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JWC1070

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Bobbi Zylberman

Synopsis

The central feature of Yiddish 1 will be the teaching of Yiddish as a living language, as a tool for both written and spoken communication. The course is designed for students who wish to improve their knowledge of the subject both in its literary and colloquial form. The course will include use of non-literary texts and exercises to develop grammatical, syntactic and idiomatic mastery of the language. An additional component will utilise Yiddish literary texts of Australia as well as other countries. Completion of parts A and B will prepare students to continue to an eventual major in the subject.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Demonstrate a mastery of reading and writing Yiddish script.

  1. Gain a working understanding of spoken Standard Modern Yiddish.

  1. Acquire the ability to write original Yiddish sentences and paragraphs.

  1. Acquire the essential skills required for Yiddish conversation.

  1. Develop an appreciation of the richness of Yiddish as a rich literary and cultural tradition.

Assessment

Assignments (written and oral): 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Prof James Walter

Contact hours

4 hours (3 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Jewish civilisation