Summer 2014 Courses

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Hebrew (on campus)


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Ulpan

All classes run from June 16- Aug. 15 unless otherwise noted.

EDUCATION
         

COURSE TITLE

COURSE NO.

INSTRUCTOR

TIME

CREDITS

Teaching Tefillah
Syllabus

CG EDUC 675

Matas

Online

3

This course is designed to give the student familiarity with the order of prayers in the Jewish worship service while at the same time offering the student pedagogies of practice for teaching tefillah. We will be examining the forms of Jewish worship from traditional to creative as well as examining the inner work that can be cultivated in students to enhance their spiritual experience of tefillah.

Seminar in Educational Leadership  

ED JLS 901

Elkin

July 27-July 29
Su, 6-9 pm; M, 9 am-5 pm; Tu, 9 am-1 pm

1

This seminar brings together the Jewish Educational Leadership cohort to explore the Jewish applications of the educational leadership coursework. Combining text study, case studies and research into Jewish educational leadership, the seminar exposes students to the Jewish landscape as well as the current and emerging trends in Jewish educational leadership. The seminar will be facilitated by Michael Shire and will involve key Hebrew College faculty as well as local Jewish educational leaders. This course is open to those students enrolled in the Jewish Educational Leadership certificate program.

Behavior Management in the Inclusive Classroom
Syllabus 

CG EDUC 555

Margolis

Online

3

Students will learn to carry out a variety of behavior-change strategies within educational settings. Emphasis will be placed on the development of supportive classroom structures that lead to positive interactions among students with and without special needs, and between students and teachers. Students will also consider the Jewish dimension of behavioral management, specifically how values such as “derech eretz” can be reflected in general learning experiences.

Torah Alive: An Experiential Approach to Teaching Torah to Young Children

CG-EDUC-581

 Posner Arcus

Aug. 11-12: 10 am- 1 pm;
Aug. 13: 9 am-1 pm

 1

class canceledThis course will provide participants with techniques to engage young students in age-appropriate study of Torah, as well as a theoretical grounding in teaching Bible in early childhood settings. Through group text study and careful selection of Torah passages, participants will learn to create and implement hands-on experiences that will facilitate a young child’s opportunity to learn from the lives of their forefathers and foremothers. This course will enable participants to bring text to life by relating today’s values to stories through role-play, puppets, art experiences, and music.

Using Music to Foster Jewish Values & Build Skills in the Early Childhood Classroom CG-EDUC-582 Allard

Aug. 19-20: 11 am-2 pm; Aug. 21: 11 am-3 pm

1

class canceledDuring this 10 hour summer course, students will learn how to use songs, chants, rhythm instruments, movements, fingerplays, and singing games to enhance the teaching of Jewish values. Looking through the lens of cognitive, social/emotional, language, motor and spiritual development, students will discover how a strong music program can help foster and promote the Jewish values that are the backbone of a strong Jewish early childhood program. Students will return to their school eager to create musical classrooms that are sure to leave lasting impressions on the young students and ready to make music a priority in their curriculum.

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HEBREW (ON CAMPUS)
         

All classes require purchase of a standard Hebrew-English dictionary. 

COURSE TITLE

 COURSE NO.

INSTRUCTOR

TIME

CREDITS

Hebrew III

CU HEBRW 203

Davis

June 16-July 10
M-Th; 9 am-1:30 pm

4 UG

Students will learn to recognize and use new and more complicated structures of Hebrew grammar and morphology, such as combined sentences, and will acquire vocabulary for advanced reading of classical and modern texts and conversation. Sessions will include readings of longer passages from modern and classical texts, as well as dialogues and abridged stories. Students will listen to stories and recorded dialogues, participate in open conversation and write short expository passages. All language skills will be mastered through the syntactic and grammatical structures. Students will learn the future tense of basic verbs in the strong verb groups, as well as frequently used weak verbs. Prerequisite: Hebrew II or placement test.

