Hebrew 3A

Subject 183-008 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: 183114 or approval of the subject co-ordinator.
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


Dvir Abramovich


Subject Overview: This subject involves the study of modern Hebrew literary texts and modern conversational idiom and grammar. Students should gain an enriched knowledge of the language through the use of modern Hebrew literature, and of the modern idiom spoken in Israel today, including its vocabulary, grammar and syntax. The subject should prepare students for a broader ranger of expertise.
  • an enriched knowledge of the language through the use of modern Hebrew literature, the modern idiom spoken in Israel today, its vocabulary, grammar and syntax;
  • a broader range of experiences in the use of the language and an active participation in social and cultural activities.
Assessment: Written essays totalling 2000 words throughout semester 40%, a ten-minute oral exam 10% and a 2 hour written examination 50% at the end of semester.
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available 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:
  • have written communication through essay presentations;
  • have exposure to critical ideas through reading of new literature and its relevance to social and political as well as historical realities;
  • have confidence in self expression through participation in class discussion;
  • have established groundwork for leading group discussions and teachings.
Notes: This subject is only available at first year level for students commencing the post-intermediate language stream. Students enrolled in the beginners stream should enrol at second year leve, and those in the intermediate stream should enrol at third year level. Formerly available as 109-006 and 183-117 Hebrew 3A. Students who have completed 109-006 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Students commencing a major in Hebrew studies with this subject must also complete JEWI10001 (Intro to Israeli Culture Through Film) at first year.

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