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Unformatted text preview: Hebrew 1 course syllabus Fall 2011 Louchhiem School of Judaic Studies at USC http://twitter.com/#!/jstudiesusc http://www.facebook.com/JewishStudiesUSC INSTRUCTOR: Hagit Arieli-chai email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (my faculty page) http://huc.edu/faculty/faculty/Arieli-Chai.php OFFICE HOURS AND LOCATION: Wed - 4:00-5:00 p.m. (by appointment only) HUC-JIR - Lower Level (west wing) office # 5 CLASS LOCATION: Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) 3077 University Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007 lower Level Room 32 About the Hebrew Program Introduction, Goals and Objectives, Enrichment Course Requirements Daily Class Schedule, Textbooks, Requirements, and Grading System Schedule of Topics, Assignments and Exams C lic k t o b u y N O W ! P D F-X Ch an g e w w w .d o cu-tr ac k .c o m C lic k t o b u y N O W ! P D F-X Ch an g e w w w .d o cu-tr ac k .c o m About the Hebrew Program You are about to begin a journey of learning Hebrew and the first thing you should be aware of is that the term Hebrew has various meanings. In our context, Hebrew is the official language of the State of Israel. additionally, it is a window to understand the Israeli people and their culture(s). At the same time, Israeli Hebrew is just another stage in the evolution of the Hebrew language since ancient times and it contains linguistic and cultural elements from the past. Thus, the study of Hebrew is both the acquisition of contemporary communicative skills and a window into the past. This course is the first of a three-part language sequence in which students are introduced to linguistic and cultural elements that are essential for entering Hebrew reality (present and past). After three semesters of Hebrew language acquisition, we offer one semester of text study (Biblical Literature). Goals and Objectives: Our classes are Learner-Centered and encourage interactive participation. We often work in partner or small groups in order to allow students to practice more. The end goal of the Hebrew language program is to help individuals enter Hebrew reality with as many skills as possible. At the end of three semesters, the students will: be able to function at the intermediate* level in a contemporary Hebrew environment; have the basic skills needed to start reading Hebrew texts from other periods (e.g., Biblical, historical, modern narratives) comprehensibly and critically; appreciate the power of language as a key to understanding people and their cultures....
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