Modern Hebrew Language and LiteratureFaculty

Or Rogovin, Silbermann Family Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew (or.rogovin@bucknell.edu)
Ph.D. University of Washington - Seattle

Course Descriptions

101

Beginning Modern Hebrew (I; 3, 1)

Introduction to modern Hebrew. Practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing; elementary grammar and introduction to Israeli culture.

101A

Intensive Elementary Hebrew (AII; 4, 0)

Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing modern Hebrew. Introduction to everyday Israeli culture. Not open to students who completed HEBR 101. Successful completion meets prerequisite for 103.

102

Beginning Modern Hebrew II (II; 3, 1)

Continuation of modern Hebrew language skills. Practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing and introduction to Israeli culture. Prerequisite: HEBR 101 or equivalent. Not open to students who completed HEBR 101A.

103

Intermediate Hebrew I (I; 3, 1)

A continuation and review of grammar emphasizing all four skills and culture. Prerequisite: HEBR 101A or HEBR 102 or equivalent.

104

Intermediate Hebrew II (II; 3, 1)

Further review of grammar with emphasis on all four skills and culture. Prerequisite: HEBR 103 or equivalent.

150

Topics in Jewish Studies (I or II; 3, 0)

Study of topics in Jewish cultures or societies.

215

Hebrew Bible and Modern Literature (AI or AII; 3, 0)

The course examines how materials from the Hebrew Bible are reworked in modern literature and culture, focusing on Hebrew and American traditions. Crosslisted as HUMN 215.

236

Israel: Literature, Film, Culture (AII; 3, 0)

Course explores Israeli culture in its historical, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and geographical context through literature, film, political discourse, photography, and other texts. Crosslisted as UNIV 236.

251

The Jewish Uprooted (AI or AII; 3, 0)

The course explores the figure of the uprooted in modern Jewish literature and culture, focusing on early 20th-century Hebrew, Yiddish, and Jewish-American writing (readings are in English).

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