Courses

Hebrew Program Courses – 2017-2018


Course syllabi can be found at Yale Online Course Information

Students interested in taking the Modern Hebrew placement test must meet on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.  at the Center for Language Study on 370 Temple Street. Please bring a laptop and headphones. If possible, please arrive a few minutes early.  For general information regarding placement testing at Yale, please visit: http://cls.yale.edu/students/placement-testing.
 

Fall 2017 | Spring 2018

Fall 2017


Elementary Modern Hebrew     HEBR 110 / 501      (L1)

Dina Roginsky & Orit Yeret

  • M T W TH F    9:25 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., Orit Yeret

  • M T W TH F    10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., Dina Roginsky

A two-term introduction to the language of contemporary Israel, both spoken and written. Fundamentals of grammar; extensive practice in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension under the guidance of a native speaker.

No previous knowledge required. Successful completion of the fall term required to enroll in the spring term.


Intermediate Modern Hebrew     HEBR 130 / 502a     (L3)

Shiri Goren and Orit Yeret

  • M W 1:oo p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Orit Yeret

  • T TH 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Shiri Goren

A review and continuation of grammatical study leading to a deeper comprehension of style and usage. Focus on selected readings, writing, comprehension, and speaking skills.

Prerequisite: HEBR 120 or equivalent.


Conversational Hebrew: Israeli New Media    HEBR 159 / 510a / JDST 409/ MMES 159 (L5)  

Shiri Goren

  • T TH 11:35 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

An advanced Hebrew course for students interested in practicing and enhancing conversational skills. The course aims to improve the four language skills while stressing listening comprehension and various forms of discussions including practical situations, online interactions, and content analysis.

Prerequisite: HEBR 140, placement test or permission of instructor. 

Prerequisite: HEBR 140, placement test, or permission of the instructor.    


Israeli Popular Music     HEBR 161 / 516a / JDST 407/ MMES 156     (L5)  

Dina Roginsky

  • T TH 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Changes in the development of popular music in Israel explored as representations of changing Israeli society and culture. The interaction of music and cultural identity; the role of modern popular music in representing, shaping, challenging, and criticizing social conventions; songs of commemoration and heroism; popular representation of the Holocaust; Mizrahi and Arab music; feminism, sexuality, and gender; class and musical consumption; criticism, protest, and globalization.  

Prerequisite: HEBR 140, placement test, or permission of the instructor. 

 

Spring 2018


Elementary Modern Hebrew     HEBR 120 / 501     (L2)

Orit Yeret

  • M T W TH F  9:25 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
  • M T W TH F  10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Continuation of HEBR 110 - A two-term introduction to the language of contemporary Israel, both spoken and written. Fundamentals of grammar; extensive practice in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension under the guidance of a native speaker.

Successful completion of the fall term or placement test is required to enroll in the spring term.


Intermediate Modern Hebrew     HEBR 140 / 502     (L4)

Dina Roginsky

  • T TH    2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

A review and continuation of grammatical study leading to a deeper comprehension of style and usage. Focus on selected readings, writing, comprehension, and speaking skills.

Prerequisite: HEBR 130 or a placement test.

Creative Writing in Hebrew (L5)


From Biblical to Modern Hebrew    HEBR 164/ 563b/ JDST 417/ MMES 167 (L5)                                  

Dina Roginsky

  • T TH 11:35 a.m. - 12:5o p.m.

Prerequisite: HEBR 140, placement test, or permission of the instructor.


Dynamics of Israeli Culture     HEBR 156/ 506/ JDST 405/ MMES 216 (L5) Area Hu

Shiri Goren

  • T TH 11:35 a.m. - 12:50 a.m.

The course explores contemporary controversies of Israeli society by examining recent cultural production such as novelistic writing, films, poetry, newspaper articles, new media, advertisement, and television shows. Discussions include migration and the construction of the Sabra character; ethnicity and race: the emergence of Mizrachi voice; women in Israeli society; private and collective memory; minority discourse: Druze, Russian Jews; Israeli masculinity and queer culture.

 Course conducted in Hebrew. Prerequisite: HEBR 140, placement test, or permission of instructor.