of Judaism. Upon completion of the course, students will acquire an understanding of the Hebrew alphabet, fundamental Judaic beliefs, the Torah, Modern Israel, and more. This course does not fulfill the CAS language requirement.

Offered: As needed, Spring

HBR 210. Biblical Interpretation.3 Credits.

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the religious life and thought of ancient Israel through exploration and close readings of the Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament. Using the biblical interpretive tool of Midrash, students gain a deeper appreciation for the words of scripture.