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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies - Language

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Length:

Varies; self-study format.

Dates:

March 2021 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: demonstrate understanding of Modern Yiddish; know the Hebrew alphabet; read simple texts; conjugate common verbs in the present tense; know and apply basic rules as to how person and gender impact nouns, verbs, and adjectives; master a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words; demonstrate familiarity with direct objects; interrogatives; prepositions; adverbs; pronouns; and stative verbs.

Instruction:

Major topics include: the Hebrew alphabet; common nouns and verbs; noun-verb agreement; adjectives; adjective-noun agreement; adverbs; pronouns; prepositions; definite article; direct objects; stative verbs; and other topics.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Yiddish or Language (8/21).

Length:

Versions 1 and 2: Varies; self-study format. 

Dates:

Version 1: October 2010 - July 2021. Version 2: August 2021 - Present. 

Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate basic understanding of Biblical Hebrew; conjugate common verbs (regular and irregular) in the past, present, and future tenses; correctly add direct-object suffixes to verbs; identify common nouns and correctly add suffixes indicating possession to nouns; identify many prepositions; pronouns; interrogatives; adjectives; adverbs; and explain how the Hebrew language handles numbers; translate simple Hebrew Biblical texts; and have limited proficiency in translating simple English sentences to Biblical Hebrew. Version 2: Same as Version 1 with additional readings and  assignments.

Instruction:

Version 1: The final examination assesses students' ability in Intermediate Biblical Hebrew. Topics include: irregular nouns and verbs; present tense; verb forms; completed present tense; and numbers. Version 2: Same as version 1 and additional assignments based on readings. 

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (2/11) (3/16 revalidation)..Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (8/21 revalidation).

Length:

Varies; self-study format.

Dates:

March 2021 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: demonstrate understanding of Modern Yiddish; know the Hebrew alphabet; read simple texts; conjugate common verbs in the present tense; know and apply basic rules as to how person and gender impact nouns, verbs, and adjectives; master a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words; demonstrate familiarity with direct objects; interrogatives; prepositions; adverbs; pronouns; and stative verbs.

Instruction:

Major topics include: the Hebrew alphabet; common nouns and verbs; noun-verb agreement; adjectives; adjective-noun agreement; adverbs; pronouns; prepositions; definite article; direct objects; stative verbs; and other topics.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Yiddish or Language (8/21).

Length:

Version 1 and 2: Varies; self-study format.

Dates:

Version 1: October 2010 - July 2021. Version 2: August 2021 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate a basic understanding of Biblical Hebrew; correctly conjugate some common verbs (regular and irregular) in the past, future, and imperative tenses; correctly add direct-object suffixes to verbs; identify common nouns and correctly add suffixes indicating possession to those nouns; master a vocabulary of approximately 125 Hebrew words; and correctly translate simple Hebrew sentences into English and simple English sentences into Hebrew. Version 2: Same as Version 1 with additional readings and assignments.

Instruction:

Version 1: The final proficiency examination assesses students' ability to understand Introductory Biblical Hebrew. Topics include: common nouns and verbs; past, future, and imperative tenses; noun-verb agreement; adjectives; adjective-noun agreement; prepositions; and direct-object endings to prepositions. Version 2: Same as version 1 with additional assignments and readings. 

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (2/11) (3/16 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (8/21 revalidation). 

Length:

Versions 1 and 2: Varies; self-study format. 

Dates:

Version 1: October 2010 - July 2021. Version 2: August 2021 - Present. 

Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate understanding of Modern Hebrew; know the Hebrew alphabet; read simple texts; conjugate common verbs in the present tense; know and apply basic rules as to how person and gender impact nouns, verbs, and adjectives; master a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words; demonstrate familiarity with direct objects; interrogatives; prepositions; adverbs; pronouns; and stative verbs. Version 2: Same as version 1 with additional assignments and readings. 

Instruction:

Version 1: The final examination assesses students' ability in Introductory Modern Hebrew. Topics include: the Hebrew alphabet; common nouns and verbs; noun-verb agreement; adjectives; adjective-noun agreement; adverbs; pronouns; prepositions; definite article; direct objects; stative verbs; and other topics. Version 2: Same as version 1 with additional assignments and readings. 

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Modern Hebrew (2/11) (3/16 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Modern Hebrew (8/21 revalidation). 

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