Hebrew IV

CU HEBRW 204

Davis

July 21- Aug. 14
M-Th; 9 am-1:30 pm

4 UG

Building on the language skills students have developed in Hebrew I through III, this course will continue to strengthen students’ reading comprehension, grammar, written and oral language skills in modern Hebrew, as well as reading and comprehension of rabbinic texts. Attention will be paid to the grammatical forms and structures, as well as vocabulary expansion. Prerequisite: Hebrew III or placement test.
 

Intensive Hebrew Grammar

CG HEBRW 215

Roth

June 16- July 24
M-Th; 9 am-1 pm

non-credit only

This course is designed for current and incoming rabbinical students who need intensive Hebrew grammar to be ready for Year 1 of the program. The course is tailored specifically to prepare those students for the Rabbinical School's curriculum. All other students will need special permission from the Dean of the Rabbinical School and Professor Harvey Bock in order to take this course. Course is offered on a non-credit basis only, but a grade of Pass/Fail will be given. Course is designed as preparatory to bring the student up to the necessary Hebrew level, but will not count toward the graduate degree. Non-rabbinic students need special permission to enroll

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HEBREW (ONLINE)
         

All classes require purchase of a standard Hebrew-English dictionary.

COURSE TITLE

COURSE NO.

INSTRUCTOR

TIME

CREDITS

Mekhina (Preparation) for Hebrew Language 

CU HEBRW 010

Levy

Online

non-credit only

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to Hebrew language study and to ensure that students with some prior Hebrew study experience begin Modern Hebrew I at comparable levels. The Mekhina introduces the Hebrew alphabet and vowels, as well as verbs and syntax sufficient for conducting simple daily conversation. Students progress at their own pace, submit oral and written homework, and take online quizzes. Weekly real-time class discussions are conducted by the instructor with small groups of students at comparable levels. The Mekhina is based on the seven introductory units of Ivrit Min Hahatchala (Hebrew From Scratch), the textbook used by Hebrew College's campus-based and online Hebrew Language programs. Textbook: Mekhina, Introductory units of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required.

Hebrew I 

CU HEBRW 110

Levy

Online

4 UG

This course enables students to recognize and use fundamental structures of Hebrew grammar and morphology, and to acquire the necessary vocabulary for basic conversation and reading of modern and classical texts. All language skills are mastered through elementary syntactic and grammatical structures. Students will learn the basic verbs in the different common active verb groups and their conjugation in the present and past tense. Students will read and listen to stories and dialogues and participate in guided class discussions. Based on topics introduced in the lessons, students will write their own dialogues and passages. All language skills are mastered through more advanced syntactic and grammatical structures. Textbook: Hebrew I, Lessons 1–14 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew Mekhina or placement test.

Hebrew IA

CU HEBRW 111A

Levy

Online

2 UG

This course covers the first half of Hebrew I, Lessons 1–7 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew Mekhina or placement test.
 

Hebrew IB 

CU HEBRW 111B

Levy

Online

2 UG

This course covers the second half of Hebrew I, Lessons 8–14 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew Mekhina or placement test.

Hebrew II 

CU HEBRW 210

Levy

Online

4 UG

A continuation of Hebrew I Online, this course enables students to recognize and use additional structures of Hebrew grammar, morphology and vocabulary to read modern and classical texts, and to engage in conversation. Students will read and listen to stories and dialogues, and participate in guided class discussions. Based on topics introduced in the lessons, students will write their own dialogues and passages. All language skills are mastered through more advanced syntactic and grammatical structures. Students will learn the past tense of verb groups introduced in Hebrew I. Textbook: Hebrew II, Lessons 15–28 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew 1 or placement test.

Hebrew IIA 

CU HEBRW 211A

Levy

Online

2 UG

This course covers the first half of Hebrew II, Lessons 15–21 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew 1 or placement test.

