Hebrew 6

Subject HEBR30004 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours - 4 hours of language classes per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


HEBR10011/HEBR20007/HEBR30003 Hebrew 5 or an approved equivalent

Please note: Students will be required to sit a placement test conducted by the subject co-ordinator.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have completed either of the following subjects are not eligible to enrol in HEBR30004:

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


Email: dvir@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject focuses on advanced modern literary texts, including study of contemporary Hebrew writers in prose and poetry, modern conversational idiom, and newspaper and academic articles. Students further extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with authentic texts and situations. In this subject, Students will engage with authentic texts that deal with past and present themes of increasing complexity and that are of significance to Israeli and Jewish Culture. Students also acquire advanced linguistic structures that allow them to express with greater complexity their own experiences, aspirations and views. On completion of the subject students should have attained an understanding of advanced and academic articles and essays and a moderate level of complexity in speaking, aural comprehension, reading and writing of Hebrew.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • express themselves accurately on a range of issues and debates in formal and informal settings and develop their spoken, written and comprehension skills;
  • engage with complex literary and non-fiction materials independently and utilize the knowledge they have obtained to explore and understand related issues and themes;
  • understand a greater level of formal spoken Hebrew that is of moderate complexity on a variety of topics that are related to Hebrew speaking communities, including particular topics of their choosing;
  • have further developed their reading skills and understanding of advanced scientific and academic articles and essays, enriching their knowledge of the modern idiom written and spoken in Israel today;
  • have acquired a high level of oral competency in a range of varying registers that allows them to engage in substantive interactive discussions;
  • have developed the ability to produce complex informative, evaluative, argumentative, persuasive and imaginative writing;
  • interpret and analyse texts and genres of a moderate level of complexity using analytical language on cultural and literary topics and have gained more insight into the political and cultural history of Judaism and Israeli society.

  • 5 written essays equivalent to 2000 words, due during the semester (40%)
  • a 5 minute oral presentation in class, held during the semester (5%)
  • a listening comprehension test, held during the semester (5%)
  • a 10-minute oral exam, held during the end of semester examination period (10%)
  • a 2-hour written exam, equivalent to 2000 words, held during the end of semester examination period (40%)

Hurdle requirement:

  • Students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to pass this subject.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. After five working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:

Materials will be given in class.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information: http://shaps.unimelb.edu.au/jewish-culture-society
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Certificate in Arts - Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Hebrew and Jewish Studies

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