Winter 2009

Israel Studies Courses available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Professor N. Perez
Political Science 119: Special Studies in Political Theory Liberal Nationalism and Zionism

Lec 1 TR, 8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m., Humanities A65
Class Description: Discussion of phenomenon of nationalism through mainly liberal perspective. Reading of some of main Zionist essays such as Herzl's The Jewish State. Discussion of issues such as how liberal can nationalism be, relation between nationalism and rights, immigration and nationalism, historic injustice, and others.

Professor N. Ezer
Hebrew 1B: Elementary Hebrew

Undergraduate lecture course
Lec 1 MTWRF, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., Humanities A26
Lec 2 MTWRF, 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., Humanities A26
Class Description: Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 1A. Introduction to modern Hebrew, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Professor Y. Sabar
Hebrew 102B: Intermediate Hebrew

Lec 1 MWF, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m., Bunche 2173
TR, 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Humanities A26
Class Description: Lecture, five hours. Requisite: course 102A. Amplification of grammar; reading of texts from modern literature. P/NP or letter grading.

Professor N. Ezer
Hebrew 111A Conversational Hebrew
Lec 1 W, 1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., Public Affairs 1278
Class Description: Lecture, two hours; laboratory, one hour. Course 111A is requisite to 111B, which is requisite to 111C. Vocabulary used in daily life, different speech acts in both formal and informal contexts, and various Israeli sociocultural issues using different kinds of media, such as video, Internet, and newspapers.

Sem 1 Hebrew 220 Studies in Hebrew Biblical Literature Sem 1: TBA
Class Description: Seminar, three hours. Critical study of Hebrew texts in relation to major versions; philological, comparative, literary, and historical study of various biblical books. May be repeated for credit.

Professor L. Hakak
Jewish 75: Modern Hebrew Literature Made Into Films
Lec 1 MW, 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., Public Affairs 1246
Class Description: (Formerly numbered 175.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Reading, analysis, and discussion of modern Hebrew literature that was made into films, including literary works of prominent Israeli authors (S. Yizhar, A.B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz, and Yitzhak Ben Ner) that were translated to English and had filmic adaptations.

Professor A.J. Band
Jewish 177: Variable Topics Israel Seen through its Literature
Lec 2 MW, 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Royce 162
Class Description: Lecture, three hours. Imparts profound understanding of Israel as seen through its literature. Examination of variety of literary texts: stories, novels, and poems. In order to understand them in depth, texts read in context of their historical backgrounds