• 1A. Elementary Hebrew

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced preparation: Hebrew placement test. Course 1A is enforced requisite to 1B, which is enforced requisite to 1C. Not open to native speakers. Introduction to modern Hebrew, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 1B. Elementary Hebrew

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 1A or Hebrew placement test. Not open to native speakers. Introduction to modern Hebrew, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 1C. Elementary Hebrew

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 1B or Hebrew placement test. Not open to native speakers. Introduction to modern Hebrew, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 8. Elementary Hebrew: Intensive

    Units: 12

    Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Intensive course equivalent to courses 1A, 1B, and 1C. Introduction to modern Hebrew, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • 102A. Intermediate Hebrew

    Units: 5

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 1C or Hebrew placement test. Course 102A is enforced requisite to 102B, which is enforced requisite to 102C. Not open to native speakers. Amplification of grammar; reading of texts from modern literature. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 102B. Intermediate Hebrew

    Units: 5

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 102A or Hebrew placement test. Not open to native speakers. Amplification of grammar; reading of texts from modern literature. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 102C. Intermediate Hebrew

    Units: 5

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 102B or Hebrew placement test. Not open to native speakers. Amplification of grammar; reading of texts from modern literature. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103A. Advanced Hebrew

    Units: 4

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisites: courses 102A, 102B, and 102C, or Hebrew placement test. Students with prior knowledge of Hebrew who did not take courses 102A, 102B, and 102C should contact instructor to determine appropriate enrollment level. Not open to native speakers. Designed for students with intermediate speaking fluency and reading abilities in Hebrew. Introduction to modern Hebrew literary texts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103B. Advanced Hebrew

    Units: 4

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisites: courses 102A, 102B, and 102C, or Hebrew placement test. Students with prior knowledge of Hebrew who did not take courses 102A, 102B, and 102C should contact instructor to determine appropriate enrollment level. Not open to native speakers. Designed for students with intermediate speaking fluency and reading abilities in Hebrew. Introduction to modern Hebrew literary texts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103C. Advanced Hebrew

    Units: 4

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisites: courses 102A, 102B, and 102C, or Hebrew placement test. Students with prior knowledge of Hebrew who did not take courses 102A, 102B, and 102C should contact instructor to determine appropriate enrollment level. Not open to native speakers. Designed for students with intermediate speaking fluency and reading abilities in Hebrew. Introduction to modern Hebrew literary texts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 110A. Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: Phonology, Morphology, and Structure of Biblical Hebrew

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Phonology, morphology, and structure of biblical Hebrew. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 110B. Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: Readings of Biblical Prose Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 110A. Continuation of course 110A. Readings of biblical prose texts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 110C. Readings in Biblical Hebrew

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 110A, 110B. Continuation of course 110B. Reading of prose texts from Hebrew Bible, particularly from Former Prophets (Joshua-Kings). Introduction to certain aspects of historical grammar of biblical Hebrew. Reading and translation of variety of texts from different historical periods of Hebrew language, including texts from Archaic, Standard, and Late periods. Increased understanding of Hebrew verbal system, including different verbal patterns, their morphology, and syntactic function in biblical Hebrew prose. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 111A. Israeli Society through Hebrew Song and Video

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 1C. Use of contemporary Israeli song and video to explore Israeli collective imagination and various Israeli sociocultural issues to familiarize students with different aspects of Israeli daily life and popular culture, while teaching them multiple speech acts in both formal and informal contexts and enriching their Hebrew vocabulary and its retention. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 111B. Conversational Hebrew

    Units: 3

    Lecture, two hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 111A. Vocabulary used in daily life, different speech acts in both formal and informal contexts, and various Israeli sociocultural issues using different kinds of media, such as video, Internet, and newspapers. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 111C. Conversational Hebrew

    Units: 3

    Lecture, two hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 111B. Vocabulary used in daily life, different speech acts in both formal and informal contexts, and various Israeli sociocultural issues using different kinds of media, such as video, Internet, and newspapers. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 112. Readings in Modern Scholarly Hebrew

    Units: 2

    Seminar, two hours. Requisite: course 102C. In-depth reading and discussion of selected scholarly articles in modern Hebrew for various disciplines: Bible study, Jewish history and folklore, sociology, and literary criticism. Development of student proficiency in vocabulary, terminology, and ideas in these fields while enhancing comprehension of complex syntactical structures in Hebrew. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M113. Contemporary Israeli Short Stories/Novellas and Films in English

    Units: 5

    (Same as Jewish Studies M113.) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Exploration of Israeli short stories/novellas and films (translated into English) written since mid-1980s that use, each to varying degree, postmodernist techniques to undermine predominance of modernist-Zionist narrative. Recycling and reexamination of Israeli condition and Zionist condition and skepticism about legitimacy of meta-narratives to redefine blurred outline of Israeli identity and subvert its underpinning formative myths. They simultaneously display loss of faith in representative dimension of language, including ability of texts to penetrate to its hidden meaning. Using periphery discourses, these texts strive to change modernist aesthetic and power paradigm. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 120. Biblical Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 102A, 102B, 102C. Translation and analysis of biblical texts, with attention to aspects of grammar, style, and interpretation.

