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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2008

HEB 346 • HEBREW FOR ACADEMIC READING

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42327 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
GAR 2.112
PAT-EL, NA'AMA

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

Class preparation (20%); 2 book or paper reports (50%); final exam (30%).

Texts

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.

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