Courses in English

The Hebrew University offers a wide variety of courses that are taught entirely in English. These courses are as challenging as courses in Hebrew and reach high standards of academic excellence. Therefore, Hebrew skills are not required for enrollment. Students who complete these courses gain valuable research skills that are highly-regarded in the academic world and elsewhere. Located in the beautiful, history-laden city of Jerusalem, Hebrew University encourages far-reaching dialogue and a complex worldview, which makes it an ideal place for pursuing a Humanities degree.

 

List of courses in English: 2021-22 School Year

For syllabi please visit the Hebrew University Course Catalogue.

 

visual history: the past in images

The highest cognition: brain mechanisms for language and

arithmetic

Disability Studies

Representing Violence

Corpus Linguistics

Travel in the Medieval Islamic World

The Population of Israel

Russia in the Land of Israel and the Mideast, 1850 until Today

Sabbatean and Frankist Religious Dissent in Europe

The Covenantal Idea in Jewish Thought

Graduate Seminar in German-Jewish Thought and Culture

Hellenistic Judaism

Literature of the Shoah, Philosophy in the Shoah

Philosophy of Perception

Moral Responsibility & Free Will

Philosophy of Emotion

Philosophy of Language

Ineffability

An Intensive Study of Kant’s Critique of Judgment

Salafism: Theology, Law and Politics in Modern Islamic

Movement

Dhimma law: Emergence, Politics and Practice in Yemen

Authors and Authorship in Classical Arabic Literature

Doctrines of Conflict: Salafi Texts and Media from War Zones

I am Aharoning: Reading David Grossman

BIBLICAL COURT TALES

THE SEPTUAGINT OF THE BOOK OF SAMUEL

The Dead Sea Scrolls

Middle Egyptian for Beginners

Egyptian Empire in Canaan

The Nineteenth-Century Concerto: Form, History & Reception

The Art of Living and Dying in Tibetan Religion

Babylonian temples under foreign rule: political, social, and

religious history of Babylonia

Buddhism, Meditation and Cognition Studies

Death, Dying and Grief in Islam

Converts & Apostates in Modern Jewish History

Early Christianity's Jewish Matrix: Gospels&Acts

Senses in Islam

From the Mall to the Mosque - Contemporary Muslim lifestyles in

Asia

Images of Paradise in the Qur'an and in Islam

Islam and Religious Objects

Religion and Visual Culture

Monks and Kings: Tibetan Buddhism, Society and State

Language of Biblical Poetry

The Laws of History

Digital Research in the Humanities: from Idea to Output

Reception of Latin Poetry

Catalonia and Spain: a broken marriage?

Reading Lorca's Tragedies for the Stage

Contemporary German Jewish culture

Walter Benjamin as a Jewish intellectual – Part I

Walter Benjamin as a Jewish intellectual - Part II

Bertolt Brecht as Lyrical Poet of “The Dark Times,” 1927-1953

Hannah Arendt and Rahel Varnhagen

Literary hermeneutics and transculturality

Georg Büchner and the Vormärz (1830-1848)

Ethnopoetry and Sensitivity: Hubert Fichte

The Legacy of German-Jewish Modernism

THE KIBBUTZ: BEGINNINGS, GLORY, THE END?

Christianity in Southeast Asia

The British Empire and its Decline in South Asia: 1914-1950

Classical Tibetan for beginners

Texts and Lives: Challenges and Prospects from and for the Study

of Theravada Buddhism

Language and Cognition: Introduction to Issues in Language

Acquisition and Processing

Advanced issues in syntax and semantics

The Grammar of Sign Languages

Lectures on Deverbal Nominalization

Recent Advances in Linguistic Theory

Innateness in language: still a viable hypothesis?

Introduction to Classical Armenian language

Intermediate Readings in Classical Armenian

Armenians, Greeks and Turks: the History of Anatolia, 1000-1500

Introduction to the Arab States of the Gulf

Late Ottoman History and Modern Turkish Politics & Literature in

Turkish Texts

From Islam to Islamism: The Historical Roots of Political Islam

Interconnecting Islam: Roads and Inns from the Umayyad

through the Ottoman Period

The Mongols in Greater Iran: Issues in Ilkhanid History

Eurasian Nomads and their Culture in the Pre-Modern Period

The Formation of Arab & Muslim Society in Palestine

Modern European Political Theories

Discipline and Punish: Heresy, Religious Minorities and the

Catholic Church in Early Modern Europe

Crafts and Craftspeople in Medieval Northern Europe

War Crimes: The Evolution of International Criminal Law since

1914

Register Variation

Sumerian and Akkadian Lements

Late Achaemenid & Hellenistic Babylonia: reading the sources

(484 BCE-80 CE)

THE BABYLONIAN CRATION EPIC ENUMA ELISH A

Site formation processes

Roads, boundaries,walls: Archaeology of mobility

Taphonomy in time and space

The early Paleolithic in Africa

Household Religion in jewish Antiquity

Glass and Pience Technology Workshop

The Phoenicians and their material culture

On the move: Prehistoric mobility and dispersals

CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION

BECOMING WOMEN: THE FEMALE BILDUNGSROMAN

Post-Colonial Theory: Literary Applications

Writing Women in the Age of Chaucer

Introduction to Poetry

Introduction to Fiction

Academic Writing in English

Historical Approach 1: Middle Ages and Renaissance

PARANOID HERMENEUTICS: THE NOVEL AFTER THE DEATH OF

THE NOVEL

Modern Irish and British Poetry

Principles of Formal English 1

Principles of Formal English 2

Historical Approach 3: Modernism and Beyond

The English and the American novel - 20th century

Shakespearean Comedy

Principles of Formal English - Advanced

Historical Approach 2: Enlightenment, Romanticism, the

Victorian era

Shakespeare: Selected plays

The English and the American novel - 19th century

Travel, Travelers, and Pilgrimage in Medieval and Renaissance

Literature

American Literature and Culture

AMERICAN POETRY AND POLITICAL EXTREMITY: FROM THE

HARLEM RENAISSANCE TO 9/11

The Vietnam War in American Literature and Film

J. M COETZEE: POSTCOLONIAL METAFICTION

Spotlight Theory: Ecocriticism, the Anthropocene, and Climate

Change

Spotlight Theory: Posthumanism

VERSIONS OF PASTORAL

WOMEN'S EDUCATION IN AUSTEN AND BRONTE

WRITER’S BLOCK: FROM THE ROMANTICS TO THE DIGITAL AGE

MILTON: MAJOR POETRY AND PROSE

The Study of Character in Shakespeare’s Dramaturgy

Personalized training in English

Pasolini, the Other – The Works of a Revolutionary Artist

Is Translation possible? A Journey through Modern Theories of

Translation

Mediterranean Identity through Modern Literature

TERESA DE AVILA, OR: IS MYSTCISM A FEMALE SENSIBILITY?

Japanese Religion and Worship

Doing Business in China

North Korea Behind the Curtain: Everyday Life and Totalitarian

Society

Early Chinese Historiography

Demographic Change and Care Migration in Asia: Welfare

Regime, Mobility and Social Integration

RESEARCH METHODS : CHINESE POLITICS AND SOCIETY

 China Inc. – Global Economic Ambitions

Resistance and Protest in Contemporary China

Governance in Contemporary China: Between Law and Politics

Tourism, History and Identity in Asia

"Non-Chinese" rulers of "China": from antiquity to the Qing

dynasty

Music and Political Authority in Chinese History – From the

Warring States to Early Medieval Times

Religions in China Today