world cultures


World Cultures (HSC4M) examines the nature of culture, how cultural identities are acquired, maintained, and transformed with a focus on the world of the Tanakh and the Jewish encounter with the great cultures of antiquity: Babylon, Assyria, Persia, and Greece.

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

HSC4M is a year course beginning in October. 

We meet twice a week for 25 weeks, with all Jewish and civil holidays off.

Although we’d like you to start in October, you can join the course up until the end of November. 

There are homework assignments that drop in Google Classroom at the beginning of each month that are due at the end of the month. Select one (or two, depending on the month) that interests you most.

There are no exams or tests.  

As we approach the end of the year, we will meet to plan your Culminating work which will explore a topic you find compelling!

The Culminating is due at the end of June.

The clip above was produced by Equator AI, featuring artificially rendered portraits of individuals speaking ancient languages.

Would our ancestors have heard these languages spoken this way in the streets, markets and royal halls of Ur, Akkad, Babylon or Thebes? How close was the Aramaic of our ancestors to the Hebrew of today? In this course, we’ll address these question and so many more about how our culture developed alongside these diverse and ancient cultures.

HSC4M Course Outline

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