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[MDES W4512] Readings In Hebrew Texts I

December 23, 2016

Harel, Naama
[MDES W4512] Readings In Hebrew Texts I

Professor Harel's class is a really interesting look at the world of Hebrew literature through various forms of media. She is a very kind person and really wants you to do well in the class.

As someone who has not been in a formal Hebrew class since graduating middle school, she provided me with an opportunity to continue developing my language skills through a humanities approach to language. I loved reading all of the selections and watching various TV shows and movies. My skills as both a writer and critical thinker (in Hebrew) really improved throughout the semester. The pieces covered a range of interesting topics that both expanded our vocabulary, and gave us some more insight into Israeli culture.

Professor Harel was also an incredibly approachable professor who was always willing to answer any questions about the course, be it about content or fixing grammar mistakes for the exams.

I highly recommend taking this course, even if you have placed out of Hebrew or have finished the initial 4 semesters. There is still a lot you can gain from this class.

Workload:

Super manageable! Professor Harel typically assigns a reading or a show/movie to be watched before each class. You then spend the entirety of class time discussing it.

Professor Harel gives 3 exams and 3 vocab quizzes. The vocab quizzes come from a list of words she gives you ahead of time, and it is a fill-in-the blank test with a word bank at the bottom. Her exams are 600-word typed responses (in class) to 2 of a list of questions she provides. Most of the questions are things that have been discussed at length in class. You are allowed to both have the source in front of you, as well as a dictionary. After the exam is graded (on grammar and content), she will allow you to edit your grammar for the average of your grammar score back.

There is also a presentation at the end of the semester, but no final exam!

August 27, 2008

Raphaeli-Slivko, Ruth
[MDES W4512] Readings In Hebrew Texts I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Nice lady but not the most challenging class if you have completed the required Hebrew classes to take this class (which is considered an upper-level language class). Very easy to get side-tracked on conversations about the roots of words or how to remember the grammer of a word. Not a difficult grader and will regive a quiz if the class does not do well. Overall I am not even sure that the quizzes factor into our grading, and I doubt the homework did either. Homeworks and assignments are given two grades: content and language. Most people get an A on the first and an A or A- on the second. Overall the class was enjoyable and I would take it if it fits your schedule.

Workload:

Lots of Quizzes, 2 written assignments, final assignment or a written final (depends on her preference), periodic homeworks (mostly sentence writing on the words for a quiz or summaries of readings)

August 26, 2002

Raphaeli-Slivko, Ruth
[MDES W4512] Readings In Hebrew Texts I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

The best class you will ever take. Everyone must take it if they can. It is like no other class. The structure Prof. Raphaeli creates is amazing. The prof. is the best. She will teach you so much and you will have fun at the same time. You as a class will decide the direction that class my take. When a class says a text is too easy, the next text will change accordingly. If the class decides something is too hard you will recieve an easier text. You will learn so much. Everyone does and everyone enjoys it, even if all at different levels. The Prof really know that everyones learns differently and everyone is at a slightly different level. What might not be an achievement for one person is for another. You will definetly feel great in this class no matter what your experience is as long as you try and you do your part. I looked forward to this class everyday.

Workload:

About fourty minutes for every class day. Projects make take longer or shorter depending on what you do and your level. Workload all depends on your level- it will never be too much or none at all. I promise you you will enjoy it and the workload will be manageable if you really want to improve your Hebrew.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4512: Readings in Hebrew Texts I Ruth Raphaeli-Slivko 2007 Fall MWR / 1:00- 1:50 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4512: Readings in Hebrew Texts I Ruth Raphaeli-Slivko 2006 Fall MWR / 1:00- 1:50 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4512: Readings in Hebrew Texts I Ruth Raphaeli-Slivko 2005 Fall MWR / 1:00- 1:50 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4512: Readings in Hebrew Texts I Ruth Raphaeli-Slivko 2004 Fall MWR / 1:00- 1:50 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4512: Readings in Hebrew Texts I Ruth Raphaeli-Slivko 2003 Fall MWR / 1:00- 2:00 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4512: Readings in Hebrew Texts I Ruth Raphaeli-Slivko 2002 Fall MWR / 1:00- 1:50 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4512: Readings in Hebrew Texts I Ruth Raphaeli-Slivko 2001 Fall MTR / 1:00- 1:50 PM 1