Modern Hebrew is the official language of Israel, one of the world’s fastest growing high-tech global economies and a country of constant importance on the world stage. Learning Hebrew at DU introduces students to Israel’s ethnic diversity and multiculturalism. Incorporating music, poetry, short stories, media and movies, the Hebrew Minor introduces students to Hebrew at various levels of the languages while enriching their exploration of Israel’s pluralist mosaic. The minor is particularly invaluable to research of the Middle East and its politics, economics, technology, journalism, religion, peace, migration and international studies as well as other fields of study.
The Hebrew program at DU emphasizes the proficiency approach to language instruction. In small class settings, personal attention is placed on the student’s linguistic abilities, learning style, sources of motivation and other individual factors. The learning experience is both innovative and varied, and the pedagogy ranges from traditional to novel methods of instruction.
The Center for Judaic Studies partners with us to provide a minor in Judaic studies with a Hebrew emphasis. Learn more about this option on the Judaic Studies minor program page.
DU's Minor in Hebrew Offers:
Small, interactive classes that allow students ample opportunity to interact with our accomplished instructors
Immersive study abroad opportunities in Israel, where you can develop language and cultural skills
Multiple ways to tie your studies into key out-of-classroom experiences, including service learning, internships and extracurricular activities
Access to the support and programs of DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures
Independent study programs and collaboration with faculty members
To minor in Hebrew you will need to complete 20 credit hours above HEBR 1003.
- These include proficiency in the Hebrew language equivalent to one year (HEBR 1001, 1002, 1003) as well as 12 credit hours from HEBR 2001, 2002 and 2003, four hours from HEBR 2745 and four hours from HEBR 3010.
- Note: HEBR 2745 and HEBR 3010 are offered alternatively every winter.
See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements.
About this Course
Continuation of language study with emphasis on the living language of contemporary Israel. Three-quarter sequence.
Israeli Television and Cinema: Representing Cultural Diversity in Israeli Life
About this Course
The course goals are three-fold: a) to facilitate students' communicative competence in Hebrew across the interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes through constant immersion in Hebrew, b) to expand students' knowledge and understanding of Israeli society and culture while interacting solely in Hebrew, and c) to help students develop a lifelong interest in learning the Hebrew language and its culture. Screening of Israeli films is a central part of the course. All the films are in Hebrew. The course is not open to native speakers of Hebrew.
Aspects of Modern Hebrew: Readings, Films, Songs, and Discussion
About this Course
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Intermediate Hebrew. It facilitates communicative competence in Hebrew across interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes through constant immersion in Hebrew. It also expands knowledge of Israeli culture while interacting solely in Hebrew. This course is not open to native speakers of Hebrew.