HEBR205 010/080 – HEBREW CONVERSATION
Come and strengthen your conversational skills, learn/improve future tense, and be exposed to Israeli culture, through discussions, conversations, texts, audio and visual material - and have fun. In this course, our main focus is perfecting our speaking and listening skills, although some emphasis is put on reading and writing. The students who come to Hebrew Conversation are expected to be proficient in the present and past tenses, and able to apply all language skills to many of the following topics: the University, food, family, body parts, aches and pains, the days of the week and time. Throughout the course, the students will carry discussions, conversations, perform pair-work, and listen to auditory and visual materials. The topics of this semester will include "the revival of Hebrew," "my future home" and "future plans." Grammatically, we will focus mainly on acquiring the future tense in conversation and writing.
PREREQ: HEBR 107 or professor's permission: students who had 3-4 years of Hebrew in high school are usually also good candidates for this course. Other students may qualify.
LLCU 345 010/080 - MODERN ISRAEL: HISTORY AND CULTURE
Interested in the study of modern Israel's history and culture? This course will enlighten you in many ways: what are the origins of Zionism? Who is an Israeli Sabra? How did factors and events like the Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli conflict shape the Israeli society of today? Taught in English, the course will address such questions. Through historical background and the study of film and literature, we will try to arrive to an understanding of this complex culture. The course focuses mainly on the period between 1880s-1980s. It is discussion intensive.
NOTE: Cross-listed with JWST 345 010/080. This course fulfills Group B requirement (both A&S and University). This course fulfills a multi-cultural requirement.