2000 Level Courses

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AP/HEB 2000 6.0 INTERMEDIATE MODERN HEBREW

This course is intended to improve the student's ability to read, write, speak and comprehend modern Hebrew. Although the course presupposes the equivalent of one year of elementary Hebrew, a systematic review of grammar is included. Emphasis is on vocabulary building and comprehension of modern Hebrew texts through reading of short stories and discussions. Computer programs will be used for additional practice and review of vocabulary and grammar taught in class.

FORMAT: Four class hours per week.

EVALUATION: Written assignments – 15%; quizzes – 20%; first term test – 15%; oral presentation – 10%; class participation – 20%; final examination – 20%.

READINGS: Hebrew from Scratch, Part II.

PROJECTED ENROLMENT: N/A

RESERVED SPACES: N/A

PREREQUISITE: AP/HEB1000 6.0 or AP/HEB1010 6.0 or the equivalent. Not
normally open to students who have completed grade 8 in Hebrew or above or
the equivalent. Placement questionnaire is required. The Department of
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (DLLL) Course Entry Authorization slip
required PRIOR TO ENROLMENT.

COURSE CREDIT EXCLUSIONS: AS/HEB2010 6.0

COURSE DIRECTOR(S):

Note: Students will be placed in a course at a level that suits their previous
experience. The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (DLLL)
reserves the right to deregister students who are found, after a proper hearing,
to have enrolled in a course for which they are over or under-qualified.

ED/HEB 2030 3.0 Y* The Teaching of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Part I

An introduction to the Jewish community of Canada and its school system, as well as to methods of teaching Hebrew as a second language, Hebrew reading, customs and ceremonies.

Note: Open to ED II candidates in the Jewish Studies Option.

COURSE DIRECTOR: Laura Wiseman

FA/MUSI 2045 3.0 KLEZMER ENSEMBLE

Practical performance instruction in the Klezmer musical tradition. Some performance ability and knowledge of fiddle, bass, guitar, piano, clarinet, sax, accordion, or trumpet is required. (Other instruments are welcomed.)

FORMAT: N/A

EVALUATION: N/A

READINGS: N/A

PROJECTED ENROLMENT: N/A

RESERVED SPACES: N/A

PREREQUISITE: Appropriate lower level or permission of the instructor required for upper level registration. Open to majors and non-majors.

COURSE CREDIT EXCLUSIONS: N/A

COURSE DIRECTOR(S): TBA

FA/MUSI 2099A 3.0/6.0 ASHKENAZI AND SEPHARDIC VOCAL MUSIC

Private voice lessons in Ashkenazi, Klezmer, Yiddish, and Sephardic (especially Judeo-Spanish) singing and song repertoires. Emphasis on text clarity, stylistic awareness and repertoire development will be featured. Open to majors and non-majors.

FORMAT: N/A

EVALUATION: N/A

READINGS: N/A

PROJECTED ENROLMENT: N/A

RESERVED SPACES: N/A

PREREQUISITE: Appropriate lower level or permission of the instructor.

COURSE CREDIT EXCLUSIONS: N/A

COURSE DIRECTOR(S): TBA

AP/YDSH 2000 6.0 Intermediate Yiddish Language

This course covers the equivalent of material in the later chapters of Uriel Weinreich's College Yiddish plus additional grammatical and cultural material. The focus of this class is on Yiddish conversation, grammar, reading and writing in order to prepare students to interact in everyday situations in Yiddish and to comprehend a variety of literary genres. Homework will be assigned daily. Quizzes, based on the material covered in class, will be given regularly. Oral presentations will also be required. There will be mid-term and final exams.

FORMAT: Four class hours per week.

EVALUATION: Class participation and attendance – 20%, Homework – 20%, Quizzes – 15%, Mid-term exam – 20%, Final exam – 25%.

TEXTS: UrielWeinrech's College Yiddish. New York: YIVO, 1994 or other editions, Hanan Bordin. Vort ba vort. Jerusalem: Magnes Press 1999.

INSTRUCTOR: Keith Weiser

PREREQUISITE: AP/AS/YDSH 1000 6.00 or permission of the department.

Course credit exclusions: None.