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Jewish Studies Minor

Classical & Near Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 18 to 26
The Jewish studies minor allows students to develop an additional concentration in the academic study of Jewish culture and civilization throughout history. The minor, which recognizes the diversity and international aspect of the Jewish experience, reinforces any disciplinary specialization and contributes a comparative focus. Students choose from among the full range of JWST courses in Jewish history, Bible, Talmud, rabbinics, Jewish literature, and medieval and modern Jewish studies.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
The minor consists of a minimum of six courses in JWST or other departments approved by the DUS. Up to 10 credits of biblical and/or modern Hebrew courses (3xxx or above) may count toward the minor. Students who wish to take introductory courses (1xxx or 2xxx) of a second language, in addition to four semesters of coursework in a first foreign language may count up to 10 credits towards the Minor Course requirements, if relevant to Jewish Studies, and approved by the DUS. This applies to students who have studied modern Hebrew but wish to add biblical Hebrew, or vice versa. Students may earn a BA or a minor in Jewish studies, but not both.
Core Course
Take 1 of the following courses for 3 credits.
HIST 1534 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3534 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 1034 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3034 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 1034 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3034 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures [HIS] (3.0 cr)
Minor Courses
At least one course must be chosen from each of the following emphasis areas: (1) Jewish History and Culture in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds; (2) Jewish History, Culture, Politics and Society in the Modern World. Up to 10 credits of Intermediate and Advanced Hebrew can count towards the minor.
Take 5 or more course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
Jewish History & Culture in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds Emphasis Area
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· JWST 3013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics [WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics [WI] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 5013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics [WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3202 - Bible: Prophecy in Ancient Israel (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3202 - Prophecy in Ancient Israel (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3202 - Prophecy in Ancient Israel (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible [AH] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible [AH] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3504 -  Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3603 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3719 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia [AH] (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 3603 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia [AH] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3606 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3606 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3717 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or GER 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3775 - History of Jews in Europe and the Atlantic World, from 1700 to Present (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3775 - History of Jews in Europe and the Atlantic World, from 1700 to Present (3.0 cr)
· JWST 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism [WI] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism [WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism [WI] (3.0 cr)
· Jewish History, Culture, Politics and Society in the Modern World Emphasis Area
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· HEBR 3090 - Advanced Modern Hebrew (3.0 cr)
· HEBR 5090 - Advanced Modern Hebrew (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3601 - Fleeing Hitler: German and Austrian Filmmakers Between Europe and Hollywood [AH] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3900 - Topics: Jewish Studies (3.0 cr)
· POL 4867W - United States Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East [GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· JWST 3013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics [WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics [WI] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 5013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics [WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics [WI] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3079 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3520 - History of the Holocaust (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3727 - History of the Holocaust (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3520 - History of the Holocaust (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3631 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture (3.0 cr)
or GER 3631 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3729 - Nazi Germany and Hitler's Europe (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3729 - Nazi Germany and Hitler's Europe (3.0 cr)
· JWST 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
· JWST 4878W - Israeli-Palestinian Situation [GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or POL 4878W - Israeli-Palestinian Situation [GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· Intermediate and Advanced Hebrew
Take at most 10 credit(s) from the following:
· HEBR 3012 - Intermediate Hebrew II (5.0 cr)
· HEBR 3090 - Advanced Modern Hebrew (3.0 cr)
· HEBR 3102 - Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II (4.0 cr)
· HEBR 5090 - Advanced Modern Hebrew (3.0 cr)
 
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HIST 1534 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01018 - Hist 1534/Hist 3534/JwSt 1034/
Typically offered: Every Fall
Jewish history, society, culture from Second Temple period (5th century BCE) to modern era as illuminated by literature, philosophy, art, film, music, religious law/custom, artifacts of daily life. Emphasizes political, social, cultural contexts that shaped development of Jewish ideas, practices, and institutions.
HIST 3534 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01018
Typically offered: Every Fall
Jewish history, society, culture from Second Temple period (5th century BCE) to modern era as illuminated by literature, philosophy, art, film, music, religious law/custom, artifacts of daily life. Emphasizes political, social, cultural contexts that shaped development of Jewish ideas, practices, and institutions.
