Yiddish Language and Culture
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Languages
Department: Foreign Languages
Course Number: NYDH 1000
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Description:
Yiddish, a language that is more than 1,000 years old, is being revived as a legacy language by scholars and even by hipsters. In addition to studying the vocabulary, structure, and grammar of the Yiddish language, students explore the range of cultural expressions (in areas like cuisine, fashion, and music) and contexts that shaped the development of Yiddish from the Middle Ages to the present.
Course Open to: Degree Students