Minor in Hebrew

The Minor in Hebrew's goal is to train students in all four skills (listening comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking) of Modern Hebrew. Starting in the first level, the Program teaches the language not only through textbooks, but also through examples gathered from contemporary Israeli culture – music, newspapers, radio, internet, novels, poetry, academic texts, TV shows, films, and so forth.

Questions about the minor can be addressed to Hedda Harari-Spencer, Hebrew Language Coordinator.

Program Requirements and Policies

  • Six courses are required for the Minor in Hebrew. 
  • Students who place out of third or fourth-year Hebrew by language placement exam must still take a total of six courses, chosen from the list below.

Course Requirements

The minor in Hebrew consists of Hebrew 21, 22, 121, and 122 (third- and fourth-year Hebrew language, with an introduction to modern Hebrew literature), or equivalent, and two additional courses in Hebrew-based Judaic Studies, from the following list:

  • ENG 49: The English Bible
  • JS 48: Israeli Film
  • JS 84: The Sources of Jewish Tradition
  • JS 87: Introduction to Talmud
  • JS 88: Queerness and Creativity in Rabbinic Literature
  • JS 92: Special Topics
  • JS 126: Roots of the Jewish Imagination
  • JS 132: The Book of Genesis and Its Interpreters
  • JS 136: King David and the Israelite Monarchy
  • JS 192: Special Topics
  • MUS 54: Music and Prayer in the Jewish Tradition
  • REL 21: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

For information about the Judaic Studies Minor, please visit Judaic Studies requirements page.