  • 125. Hebrew Bible with Medieval Commentaries

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 103C. Hebrew Bible with the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, and/or Nahmanides. May be repeated for maximum of 16 units. Letter grading.

  • 130. Rabbinic Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, 103C. Readings in Mishnah, Talmud, and/or Midrash. May be repeated for credit.

  • 135. Medieval Hebrew Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, 103C. Readings in medieval Hebrew prose and poetry. May be repeated for maximum of 16 units. P/NP or letter grading.

  • C140. Modern Hebrew Poetry and Prose

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, and 103C, or equivalent knowledge of Hebrew. Study of major Hebrew writers of past 100 years. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C240. Letter grading.

  • 170. Dead Sea Scrolls

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 110C. Readings in Hebrew scrolls from Dead Sea, with focus on grammar, paleography, and biblical interpretation in Dead Sea Scrolls. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 180A. Survey of Hebrew Grammar

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 102A, 102B, 102C. Descriptive and comparative study of Hebrew grammar: phonology and morphology. Topics include development of Hebrew language from biblical times to present day, its relation to Arabic and other Semitic languages, methods of language expansion in Israeli Hebrew, traditional pronunciation of Hebrew by various Jewish communities, Hebrew contribution to other Jewish languages (Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic). P/NP or letter grading.

  • 180B. Survey of Hebrew Grammar

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 102A, 102B, 102C. Descriptive and comparative study of Hebrew grammar: phonology and morphology. Topics include development of Hebrew language from biblical times to present day, its relation to Arabic and other Semitic languages, methods of language expansion in Israeli Hebrew, traditional pronunciation of Hebrew by various Jewish communities, Hebrew contribution to other Jewish languages (Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic). P/NP or letter grading.

  • 188FL. Special Studies: Readings in Hebrew

    Units: 2

    Seminar, two hours. Requisite: course 102C. Students must be concurrently enrolled in an affiliated main course. Primary readings and advanced training in Hebrew. Additional work in Hebrew to enrich and augment work assigned in main course, including reading, writing, and other exercises in Hebrew. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 197. Individual Studies in Hebrew

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, one hour. Limited to juniors/seniors. Individual intensive study, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 199. Directed Research or Senior Project in Hebrew

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, one hour. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 210. History of Hebrew Language

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Development of Hebrew language in its classical period from archaic poetry through rabbinic Hebrew. Special attention to sociology of Hebrew: literacy, language ideology, register, dialect. S/U or letter grading.

  • 220. Studies in Hebrew Biblical Literature

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Critical study of Hebrew texts in relation to major versions; philological, comparative, literary, and historical study of various biblical books. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 225. Studies in Dead Sea Scrolls

    Units: 2 or 4

    Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 120. Critical study of Dead Sea Scrolls, with attention to history of biblical interpretation and role of Dead Sea Scrolls in formative Judaism. Reading in original manuscripts from Dead Sea Scrolls. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 230. Rabbinic Hebrew Literature

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M231. Texts in Judeo-Arabic

    Units: 4

    (Same as Arabic M231.) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: course 102C, Arabic 102C. Reading of Judeo-Arabic texts by Maimonides (medieval religion, medicine, philosophy) and more recent texts in Judeo-Arabic dialects of Iraq and Egypt, with discussion of grammar and deviations from norms of classical Arabic. S/U or letter grading.

  • 235. Hebrew Literature of Second Temple Period

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Designed for students who have basic language skills and capacities necessary for reading Biblical Hebrew or Rabbinic Hebrew. Reading, analysis, and interpretation of Hebrew literature composed during Second Temple period. Relevant sources include Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira, Daniel, Dead Sea Scrolls, and other documents from Judean desert, and various aprocrypha and pseudepigrapha. Special attention to historical development of Hebrew language and literature in relation to both earlier biblical sources, styles, grammar, and syntax and to subsequent Rabbinic writings. Course builds following skills: reading unpointed texts, mastering distinctive elements of vocabulary, idiom, and syntax of Second Temple Hebrew, and analyzing relationships between biblical and postbiblical sources. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • C240. Modern Hebrew Poetry and Prose

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, and 103C, or equivalent knowledge of Hebrew. Study of major Hebrew writers of past 100 years. May be repeated for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C140. Letter grading.

  • 241. Studies in Modern Hebrew Prose Fiction

    Units: 4

    Studies in specific problems and trends in Hebrew prose fiction of the last two centuries. May be repeated for credit.

  • 242. Studies in Modern Hebrew Poetry

    Units: 4

    Studies in specific problems and trends in Hebrew poetry of the last two centuries.

  • 596. Directed Individual Study

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 597. Examination Preparation

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

  • 599. Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.