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8/9/2022 12:44:59 AMHEBREW 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HEBREW 2Title:  ELEMENTARY HEBREW 2  
Full Title:  Elementary Classical Hebrew 2
Last Reviewed:5/11/2009

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Hebrew 2 builds on the skills acquired in Hebrew 1. The emphasis will be on identifying and parsing weak verbs and gaining fluency in understanding idioms.  By the end of this second semester of classical Hebrew the student will be reading more difficult prose and some poetry in Hebrew with understanding.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of HEBREW 1


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Hebrew 2 builds on the skills acquired in Hebrew 1. The emphasis will be on identifying and parsing weak verbs and gaining fluency in understanding idioms.  By the end of this second semester of classical Hebrew the student will be reading more difficult prose and some poetry in Hebrew with understanding.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of HEBREW 1
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesSpring 2010Fall 2016
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesSpring 2010Fall 2016
 6ALanguage Other Than English  
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Deduce the root for most inflected weak verb forms
   encountered in actual texts.
2.  Read Hebrew aloud with facility.
3.  Read a Hebrew prayerbook with understanding.
4.  Read and comprehend a dictionary read most of the prose sections of the
   Hebrew Bible, with comprehension.
5.  Independently evaluate English translations of the Bible for accuracy and cultural sensitivity.
6.  Access the scholarly literature on the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls,
   Palestinian Archaeology and other areas of research that require a
   knowledge of Hebrew.
7.  Independently assess the arguments in that scholarly literature.
8.  Explain linguistic and cultural aspects that inform interpretation
   of ancient literature in Hebrew.
9.  Construct historical arguments using linguisitic data.
10. Describe Semitic language systems.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Parsing Weak Verbs
   A.  Verbs ending in He (Lamed-He)
       1.  Apocope
       2.  Anaptixis
   B.  Verbs beginning with Yod (Pe-Yod)
       1.  Aphaeresis
       2.  Anaptixis
   C.  Verbs containing gutterals
   D.  Verbs beginning with Nun
   E.  Hollow verbs
   F.  Geminate verbs
   G.  Minor binyan patterns
II. Syntactical Function of Certain Forms
   A.  Participles
       1.  In subordinate clauses
       2.  In coordinate clauses
       3.  As substantives
   B.  The Infinitive construct with prepositions and suffixes as
       subordinating idiom
   C.  The function of Infinitive absolutes
   D.  Syntactical function of the volative forms
       1.  Jussives
       2.  Cohortatives
       3.  Volitive force of the Imperfect
       4.  Form and function of Imperatives
    E.  Conditional constructions
III. Nominal Sentences, Clauses and Phrases
     A.  Hendiadys
    B.  Construct  Chains
IV. Some Principles of Hebrew Poetics
    A.  Parallelism
    B.  Casus Pendens
    C.  Poetic conventions in various genres
V.  Aspects of Ancient Israelite material culture
    A.  Architecture
    B.  Orthography
    C.  Visual art
    D.  Pottery
VI. Elements of culture and world view expressed by Hebrew vocabulary and syntax and literary genres
VII. Pronouncation, accentuation and cantillation

Assignments:
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1. Oral quizzes: reading prepared text aloud and translating
2. Homework exercises: translating sentences and parsing verbs
3. In class exercises: applying grammatical rules, finding the
   root by tracing the inflected form backwards through its changes
4. Written vocabulary quizzes: recognize and produce memorized vocabulary
5. Written parsing and translation quizzes: translate and analyze the verbs
6. 1-3 exams: vocabulary, parsing, translation, explaining cultural features of select passages
7. Essay Final: translation and interpretation of a select text incorporating cultural context.
8. Optional field trips

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Quizzes, major exam(s), comprehensive final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Reports on individual field trips, Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The First Hebrew Primer.  3rd Ed.  Simon, Resnikoff & Motzkin. Oakland, CA: EKS.  1992. (Classic)
A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. C.L. Seow.  Nashville: Abingdon. Rev. 1995. (Classic)
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.  Stuttgart: Deutche Bibelgesellschaft. 5th ed. 1997. (Classic)

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