Hebrew Requirements

Middlebury College offers courses in both Classical and Modern Hebrew, and students may focus on one or the other in the Minor in Hebrew. Courses taken in the summer at the Middlebury School of Hebrew will be granted credit toward the minor. Courses taken elsewhere may be granted credit with the permission of appropriate track director.

Students should plan the minor with the following limitations in mind:

a. Beginning Modern Hebrew is offered every fall term.

b. Beginning Classical Hebrew is normally offered in alternate years.

Minor in Modern Hebrew (HEBM):

(I) Three semesters of Modern Hebrew starting at the level of HEBM 0103 or higher; plus
(II) Two content courses in English with the HEBM designation at the 0200 level or higher. At least one of these courses should be on Hebrew culture or literature in translation (taught in English), and one may be taken abroad in Hebrew and must be approved by the Director of the Program in Modern Hebrew.
When appropriate, students may substitute independent study (HEBM 0500) for one of the courses required for the minor.

Minor in Classical Hebrew (HEBR):

(I) Three semesters of Classical Hebrew (HEBR 0101-0102-0201 or higher);
(II) either CLAS/RELI 0262 The Formation of Judaism in Antiquity or RELI 0280 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; plus
(III) either a fourth semester of Classical Hebrew (HEBR 0301 or higher) or a course in Modern Hebrew beyond the introductory level (HEBM 0102 or higher).