Hebrew Language and Culture 3A

Subject 670-245 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Two of , , , or any one of , or or permission of subject coordinator.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Dvir Abramovich
Subject Overview:

This subject involves the study of advanced modern literary texts, including the study of contemporary Hebrew writers in prose and poetry, modern conversational idiom and newspaper and academic articles. Creative writing in Hebrew is also introduced. On completion of the subject students should have acquired a knowledge of advanced literary texts in Hebrew. Students' reading skills and understanding of advanced scientific and academic articles and essays are further developed to enrich their knowledge of the modern written and spoken idiom in Israel today.

Assessment: Written essays throughout the semester 50% and a two hour exam at end of semester 50%.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to absorb and communicate knowledge through submission of essays and presentation of topics in class discussion;

  • have an improvement of written and oral skills and develop research skills to obtain critical material dealing with prose and poetry studied as well as scientific data presented in the area of social background, politics, culture and history;

  • have established groundwork for leading group discussion and teaching.


This subject is only available at first year level for students enrolled in the post-intermediate language stream. Students enrolled in the beginners stream or intermediate stream should enrol at seocnd or third year level. Formerly available as 150-347/447 Advanced Hebrew A and 109-015 or 183-400 Hebrew 4A. Students who have completed 109-015, 150-347/447 OR 183-400 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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