Hebrew (Modern)

Hebrew (Modern)

HBRW1011 Hebrew Modern B1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prohibitions: HBRW1101, HBRW1301 Assessment: 3x10 minute vocabulary quizzes (10%), 10x100wd writing tasks (25%), 1x1.5hr class test (30%), 1x5 minute oral test (5%), 1x2-hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an introduction to Modern Hebrew. It is intended for students who have little or no previous knowledge and practice of the language. The unit fosters the development of oral communication skills relating to everyday topics. It includes learning the Hebrew alphabet and basic reading and writing skills as well as the introduction of basic vocabulary and language functions. It is imperative that all prospective students contact the coordinator to arrange for a placement test upon enrolment.
HBRW1102 Hebrew Modern B2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1011 Prohibitions: HBRW1302 Assessment: 3x10 minute vocabulary quizzes (10%), 10x100wd writing tasks (25%), 1x1.5hr class test (30%), 1x5 minute oral test (5%), 1x2-hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW1011 (B1). It further develops the language skills acquired in B1. This unit involves a range of learning styles that assist you to further develop and consolidate your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
HBRW2603 Hebrew Modern 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1102 Prohibitions: HBRW2103 Assessment: 3x10 minute vocabulary quizzes (10%), 10x100wd writing tasks (25%), 1x1.5hr class test (30%), 1x5 minute oral test (5%), 1x2-hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW1102. It consists of an intensive study of spoken Modern Hebrew with emphasis on communicative skills that enable students to communicate in simple Hebrew for everyday situations. Simple literary texts and language components, which are orientated around relevant themes, are dealt with. A variety of different methods are used to explain grammatical structures, morphology and syntax and to provide examples in their use.
HBRW2604 Hebrew Modern 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2603 Prohibitions: HBRW2104 Assessment: 3x10 minute oral assignments (15%), 10x150wd writing tasks (25%), 1x1.5hr class test (30%), 1x2hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW2603. It uses a communicative approach to language learning. Students' active participation through teamwork, role-playing and other interactive techniques is an essential aspect of all classes. It is expected that by the end of this unit students will be able to take part in simple everyday Hebrew conversation.
HBRW2605 Hebrew Modern 5

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2604 Prohibitions: HBRW2105 Assessment: 3x10 minute oral assignments (15%), 10x100wd writing tasks (25%), 1x1.5hr class test (30%), 1x2hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit picks up from HBRW2604. It covers language skills and knowledge of Level Beit. In addition to consolidating and further developing spoken communication and writing skills, this unit introduces the student to a variety of Modern Hebrew texts such as poems, songs, short stories and newspaper articles as well as some Classical Hebrew texts.
HBRW2606 Hebrew Modern 6

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2605 Prohibitions: HBRW2106 Assessment: 3x10 minute oral assignments (15%), 10x100wd writing tasks (25%), 1x1.5hr class test (30%), 1x2hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW2605. By the end of the unit, students will be able to converse confidently in everyday Hebrew. As well, this unit is designed to enable students who wish to continue learning Modern Hebrew to make the transition into HBRW2607 and HBRW2608.
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.
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.
HBRW3610 Advanced Hebrew Modern 7

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2606 Prohibitions: HBRW1301, HBRW2607 Assessment: 10x100wd self-study tasks (20%), 1x350wd major written assignment (20%),2xoral assignment (5min each) (10%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (20%), 1x1.5hr exam (25%), Seminar participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed Modern Hebrew at the HSC examination. In this unit students will advance their proficiency of using the four interlinked language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As well, engaging in a variety of text-types, students will gain a deeper understanding of issues of social, cultural and historical importance to Modern Hebrew speaking communities.
HBRW3611 Advanced Hebrew Modern 8

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2607 or HBRW3610 Prohibitions: HBRW1302, HBRW2608 Assessment: 10x100wd self-study tasks (20%), 1x350wd major written assignment (20%), 2xoral assignments (5min each) (10%), 1x1.5hr mid semester class test (20%), 1.5hr exam (25%), Seminar participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3610. In it students will build on their previous experience of the language. They will further develop their communicative capabilities whilst increasing their knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. As well, students will increase their ability to analyse the content and language of a variety of Modern Hebrew texts. On successfully completing this unit, students will achieve a proficiency level equivalent to the Hebrew University third level of instruction.
HBRW3612 Advanced Hebrew Modern 9

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2608 or HBRW3611 Prohibitions: HBRW2609, HBRW2303 Assessment: 10x100wd self-study tasks (20%), 1x500wd major written assignment (20%), 2x5min oral assignments (equivalent to 250wds each) (10%), 1x1hr Mid-semester tutorial test (20%), 1x1.5hr examination (25%), Tutorial participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3611. In this unit students will encounter a productive language-learning environment aimed at supporting both their oral and written language production. Students will engage in range of contemporary Modern Hebrew text-types that reflect social and cultural issues covering the period from the 19th century to the present time.
HBRW3613 Advanced Hebrew Modern 10

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2609 or HBRW3612 Prohibitions: HBRW2610, HBRW2304 Assessment: 10x100wd self-study tasks (20%), 1x500wd major written assignment (20%), 2x5min oral assignments (equivalent to 250wds each) (10%), 1x1hr Mid-semester tutorial test (20%), 1x1.5hr examination (25%), Tutorial participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3612. In this intensive language-learning environment students will be focusing more closely on the contextual and linguistic features of Modern Hebrew as it is expressed in mediums such as the media, film, and internet. On successfully completing this unit, students will achieve a proficiency level equivalent to the Hebrew University fourth level of instruction.
HBRW3614 Advanced Hebrew Modern 11

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2610 or HBRW3613 Prohibitions: HBRW2305, HBRW2611 Assessment: 10x100wd self-study tasks (20%), 1x750wd major written assignment (20%), 2x5min oral assignment (equivalent to 125wds), (10%), 1x1hr Mid-semester class test (20%), 1x1.5hr examination (25%), Seminar participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3613. In this intensive language-learning environment students will be using the language confidently and articulately in a range of complex topics and contexts (online, academia, media) structuring and adapting it to meet their audience's needs.
HBRW3615 Advanced Hebrew Modern 12

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW3614 or HBRW2611 Prohibitions: HBRW2306, HBRW2612 Assessment: 10x100wd self-study tasks (20%), 1x750wd major written assignment (20%), 2x5min oral assignment (each equivalent to 250wds) (10%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (20%), 1x1.5hr examination (25%), Seminar participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3614. In this unit students will analyze the contextual and linguistic features of contemporary Modern Hebrew texts, which reflect social and cultural issues of Israeli society covering the period over the last two centuries. On successfully completing this unit, students will achieve a proficiency level equivalent to the Hebrew University fifth level of instruction.
HBRW4021 Hebrew (Modern) Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Two seminars in semester 1 and one seminar in semester 2, meeting weekly for 2 hours each Assessment: A thesis of 12000 words (in Hebrew) or 15000 words (in English) 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.
HBRW4022 Hebrew (Modern) Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: HBRW4021 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to HBRW4021
HBRW4023 Hebrew (Modern) Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: HBRW4022 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to HBRW4021
HBRW4024 Hebrew (Modern) Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: HBRW4023 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to HBRW4021