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Bachelor of Arts (Hebrew)

  • Study mode
    Hebrew is studied on campus with the possibility to undertake part of the study overseas.
  • Program rating
    Hebrew is one of the oldest languages in the world and was first taught at the university in 1946. The reputation of the Centre for Jewish History and Culture is well held throughout Austraila, and it is the only place in Australia that teaches Hebrew from beginners to advanced. There is the opportunity to undertake part of the study overseas and gain valuable experience and deepen your learning.
  • Employability
    Graduates that have studied Hebrew have gained employment in the following areas: research, teaching, counselling, international relations, religious leadership, multicultural enterprises, business and other work in the Jewish community.
  • Expected salary
    As the career pool is not specific, the salary varies markedly depending on employment gained.
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  • Objectives
    The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts are to provide students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences and languages as well as a broad understanding of selected fields of study outside these areas. The degree is designed so that a Bachelor of Arts graduate should be able to: * Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Reflect a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of study outside core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Access and appreciate national and international debates in their specialised areas of study. * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a * respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively and, in the case of those students undertaking a language major, to read, write and speak another language with fluency and appreciate its cultural context. * Qualify for employment in a wide range of occupations. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and otherinformation technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Hebrew)
  • Course description
    Three separate streams are offered in Hebrew:

        * Beginners: for students who have very little or no knowledge of Hebrew.

        * Intermediate: for students who have undertaken four or five years of secondary school Hebrew.

        * Advanced/Post-VCE: for students who have obtained a pass in VCE Hebrew, or its equivalent.

    Major

    Beginners Stream
    Level 1


        * Hebrew 1A

        * Hebrew 1B

    Level 2

        * Hebrew 2A and Hebrew 2B

    or

        * Hebrew 2C and Hebrew 2D; and

        * Elective

    Level 3


        * Hebrew 3A

        * Hebrew 3B

        * The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Intermediate Stream
    Level 1

        * Hebrew 2A and Hebrew 2B

    or

        * Hebrew 2C and Hebrew 2D

    Level 2


        * Hebrew 3A and Hebrew 3B

    or

        * Hebrew 3C and Hebrew 3D; and

        * Elective

    Level 3

        * Hebrew 3A and Hebrew 3B

    or

        * Special Study Research Project; and

        * The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Advanced/Post-VCE Stream
    Level 1


        * Hebrew 3A
        * Hebrew 3B

    Level 2

        * Hebrew 3C
        * Hebrew 3D
        * Elective

    Level 3

        * Elective
        * Elective
        * The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Minor

    Beginners Stream
    Level 1


        * Hebrew 1A
        * Hebrew 1B

    Level 2

        * Hebrew 2A and Hebrew 2B

    or

        * Hebrew 2C and Hebrew 2D

    Level 3

        * Hebrew 3A
        * Hebrew 3B

    Intermediate Stream
    Level 1


        * Hebrew 2A and Culture A and Hebrew 2B

    or

        * Hebrew 2C and Hebrew 2D

    Level 2

        * Hebrew 3A and Hebrew 3B

    or

        * Hebrew 3C and Hebrew 3D

    Level 3

        * Hebrew 3A and Hebrew 3B

    or

        * Special Study Research Project

    Advanced/Post-VCE Stream
    Level 1


        * Hebrew 3A
        * Hebrew 3B

    Level 2

        * Hebrew 3C
        * Hebrew 3D

    Level 3

        * The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
        * Elective

    Hebrew: Core Subjects
    These subjects may be taken at various year levels depending on stream. Please refer to the subject major description above for details of specific course and stream sequence.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    183-111  Hebrew 1A
    This subject covers the basic word formation and syntax of Modern Hebrew, as well as reading, writing and simple conversation. Students should also gain an historical perspective of the language. Students who complete the subject should have a suffic...     Semester 1     12.50

    183-112  Hebrew 1B
    In this subject, students revise the basic elements covered in semester one, continue with word formation, reading, writing and simple conversation. Students are introduced to more complex grammar and syntax as well as an historical perspective of th...     Semester 2     12.50

    183-113  Hebrew 2A
    This subject includes an advanced study of the fundamentals of Hebrew. The subject involves the enrichment of vocabulary; reading of simplified literature; and conversational and written communication. Grammatical features of Modern Hebrew are explai...     Semester 1     12.50

    183-114  Hebrew 2B
    This subject includes an advanced study of the fundamentals of Hebrew, focusing on enrichment of vocabulary and conversational and written communication. Grammatical features of Modern Hebrew are explained and reinforced by drills and exercises. Stud...     Semester 2     12.50

    183-117  Hebrew 3A
    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 Isr...     Semester 1     12.50

    183-118  Hebrew 3B
    This subject involves the study of modern literary texts and modern conversational idiom and grammar. Students should complete the subject with an enriched knowledge of the language through the use of modern Hebrew literature, of the modern idiom spo...     Semester 2     12.50

    Hebrew: Elective Subjects - Second Year

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    131-275  A History of Israel: Good Bad & Disputed
    This subject will examine and focus on modern Israeli history, beginning with the first decade of Israeli statehood and evaluating the nation-building process, the formation of state institutions and the evolution of a democratic regime. Also discus...     Semester 1     12.50

    131-052  The Holocaust & Genocide
    In this study of the Holocaust, students will come to understand some of the critical issues arising from the destruction of European Jews, and other victims of Nazi policies. Through historical background and guest lectures by survivors, the course ...     Semester 1     12.50

    Hebrew: Elective Subjects - Third Year

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    673-393  Power, Identity and Jewish History
    The modern Jewish experience has often been characterized as an era of increasing participation in civil society, and is juxtaposed with the "premodern" era of Jewish separateness. By re-integrating the history of the Jews into the social a...     Semester 2     12.50

    673-310  Special Study Research Project
    This is a special research project based on a subject taken previously or concurrently. It gives third year students with a strong interest in a particular area the opportunity to extend and deepen their knowledge of the topic, sharpen their critical...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    671-379  Hitler's Germany
    This subject explores German society, culture and politics from 1933 to 1945, with special emphasis on the origins, development and significance of the Nazi dictatorship. Topics include the post-WWI crisis, the rise of the Nazi movement, Nazi ideolog...     Semester 1     12.50

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