Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew

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Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew

Major

A major in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew requires 48 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew requires 36 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level units

1000-level units of study

BBCL1001 Reading Bible: Narrative, Law and Ritual

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: class participation (10%), 2x short tutorial presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (10%), 2x1000wd exegesis papers (50%), 1x2hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an introduction to the study of the Bible, focusing on understanding the literary techniques biblical authors used to convey their message when writing narrative, legal and ritual texts. The first three books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus) are the focus of textual study in this semester.
BBCL1002 Biblical Themes: Joshua to Kings

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x 250wd equiv short tutorial presentation 1 (5%), 1x1000wd exegesis paper 1 (25%), 1x 250wd equiv short tutorial presentation 2 (5%), 1x1000wd exegesis paper 2 (25%), 1x2hr exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit focuses specifically on narrative books of the Hebrew Bible including Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. The unit focuses on the themes of these biblical books, as well as exploring the historical background of the texts and the events they describe. Attention will be directed to other relevant writings of the period in the Ancient Near East.
HBRW1011 Foundations of Modern Hebrew 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prohibitions: HBRW1301 or HBRW1101 Assessment: 4x50wd quizzes (10%), 9x100wd writing tasks (20%), 1x1200wd mid-semester class test (20%), 1x2min oral presentation (10%), 1x2000wd final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an introduction to Modern Hebrew. It is intended for students who have little or no previous knowledge and practice of the language. The unit fosters the development of oral communication skills relating to everyday topics. It includes learning the Hebrew alphabet and basic reading and writing skills as well as the introduction of basic vocabulary and language functions. It is imperative that all prospective students contact the coordinator to arrange for a placement test upon enrolment.
HBRW1102 Foundations of Modern Hebrew 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1011 Prohibitions: HBRW1302 Assessment: 4x50wd quizzes (10%), 9x100wd writing tasks (20%), 1x1200wd mid-semester in-class test (20%), 1x2min oral presentation (10%), 1x2000wd semester in-class test (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW1011. It further develops the language skills acquired previously. This unit involves a range of learning styles that assist you to further develop and consolidate your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
HBRW1111 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prohibitions: HBRW1311 or HBRW2631 Assessment: 1250wd grammar short quizzes (25%), 1250wd Bible text short quizzes (25%), 1x1000wd grammar in-class test (20%), 1x1000wd Biblical text in-class test (20%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit, for those beginning the study of Hebrew, brings students from their first acquaintance with the Hebrew alphabet to an understanding of the Hebrew language used in the Biblical texts. The unit is devoted to the study of the grammar and the principles of translation.
HBRW1112 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1111 Prohibitions: HBRW1312 or HBRW2632 Assessment: 1250wd grammar short quizzes (25%), 1250wd Biblical quizzes and assignments (25%), 1x1000wd grammar in-class test (20%), 1x1000wd Biblical text in-class test (20%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit continues the study of grammar and classical Hebrew (Biblical) texts.
JCTC1003 Jewish History from Rome to New Diaspora

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Assessment: 1x 2500wd research essay (40%), x 500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x 500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), x class participation (10%), 1x 1hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
How did the religion and history of the Jewish people change from the Second Temple to the rabbinic period? Explore the history of the Jews during the watershed period in Palestine under Roman rule. Study the Hellenist influence on Judaism, the development of different sects and the emergence of Christianity. Explore what takes place after the destruction of the Second Temple and the revolts as the Jewish diaspora takes greater shape. Explore the spread of Judaism into Africa and Asia and the communities there.
JCTC1004 Judaism: A History

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Assessment: 1x 2500wd research essay (40%), x 500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x 500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), x class participation (10%), 1x 1hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the development of Judaism's foundational beliefs, rituals and traditions through its core texts - classical, medieval and modern. Tracing the evolution of Judaism from its roots in the ancient Near East to the diversity of its modern incarnations, it provides a window into the intellectual, ethical and cultural traditions that have shaped the oldest of the three monotheistic religions.

