Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Anat Maimon


LecturerTel Aviv University

Lecturer of Hebrew

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Courses


HEB 611C • Intensive Hebrew II

40575 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM CAL 422

Course Description

The course, which builds upon HEB 601C, emphasizes composition, comprehension and conversation in Modern Hebrew, and provides a segue to upper-division Hebrew courses such as Hebrew Grammar, Advanced Conversation and Composition, and Introduction to Hebrew Literature. Oral discourse is maintained at maximal level, and small group/individual instruction sessions supplement the regular class routine. Audio-visual materials are frequently used. Students write short papers, present topics to the class and lead class discussions. Active participation in class discussions is a decisive element in students' participation grade. Not open to native speakers of Hebrew.

Grading Policy

Participation 15%; Quizzes 30%; Homework 20% Presentations 5%; Midtem exam 10%; Final exam 20% May vary with instructor.

Texts

Information on texts will be provided by the instructor.

 

This course meets Monday through Friday. Please check the online course schedule for TTH meeting time and location.

HEB 346 • Innovation & Tech In Israel

40590 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 422
GC

This course will focus on acquiring and enhancing proficiency and communicative skills in Hebrew through the review of Israeli innovations in the fields of Hi-Tech, Medical/Biomedical technologies and Agriculture. This course will focus on providing a survey of the most influential innovations coming out of Israel in the past three or four decades.

In 2009 the book ‘Start-Up Nation’ brought the world’s attention to the perplexing question of how is it that Israel - one of the world’s smallest, resource poor and war stricken countries manages to produce one of the highest per capita number of Start-up companies. In other words, how is it that the small state of Israel is responsible for providing many of the main technological advances enjoyed by the world’s population in recent years?

HEB 601C • Intensive Hebrew I

40220 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM CAL 422

This course provides an intensive introduction to Hebrew language and Israeli culture. The in class portion of the course will emphasize active listening and speaking practice, with much use of various print, video, and web-based media. The goal of the course is to bring students to a level of functional proficiency in speaking and reading in a short-term course that will prepare them for the Intermediate Hebrew course. Students successfully completing this course may continue to HEB 611C in the spring to fulfill the Foreign Language Requirement in one year. This course requires students to commit to undertaking intensive methods of instruction. Active participation in class sessions and considerable attention to the language outside of classroom will be required.

HEB 320L • Hebrew Through The Media

40225 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 422
GC

This course will focus on enhancing proficiency and communicative skills in Hebrew through the use of the various outlets in Israeli media: television programs, online sources, newspapers and magazines. We will explore a number of major topics that are central to the understanding of Israeli society and culture. Among those are: the place of religion in Israeli public life and the process and implications of current waves of immigration to Israel (Russian, Ethiopian, French North American and others) and Israeli life style and recreation.

HEB 611C • Intensive Hebrew II

40990 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM CAL 422

HEB 611C Intensive Hebrew II Spring 2019


Course Description:

This course builds upon HEB 601C. It focuses on the acquisition of proficiency and communicative skills. The setting is intensive, requiring significant investment of time outside the class. The course assumes an “inverted classroom” environment where classroom time is dedicated exclusively to the activation of skills. At the end of the course, all students are expected to reach the intermediate-mid level of proficiency, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The ambitious among the students will reach the intermediate-high or advanced levels in speaking, reading, and listening comprehension. The acquisition of cultural literacy will be an integral part of the curriculum throughout the semester.

In other words, students will be expected to invest in learning at home, in preparation for class sessions. In class, the skills learned will be practiced and activated. At the end of the course students should feel reasonably comfortable using Hebrew in every-day situations and in different environments. Such settings may include daily conversations, watching TV, reading newspapers, surfing the web, texting, chatting, writing letters and more. At the end of the course students’ level of Hebrew should be equivalent to the one achieved in studying a semester or taking a summer course in Israel. Students who successfully complete this course will be ready for upper-division courses that are offered at The University of Texas in Austin.


HEB 346 • Innovation & Tech In Israel

41005 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 422
GC

HEB 346

Innovation and Technology in Israel

Spring 2019

 

Back to the Future – From the ‘People of the Book’ to the ‘People of iBook’ -

Designing technologies of the future using the language of the Hebrew Bible

 

Course Description:

This course will focus on acquiring and enhancing proficiency and communicative skills in Hebrew through the review of Israeli innovations in the fields of Hi-Tech, Medical/Biomedical technologies and Agriculture. This course will focus on providing a survey of the most influential innovations coming out of Israel in the past three or four decades.

In 2009 the book ‘Start-Up Nation’ brought the world’s attention to the perplexing question of how is it that Israel  - one of the world’s smallest, resource poor and war stricken countries manages to produce one of the highest per capita number of Start-up companies. In other words, how is it that the small state of Israel is responsible for providing many of the main technological advances enjoyed by the world’s population in recent years?

Among the topics that will be covered:

  • History of Israeli innovation
  • Present and past  Hi-tech innovations from Israel (Hardware, software, Voice and Data communications)
  • Medical and Biomedical innovations emerging from Israel
  • Agricultural innovations that help feed and help the world’s hungry
  • The Impact of innovations on international and Israeli society
  • Today’s most advanced and promising Start-ups in Israel
  • Surveys of the young dreamers who make dreams come true

HEB 601C • Intensive Hebrew I

41215 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM CAL 422

This course is the first semester of intensive Hebrew language instruction.

Texts

Raizen, Modern Hebrew for Beginners

Grading

To be provided by instructor.

HEB 320L • Hebrew Through The Media

41225 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 422
GC

This course will focus on learning Hebrew with the use of Israeli media such as talk shows, TV pieces, national and international new, popular radio shows, and written media. In this course we will discuss how Israelis see the world from their point of view and understand Israeli culture by exposing the different layers of Israeli society represented in the local media. Students will learn the fast paced Israeli society using media and will have exposure to the intensity and frequency of topic changes in the press. We will focus on everything from politics to cultural events and celebrities in Israel. The course will require general knowledge of Israeli popular culture.  Prerequisites: HEB 346 (Topic 7: Hebrew via Popular Culture). Conducted in Hebrew.

Texts

No texts required. Instructor will provide authentic materials in Israeli media. 

Grading & Requirements

Attendance and participation: 30%

Class presentations: 20%

Homework assignments: 15%

Opinion papers: 35%

HEB 611C • Intensive Hebrew II

40995 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM CAL 422

Course Description

The course, which builds upon HEB 601C, emphasizes composition, comprehension and conversation in Modern Hebrew, and provides a segue to upper-division Hebrew courses such as Hebrew Grammar, Advanced Conversation and Composition, and Introduction to Hebrew Literature. Oral discourse is maintained at maximal level, and small group/individual instruction sessions supplement the regular class routine. Audio-visual materials are frequently used. Students write short papers, present topics to the class and lead class discussions. Active participation in class discussions is a decisive element in students' participation grade. Not open to native speakers of Hebrew.

Grading Policy

Participation 15%; Quizzes 30%; Homework 20% Presentations 5%; Midtem exam 10%; Final exam 20% May vary with instructor.

Texts

Information on texts will be provided by the instructor.

 

This course meets Monday through Friday. Please check the online course schedule for TTH meeting time and location.

HEB 346 • Innovation & Tech In Israel

41005 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 422
GC

This course will focus on acquiring and enhancing proficiency and communicative skills in Hebrew through the review of Israeli innovations in the fields of Hi-Tech, Medical/Biomedical technologies and Agriculture. This course will focus on providing a survey of the most influential innovations coming out of Israel in the past three or four decades.

