Modern Hebrew

The concentration in Modern Hebrew provides students with a firm foundation in modern Hebrew language and a broad knowledge of Israeli culture, leading to advanced skills in reading, writing and conversing in modern Hebrew. The concentration also includes study of the Israeli culture, literature, politics and history. It enriches students' perspective on the Middle East and offers them a deeper understanding of the current affairs. Students pursuing careers in foreign politics, international business, tourism, media, translation and in different levels of education, will benefit from this concentration.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 20 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students wishing to add the concentration in Modern Hebrew must complete HEB 101 and 102 to satisfy the requirements to enroll in HEB 201.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours must be earned at ASU or in an ASU-approved study abroad program.

Required Core Courses

HEB 201 Intermediate Modern Hebrew, G (4)
HEB 202 Intermediate Modern Hebrew, G (4)
HEB 313 Advanced Modern Hebrew, G (3)
HEB 314 Advanced Modern Hebrew, G (3)

Electives 6 Hours Required

HEB 347/JST 347/SLC 347 Modern Israeli Literature in Translation, HU & G (3)
HEB 348/JST 348/SLC 348
REL 311 Israeli Society and Culture, HU & G (3)
HST 372 Modern Middle East, SB & G & H (3)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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