HEB 346 • HEBREW FOR ACADEMIC READING
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
The class aims at helping student achieve a good command of Modern Hebrew for the purpose of using it for their research. During the first month, readings will include excerpts of academic papers from a variety of academic fields (literary criticism, comparative religion, political science, history of the Middle East, sociology etc.). After the students have mastered basic skills in approaching an academic text in Hebrew, we will read entire papers according to students' interest. Students will be asked to critically present two papers in their field in class.
Class preparation (20%); 2 book or paper reports (50%); final exam (30%).
A course packet with a compilation of required texts will be available to students, as well as important vocabulary. Students with knowledge primarily of Biblical Hebrew, are strongly encouraged to use the following book: Muraoka, T. (1982). Modern Hebrew for Biblical Scholars. Sheffield, JSOT Press.