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College of Letters and Science


HEBR ST Hebrew Studies



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100 Introduction to Judaism. 3 cr. U. Laws, beliefs, rituals, and holidays of the Jewish religion and people; development of Judaism.|No cr for students w/cr in Hebr St 238 w/same topic. Prereq: none.
101 First Semester Hebrew. 4 cr. U. For students with no previous knowledge of Hebrew. Elements of reading and grammar, vocabulary building, and fundamental principles of the language. Reading in simple narrative Hebrew prose. Language laboratory required.|Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. May not be taken for cr by students who have completed Hebr St 51 or 52. Prereq: none.
102 Second Semester Hebrew. 4 cr. U. Continuation of Hebr St 101. Language laboratory required.|Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. No cr for students who have cr in Hebr St 53 & 54. Prereq: Hebr St 101(P) or 51(P) & 52(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro cr).
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
197 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
201 Third-Semester Hebrew. 4 cr. U. Advanced grammar and idiom. Easy selections from the Bible and later Hebrew literature.|Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Prereq: Hebr St 102(P) or 54(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).
202 Fourth-Semester Hebrew. 4 cr. U. Continuation of Hebr St 201.|Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Prereq: Hebr St 201(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (11 retro cr).
216 Conversation: Elementary Level. 2 cr. U. |Prereq: Hebr St 215(P).
230 Bible Stories. 3 cr. U. Introduction to the central stories of the Hebrew Bible with particular attention to their literary, aesthetic, social and moral meanings|Prereq: none.
231 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. 3 cr. U. The books of the Jewish Scriptures/Christian Old Testament; brief survey of history of ancient Israel. Emphasis on reading biblical texts as ancient religious literature.|Prereq: none.
235 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible. 3 cr. U. Literature and theology of the 'Dead Sea Scrolls,' emphasizing their relationship to the Bible. Their importance for studying the history of early Judaism and Christianity.|Prereq: none.
238 Topics in Hebrew/Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Introduction to various aspects of Hebrew/Jewish literature, art, and culture; possible topics include biblical literature, Israeli film, children's literature, drama, Israeli culture, Holocaust literature.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
254 Studies in Hebrew Culture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Various thematic approaches to Hebrew culture.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: none.
261 Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images. 3 cr. U. Holocaust literature and film; issues of representation and memory. Texts include memoirs, graphic novels, fiction, and documentaries.|No cr for students w/cr in Hebr St 238 with same topic. Hebr St 261 & Jewish 261 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
289 Internship in Hebrew Studies, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of Hebrew studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in Hebr St; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored programs before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
331 Topics in Biblical Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Analysis of genres or issues in biblical literature; topics may include wisdom literature, prophetic writings, Bible as literature, God in the Old Testament.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
332 Women in the Bible. 3 cr. U. Analyzes stories about women in the Old Testament from a literary, cultural and historical perspective; includes how these texts have influenced modern views of women.|Prereq: jr st.
368 (268) Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust. 3 cr. U. Jewish and Christian answers to theological questions raised by the Holocaust, such as "Where was God?" Focus on interfaith dialogue and understanding.|No cr for students w/cr in Hebr St 254 with same topic. Hebr St 368(268) & Jewish 368(268) are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
397 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
470 Readings in Rabbinic Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Analysis of a selected genre of rabbinic literature in its original language(s), including readings from the Targum, Midrash, or Mishna.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: Hebr St 206(P) or 202(P); Hebr St 411(R).
489 Internship in Hebrew Studies, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of Hebrew studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in Hebr St; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored programs before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
597 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
697 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
699 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of a Hebr St faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult Hebr St prog coord.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.

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