Hebrew (Classical)

Hebrew (Classical)

HBRW1111 Hebrew Classical B1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prohibitions: HBRW2631, HBRW1311 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (50%), continuous assessment (quizzes, grammar assignments, equivalent to 2000wds) (40%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1111 Prohibitions: HBRW2632, HBRW1312 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (50%), continuous assessment (quizzes, grammar assignments, equivalent to 2000wds) (40%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit continues the study of grammar and classical Hebrew (Biblical) texts.
HBRW2623 Hebrew Classical 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Ian Young Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1112 or HBRW2402 or HBRW2632 or HSC Hebrew Assessment: 2x1-hr exams (60%), assigned preparation of text for class [equivalent to 500wds] (10%), 1x2000wd essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
The books of the Hebrew Bible are studied in the light of their setting and their literary and linguistic features. The course consists of: set classical texts; and special background area study: Mishnaic Hebrew.
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HBRW2625 Hebrew Classical 5

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1112 or HBRW2632 or HBRW2402 or HSC Hebrew Assessment: 2x1hr exams (60%), assigned preparation of text for class [equivalent to 500wds] (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from any of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, History, English, Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies. Corequisites: 6 senior credit points from Archaeology, Ancient History, Ancient Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Arabic Language and Cultures. Prohibitions: HBRW2401 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (50%), continuous assessment (quizzes, grammar assignments, equivalent to 2500wds) (40%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2401 or HBRW2631 Prohibitions: HBRW2402, HBRW1112 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (50%), continuous assessment (quizzes, grammar assignments, equivalent to 2500wds) (40%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1112 or HBRW2402 or HBRW2632 or HSC Hebrew Prohibitions: HBRW2911 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (60%), weekly assignments, exercises and Tutorial participation (40%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2911 or HBRW2651 Prohibitions: HBRW2912 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (60%), weekly assignments, exercises and Tutorial participation (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
HBRW2801 Hebrew (Classical) In-Country Study A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
For students studying in an approved course at an overseas tertiary level institution.
HBRW2802 Hebrew (Classical) In-Country Study B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: HBRW2801 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
For students studying in an approved course at an overseas tertiary level institution.
HBRW3601 Hebrew Classical Advanced 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2632 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 Prohibitions: HBRW2116, HBRW2624 Assessment: 1x1000wd Psalms written test (25%), 1x1000wd Qumran written test (25%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%), seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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 the book of Psalms, and will evaluate the historical, social and linguistic background of the Dead Sea (Qumran) Scrolls.
HBRW3602 Hebrew Classical Advanced 6

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr 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%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
HBRW3653 Syriac 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Ebied Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2912 or HBRW2652 Prohibitions: HBRW3911 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (50%), 1x2500wd essay (30%), continuous assessment (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit continues the study of Syriac texts begun in Syriac 1 and 2. This unit concentrates on the study of selections of advanced Syriac Peshitta, Patristic texts, etc.
HBRW3654 Syriac 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Ebied Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW3911 or HBRW3653 Prohibitions: HBRW3912 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (50%), 1x2500wd essay (30%), continuous assessment (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the foundation of Syriac 3. This unit concentrates on the study of more advanced Syriac Patristic and Hagiographical texts, etc., as well as a brief survey of the history of Syriac literature.
HBRW4011 Hebrew (Classical) Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: two seminars in semester 1 and one seminar in semester 2, each two hours per week Assessment: a thesis of 15000 words in length and 5000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours is an intensive year-long program of advanced study based around research. Honours is undertaken after successful completion of a Bachelor degree and where the overall mark is a minimum credit average (70%). Entry into Honours is selective and work at this level is challenging. Honours is available in most subjects areas taught in the Faculty, and which are listed under Tables A and B in the Handbook. Students will complete a thesis and coursework seminars throughout the year. For further information contact the Honours Coordinator in the department or consult the Handbook entry for the relevant subject area.
HBRW4012 Hebrew (Classical) Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: HBRW4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to HBRW4011
HBRW4013 Hebrew (Classical) Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: HBRW4012 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to HBRW4011
HBRW4014 Hebrew (Classical) Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: HBRW4013 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to HBRW4011