JWST 1034 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01018 - Hist 1534/Hist 3534/JwSt 1034/
Typically offered: Every Fall
Jewish history, society, culture from Second Temple period (5th century BCE) to modern era as illuminated by literature, philosophy, art, film, music, religious law/custom, artifacts of daily life. Emphasizes political, social, cultural contexts that shaped development of Jewish ideas, practices, and institutions.development of Jewish ideas, practices, and institutions.
JWST 3034 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01018
Typically offered: Every Fall
Jewish history, society, culture from Second Temple period (5th century BCE) to modern era as illuminated by literature, philosophy, art, film, music, religious law/custom, artifacts of daily life. Emphasizes political, social, cultural contexts that shaped development of Jewish ideas, practices, and institutions.
RELS 1034 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01018
Typically offered: Every Fall
Jewish history, society, culture from Second Temple period (5th century BCE) to modern era as illuminated by literature, philosophy, art, film, music, religious law/custom, artifacts of daily life. Emphasizes political, social, cultural contexts that shaped development of Jewish ideas, practices, and institutions.
RELS 3034 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01018
Typically offered: Every Fall
Jewish history, society, culture from Second Temple period (5th century BCE) to modern era as illuminated by literature, philosophy, art, film, music, religious law/custom, artifacts of daily life. Emphasizes political, social, cultural contexts that shaped development of Jewish ideas, practices, and institutions.
JWST 3013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00552 - JwSt 3013W/JwSt 5013W/RelS 301
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Significance of religious law in Judaism. Babylonian background of biblical law. Biblical creation of the person as a legal category. Rabbinic transformations of biblical norms. Covenant in Christianity/Islam. Contemporary Jewish literature/philosophy.
RELS 3013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00552 - JwSt 3013W/JwSt 5013W/RelS 301
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Significance of religious law in Judaism. Babylonian background of biblical law. Biblical creation of the person as a legal category. Rabbinic transformations of biblical norms. Covenant in Christianity/Islam. Contemporary Jewish literature/philosophy.
JWST 5013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00552 - JwSt 3013W/JwSt 5013W/RelS 301
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Significance of religious law in Judaism. Babylonian background of biblical law. Biblical creation of the person as a legal category. Rabbinic transformations of biblical norms. Covenant in Christianity/Islam. Contemporary Jewish literature/philosophy.
RELS 5013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00552 - JwSt 3013W/JwSt 5013W/RelS 301
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Significance of religious law in Judaism. Babylonian background of biblical law. Biblical creation of the person as a legal category. Rabbinic transformations of biblical norms. Covenant in Christianity/Islam. Contemporary Jewish literature/philosophy.
JWST 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01026
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the modern academic study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in the historical context of literature from ancient Mesopotamia. Read Babylonian Epic of Creation, Epic of Gilgamesh, Hammurabi, Genesis, Exodus, Psalms. Stories of creation, law, epic conflict, and conquest.
CNES 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01026 - CNES 1201/CNES 3201/RelA 3201
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the modern academic study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in the historical context of literature from ancient Mesopotamia. Read Babylonian Epic of Creation, Epic of Gilgamesh, Hammurabi, Genesis, Exodus, Psalms. Stories of creation, law, epic conflict, and conquest. prereq: Knowledge of Hebrew not required
RELS 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01026
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the modern academic study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in the historical context of literature from ancient Mesopotamia. Read Babylonian Epic of Creation, Epic of Gilgamesh, Hammurabi, Genesis, Exodus, Psalms. Stories of creation, law, epic conflict, and conquest.
