Modern Hebrew Minor

Department of Asian Studies

New West 113, CB# 3267

(919) 962-4294

Yaron Shemer, Hebrew Program Advisor

Nadia Yaqub, Chair

Li-ling Hsiao, Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Lori Harris, Department Manager

The Department of Asian Studies offers five major concentrations, nine minors, and instruction in Asian and Middle Eastern languages. In addition to the interdisciplinary minor in Asian studies, there are language-focused minors in Arabic, Chinese, modern Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, and Persian.

Department Programs




In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The undergraduate minor in Hebrew consists of four courses.

Core Requirements
Three language courses beyond HEBR 203:9
Intermediate Modern Hebrew II
Advanced Modern Hebrew I
Advanced Modern Hebrew II
The other course must be chosen from among the following:3
First-Year Seminar: Israeli Popular Culture: The Case of Music
Israeli Popular Culture: The Case of Music
The Conflict over Israel/Palestine
First-Year Seminar: Israeli Culture and Society: Collective Memories and Fragmented Identities
Israeli Cinema: Gender, Nation, and Ethnicity H
The Arab-Jews: Culture, Community, and Coexistence
Beyond Hostilities: Israeli-Palestinian Exchanges and Partnerships in Film, Literature, and Music
Language, Exile, and Homeland in Zionist Thought and Practice
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Literature H
Religion in Modern Israel
Introductory Biblical Hebrew I
Introductory Biblical Hebrew II
Intermediate Classical Hebrew I
Intermediate Classical Hebrew II
Total Hours12

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Placement credit (PL) may not be used to meet minor requirements.

See the program page here for special opportunities.