The Classical Hebrew program at the University of Sydney offers a fascinating introduction to all varieties of ancient Hebrew in the biblical period through the reading of texts from all major sources. At all stages the prime focus is on the language of the Bible, but this is set in the broader context of the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew inscriptions and Rabbinic Hebrew.
Students who wish to major in Classical Hebrew must complete a minimum of 36 senior credit points, consisting of 24 senior credit points from HBRW2623, HBRW2624, HBRW2625 and HBRW2626, plus 12 further senior credit points from HBRW units (Classical).
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
Related subject areas
Hebrew (Modern), Jewish Civilsation, Thought and Culture