Modern Hebrew (Certificate)
A certificate in modern Hebrew adds context and nuance to any study of the complex issues at play in the current Middle East.
The certificate program in modern Hebrew provides students with a firm foundation in modern Hebrew language and a broad knowledge of Israeli culture, leading to advanced skills in reading, writing and conversing in the language. The program includes the study of literature, politics and history, enriching students' knowledge of the Middle East and offering them deeper understanding of current affairs.
This certificate enhances many degree programs and career paths.
At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Additional Program Fee: No
- Second Language Requirement: No
Graduates who have combined the certificate in modern Hebrew with their major program of study may become more marketable to employers.
They often decide to pursue employment in political analysis, tourism and hospitality, foreign policy, international business, tourism, media, translation, and in different levels of education or marketing.
ASU students admitted to a degree program in any field of study are eligible to enroll in the modern Hebrew certificate program. In order to be admitted to the certificate program, students must complete HEB 101 and 102 Elementary Modern Hebrew to satisfy the requirements to enroll in HEB 201 Intermediate Modern Hebrew.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
The certificate requires 20 credit hours. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed at the upper-division level and a minimum of 12 credit hours must be earned at ASU or in an ASU-approved study abroad program.
Language -- 14 credit hours
- HEB 201: Intermediate Modern Hebrew (G) (4)
- HEB 202: Intermediate Modern Hebrew (G) (4)
- HEB 313: Advanced Modern Hebrew (G) (3)
- HEB 314: Advanced Modern Hebrew (G) (3)
Electives (choose two) -- 6 credit hours
- HEB 347 / JST 347 / SLC 347 / ENG 347: Modern Israeli Literature in Translation (HU & G) (3)
- HEB 348 / JST 348 / SLC 348: Israeli Society and Culture (HU & G) (3)
- HEB 349: Israeli Wars in Israeli Movies (HU & G) (3)
- HEB 375: Contemporary Culture of Israel (HU & G) (3)
- HST 372: Modern Middle East (SB & G & H) (3)
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.