Faculty Profile

Nitsa Kann

Associate Professor of Judaic Studies (2005), Department Chair

Contact Information

kannn@dickinson.edu

East College Room 208
717.245.2548977

Bio

Her teaching interests include Hebrew language, Hebrew Literature, Kabbalah, and Middle Eastern Cinema. She is the author of two Hebrew books of poems, 'Black Soul Singer' (1989), and 'A Woman With Child' (1992), and the author of two Hebrew novels, 'Gazelle of Love' (1995), and 'Herotica' (1998).

Education

  • B.A., Hebrew University, 1982
  • M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1984
  • Ph.D., 2005

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

HEBR 103 Elementary Modern Hebrew
Introduction to the modern Hebrew language. Alphabet, phonics and grammatical structures. Emphasizes development of reading comprehension, composition and conversational skills.

HEBR 116 Intermediate Modern Hebrew
Formal study of Hebrew language with emphasis on oral practice and writing skills. Prerequisite: 104 or the equivalent.

HEBR 500 Independent Study

Spring 2015

HEBR 104 Elementary Modern Hebrew
Introduction to the modern Hebrew language. Alphabet, phonics and grammatical structures. Emphasizes development of reading comprehension, composition and conversational skills.

HEBR 200 Advanced Modern Hebrew
Expansion of language proficiency through intensified study of cultural and literary texts, including poetry, prose, essays, newspapers, films, and songs. Extensive discussion of issues related to contemporary Israel. Emphasis on the development of reading, writing and conversation skills. Prerequisite: 116 or the equivalent.

JDST 216 Kabbalah
Cross-listed with RELG 260 01.

RELG 260 Kabbalah
Cross-listed with JDST 216-01.