Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Ashkenazic Hebrew I (HEB 510/JST 510)
Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University.
January 2022 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand the linguistic principles of the ancient classical (Tiberian) form of Hebrew and Aramaic; explain the thousand year continuum of Ashkenazic culture and apply its two sacred languages to this continuum; and evaluate the history and impact of Ashkenazic on Jewish life, creativity, culture, and education; recognize the centrality of language to Jewish culture of Ashkenazic origin communities and beyond; identify the role and impact that Ashkenazic Hebrew and Aramaic had on the Jewish religious and political experience; recognize that Jewish culture and creativity are very often products of religious ideas and practice; trace the continuous Ashkenaz language chain from Biblical times until today; recognize the influence of Ashkenazic behind the creation of modern Israeli Hebrew; and identify the historical relationship between Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish.
Through readings and discussions students explore Jewish history and Hebrew using the multidisciplinary tools of linguistics, history, sociology and religious and secular movements. Topics include: what is Ashkenazic Hebrew and Aramaic, debates about standard vs. dialect in Ashkenazic, the campaign to obliterate Ashkenazic, and Ashkenazic today.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in History, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Hebrew Languages and Literature, Yiddish, or Eastern European Studies (11/22).