In 2009 the book ‘Start-Up Nation’ brought the world’s attention to the perplexing question of how is it that Israel - one of the world’s smallest, resource poor and war stricken countries manages to produce one of the highest per capita number of Start-up companies. In other words, how is it that the small state of Israel is responsible for providing many of the main technological advances enjoyed by the world’s population in recent years?

 

Among the topics that will be covered:

· History of Israeli innovation

· Present and past Hi-tech innovations from Israel (Hardware, software, Voice and Data communications)

· Medical and Biomedical innovations emerging from Israel

· Agricultural innovations that help feed and help the world’s hungry

· The Impact of innovations on international and Israeli society

· Today’s most advanced and promising Start-ups in Israel

· Surveys of the young dreamers who make dreams come true

 

Course Prerequisites:

Completion of HEB 611C or equivalent course with a minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for enrollment in this course.

HEB 601C • Intensive Hebrew I

41400 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM CAL 419

This course is the first semester of intensive Hebrew language instruction.

Texts

Raizen, Modern Hebrew for Beginners

Grading

To be provided by instructor.

HEB 320L • Hebrew Through The Media

41410 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 422
GC

This course will focus on learning Hebrew with the use of Israeli media such as talk shows, TV pieces, national and international news, popular radio shows, and written media. In this course we will discuss how Israelis see the world from their point of view and understand Israeli culture by exposing the different layers of Israeli society represented in the local media. Students will learn the fast paced Israeli society using media and will have exposure to the intensity and frequency of topic changes in the press. We will focus on everything from politics to cultural events and celebrities in Israel

 

*Please contact Undergraduate Coordinator, Amber Ahmed (amber.ahmed@austin.utexas.edu) to register for this course.



 

HEB 611C • Intensive Hebrew II

41470 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM CAL 419

Course Description

The course, which builds upon HEB 601C, emphasizes composition, comprehension and conversation in Modern Hebrew, and provides a segue to upper-division Hebrew courses such as Hebrew Grammar, Advanced Conversation and Composition, and Introduction to Hebrew Literature. Oral discourse is maintained at maximal level, and small group/individual instruction sessions supplement the regular class routine. Audio-visual materials are frequently used. Students write short papers, present topics to the class and lead class discussions. Active participation in class discussions is a decisive element in students' participation grade. Not open to native speakers of Hebrew.

Grading Policy

Participation 15%; Quizzes 30%; Homework 20% Presentations 5%; Midtem exam 10%; Final exam 20% May vary with instructor.

Texts

Information on texts will be provided by the instructor.

 

This course meets Monday through Friday. Please check the online course schedule for TTH meeting time and location.

HEB 346 • Innovation & Tech In Israel

41480 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 419
GC

Course Description

This course will focus on review/survey of Israeli innovations in the fields of Hi-Tech, Medical/Biomedical and Agriculture while enhancing proficiency and communicative skills in Hebrew. Magazine articles and various YouTube videos from actual innovators will be reviewed by the students

Texts

Sample of proposed class material:
Text:
https://sites.google.com/site/academiclearn/home/university/year_b/semestera/hightechisrael
www.arenufond.ee/wp-content/uploads/2014/Shmuel-Ellis_The-success-of-Israel-hitech.pdf
www.israel21c.org/health/the-top-12-most-amazing-israel-medical-advances
http://www.israel21c.org/technology/innovation/made-in-israel-the-top-64-innovations-developed-in-israel/
www.e-med.co.il/emed/new/usersite/sitepages/1asp
http://www.yedatech.co.il/yt/industries.jhtml?value=5
http://www.israel.agrisupportonline.com/
http://nocamels.com/2014/12/top-israeli-companies-innovations-2014/
www.tsofen.org/?p=755&long=em

Video:
http://flv.haifa.ac.il/tikshuv/humanities/telem/high_tech/gil_HT_lesson1/gil_HT_lesson1.html
http://new-techonline.com/new-tech-tv/
https://www.youtube.com/user/TsofenVideo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K4nciFjKok

Grading

Attendance and participation 20%
Class presentations 30%
Homework assignments 30%
Final Project 20%

HEB 601C • Intensive Hebrew I

41295 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM PAR 204

This course is the first semester of intensive Hebrew language instruction.

