At which campus can I study this program?
Requirements for a minor may be completed at any campus location offering the specified courses for the minor. Students may not change from a campus that offers their major to a campus that does not offer their major for the purpose of completing a minor.
The minor in Hebrew is intended to provide students with a good working knowledge of the Hebrew language, taught in a context that emphasizes the characteristics of Jewish tradition and Israeli culture and society. Students undertake three years of language study (or equivalent); education abroad can be included.
What is Hebrew?
Hebrew has been in use for over three thousand years, making it one of the very few languages that is attested both in ancient and modern times. It is best known as the language of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), which is a collection of books that were written between about 1200 BCE and 150 BCE. Following the Roman invasions into the biblical lands in the first two centuries CE, Hebrew fell out of use as a spoken language by around the 3rd century CE. It remained in use, however, as a literary and liturgical language among the Jews, and there is a huge corpus of Hebrew literature from that period, through medieval times, and into the modern era. In the late 19th century, Hebrew was revived as a spoken language, and today has about 5 million native speakers in Israel and abroad.
You Might Like This Program If...
- You want to be able to analyze classical Jewish texts in their original language.
- You hope to further pursue an education and career in religious studies.
- You have an interest in learning about Jewish culture in a more immersive way.
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Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|HEBR 1||Basic Modern Hebrew I||4|
|HEBR 2||Basic Modern Hebrew II||4|
|HEBR 3||Intermediate Modern Hebrew||4|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 3 credits of the following:||3|
|Introductory Biblical Hebrew|
|Intermediate Biblical Hebrew|
|Foreign Study--Basic Hebrew|
|Foreign Study--Intermediate Hebrew|
|Lands of the Bible|
|Select 6 credits of the following:||6|
|Advanced Hebrew--Conversation Emphasis|
|Advanced Hebrew--Reading Emphasis|
|Advanced Biblical Hebrew|
|Readings in Biblical Hebrew|
|Foreign Study--Advanced Hebrew|
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Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
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A minor in Hebrew can help supplement a career in various fields, both religious and non-religious. If considering pursuing a graduate degree through a program in which you'll be analyzing classical texts, a minor in Hebrew will ensure you have the tools necessary for your research.
- Public Service
- The Ministry (both Jewish and non-Jewish)