JWST 281 Introductory Yiddish 1 (3 credits)

Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

Overview

Jewish Studies : An introduction to Yiddish, the millennium-old language of Ashkenazic Jews. This course will cover basic grammar and vocabulary and will include practice in speaking, reading, and writing. The course materials draw on Yiddish literature, humor, songs, and films, and will thus allow students to combine the acquisition of practical language skills with an exploration of Yiddish culture—from its beginnings in medieval Germany through its past and present in Central and Eastern Europe, the Americas, Israel, and all over the world.

Terms: Fall 2018

Instructors: Yuri Vedenyapin (Fall)