Designed for students with little or no previous experience in the language. Focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension and speaking, and in developing mastery of the Hebrew writing system for basic reading and writing of simple sentences and short paragraphs. Hebrew letters are taught so that students will be able to communicate both orally and in written form in the most essential everyday life situations using modern Hebrew as it is spoken in Israel today. Students will also learn Israeli customs, traditions and culture. Student participation, group discussion and the use of digital media are essential elements of the course. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)
Continuation of HBR 101 with emphasis on basic language skills for communication and on cultural aspects to promote understanding and appreciation of the Israeli and Jewish cultures. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)
This course is designed to provide the opportunity to see and experience the history and culture of Israel through the unique experience of travel. The core part of this course will be a stay in the country, with visits to the main cities and cultural centers. Class meetings prior to, or during, the trip will focus on topics that will help the student to prepare for and enjoy the experience. Meetings after the trip will provide a time for debriefing, reporting, evaluation and assimilation. The student is expected to complete ten tasks during his/her stay, make an oral presentation, and prepare a portfolio of the trip. This portfolio can be a personal journal, photo display, video recording, or a combination thereof. Ten class hours,thirty-five experiential hours. Offered during Intersession, Spring and Summer Semesters.