BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies - Hebrew Program By Duke University |Top Universities

BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies - Hebrew

BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies - Hebrew

  • QS World University Rankings
    52
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
The AMES major requires a minimum of 10 courses, at least 8 of which must be at the 200 level or above. These courses should be distributed as follows: 3-6 language courses. 2 courses must be at the 300 level or above. Courses at the 100 level may not count towards the major. Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced language course offered by the department may substitute these courses with literature/culture courses in their area of concentration. Please contact language coordinators to schedule a placement test. 3-5 literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above in the area of concentration. At least 2 courses must have an AMES number. 1-2 literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above outside the area of concentration. These courses must have an AMES number. Students must receive a C- or above in all courses taken for the major. This ancient Semitic language is structurally logical, elegant, and beautiful. If you enjoy doing cross-word puzzles and Sudoku, you will be fascinated by Hebrew grammar (yes, we said the ‘G’ word.) With a verb reserved exclusively for Creation (with a capital ‘c’), and words being coined at a rate that would make you dizzy in an attempt to catch up with technology, science, political and social developments of several hundreds of years in which the language was not spoken ? the acquisition of Hebrew is anything but dull. Add to that the fact that Hebrew is the language spoken in Israel, and you have an invaluable tool to observe, participate in, and interact with a culture unlike any other.