Yiddish

YDSH 10a Beginning Yiddish
(Formerly NEJS 21a)
Designed to develop basic conversational and reading skills and
introduce the essentials of Yiddish grammar. Discussion focuses
on the history of the Yiddish language and cultural heritage.
Usually offered every year.
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YDSH 20b Continuing Yiddish
(Formerly NEJS 21b)
Prerequisite: YDSH 10a or permission of the instructor.
A continuation of YDSH 10a, stressing enhancement of
comprehension and reading skills through Yiddish folk songs,
folktales, and film. Usually offered every year.
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YDSH 30a Intermediate Yiddish
(Formerly NEJS 24a)
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Prerequisite: YDSH 20b or permission of the instructor.
Selected readings in Yiddish literature, including folktales,
Hasidic lore, poetry, and prose. Development of advanced grammar,
composition, and conversational skills. Discussion of Yiddish
cultural and literary heritage. Usually offered every year.
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YDSH 40b Advanced Intermediate Yiddish
(Formerly NEJS 24b)
Prerequisite: YDSH 30a or permission of the instructor.
A continuation of YDSH 30a. Selected readings in modern Yiddish
literature, including the Yiddish classicists and contemporary
writers such as Isaac Bashevis Singer. Usually offered every
year.
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