Interested in learning Hebrew? Want to know more about the world cultures that shape it and the 8 million-plus people who speak it?

Star of David banisterLearn about a myriad aspects of Jewish culture and history; gain skills relevant to concentrations in Religion or Jewish Studies; achieve fluency in a language that is important to you and the world we live in.

The Minor in Jewish Studies

For information, please visit the jewish studies website or the Course Catalog.

Courses in Hebrew

HEBR 101, 102: Elementary Hebrew I & II


Fundamentals of the spoken and written modern language are taught, as are the development of listening and speaking skills, and the ability to read and write standard, un-voweled texts. Introduction to the culture of Israel. Class/laboratory.

HEBR 111, 112: Intermediate Hebrew I & II

Review and expansion of the basic grammar, vocabulary, and idioms. Development of skills of self-expression and conversation. Readings in short stories and in newspaper and magazine articles, and monitoring of television broadcasts in the language laboratory to gain a deeper understanding of Israeli culture.

HEBR. 290, 291: Independent Study in Hebrew

These courses are intended to expand the student’s basic capabilities in the four linguistic skills-listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Enrichment of written grammar with emphasis on the expansion of vocabulary and stylistics. Examination of cultural and contemporary issues through use of texts, films, television, music, and the internet.
Prerequisite: Hebrew 112, equivalent proficiency, or permission of the instructor

Please see the Lafayette Course Catalog for official descriptions of the Hebrew courses and other subjects offered by the Department of Languages and Literary Studies.

Please see the Course and Exam Schedule for a current list of courses and times, including special-topics courses not listed in the permanent Course Catalog.