Language Courses

Credit recommendation: 3 lower level credits each

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (Biblical Hebrew 201) Objectives: Students will be able to: demonstrate a basic understanding of Biblical Hebrew; correctly conjugate some common verbs (regular and irregular) in the past, future, and imperative tenses; correctly add direct-object suffixes to verbs; identify common nouns and correctly add suffixes indicating possession to those nouns; master a vocabulary of approximately 125 Hebrew words; and correctly translate simple Hebrew sentences into English and simple English sentences into Hebrew. Instruction: The Bible 201 examination will assess students’ ability to understand Introductory Biblical Hebrew. Topics include: common nouns and verbs; past, future, and imperative tenses; noun-verb agreement; adjectives; adjective-noun agreement; prepositions; and direct-object endings to prepositions.

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (Biblical Hebrew 202) Objectives: Students will be able to: demonstrate basic understanding of Biblical Hebrew; conjugate common verbs (regular and irregular) in the past, present, and future tenses; correctly add direct-object suffixes to verbs; identify common nouns and correctly add suffixes indicating possession to nouns; identify many prepositions; pronouns; interrogatives; adjectives; adverbs; and explain how the Hebrew language handles numbers; translate simple Hebrew Biblical texts; and have limited proficiency in translating simple English sentences to Biblical Hebrew. Instruction: The Bible 202 examination will assess students’ ability in Intermediate Biblical Hebrew. Topics include: irregular nouns and verbs; present tense; verb forms; completed present tense; and numbers.

Introduction to Modern Hebrew (Hebrew 203) Objectives: Students will be able to: demonstrate understanding of Modern Hebrew; know the Hebrew alphabet; read simple texts; conjugate common verbs in the present tense; know and apply basic rules as to how person and gender impact nouns, verbs, and adjectives; master a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words; demonstrate familiarity with direct objects; interrogatives; prepositions; adverbs; pronouns; and stative verbs. Instruction: The Hebrew 203 examination will assess students’ ability in Introductory Modern Hebrew. Topics include: the Hebrew alphabet; common nouns and verbs; noun-verb agreement; adjectives; adjective-noun agreement; adverbs; pronouns; prepositions; definite article; direct objects; stative verbs; and other topics.

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