Yiddish 101A: Elementary Yiddish, YIDDSH 101A
Lecture, four hours. Introduction to grammar; instruction in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. P/NP or letter grading.
Credit: 4 quarter units /
2.67 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, European Languages and Transcultural Studies
Course Credit:Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.
If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.
General Education: AH, WC.
UC Los Angeles:
Foreign Language requirement
units toward degree (see your advisor)
General Education: Elective Units
UC San Diego:
General Education: ERC Foreign Language Requirement - third semester/intermediate level or fourth quarter course required for proficiency;
UC San Francisco:
UC Santa Barbara:
UC Santa Cruz:
More About The Course
Yiddish is a 1,000-year old heritage language with an associated culture that had a significant (positive) influence on mainstream American culture, from music, to theater, to literature, and even to language. It is also on the UN list of Endangered Languages because of the combined forces of genocide, repression, and assimilation in the mid-20th century.
Why study Yiddish? Aside from connecting with the roots of one's own heritage, Yiddish is for anyone who is interested in modern Jewish history, world literature, social movements in Europe and the US, linguistics, the Holocaust, and German.