Hebrew (Classical)

Hebrew (Classical)

HBRW1111 Hebrew Classical B1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ian Young Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Prohibitions: HBRW1311 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (50%), continuous assessment (quizzes, grammar assignments, equivalent to 2000wds) (40%), class participation (10%)
This unit, for those beginning the study of Hebrew, brings students from their first acquaintance with the Hebrew alphabet to an understanding of the Hebrew language used in the Biblical texts. The unit is devoted to the study of the grammar and the principles of translation.
HBRW1112 Hebrew Classical B2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ian Young Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1111 Prohibitions: HBRW1312 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (50%), continuous assessment (quizzes, grammar assignments, equivalent to 2000wds) (40%), class participation (10%)
This unit continues the study of grammar and classical Hebrew (Biblical) texts.
HBRW2625 Hebrew Classical 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ian Young Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1112 or HBRW2632 or HBRW2402 or HSC Hebrew Prohibitions: HBRW2115 Assessment: 2x1hr exams (60%), assigned preparation of text for class [equivalent to 500wds] (10%), 1x2000wd essay (30%)
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
The books of the Hebrew Bible are studied in the light of their setting and composition history. The course consists of: set classical texts, and special background area study: Ancient Inscriptions.
HBRW2631 Hebrew Accelerated C1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ian Young Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Corequisites: 6 senior credit points in a subject area from the School of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History or from the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies or from the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Prohibitions: HBRW2401 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (50%), continuous assessment (quizzes, grammar assignments, equivalent to 2500wds) (40%), tutorial participation (10%)
An introduction to Hebrew language for those whose existing corequisite units of study require a basic language ability. It is taught concurrently with the existing Hebrew B-stream.
HBRW2632 Hebrew Accelerated C2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ian Young Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2401 or HBRW2631 Prohibitions: HBRW2402 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (50%), continuous assessment (quizzes, grammar assignments, equivalent to 2500wds) (40%), class participation (10%)
This unit brings students to a level necessary for the study of Hebrew at an advanced level. It forms a bridge between Hebrew Accelerated C1 and other senior Hebrew units.
HBRW2651 Syriac 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Ebied Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1112 or HBRW2402 or HBRW2632 or HSC Hebrew Prohibitions: HBRW2911 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (60%), weekly assignments, exercises and tutorial participation (40%).
For those beginning the study of Syriac this is a preparation for more advanced study of Syriac language and literature. It concentrates on the study of elementary Syriac grammar, prose composition and an introductory study of selections of texts from the Old and New Testament Peshitta.
HBRW2652 Syriac 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Ebied Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2911 or HBRW2651 Prohibitions: HBRW2912 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (60%), weekly assignments, exercises and tutorial participation (40%)
This unit builds on the foundation of Syriac 1. It concentrates on the study of advanced Syriac prose composition and selections of texts from the Old and New Testament Peshitta.
HBRW3602 Hebrew Classical Advanced 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ian Young Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2632 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 Prohibitions: HBRW2626 Assessment: 1x1000wd Poetry written test (25%), 1x1000wd Medieval Hebrew written test (25%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%), seminar participation (10%)
In this unit students will apply advanced linguistic skills to complex biblical and extra-biblical texts. Students will analyse the poetic and linguistic features of biblical poetry outside the Psalms, as well as the linguistic features of Medieval Hebrew used by Jewish Biblical commentators, especially those features that differentiate Medieval from Biblical Hebrew.
HBRW4011 Hebrew (Classical) Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ian Young Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: two seminars in semester 1 and one seminar in semester 2, each two hours per week Prerequisites: Credit average or better in 48 senior credit points from Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, including completion of the major and consisting of: (HBRW2113 or HBRW2623) and (HBRW2114 or HBRW2624 or HBRW3601) and (HBRW2115 or HBRW2625) and (HBRW2116 or HBRW2626 or HBRW3602) and an additional 24 senior credit points from the department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies. Assessment: a thesis of 15000 words in length and 5000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in Classical Hebrew consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. two seminars in semester 1 and one seminar in semester 2, each two hours per week.
The thesis should be of 15000 words in length. Each seminar requires 5000 words of written work or its equivalent.
The thesis is worth 40% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 20%.
The following seminars are on offer in 2014:
Biblical Themes (Dr Ari Lobel)
Biblical Texts in Hebrew (Assoc Prof Ian Young / Dr Ari Lobel)
The Book of Daniel (Assoc Prof Ian Young)
For more information, contact Assoc Prof Ian Young, Honours coordinator.
HBRW4012 Hebrew (Classical) Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: HBRW4011
Refer to HBRW4011
HBRW4013 Hebrew (Classical) Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: HBRW4012
Refer to HBRW4011
HBRW4014 Hebrew (Classical) Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: HBRW4013
Refer to HBRW4011