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Last update 17-08-2017
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: yiddish

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof. Eli Lederhendler

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: by appointment

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Gali Drucker Bar-Am

Course/Module description:
The linguistic components of Yiddish; The cultural geography of Yiddish speakers; Bilingualism and multilingualism in Jewish society; Historical development of the Yiddish language and its literature; Readings in selected works of Yiddish literature

Course/Module aims:
Acquiantance with the critical tools and basic knowledge about the material

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
To identify the major features of the Yiddish cultural world

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lecture and discussion

Course/Module Content:
Development of the Yiddish language and its literature; Historical geography of Yiddish speakers; Bi-lingualism and multi-lingualism in Jewish society; Readings in the works of Mendele M"os, Sholem Aleykhem, Y.L. Peretz, Y. Bashevis-Singer and others

Required Reading:
Ch. Turniansky: Language, Literature and Education in Eastern Europe;
Avraham Novershtern: The Rise of Modern Yiddish Literature

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 80 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 20 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.