JWST 3202 - Bible: Prophecy in Ancient Israel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01019
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Survey of Israelite prophets. Emphasizes Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Second Isaiah. Prophetic contributions to Israelite religion. Personality of prophets. Politics, prophetic reaction. Textual analysis, biblical scholarship. Prophecy viewed cross-culturally. prereq: RelS 1001 or CNES 1201 or CNES 3201
CNES 3202 - Prophecy in Ancient Israel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01019
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Survey of Israelite prophets. Emphasizes Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Second Isaiah. Prophetic contributions to Israelite religion. Personality of prophets. Politics, prophetic reaction. Textual analysis, biblical scholarship. Prophecy viewed cross-culturally. prereq: 1201 or 3201 or RELS 1001
RELS 3202 - Prophecy in Ancient Israel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01019 - CNES 3202/JwSt 3202/RelS 3202
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Survey of Israelite prophets. Emphasizes Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Second Isaiah. Prophetic contributions to Israelite religion. Personality of prophets. Politics, prophetic reaction. Textual analysis, Biblical scholarship. Prophecy viewed cross-culturally. prereq: 1001 or CNES 1201 or CNES 3201
JWST 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01734 - CNES 3204/CNES 5204/JwSt 3204/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Contents of Dead Sea Scrolls, significance for understanding development of the Bible. Background of Judaism and Christianity. Archaeological site of Qumran.
CNES 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01734 - CNES 3204/CNES 5204/JwSt 3204/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Contents of Dead Sea Scrolls, significance for understanding development of the Bible. Background of Judaism and Christianity. Archaeological site of Qumran.
RELS 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01734 - CNES 3204/RelS5204/JwSt 3204/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Contents of Dead Sea Scrolls, significance for development of Bible. Background of Judaism and Christianity. Archaeological site of Qumran.
CNES 5204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01734 - CNES 3204/CNES 5204/JwSt 3204/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Contents of Dead Sea Scrolls, significance for understanding development of the Bible. Background of Judaism and Christianity. Archaeological site of Qumran.
RELS 5204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01734 - CNES 3204/RelS5204/JwSt 3204/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Contents of Dead Sea Scrolls, significance for development of Bible. Background of Judaism and Christianity. Archaeological site of Qumran.
JWST 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02157 - CNES 3205/JwSt 3205/RelS 3205
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How men, women, gender, sexuality is portrayed in Hebrew Bible. Social/religious roles/status of women in ancient Israel. Read biblical texts from academic point of view.
CNES 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02157 - CNES 3205/JwSt 3205/RelS 3205
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How men, woman, gender, sexuality is portrayed in Hebrew Bible. Social/religious roles/status of women in ancient Israel. Reading biblical texts from academic point of view.
RELS 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02157 - CNES 3205/JwSt 3205/RelS 3205
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How men, women, gender, sexuality is portrayed in Hebrew Bible. Social/religious roles/status of women in ancient Israel. Read biblical texts from academic point of view.
JWST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, and Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan. prereq: Knowledge of Hebrew not required, 3501 recommended
CNES 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294 - CNES 3502/CNES 5502/ Hist 3502
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, Mesopotamian sources.Issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan.
HIST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294 - CNES 3502/CNES 5502/ Hist 3502
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, and Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan.
RELS 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan. prereq: Hebrew not required; 3501 recommended
CNES 5502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, and Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan. prereq: Knowledge of Hebrew not required; 5501 recommended
JWST 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02305 - CNES 3504/JwSt 3504/RelS 3504
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of Jewish literature that was written during the Hellenistic and early Roman periods (c. 538 B.C.E. - 100 C.E.). The main focus will be on reading primary literature mostly translated from Greek but also from Hebrew (such as from the Dead Sea Scrolls). The course also will provide a survey of the sociological and historical contexts of Jewish life in this period (especially in Egypt and Judea/Galilee), and it will address how Jewish identity was formulated in antiquity. This course is essential for anyone interested in the history of Judaism and/or Christianity
CNES 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02305 - CNES 3504/JwSt 3504/RelS 3504
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of Jewish literature that was written during the Hellenistic and early Roman periods (c. 538 B.C.E. - 100 C.E.). The main focus will be on reading primary literature mostly translated from Greek but also from Hebrew (such as from the Dead Sea Scrolls). The course also will provide a survey of the sociological and historical contexts of Jewish life in this period (especially in Egypt and Judea/Galilee), and it will address how Jewish identity was formulated in antiquity. This course is essential for anyone interested in the history of Judaism and/or Christianity.
