Yiddish Language (YDSH)

YDSH 101 Beginning Yiddish I

The goal of this course is to help beginning students develop skills in Yiddish conversation, reading and writing. Yiddish is the medium of a millennium of Jewish life. We will frequently have reason to refer to the history and culture of Ashkenazie Jewry in studying the language.

For BA Students: Language Course

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: JWST 031, YDSH 501

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

YDSH 102 Beginning Yiddish II

In this course, you can continue to develop basic reading, writing and speaking skills. Discover treasures of Yiddish culture: songs, literature, folklore, and films.

For BA Students: Language Course

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: JWST 032, YDSH 502

Prerequisite: YDSH 101 or permission of the instructor

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

YDSH 103 Intermediate Yiddish I

The course will continue the first year's survey of Yiddish grammar with an additional emphasis on reading Yiddish texts. The course will also develop conversational skills in Yiddish.

For BA Students: Language Course

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: JWST 033, YDSH 503

Prerequisite: YDSH 102 or permission of the instructor

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

YDSH 104 Intermediate Yiddish II

Continuation of GRMN 403. Emphasis on reading texts and conversation.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: JWST 034, YDSH 504

Prerequisite: YDSH 103 or permission of the instructor

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

YDSH 108 Readings in Modern Yiddish Literature

This course will survey modern Yiddish literature through readings of Yiddish prose and poetry from the end of the 19th century through the late 20th century. The class will be conducted in both Yiddish and English. Reading knowledge of Yiddish is required, although some texts will be available in English translation.

Taught by: Botwinik

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: JWST 438, YDSH 508

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Yiddish

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

YDSH 501 Beginning Yiddish I

The goal of this course is to help beginning students develop skills in Yiddish conversation, reading and writing. Yiddish is the medium of a millennium of Jewish life. We will frequently have reason to refer to the history and culture of Ashkenazie Jewry in studying the language.

For BA Students: Language Course

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: JWST 031, YDSH 101

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

YDSH 502 Beginning Yiddish II

For BA Students: Language Course

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: JWST 032, YDSH 102

Prerequisite: YDSH 101 or permission of the instructor

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

YDSH 503 Intermediate Yiddish I

The course will continue the first year's survey of Yiddish grammar with an additional emphasis on reading Yiddish texts. The course will also develop conversational skills in Yiddish.

For BA Students: Language Course

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: JWST 033, YDSH 103

Prerequisite: YDSH 102 or permission of the instructor

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

YDSH 504 Intermediate Yiddish II

Continuation of GRMN 403. Emphasis on reading texts and conversation.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: JWST 034, YDSH 104

Prerequisite: YDSH 103 or permission of the instructor

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

YDSH 508 Readings in Modern Yiddish Literature

This course will survey modern Yiddish literature through readings of Yiddish prose and poetry from the end of the 19th century through the late 20th century. The class will be conducted in both Yiddish and English. Reading knowledge of Yiddish is required, although some texts will be available in English translation. Authors include I.L. Peretz, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Moyshe-Leyb Halpern, and Kadya Molodowsky.

Taught by: Hellerstein

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: JWST 438, YDSH 108

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Yiddish

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit