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Field of Study: Hebrew Language and Literature

Introduction

Programs in Hebrew language and literature teach people the ancient and modern forms of Hebrew.

 

Overview

Hebrew language and literature programs include topics such as:

  • Reading, writing, and speaking ancient Hebrew and modern Hebrew
  • Jewish literature and culture (especially as it relates to Israel)
  • Biblical studies
  • Art
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Other languages, including Greek, Arabic, or Aramaic
  • Dialects
  • Folklore
  • Linguistics

Concentrations
In Hebrew language and literature programs, students may be able to specialize in:

  • Conversation
  • Interpreting
  • Literature
  • Teaching
  • Translation

Schools
A few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in Hebrew language and literature. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

A few universities offer graduate degrees in Hebrew language and literature. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.