Hebrew Language Program

The Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures offers a major and a minor in Hebrew. As a major in Hebrew, students can expect to gain proficiency in the language, study the area’s literary and cultural landmarks, and gain familiarity with the historical context. Students majoring in Hebrew are expected to maintain a B average in all departmental courses. The prerequisites for a major include successful completion of the first two levels of language study (MHBR 105D Beginning Modern Hebrew I, MHBR 106D Beginning Modern Hebrew II, MHBR 151D Advanced Beginning Modern Hebrew I, MHBR 213D Intermediate Modern Hebrew I, MHBR 214D Intermediate Modern Hebrew II) or its equivalent and either JNE 208F History, Text and Identity: Introduction to Jewish Civilization or JNE 350 Israeli Culture and Society .