The Hebrew and Jewish Studies program offers an unparalleled opportunity to study the development of Jewish civilization, Israeli history and culture, and the study of the Hebrew language. Hebrew and Jewish Studies investigate the history, literature, archaeology, philosophy, ethnography and social theory of Jewish society and culture. Students are encouraged to engage in contemporary debates about ethnicity and identity, assimilation, exile and Diaspora cultures. Students benefit from the interdisciplinary breadth and the opportunity to combine this with options in Hebrew language study which is taught from beginners to advanced level. Students explore topics that draw on extensive archival resources available in Australia and internationally.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this specialisation, students should be able to:
- 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; and
- Demonstrate a high level of clarity and fluency in communication and collaboration, including oral and written presentation of evidence-based narratives.
Last updated: 22 November 2021