2000-level units of study

BBCL2603 Destruction and Messianism in Prophecy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 in BBCL1001, BBCL1002, HBRW1111, HBRW1112, RLST1002 and 6 in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Philosophy, Studies in Religion, Arabic Studies or 6 Senior credit points in BBCL2607, BBCL2609, BBCL2610 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Assessment: 1x1500wd tutorial report (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit deals with prophetic works of the Hebrew Bible which cover a period of almost two hundred years from the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel to the restoration of the kingdom of Judah and the hope of the revival of the Davidic monarchy. The prophetic texts reflect the engagement of the ancient writers with theological matters, arising from the political and social challenges of their time.
BBCL2607 Biblical Poetic Books

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 from BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1111 or HBRW1112 or RLST1002 and 6 from Hebrew or Biblical and Jewish Studies or Ancient History or Anthropology or Archaeology or History or English or Philosophy or Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies or BBCL2603 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610 Prohibitions: BBCL2003 Assessment: 1x1500wd tutorial report (30%), 1x3000wd essay (60%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the Biblical Poetic Books such as Psalms, the Song of Songs and Lamentations. The main focus of the course is on how the literary conventions of the genre of Hebrew poetry are used by the poets to set out the theological and philosophical concepts the texts are designed to express. These literary conventions will be studied in the light of other Ancient Near Eastern literature of a similar genre.
Textbooks
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BBCL2609 Historical Jesus to Written Gospels

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 in BBCL1001, BBCL1002, HBRW1111, HBRW1112, RLST1002 and 6 in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Philosophy, Studies in Religion, Arabic Studies or 6 Senior credit points in BBCL2603, BBCL2607, BBCL2610 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or Ancient History Prohibitions: BBCL2003 Assessment: 1x2000wd research essay 1 (40%), 1x2000wd research essay 2 (40%), 1xequivalent to 500wds short tutorial presentation (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the relationship between the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth and the literary-theological achievement of the early Christian Gospels (including non-canonical Gospels). Students are encouraged to apply rigorous historical method and careful literary analysis in order to gain a nuanced understanding of how the leader of a Jewish renewal movement became the object of devotion in earliest Christianity. The unit will read Biblical texts in English translation.
BBCL2610 The New Testament Literature

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 in BBCL1001, BBCL1002, HBRW1111, HBRW1112, RLST1002 and 6 from Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Philosophy, Studies in Religion, Arabic Studies or 6 Senior credit points in BBCL2603, BBCL2607, BBCL2609 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or Studies in Religion Assessment: 1x2700wd research essay (50%), 1xequivalent to 1500wds tutorial presentation and paper (30%), 1x300wd research proposal (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an overview of the New Testament as a literary and theological work, seeking to understand both the early Christian 'story' and the various modes in which it was retold and applied in the first century CE. Students explore the various genres of NT literature, including 'gospel', epistolary forms, parable and apocalyptic. Particular attention is paid to reader-response criticism of the Gospels and intertextuality in the NT epistles. Documents will be read in English translation.
HBRW2603 Using Modern Hebrew in the Here-and-Now

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1102 or HSC Hebrew Prohibitions: HBRW2103 Assessment: 4x50wd quizzes (10%), 8x125wd writing tasks (20%), 1x1100wd mid-semester in-class test (20%), 1x2min oral presentation (10%), 1x2000wd final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW1102. It consists of an intensive study of spoken Modern Hebrew with emphasis on communicative skills that enable students to communicate in simple Hebrew for everyday situations. Simple literary texts and language components, which are orientated around relevant themes, are dealt with. A variety of different methods are used to explain grammatical structures, morphology and syntax and to provide examples in their use.
HBRW2604 Modern Hebrew in Everyday Context

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: HSC Modern Hebrew Continuers mark over 70 or HBRW2603 Prohibitions: HBRW2104 Assessment: 4x50wd quizzes (10%), 8x125wd writing tasks (20%), 1x1100wd mid-semester in-class test (20%), 1x2min oral presentation (10%), 1x2000wd final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW2603. It uses a communicative approach to language learning. Students' active participation through teamwork, role-playing and other interactive techniques is an essential aspect of all classes. It is expected that by the end of this unit students will be able to take part in simple everyday Hebrew conversation.
HBRW2623 Hebrew Classical 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: HBRW1112 or HBRW2402 or HBRW2632 or HSC Hebrew Assessment: 1000wd equivalent weekly short quizzes (30%), 1x1.5hr in-class test (30%), 1x2000wd research essay (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The books of the Hebrew Bible are studied in the light of their setting and their literary and linguistic features. The course consists of: set classical texts; and special background area study: Mishnaic Hebrew.
Textbooks
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HBRW2625 Hebrew Classical 5