Texts

Raizen, Modern Hebrew for Beginners

Grading

To be provided by instructor.

HEB 320L • Hebrew Through The Media

41305 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 422
GC

This course will focus on learning Hebrew with the use of Israeli media such as talk shows, TV pieces, national and international new, popular radio shows, and written media. In this course we will discuss how Israelis see the world from their point of view and understand Israeli culture by exposing the different layers of Israeli society represented in the local media. Students will learn the fast paced Israeli society using media and will have exposure to the intensity and frequency of topic changes in the press. We will focus on everything from politics to cultural events and celebrities in Israel. The course will require general knowledge of Israeli popular culture.  Prerequisites: HEB 346 (Topic 7: Hebrew via Popular Culture). Conducted in Hebrew.

Texts

No texts required. Instructor will provide authentic materials in Israeli media. 

Grading & Requirements

Attendance and participation: 30%

Class presentations: 20%

Homework assignments: 15%

Opinion papers: 35%

HEB 611C • Intensive Hebrew II

40650 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 419

Course Description

The course, which builds upon HEB 601C, emphasizes composition, comprehension and conversation in Modern Hebrew, and provides a segue to upper-division Hebrew courses such as Hebrew Grammar, Advanced Conversation and Composition, and Introduction to Hebrew Literature. Oral discourse is maintained at maximal level, and small group/individual instruction sessions supplement the regular class routine. Audio-visual materials are frequently used. Students write short papers, present topics to the class and lead class discussions. Active participation in class discussions is a decisive element in students' participation grade. Not open to native speakers of Hebrew.

Grading Policy

Participation 15%; Quizzes 30%; Homework 20% Presentations 5%; Midtem exam 10%; Final exam 20% May vary with instructor.

Texts

Information on texts will be provided by the instructor.

 

This course meets Monday through Friday. Please check the online course schedule for TTH meeting time and location.

HEB 346 • Innovation & Tech In Israel

40665 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM PAR 103

This course will focus on acquiring and enhancing proficiency and communicative skills in Hebrew through the review of Israeli innovations in the fields of Hi-Tech, Medical/Biomedical technologies and Agriculture. This course will focus on providing a survey of the most influential innovations coming out of Israel in the past three or four decades. In 2009 the book ‘Start-Up Nation’ brought to the world’s attention to the perplexing question of how is it that Israel - one of the world’s smallest, resource poor and war stricken countries manages to produce one of the highest per capita number of Start-up companies. In other words, how is it that the small state of Israel is responsible for providing many of the main technological advances enjoyed by the world’s population in recent years? Among the topics that will be covered:

• History of Israeli innovation

• Present and past Hi-tech innovations from Israel (Hardware, software, Voice and Data communications)

• Medical and Biomedical innovations emerging from Israel

• Agricultural innovations that help feed and help the world’s hungry

• The Impact of innovations on international and Israeli society

• Today’s most advanced and promising Start-ups in Israel

• Surveys of the young dreamers who make dreams come true

 

HEB 601C • Intensive Hebrew I

40515 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.202

This course is the first semester of intensive Hebrew language instruction.

Texts

Raizen, Modern Hebrew for Beginners

Grading

To be provided by instructor.

HEB 320L • Hebrew Through The Media

40529 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 422

This course will focus on learning Hebrew with the use of Israeli media such as talk shows, TV pieces, national and international news, popular radio shows, and written media. In this course we will discuss how Israelis see the world from their point of view and understand Israeli culture by exposing the different layers of Israeli society represented in the local media. Students will learn the fast paced Israeli society using media and will have exposure to the intensity and frequency of topic changes in the press. We will focus on everything from politics to cultural events and celebrities in Israel.

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