Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Structure of Yiddish (YID 540/JST 540)
Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University.
January 2022 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the major languages and cultures of Jewish people and its myriad branches; explain how the great “secular” Yiddish literature is based on the language of traditional Yidishkeit and the Jewish life based on halacha over the ages; and analyze how Yidishkeit views the world, universe, and history, and the relative importance or triviality of phenomena. Various registers of the Yiddish language will be appreciated for their unique expressive force and degrees of differentiation that are not readily replicable in other languages.
This course provides a survey of the components, specificities, and structure of the Yiddish language focusing on their spiritual, cultural, religious, dialectal, and social content with reference also to formal grammar and its dialect and community-based variations.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in History, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Yiddish, or Eastern European Studies (11/22).