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1112 or HBRW2632 or HBRW2402 or HSC Hebrew Assessment: 2x1hr exams (60%), assigned preparation of text for class [equivalent to 500wds] (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The books of the Hebrew Bible are studied in the light of their setting and composition history. The course consists of: set classical texts, and special background area study: Ancient Inscriptions.
HBRW2631 Reading Hebrew 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level from any of (Hebrew or Biblical and Jewish Studies or Ancient History or Anthropology or Archaeology or History or English or Linguistics or Philosophy or Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies) or HSC Hebrewor HBRW2603 or HBRW2631 or HBRW2632 Prohibitions: HBRW2401 Assessment: 1250wd equiv grammar short quizzes (25%), 1250wd equiv Bible text short quizzes (25%), 1x1000wd grammar in-class test (20%), 1x1000wd Biblical text in-class test (20%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides senior-level students with the essential linguistic foundation to the study of Hebrew language and literature. It brings students from their first acquaintance with the Hebrew alphabet to an understanding of the Hebrew language. No previous knowledge is assumed. The unit is devoted to the study of the grammar and the principles of translation.
HBRW2632 Reading Hebrew 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2401 or HBRW2631 Prohibitions: HBRW2402 Assessment: 1250wd equiv grammar short quizzes (25%), 1250wd equiv Bible quizzes and assignments (25%), 1x1000wd grammar in-class test (20%), 1x1000wd Biblical text in-class test (20%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in HBRW2631, enabling senior-level students to study Hebrew sources in their original language. It forms a bridge between Reading Hebrew 1 and other senior Hebrew units. It focuses on increased competence in Hebrew grammar and independent ability to translate Hebrew.
GRKA2620 Learn to Read Ancient Greek 1

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: GRKA1600 or GRKA1001 or GRKA2611 or HSC Classical Greek Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides senior-level students with the essential linguistic foundation to the study of Greek literature, philosophy, culture, and history. No previous knowledge of any foreign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introduces the basics of Greek through the study of grammar, and is valuable for students interested in all aspects of European history, archaeology, language, literature and philosophy.
GRKA2621 Learn to Read Ancient Greek 2

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: GRKA2620 or GRKA1600 Prohibitions: GRKA1601 or GRKA1002 or GRKA2612 Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in GRKA2620, enabling senior-level students to read Greek texts in the original. It concentrates particularly on additional morphology, reading skills and the syntax of the sentence, while also introducing further grammatical concepts and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by translation from and into Greek, while reading skills are further consolidated through the study of selected extracts from Greek prose and/or verse texts.
JCTC2100 Expulsion and Renewal: Medieval Jews

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation - Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies Assessment: 1x 2500wd research essay (40%), 1x 500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x 500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), x class participation (10%), 1x 1hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the story of Jews under Muslim and Christian rule in Europe, including Christian antisemitism, anti-Jewish decrees, expulsions, the Crusades and the expulsion from Spain. It further explores new centres of Jewish life, especially in Eastern Europe, namely Poland, and concludes with the dawn of emancipation and the re-establishment of Jewish communities in the Netherlands and England.
LATN2620 Learn to Read Latin 1

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week,1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: LATN1001 or LATN1600 or LATN2611 or HSC Latin Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides senior-level students with the essential linguistic foundation to the study of the literature, culture, history and long legacy of the Latin-speaking world ruled by Rome. No previous knowledge of any foreign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introduces the basics of Latin through the study of grammar and, using a wide variety of short and longer readings from a range of Roman authors, provides an introduction to Latin literature.
LATN2621 Learn to Read Latin 2

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: LATN2620 or LATN1600 Prohibitions: LATN1002 or LATN1601 or LATN2612 Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in LATN2620, enabling senior-level students to read more complex Latin texts. It concentrates particularly on reading skills and the syntax of the sentence, while also introducing further grammatical concepts and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by translation from and into Latin, while reading skills are further consolidated through the study of a wide variety of longer extracts from Latin prose and verse texts.
RLST2624 The Birth of Christianity

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studies in Religion or 6 credit points at 1000 level in in Studies in Religion and 6 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History Prohibitions: RLST2024 Assessment: 1x1000wd Oral Presentation (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Take-home paper (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit discusses the textual, archaeological and socio-cultural evidence for the origins of Christianity; with a particular purpose to analyse how cults centred on the charismatic figure of Jesus of Nazareth led to the construction of such a powerful religious tradition. Tensions within that emergent tradition will be considered, and especially its struggle towards self-identity with both Judaism and the Greco-Roman world.

