University of California at Los Angeles


The Yiddish program at UCLA consists of an interlocking series of courses 
in language and literature.  There are three courses in translation and 
three in Yiddish.  The 121 series is in translation; the 131 series is in 
Yiddish.  The tracks are the same: 121A and 131A are devoted to modern poetry, 
121B and 131B to prose, 121C and 131C are Special Topics classes.  

Instructor: Janet Hadda

Upper Division Courses

101A. Elementary Yiddish. Introduction to grammar; instruction in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

101B. Elementary Yiddish. Prerequisite: course 101A or equivalent.

101C. Elementary Yiddish. Prerequisite: course 101B or equivalent.

102A-102B. Accelerated Elementary Yiddish (6 units each). Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Covers material in courses 101A, 101B, 101C in two terms rather than three. P/NP or letter grading.

104. Advanced Yiddish. Lecture, three hours. Prerequisite: course 101C or equivalent. Grammatical exercises, reading and linguistic analysis of texts, conversation.

121A. 20th-Century Yiddish Poetry in English Translation. Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Readings in 20th-century Yiddish poetry and drama.

121B. 20th-Century Yiddish Prose and Drama in English Translation. Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Readings in 20th-century Yiddish prose.

121C. Special Topics in Yiddish Literature in English Translation. Varying topics of importance and relevance to Yiddish literary study. Reading and analysis of a wide range of 19th- and 20th-century literature.

131A. Modern Yiddish Poetry. Prerequisite: course 104 or consent of instructor. Readings in modern Yiddish poetry.

131B. Modern Yiddish Prose and Drama. Prerequisite: course 104 or consent of instructor. Readings in modern Yiddish prose and drama.

131C. Special Topics in Yiddish Literature. Prerequisite: course 131A or 131B. Varying topics of importance and relevance to Yiddish literary study. Reading and analysis of a wide range of 19th- and 20th-century literature.

199. Special Studies in Yiddish (2 to 4 units). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Independent studies for students who desire more intensive or specialized investigation of material covered in a regular course and who present such a course as a prerequisite.

Graduate Courses

596. Directed Individual Study or Research in Yiddish. To be arranged with faculty member who will direct the study or research (course section to be identified by two-letter code using initials of sponsoring instructor -- see department for I.D. number). May be repeated once. S/U grading.

597. Preparation for Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations. To be arranged with faculty member who will direct the study (see department for I.D. number). S/U grading.