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Hebrew

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Course Descriptions

Hebrew 1, Elementary Hebrew I, 5 units

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

This 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 traditional sources and modern Israeli culture and customs. Language laboratory is required.

HEBREW 2, Elementary Hebrew II, 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities), 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. Language lab is required. 

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

HEBREW 3, Intermediate Hebrew 1, 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: Hebrew 2*.

This course covers the linguistic, cultural and historical elements that are essential for acquiring Hebrew language at the intermediate level. Class discussions, writing assignments and tests are based on a variety of literary,cultural and historical readings and materials. This course provides an in depth review of the Hebrew grammar, verb system, idioms and vocabulary. Students develop more sophisticated and structurally advanced writing skills. This course is taught in Hebrew except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

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

HEBREW 4, Intermediate Hebrew 2, 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: Hebrew 3*.

This course covers the linguistic, cultural and historical elements that are essential for acquiring Hebrew language at the high intermediate level. Class discussions, writing assignments and tests are based on a variety of films and readings from diverse literary genres. This course provides an in depth review of the Hebrew grammar, verb system, idioms and vocabulary. Students refine their writing skills. This course is taught in Hebrew except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

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

HEBREW 8, Conversational Hebrew, 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Hebrew 2.

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

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