3000-level units of study

BBCL3601 Daniel and Revelation as Apocalypses

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: BBCL2603 or BBCL2607 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610 or BBCL3602 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 or HBRW2632 or HBRW3601 or HBRW3602 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Prohibitions: BBCL2006 or BBCL2606 Assessment: 1x1500wd exegesis assignment (30%), 1x3000wd research essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The books of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible and Revelation in the New Testament are the only "apocalypses" found in any western Bible. In this unit students will apply advanced methods in analysis of biblical texts (literary, thematic, linguistic, and text critical) in order to analyse these texts in the context of the most relevant extra-biblical apocalyptic texts, such as 1 Enoch, 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch.
BBCL3602 Job, Proverbs and Other Biblical Wisdom

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: BBCL2603 or BBCL2607 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610 or BBCL3601 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 or HBRW2632 or HBRW3601 or HBRW3602 Prohibitions: BBCL2608 Assessment: 1x1500wd research assignment (30%), 1x3000wd research essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Books of Job, Ecclesiastes and Proverbs form the bulk of wisdom literature in the Hebrew Bible. In this unit students will apply advanced methods in analysis of biblical texts (literary, thematic, linguistic, and text critical) in order to understand the nature of Biblical wisdom literature on all levels. This will include examining these texts within the context of other wisdom literature both within the Hebrew Bible, such as wisdom psalms and in Deuterocanonical texts, such as Sirach.
Textbooks
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HBRW3601 Hebrew Classical Advanced 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: HBRW2632 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 Prohibitions: HBRW2116 or HBRW2624 Assessment: 1000wd equivalent short quizzes (30%), 1x1000wd equivalent in-class test (30%), 1x2500wd essay (30%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students will apply advanced linguistic skills to complex biblical and extra-biblical texts. Students will analyse the poetic and linguistic features of the book of Psalms, and will evaluate the historical, social and linguistic background of the Dead Sea (Qumran) Scrolls.
Textbooks
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HBRW3602 Hebrew Classical Advanced 6

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2632 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 Prohibitions: HBRW2626 Assessment: 1x1000wd Poetry written test (25%), 1x1000wd Medieval Hebrew written test (25%), 1x2500wd Research essay (40%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students will apply advanced linguistic skills to complex biblical and extra-biblical texts. Students will analyse the poetic and linguistic features of biblical poetry outside the Psalms, as well as the linguistic features of Medieval Hebrew used by Jewish Biblical commentators, especially those features that differentiate Medieval from Biblical Hebrew.
HBRW3610 Modern Hebrew, a Living Language

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2604 or HBRW2632 or HSC Modern Hebrew Continuers who receive a mark higher than 70 Prohibitions: HBRW1301 or HBRW2607 Assessment: 4x50wd quizzes (10%), 6x150wd writing tasks (20%), 2x2min oral presentation (10%), 1x1000wd mid-semester in class test (20%), 1x2000wd final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HSC Modern Hebrew Continuers, HBRW2604, HBRW2632, or have reached a similar level of knowledge. In this unit students will advance their proficiency of using the four interlinked language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As well, engaging in a variety of text-types, students will gain a deeper understanding of issues of social, cultural and historical importance to Modern Hebrew speaking communities
HBRW3611 Modern Hebrew for Life

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: (HBRW2607 or HBRW3610) or HBRW2632 or HSC Modern Hebrew Continuers who receive a mark higher than 70 Prohibitions: HBRW1302 or HBRW2608 Assessment: 4x50wd quizzes (10%), 6x150wd writing tasks (20%), 2x2min oral presentation (10%), 1x1000wd mid-semester in-class test (20%), 1x2000wd final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3610. In it students will build on their previous experience of the language. They will further develop their communicative capabilities whilst increasing their knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. As well, students will increase their ability to analyse the content and language of a variety of Modern Hebrew texts. On successfully completing this unit, students will achieve a proficiency level equivalent to the Hebrew University third level of instruction.
HBRW3612 Texts and Sub-texts in Modern Hebrew

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2608 or HBRW3611 Prohibitions: HBRW2303 or HBRW2609 Assessment: 4x225wd assignments (25%), 2x3min oral presentation (15%), 1x1000wds major written assignment (20%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3611. In this unit students will encounter a productive language-learning environment aimed at supporting both their oral and written language production. Students will engage in range of contemporary Modern Hebrew text-types that reflect social and cultural issues covering the period from the 19th century to the present time.
HBRW3613 Israeli Culture as Reflected in Text

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2609 or HBRW3612 Prohibitions: HBRW2304 or HBRW2610 Assessment: 4x225wd assignments (25%), 2x3min oral presentation (15%), 1x1000wd major written assignment (20%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3612. In this intensive language-learning environment students will be focusing more closely on the contextual and linguistic features of Modern Hebrew as it is expressed in mediums such as the media, film, and internet. On successfully completing this unit, students will achieve a proficiency level equivalent to the Hebrew University fourth level of instruction.

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
BBCL3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive December
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
BBCL3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.