Binghamton University

COURSE OFFERINGS


Yiddish

YIDD 101. ELEMENTARY YIDDISH I
Introductory course in which students acquire basic skills in reading, writing, and conversation. In addition to language sessions, the course covers a variety of topics in Yiddish culture such as Yiddish theater, film, music, and literature.

YIDD 102. ELEMENTARY YIDDISH II
Continuation of YIDD 101, focusing on conversational Yiddish using in-class dialogues and prepared oral exercises. Readings include stories from ZuckerÕs text, vol. I; folk music; short stories; holiday-related passages from the Prayer Book and the Bible. Singalongs, videotapes, Yiddish movie classics like Tevye the Milkman.

YIDD 203. INTERMEDIATE YIDDISH
The third semester of Yiddish focuses on more advanced readings from Vol. II of ZuckerÕs text. Selections include stories by Sholom Aleichem, Y.L. Peretz and I.B. Singer. The course also deals with more complex conversation through use of radio tapes, music tapes, and theater dialogue. Film and drama are incorporated.

YIDD 391. PRACTICUM IN COLLEGE TEACHING
Independent study through teaching Yiddish courses. Course instructor directs students in preparation of syllabi, other course materials, devising and reading examinations; lecturing and/or leading discussion; academic counseling, etc. May be repeated for total of no more than eight credits. Credit may not be earned in conjunction with course in which student is currently enrolled. Does not satisfy major or all-college requirements. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and program. Students must consult department for detailed guidelines.

YIDD 397. INDEPENDENT STUDY
Individual research under supervision of faculty member. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department chair.