RELS 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02305 - CNES 3504/JwSt 3504/RelS 3504
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of Jewish literature that was written during the Hellenistic and early Roman periods (c. 538 B.C.E. - 100 C.E.). The main focus will be on reading primary literature mostly translated from Greek but also from Hebrew (such as from the Dead Sea Scrolls). The course also will provide a survey of the sociological and historical contexts of Jewish life in this period (especially in Egypt and Judea/Galilee), and it will address how Jewish identity was formulated in antiquity. This course is essential for anyone interested in the history of Judaism and/or Christianity.
JWST 3603 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02139
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Cultural production of Sephardic Jews/Andalusi Muslims. Andalusi poetry. Fiction of alSaraqusti, Judah alHarizi, uan Ruiz. Treatises of Averroes/Maimonides. How cultural assimilation in medieval alAndalus complicates notions of identity, subalternity, postcoloniality. How literary, historical, philosophical, theological works of major Jewish/Muslim thinkers survived among later Spanish Christian intellectuals.
RELS 3719 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02139
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Cultural production of Sephardic Jews/Andalusi Muslims. Andalusi poetry. Fiction of alSaraqusti, Judah alHarizi/Juan Ruiz. Treatises of Averroes/Maimonides. How cultural assimilation in medieval alAndalus complicates notions of identity, subalternity, postcoloniality. How literary, historical, philosophical, theological works of major Jewish/Muslim thinkers survived among later Spanish Christian intellectuals.
SPAN 3603 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02139
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Cultural production of Sephardic Jews and Andalusi Muslims. Andalusi poetry. Fiction of al-Saraqusti, Judah al-Harizi and Juan Ruiz. Treatises of Averroes and Maimonides. How cultural assimilation in medieval al-Andalus complicates notions of identity, subalterity, and postcoloniality. How literary, historical, philosophical, and theological works of major Jewish/Muslim thinkers survived among later Spanish Christian intellectuals.
JWST 3606 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01964
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Muslim/Christian expansion, jihad/crusade, anti-Jewish violence/persecution. Trade, intellectual exchange, religious dialogue.
HIST 3606 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01964 - Hist 3606/JwSt 3606/RelS 3717
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Violent dimensions of these relations: Muslim/Christian expansion, jihad/crusade, anti-Jewish violence/persecution. Peaceful dimensions: trade, intellectual exchange, religious dialogue.
RELS 3717 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01964
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Muslim/Christian expansion, jihad/crusade, anti-Jewish violence/persecution. Trade, intellectual exchange, religious dialogue.
JWST 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02510
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Seventy years after the end of the second world war, the Holocaust continues to play a formative role in public discourse about the past in Germany and Austria. As the event itself recedes into the past, our knowledge about the Holocaust has become increasingly shaped by literary and filmic representations of it. This course has several objectives: first, to deepen students' historical knowledge of the events and experiences of the Holocaust, and at the same time to introduce critical models for examining the relationship between personal experience, historical events, and forms of representation. This class will introduce students to the debates about the politics of memory and the artistic representation of the Holocaust, with special focus on public debates about the complex ways in which Holocaust memory surfaces in contemporary Germany and Austria, and by the accrual of layers of text and discourse about the Holocaust. Additional topics will include Holocaust testimony; Holocaust memoirs, and 2nd and 3rd generation Holocaust literature, the Historians' Debate of the 1980s.
GER 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02510
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Seventy years after the end of the second world war, the Holocaust continues to play a formative role in public discourse about the past in Germany and Austria. As the event itself recedes into the past, our knowledge about the Holocaust has become increasingly shaped by literary and filmic representations of it. This course has several objectives: first, to deepen students' historical knowledge of the events and experiences of the Holocaust, and at the same time to introduce critical models for examining the relationship between personal experience, historical events, and forms of representation. This class will introduce students to the debates about the politics of memory and the artistic representation of the Holocaust, with special focus on public debates about the complex ways in which Holocaust memory surfaces in contemporary Germany and Austria, and by the accrual of layers of text and discourse about the Holocaust. Additional topics will include Holocaust testimony; Holocaust memoirs, and 2nd and 3rd generation Holocaust literature, the Historians' Debate of the 1980s.
JWST 3775 - History of Jews in Europe and the Atlantic World, from 1700 to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01816 - Hist 3775/JwSt 3775
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Social, cultural, and political experience of Jews in Europe and the Americas. Emancipation, social/economic development, assimilation, migration, political anti-Semitism, Zionism, the holocaust, transformations after 1945.
