ATS1336 - Yiddish language, culture and literature 1A - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Ena Burstin

Coordinator(s)

Ms Ena Burstin

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)

Synopsis

The central feature of Yiddish 1 will be the teaching of Yiddish as a living language, as a tool for both written and spoken communication. The course is designed for students who wish to improve their knowledge of the subject both in its literary and colloquial form. The course will include use of non-literary texts and exercises to develop grammatical, syntactic and idiomatic mastery of the language. An additional component will utilise Yiddish literary texts of Australia as well as other countries. Completion of parts A and B will prepare students to continue to an eventual major in the discipline.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Be able to demonstrate a mastery of reading and writing Yiddish script.
  2. Gain a working understanding of spoken Standard Modern Yiddish.
  3. Acquire the ability to write original Yiddish sentences.
  4. Acquire the essential skills required for Yiddish conversation.
  5. Begin to develop an appreciation of the richness of Yiddish as a rich literary and cultural tradition.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50% + Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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