Summer 2013 Online Courses

 

Hebrew (Online)
           

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

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Mekhina (Preparation) for Hebrew Language Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 0 CU HEBRW 010
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. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required.
Hebrew 1 Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 4 UG CU HEBRW 110

Enables students to recognize and use fundamental structures of Hebrew grammar and morphology and 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. Prerequisite: Hebrew Mekhina or placement test.
Hebrew 1A Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 2 UG CU HEBRW 111A
Covers first half of Hebrew I, Lessons 1-7, of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew Mekhina or placement test.
Hebrew 1B Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 2 UG CU HEBRW 111B
Covers second half of Hebrew I, Lessons 8-14, of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew Mekhina or placement test.
Hebrew 2 Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 4 UG CU HEBRW 210
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. Prerequisite: Hebrew I or placement test.
Hebrew 2A Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 2 UG CU HEBRW 211A
Covers the first half of Hebrew II, Lessons 15-21, of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew I or placement test.
Hebrew 2B Levy Online June 10- Aug. 16 2 UG CU HEBRW 211B
Covers the second half of Hebrew II, Lessons 22-28, of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew 2A or placement test.
Hebrew 3 Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 4 UG CU HEBRW 310
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. Prerequisite: Hebrew 2 or placement test.
Hebrew 3A Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 2 UG CU HEBRW 311A
Covers the first half of Hebrew III, Lessons 1-4, of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 2 or placement test.
Hebrew 3B Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 2 UG CU HEBRW 311B
Covers the second half of Hebrew III, Lessons 5-8, of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 3A or placement test.
Hebrew 4 Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 4 UG CU HEBRW 410
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. Prerequisite: Hebrew 3 or placement test.
Hebrew 4A Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 2 UG CU HEBRW 411A
Covers the first half of Hebrew IV, Lessons 9-12, of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 3 or placement test.
Hebrew 4B Levy Online June 10-Aug. 16 2 UG CU HEBRW 411B
Covers the second half of Hebrew IV, Lessons 13-16, of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 4A or placement test.
 
 Jewish Studies and Jewish Education
 
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Special Education for Jewish Settings Hornstein Online June 10-Aug. 16  3 CG EDUC 551
An introdution to the field of Jewish special education, drawing on a variety of sources. Students will gain a foundation in the field of special education, including history, laws, best practices for students with special needs and the impact of disabilities on the individual and family members. Traditional and contemporary responses to special education within the Jewish community will also be discussed.
Creating a Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Curriculum Brody Online June 10-Aug. 16  3 CG EDUC 502
This course focuses on the skills necessary for planning and implementing curricula for early childhood classrooms. The holiday cycle will be studied as a basis for integrating art, music, science, mathematics and language arts as well as Jewish values, customs and symbols into classroom practice.
Teaching Tanakh (Bible) Berkman Online June 10-Aug.16  3 CG EDUC 593
This pedagogic content course will focus on in-depth reading of selected Biblical texts that represent major genres of the Hebrew Bible, including narrative, law, prophecy, and poetry. The texts will be chosen for the opportunity they provide for teaching and understanding the methods of teaching Tanakh through various orientations. Each study unit will also include an opportunity for understanding the Bible in history, its literary commentaries and application to Jewish life and law. Spiritual and personal applications of the text incorporating different modes of teaching and learning will also be incorporated.