Germanic Languages

Yiddish Courses

Lower-Division Courses

10. From Old World to New: Becoming Modern as Reflected in Yiddish Cinema and Literature. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Use of media of Yiddish cinema (classic films and documentaries) as primary focal points to examine ways in which one heritage culture, that of Ashkenazic Jews, adapted to forces of modernity (urbanization, immigration, radical social movements, assimilation, and destructive organized anti-Semitism) from late-19th century to present. Exploration of transformational themes in depth through viewing of selected films, readings, research and weekly papers, and in-class discussions. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

Upper-Division Courses

101A. Elementary Yiddish. (4) Lecture, four hours. Introduction to grammar; instruction in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. P/NP or letter grading.

101B. Elementary Yiddish. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 101A. P/NP or letter grading.

101C. Elementary Yiddish. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 101B. P/NP or letter grading.

102A. Intermediate Yiddish. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 101C. Grammatical exercises, reading and linguistic analysis of texts, conversation. P/NP or letter grading.

102B-102C. Intermediate Yiddish. (4-4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102A. Course 102B is requisite to 102C. Grammatical exercises, reading and linguistic analysis of texts, conversation. P/NP or letter grading.

121A. 20th-Century Yiddish Poetry in English Translation. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Readings in 20th-century Yiddish poetry and drama. P/NP or letter grading.

121B. 20th-Century Yiddish Prose and Drama in English Translation. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Readings in 20th-century Yiddish prose. P/NP or letter grading.

121C. Special Topics in Yiddish Literature in English Translation. (4) Lecture, three hours. Varying topics of importance and relevance to Yiddish literary study. Reading and analysis of wide range of 19th- and 20th-century literature. P/NP or letter grading.

130. Introduction to Yiddish Culture and Language through Film. (4) Lecture, three hours. Introduction to Yiddish language and culture, with focus on classic Yiddish films and documentaries as integral tools for accessing culture associated with this heritage language. Viewing and discussion to gain deeper understanding and appreciation of complexity and scope of Yiddish culture and in particular of annihilated Yiddish civilization of 20th century. These films represent most accessible way available to hear Yiddish spoken in fluent, natural manner. P/NP or letter grading.

131A. Modern Yiddish Poetry. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102A. Readings in modern Yiddish poetry. P/NP or letter grading.

131B. Modern Yiddish Prose and Drama. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102A. Readings in modern Yiddish prose and drama. P/NP or letter grading.

131C. Special Topics in Yiddish Literature. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 131A or 131B. Varying topics of importance and relevance to Yiddish literary study. Reading and analysis of wide range of 19th- and 20th-century literature. P/NP or letter grading.

189. Advanced Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

189HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

197. Individual Studies in Yiddish. (2 to 4) Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to juniors/seniors. Individual intensive study or more specialized investigation of topics in Yiddish, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

Graduate Courses

596. Directed Individual Study or Research in Yiddish. (4) Tutorial, to be arranged with faculty member who directs study or research (course section to be identified by two-letter code using initials of sponsoring instructor — see department for I.D. number). May be repeated once. S/U grading.

597. Preparation for PhD Qualifying Examinations. (4) Tutorial, to be arranged with faculty member who directs study (see department for I.D. number). S/U grading.