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Hebrew

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

The Hebrew language program is offered from beginners to advanced levels and places great emphasis on its culture, tradition and development as the language of the Bible and the language of modern Israel. Hebrew is one of the oldest languages in the world, and has had an enormous impact on Western culture. The study of language is complemented by subjects that explore Jewish culture, literature and society. Through the study of modern authors and poets, these subjects aim to provide students with knowledge of the language in contemporary contexts and to equip them with skills to undertake critical literary analysis in both Hebrew and English.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this diploma will:

  • Obtain an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the Hebrew language, culture and society in accordance with their entry level;
  • Acquire effective oral, aural and written communication skills that will enable them to act confidently in Hebrew-speaking environments and cultures, as well as the research and analytical skills to explore and critically evaluate issues from an array of disciplinary, linguistic and political perspectives;
  • Gain knowledge of the social and cultural diversity of the Israel and the global Jewish community and develop the skills to work with people from a wide-spectrum of intercultural backgrounds;
  • Display an informed, expansive and detailed knowledge of more than one period or culture of the Jewish and Israeli past by demonstrating a critical comprehension of a range of conceptual approaches to interpreting the past;
  • Apply relevant research and analytical skills in conducting research on a defined topic according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline and possess the ability to examine and evaluate multiple national and international debates in the field of Hebrew and Jewish studies;
  • Demonstrate a high level of clarity and fluency in communication and collaboration, including oral and written presentation of evidence-based narratives;
  • Show the ability to be self-motivated, reflective and goal-oriented and have the capacity to set goals and manage time and priorities in working effectively both independently and in groups.

Structure

100 credit points

Students completing Hebrew and Jewish Studies in the Diploma in Languages will need to complete:

  • 25 points at level one,
  • 37.5 points at level two and
  • 37.5 points at level three.

Subject Options

HEBREW 1 ENTRY POINT

Level 1

Students are required to complete the following subjects (25 points) at level 1.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HEBR10001 Hebrew 1
Semester 1
12.5
HEBR10002 Hebrew 2
Semester 2
12.5

Level 2

Students are required to complete the following subjects and one level 2 elective (a total of 37.50 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HEBR20005 Hebrew 3
Semester 1
12.5
HEBR20006 Hebrew 4
Semester 2
12.5

Level 3

Students are required to complete the following subjects and one level 3 elective (a total of 37.50 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HEBR30003 Hebrew 5
Semester 1
12.5
HEBR30004 Hebrew 6
Semester 2
12.5

HEBREW 3 ENTRY POINT

Level 1

Students are required to complete the following subjects (25 points) at level 1.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HEBR10005 Hebrew 3
Semester 1
12.5
HEBR10006 Hebrew 4
Semester 2
12.5

Level 2

Students are required to complete the following subjects and one level 2 elective (a total of 37.5 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HEBR20007 Hebrew 5
Semester 1
12.5
HEBR20008 Hebrew 6
Semester 2
12.5

Level 3

Students are required to complete the following subject and two level 3 electives (a total of 37.5 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JEWI30005 Research in Contemporary Jewish Studies
Semester 2
12.5

HEBREW 5 ENTRY POINT

Level 1

Students are required to complete the following subjects (25 points) at level 1.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HEBR10011 Hebrew 5
Semester 1
12.5
HEBR10012 Hebrew 6
Semester 2
12.5

Level 2

Students are to required to complete three of the level 2 elective subjects (37.5 points) listed below.

LEVEL 3

Students are required to complete the following subject and two level 3 electives (a total of 37.5 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JEWI30005 Research in Contemporary Jewish Studies
Semester 2
12.5

HEBREW LEVEL 2 ELECTIVES

Code Name Study period Credit Points
JEWI20007 Modern Israel: Good Bad and Disputed
Semester 1
12.5
HIST20060 Total War: World War II
Semester 2
12.5
ISLM20015 Crisis Zone: Middle Eastern Politics
Semester 2
12.5
JEWI20006 Israelis & Palestinians: Conflict, Peace
Semester 2
12.5
HIST20013 The Holocaust & Genocide
Semester 1
12.5

HEBREW LEVEL 3 ELECTIVES

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HIST30015 The Modern Middle East
Semester 1
12.5
HIST30010 Hitler's Germany
Semester 2
12.5
JEWI30006

Links

http://jewish-studies.unimelb.edu.au/

Last updated: 18 June 2019