Hebrew IIB 

CU HEBRW 211B

Levy

Online

2 UG

This course covers the second half of Hebrew II, Lessons 22–28 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew 2A or placement test.

Hebrew III 

CU HEBRW 310

Levy

Online

4 UG

Students will learn to recognize and use new and more complex structures of Hebrew grammar and morphology, such as combined sentences, and will acquire vocabulary for advanced reading of modern and classical texts, and for conversation. Lessons include readings of longer passages, dialogues and stories. Students will be given the opportunity to practice the new syntactic and grammatical structures. Based on topics introduced in the lessons, students will write short expository passages and deepen their mastery of spoken Hebrew through participation in open conversation. Textbook: Hebrew III, Lessons 1-8 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 2 or placement test.

Hebrew IIIA 

CU HEBRW 311A

Levy

Online

2 UG

This course covers the first half of Hebrew III, Lessons 1–4 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 2 or placement test.

Hebrew IIIB 

CU HEBRW 311B

Levy

Online

2 UG

This course covers the second half of Hebrew III, Lessons 5–8 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 3A or placement test.

Hebrew IV 

CU HEBRW 410

Levy

Online

4 UG

This course is designed for intermediate students who have successfully mastered Hebrew reading, writing and speaking skills. Students will practice writing directed and complex sentences, as well as free composition. In weekly oral assignments and class discussions, only Hebrew is spoken. Through extensive readings, students will expand their vocabulary and increase their familiarity with grammatical patterns. Students will learn the future tense of basic verbs in the strong verb groups, as well as frequently used weak verbs. Textbook: Hebrew III, Lessons 9-16 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 3 or placement test.

Hebrew IVA 

CU HEBRW 411A

Levy

Online

2 UG

This course covers the first half of Hebrew IV, Lessons 9–12 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 3 or placement test.

Hebrew IVB

CU HEBRW 411B

Levy

Online

2 UG

This course covers the second half of Hebrew IV, Lessons 13–16 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 4A or placement test.

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ULPAN
 

The Ulpan spring semester will run from June 16-July 25. Click here for list of Ulpan courses

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INTERDISCIPLINARY
         

COURSE TITLE

 COURSE NO.

INSTRUCTOR

TIME

CREDITS

A Text that Binds: The Akedah in Jewish History and Thought
Syllabus REVISED

CG INTD 526

Breuer

July 27-Aug 1
Su, 6-9 pm; M-Th, 9 am-4 pm; F, 9 am-12 pm

3

The biblical narrative of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22) is without question one of the most powerful, compelling, and yet troubling passages of the Pentateuch. This narrative, referred to simply as the Akedah (Binding of Isaac), is a text that Jews have returned to time and again, with reverberations across Jewish history and through two millennia of Jewish literature. In this course, we will trace the manifold ways in which this text was read, interpreted, and appropriated. The goal of the course is not only a cross-culture literary history of the Jews, but an exercise in reading that allows us to appreciate the intellectual and religious forces shaping Jewish societies throughout the ages. This course will serve as the summer residential seminar required of students in the Jewish Studies and Jewish Liberal Studies programs.

This course includes reading assignments to be done before the student comes to campus on July 27th. Information about the reading materials will be provided through our online Schoology site. Access to the site will be made available to registered students beginning June 16th.

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PARDES
         

The following courses are offered to students enrolled in the Pardes Educators Program only.

COURSE NAME

 COURSE NO.

INSTRUCTOR

TIME

CREDITS

Pervasive and Potential Forces in Informal Learning Experiences in Jewish Education

CG EDUC 714

Copeland

Israel

3

Both within and outside the formal classroom, unconscious subtleties of experience are working their effects on the spirits of all involved. Within the classroom, the often unplanned and unacknowledged ways in which students and teachers interact are influential; often more so than what happens in the explicitly directed routines of instruction. Outside the classroom, whole worlds of experience stake their claims upon our development, affecting us deeply; from computer games and interactive museums to the Internet's plurality of modes.

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