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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Language - Coopersmith Career Consulting

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

March 2021 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate a more sophisticated understanding of Biblical Hebrew, translate Hebrew Biblical texts; develop an intermediate proficiency in translating simple English sentences and numbers into Biblical Hebrew and vice versa; conjugate common verbs (regular and irregular) in the past, present, and future tenses; know how to add direct-object suffixes to verbs; know common nouns, and how to add suffixes indicating possession to nouns; and know various prepositions, pronouns, interrogatives, adjectives, adverbs.

Instruction:

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (BIH-255) will assess the students’ ability to demonstrate basic comprehension and application of Biblical Hebrew. The course will include the following topics: irregular nouns and verbs, present tense, מקור form of verbs, completed present tense, ו"ו ההיפוך, and numbers.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate /associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (5/21).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Dates:

April 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: learn to comprehend common phrases and questions and respond appropriately; read and understand more advanced texts and answer questions in Hebrew; translate from spoken or written Hebrew into English; translate from English into Hebrew; and conjugate verbs and decline adjectives appropriately for the context.

Instruction:

This course provides students with the ability to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew, as well as gain exposure to modern Israeli culture. Second year Hebrew introduces two new verbal conjugation patterns, past tense conjugations for all verbal types, how to express possession, continued work on the construct state, and higher-level texts, syntax, and vocabulary. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Intermediate Hebrew (4/19).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

March 2021 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Demonstrate a rudimentary understanding of Biblical Hebrew; master a basic collection of Biblical words and be able to define them appropriately; translate simple Hebrew sentences into English, and vice versa; conjugate various common verbs (regular and irregular) in the past, future, and imperative tenses; add direct-object suffixes to verbs and will also know several common nouns; add suffixes indicating possession to nouns.

Instruction:

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (BIH-255) will assess the students’ ability to comprehend and apply Biblical Hebrew on a basic and introductory level. The course will prepare students to be able to define and comprehend common nouns and verbs in perfect, imperfect, and imperative, and understand the usage of Biblical Hebrew noun-verb agreement, waw-conversive (ו"ו ההיפוך), the construct chain, definitive nouns, adjectives, adjective–noun agreement, prepositions, prepositions with pronominal suffixes, and apply verbs using the seven heads under which the Hebrew verb is conjugated: Qal, Niph’al, Pi’el, Pu’al, Hitpa’el, Hif’il, and Hof’al.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (5/21).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Dates:

April 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: comprehend common phrases and questions and respond appropriately; read and understand more advanced texts and answer questions in Hebrew; translate from spoken or written Hebrew into English and translate from English into Hebrew; identify the Hebrew alphabet and vowel system; identify parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, etc.); and conjugate verbs and decline adjectives appropriately for the context.

Instruction:

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic structures and vocabulary of Modern Hebrew. Students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew, and gain some exposure to modern Israeli culture. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Introductory Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, or Modern Foreign Language (4/19).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

April 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate proficiency in the following grammatical rules: word pronunciation (vocalized and non-vocalized); indefinite and definite articles; non-possessive and possessive adjectives; present, past and future tenses; conjugation of verbs within sentences; sentence structure and word order; prefixes and suffixes; identification of root words.  Students prove comprehension of written texts through translation exercises and by answering questions based on the texts; write short compositions that adhere to the basic grammatical rules of Yiddish and sentences as full responses to aural exercises.  In order to achieve the above goals of comprehension and composition, students must successfully acquire a basic vocabulary of at least 500 words.

Instruction:

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic structures and vocabulary of Yiddish. Students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Yiddish. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Yiddish, Judaic Studies, Language, Religion, or Eastern European Studies (4/19).

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