Yiddish

Yidd. W1101 Elementary Yiddish I
M. Hoffman, MTR, 11:00- 12:25
Language laboratory: one fifty-minute period every other week. Credit is 
not given for Yiddish W1101 until Yiddish W1102 has been completed. With 
the instructor's permission the second term may be taken without the 
first. Thorough study of elementary Yiddish grammar, with reading, 
composition, and oral practice. The cultural and linguistic background of 
the language is discussed.

Yidd. W1102 Elementary Yiddish II
M. Hoffman, MTR, 11:00-12:25
Language laboratory: one fifty-minute period every other week. Credit is 
not given for Yiddish W1101 until Yiddish W1102 has been completed. With 
the instructor's permission the second term may be taken without the 
first. Thorough study of elementary Yiddish grammar, with reading, 
composition, and oral practice. The cultural and linguistic background of 
the language is discussed.

Yidd. W1201 Intermediate Yiddish II
M. Hoffman, MTR, 1:10- 2:20
Prerequisite: Yiddish W1101-W1102 or the equivalent. Continuing study of 
grammar on a higher level; continuing oral practice; readings from texts of 
significant literary value dealing with important aspects of Jewish life 
and culture.

Yidd. W1201 Intermediate Yiddish I
M. Hoffman, MTR, 1:10- 2:20
Prerequisite: Yiddish W1101-W1102 or the equivalent. Continuing study of 
grammar on a higher level; continuing oral practice; readings from texts of 
significant literary value dealing with important aspects of Jewish life 
and culture.

Yidd. W3333 Advanced Yiddish I
R. Peltz, TR, 1:10-2:25
Prerequisite: Yiddish W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission. This 
course may be repeated for credit. Reading of contemporary authors. 
Stress on word usage and idiomatic expression, discussion of different 
styles, levels of language, and regional variations.

Yidd. W3334 Advanced Yiddish II
M. Hoffman, TR, 2:40-3:55
Prerequisite: Yiddish W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission. This 
course may be repeated for credit. Reading of contemporary authors. 
Stress on word usage and idiomatic expression, discussion of different 
styles, levels of language, and regional variations.

Yidd. W3440 A Thousand Years of Jewish Life Through Yiddish Literature
R. Peltz, TR, 1:10-2:25
An introduction to Yiddish literature in its various forms, including 
literature of everyday life (private letters, diaries, prayers), folklore 
(folktales, folksongs, proverbs), theatre and film, modern poetry and 
prose, and contemporary creativity. All texts are in English translation.

Yidd. G6106 Structure & Variation in Yiddish
R. Peltz, R, 9:00- 10:50
Survey of ways of talking and writing that are specific to Yiddish 
culture informed by methods of stylistic and conversational analysis. 
Work on social variation in language and literature. Usage of the 
components, language and culture contacts, language performance, complex
structure and origin, different usage according to geography, social 
class and gender, and the expression of strong emotion.

Yidd. G8310 Topics in the Social History of Yiddish Culture: American 
Yiddish Culture: Margins & Centers
R. Peltz, T, 4:10-6:00
Specific topics in the history of Yiddish culture, including examination 
of trends in literature, theater, music, the press and religious study 
and observance. Emphasis on the politics and social differentiation of 
the use of and access to various cultural elements. May be repeated for credit.

Yidd. G9502 Seminar in Yiddish Studies
R. Peltz, T, 4:10-6:00


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