Hebrew Courses Fall Semester:

NES 1101 Elementary Modern Hebrew I (JWST 1101)

Shoer, S.
MTWRF (sec 1) 9:05-9:55pm
MTWRF (sec 2) 10:10-11:00am
4 credits
This course is intended for beginners. Provides a thorough grounding in reading, writing, grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking. Students who complete the course are able to function in basic situations in a Hebrew-speaking environment. 
For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.
 
NES 1103 Elementary Modern Hebrew III (JWST 1103)
Shoer, S.
MTWR (sec 1) 11:15am-12:05pm
MTWR (sec 2) 1:25-2:15pm
4 credits
Prerequisite: One year of Hebrew or permission of instructor.
Continued development of reading, writing, grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking skills. (CA-AS)
For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor. 

NES 3101: Advanced Modern Hebrew I  (JWST 3101)
N. Scharf
4 credits
MW; 2:55-4:10pm
Prerequisite for NES 3101: Completion of NES 2100 or permission of instructor. Successful completion of NES 3101 fulfills Option 1 language requirement. Advanced study of the Hebrew Language both orally and through the analysis of mostly unedited texts of social, political, and cultural relevance with less emphasis on the study of grammar. Students are introduced to articles published in Israeli newspapers, magazines, works by authors and movies. Students develop composition and advanced writing skills by studying language structure, idioms, and various registers of style.
(CA-AS)

*NES 3108: "Israeli Culture through Literature" (JWST 3108); *New Course*
Scharf, N.
T; 2:30-4:25pm
2 or 4 credits
Prerequisite: , NES 3102, NES 3105 or permission of instructor.
Course is conducted only in Hebrew.
 This course is intended to continue the development of all aspects of the language. Emphasis on reading and discussion of Modern Literary works. Reading include adapted as well as authentic literary and Journalistic texts. Authors may include: Amos Oz, Savion Liebrechet, Yaakov Shabtai,  Etgar Keret, Deborah Baron, Meir Shavit.
 Cultural Topics are presented in conjunction with the reading, movies and popular Television series.
The instructor will be sensitive to individual needs.
(LA-AS)  (CA-AS) and Language requirement– Option 1
 
 
Hebrew Courses Spring Semester
 
NES 1102     Elementary Modern Hebrew II (also JWST 1102)
MTWRF         (Sem 01)       9:05-9:55     S. SHOER                                         
MTWRF         (Sem 02)       10:10-11:00            S. SHOER                                                    
 4 credits    
Prerequisite: completion of NES 1101 or permission of instructor.  Intended for beginners. This course provides a thorough grounding in reading, writing, grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking. Students who complete the course are able to function in basic situations in a Hebrew-speaking environment.  
For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.
 
NES 2100     Intermediate Modern Hebrew (also JWST 2100)
N. SCHARF
MTWR *** 1:25pm-2:15pm                                       
4 credits
Prerequisite: NES 1103 or permission of instructor. The course is aimed at training students in exact and idiomatic Hebrew, expanding vocabulary and usage of grammatical knowledge, and acquiring facility of expression in both conversation and writing. Uses written and oral exercises built around the texts. Reading and discussion of selections from Hebrew literature and Israeli culture through the use of texts and audiovisual materials. 
 
NES 3102  Advanced Modern Hebrew: Special Topics in Hebrew (also JWST 3102)       
N. SCHARF 
MW 2:55pm-4:10pm 
4 credits
Prerequisite: NES 3101 or permission of instructor.
This course is a continuation of work done in NES 3101, with less emphasis on the study of grammar. We will read and discuss texts of cultural relevance using articles published in Israeli newspapers, web sites, and works by authors in each of the three principal genres: poetry, theater, and novels.

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