Courses

Please see the Schedule of Classes for the current semester’s offerings.

In order to enable students to access the rich heritage of Jewish classical literature, all non-mechina students at the Wilf Campus must take 2 semesters of Hebrew upon their arrival at YU.

The appropriate 2-semester path for each student depends on his performance on the placement exam:

Language Arts Track
Grade on Placement Exam First Semester at YU Second Semester at YU
A 1305 – Advanced Hebrew I
(meets 2 times per week)
1306 – Advanced Hebrew II
(meets 2 times per week)
B 1205 – Upper Intermediate Hebrew I
(meets 2 times per week)
1206 - Upper Intermediate Hebrew II
(meets 2 times per week)
C 1105 - Intermediate Hebrew I
(meets 4 times per week)
1106 - Intermediate Hebrew II
(meets 4 times per week)

 

Biblical Hebrew Track
Grade on Placement Exam First Semester at YU Second Semester at YU Third Semester at YU
D 1004 – Elementary Biblical Hebrew II
(meets 4 times per week)
1005 – Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I
(meets 4 times per week)
1006 – Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II
(meets 4 times per week)

 

These courses are offered every semester, but there is a wider selection of Hebrew -06 courses in the fall and a wider selection of Hebrew -05 courses in the spring. 

For students beginning Biblical Hebrew 1004 in Fall 2014 or later, Biblical Hebrew courses DO NOT count as Bible text courses toward the Jewish Studies requirements