Courses in Yiddish Autumn Semester 2021
Information and guidance
Yiddish is one of Sweden's official national minority languages and Lund University is the only university in Scandinavia that offers teaching and conducts research about Yiddish language, literature and culture.
A new generation of Yiddish-speaking researchers and teachers is helping to revitalize the language in the 21st century. The teaching consists partly of language studies and partly of cultural courses that examine the rich Yiddish literature and Ashkenazi-Jewish history and culture.
Courses Autumn 2021:
Our courses are taught in english and on distance and we very much welcome people from everywhere to apply. But please note that you will have to pay a fee for the education if you are not a citizen of a EU country.
Apply on April 15 at the latest.
Language and literature courses
- YIDD01, Yiddish: Language and Literature, Beginner's Course I, 15 ECTS (part time, distance)
The first of our two beginner courses for you who are interested in starting to learn to speak, write and read Yiddish and be able to take part in this rich and unique culture. The second part of the beginner level, Beginner Course II, takes place the following spring semester.
- YIDD11, Yiddish: Language and Literature, Level 1 A, 15 ECTS (part time, distance)
The first of our two Level 1 courses in Yiddish for those who have completed the beginner courses. Level 1 B will take place the coming spring term.
As all our courses are given part-time, we encourage you to combine language studies with one of our courses on Jewish and Yiddish-speaking cultural history, which is also given each semester (see below). In this way, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the subject full time. These courses can also be included in a future bachelor's degree.
In addition to our language-focused courses, we also provide one or two courses focusing on culture each semester. They are courses that do not require any prior knowledge of the Yiddish language and deal with different aspects of Jewish cultural history, with a focus on Yiddish culture and literature. This autumn, the following course/courses will be given:
- YIDC03, Jewish Cultural Responses to the Holocaust, 15 ECTS (part time, distance)
In this course you will learn about how the memory of the Holocaust has been preserved and processed in Jewish culture in Europe and the United States, from the end of the war to the present day.