2014-15 General Catalog

Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics
218 Cowell College
(831) 459-2054

Faculty | Course Descriptions

Program Description

Students interested in acquiring proficiency in modern Hebrew can enroll in language courses from beginning to intermediate levels.  In addition, credits from these courses may be counted toward the major or minor in Jewish studies.  Lower-division courses are aimed at enabling students to gain proficiency in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Attention is also given to developing an understanding of the culture, history, and religion that have been expressed through the Hebrew language from antiquity until today. Some instruction takes place in Hebrew from the beginning level.  Students interested in learning the basic lexicon and grammatical structures of biblical Hebrew can enroll in Hebrew 80. Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and Hebrew 3 (or equivalency) are required for the major in Jewish studies, and other Hebrew courses are encouraged. In addition, credits from modern or biblical Hebrew courses may be counted toward the minor in Jewish studies.

Campus Language Laboratories and Placement Exams

Information about these topics can be found under Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics.

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Revised: 09/01/14