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Hebrew Course Descriptions

S A N T A M O N I C A   C O L L E G E   C A T A L O G   2 0 0 7 - 2 0 0 8

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Hebrew 1 and 2.

HEBREW 1, Elementary Hebrew I 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only)
• Prerequisite: None.

The course teaches the primary fundamentals of classical and modern Hebrew. Grammar and pronunciation as well as reading and writing skills are developed. The approach is modified audio-lingual utilizing both spoken and written Hebrew. Examples are taken from both traditional sources and modern Israeli culture and customs.

HEBREW 2, Elementary Hebrew II 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only)
• Prerequisite: Hebrew 1*.

This course completes instruction in the essential fundamentals of the Hebrew language. Reading, writing, pronunciation, and advanced grammar are taught. Examples are taken from both traditional sources and modern Israeli culture and customs.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Hebrew.

HEBREW 8, Conversational Hebrew (2,2) 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
• Prerequisite: Hebrew 2.

This conversation course provides an opportunity for the student to acquire intermediate fluency in spoken Hebrew with emphasis on natural, colloquial usage.