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Haverford College Course Catalog

Areas of Concentration / Programs: Hebrew and Judaic Studies, 2010-2011

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Description

Modern Hebrew language instruction is available at Bryn Mawr through the intermediate level; at Swarthmore College biblical Hebrew is offered in a two-semester sequence through the first-year level, and additional reading in Classical Jewish texts is available in directed reading, one-half-credit courses. At Haverford, Judaic Studies courses are offered by the Department of Religion. Bryn Mawr also offers several courses which complement Haverford's offerings in Judaic Studies. All of these courses are listed in the Tri-Co Course Guide under the heading "Hebrew and Judaic Studies."

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Faculty

Lecturer Amiram Amitai
Professor and Coordinator of Middle Eastern Languages Grace Morgan Armstrong (on leave semester II)
Lecturer and Coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies Deborah Harrold
Visiting Assistant Professor Tamara Neuman

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Courses

HEBR B001 Elementary Hebrew

A.Amitai
This is a year-long course. This course prepares students for reading classical religious texts as well as modern literary work. It covers grammar, composition, and conversation with primary emphasis on fluency in reading as well as the development of basic conversational skills. Not offered in 2010-11.

HEBR B002 Elementary Hebrew

A.Amitai
This is a year-long course. This course prepares students for reading classical religious texts as well as modern literary work. It covers grammar, composition, and conversation with primary emphasis on fluency in reading as well as the development of basic conversational skills. Not offered in 2010-11.

HEBR B101 Intermediate Hebrew

A.Amitai
The course is designed for students who took the Elementary Hebrew course in Bryn Mawr or its equivalents in other institutions, assuming basic fluency in reading, writing, grammar, syntax, and conversation in Hebrew. It expands the knowledge of the above, while emphasizing reading, writing, and class discussions of modern literary works as well as some classical religious texts. It integrates textbooks' material with Hebrew videos and films, short stories and songs. Students who feel qualified to take this course, but have not taken Elementary Hebrew at Bryn Mawr, are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor. This is a year-long course.

HEBR B102 Intermediate Hebrew

A.Amitai
The course is designed for students who took the Elementary Hebrew course in Bryn Mawr or its equivalents in other institutions, assuming basic fluency in reading, writing, grammar, syntax, and conversation in Hebrew. It expands the knowledge of the above, while emphasizing reading, writing, and class discussions of modern literary works as well as some classical religious texts. It integrates textbooks' material with Hebrew videos and films, short stories and songs. Students who feel qualified to take this course, but have not taken Elementary Hebrew at Bryn Mawr, are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor. This is a year-long course.

HEBR B110 Israeli Cinema

A.Amitai
The course traces the evolution of the Israeli cinema from an ideologically charged visual medium to a universally recognized film art, as well as the emergent Palestinian cinema and the new wave of Israeli documentaries. It will focus on the historical, ideological, political, and cultural changes in Israeli and Palestinian societies and their impact on films' form and content.

HEBR B211 Primo Levi: The Holocaust and its Aftermath

N.Patruno

HEBR B248 Modern Middle East Cities (Cross-listed as POLS B248 and CITY B248)

D.Harrold
Not offered in 2010-11.

HEBR B261 Palestine and Israeli Society (Cross-listed as ANTH B261 and HIST B261)

T.Neuman
Not offered in 2010-11.

HEBR B283 Introduction to the Politics of the Modern Middle East and North Africa (Cross-listed as POLS B283 and HIST B283)

D.Harrold
Not offered in 2010-11.

HEBR B310 Topics in German Literature: Leaps of Faith: Religion in German Literature and Culture (Cross-listed as GERM B310)

M.Meyer

HEBR B342 Middle Eastern Diasporas (Cross-listed as ANTH B342 and GNST B342)

T.Neuman
Not offered in 2010-11.

HEBR B380 Topics in Contemporary Art (Cross-listed as HART B380 and GERM B380)

L.Saltzman
Not offered in 2010-11.

HEBR B403 Supervised Work in Intermediate Hebrew

A.Amitai
From year to year, additional course listings in the departments of Foreign Languages, History, and History of Art may also be appropriate for credit in this program.

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