HIST 3775 - History of Jews in Europe and the Atlantic World, from 1700 to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01816 - Hist 3775/JwSt 3775
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Social, cultural, and political experience of Jews in Europe and the Americas. Emancipation, social/economic development, assimilation, migration, political anti-Semitism, Zionism, the holocaust, transformations after 1945.
JWST 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02067
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Idea of divine revelation. Impact on religion/literature. How history of Bible's creation, transmission, interpretation help us think critically about role of revelation in religious traditions. prereq: At least one upper level course (3xxx or higher) in academic biblical or religious studies
CNES 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02067
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Idea of divine revelation. Impact upon religion/literature. How history of Bible's creation, transmission, interpretation helps us think critically about role of revelation in history of religious traditions. prereq: At least one upper level course (3xxx or higher) in academic biblical or religious studies
RELS 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02067
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Idea of divine revelation. Impact on religion/literature. How history of Bible's creation, transmission, interpretation helps us think critically about role of idea of revelation in history of religious traditions. prereq: At least one upper level course (3xxx or higher) in academic biblical or religious studies
HEBR 3090 - Advanced Modern Hebrew
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation to read various kinds of authentic Hebrew texts and to develop higher levels of comprehension/speaking. Conducted entirely in Hebrew. Emphasizes Modern Israeli Hebrew. Introduction to earlier genres. Grammar, widening vocabulary. Contemporary short fiction, essays, articles on cultural topics, films, Hebrew Internet sites, TV. prereq: 3012 or instr consent
HEBR 5090 - Advanced Modern Hebrew
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Various authentic Hebrew texts. Comprehension/speaking. Conducted entirely in Hebrew. Emphasizes Modern Israeli Hebrew. Grammar, widening vocabulary. Contemporary short fiction, essays, articles on cultural topics, films, Hebrew Internet sites, TV.
JWST 3601 - Fleeing Hitler: German and Austrian Filmmakers Between Europe and Hollywood (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01280
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
German/American films by famous directors who left Europe in Nazi period. Analysis of films by Fritz Lang, Max Ophuls, Robert Siodmak, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Douglas Sirk, and others. Films as art works and as cultural products of particular social, political, and historical moments.
JWST 3900 - Topics: Jewish Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical, religious, sociological, anthropological, and humanistic study of Judaism and the Jewish people. Approach, method of study vary with topic.
POL 4867W - United States Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East (GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
U.S. foreign policy toward Israeli-Palestinian issue in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, etc. Mideast polities, debates, actions. Rationales for U.S. engagement with region. Readings of Middle East authors. prereq: Jr or sr
JWST 3013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00552 - JwSt 3013W/JwSt 5013W/RelS 301
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Significance of religious law in Judaism. Babylonian background of biblical law. Biblical creation of the person as a legal category. Rabbinic transformations of biblical norms. Covenant in Christianity/Islam. Contemporary Jewish literature/philosophy.
RELS 3013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00552 - JwSt 3013W/JwSt 5013W/RelS 301
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Significance of religious law in Judaism. Babylonian background of biblical law. Biblical creation of the person as a legal category. Rabbinic transformations of biblical norms. Covenant in Christianity/Islam. Contemporary Jewish literature/philosophy.
JWST 5013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00552 - JwSt 3013W/JwSt 5013W/RelS 301
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Significance of religious law in Judaism. Babylonian background of biblical law. Biblical creation of the person as a legal category. Rabbinic transformations of biblical norms. Covenant in Christianity/Islam. Contemporary Jewish literature/philosophy.
RELS 5013W - Biblical Law and Jewish Ethics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00552 - JwSt 3013W/JwSt 5013W/RelS 301
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Significance of religious law in Judaism. Babylonian background of biblical law. Biblical creation of the person as a legal category. Rabbinic transformations of biblical norms. Covenant in Christianity/Islam. Contemporary Jewish literature/philosophy.
JWST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01712 - Hist 3511/JwSt 3511/RelS 3079
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Diversity of social/cultural interactions between Muslims and Jews and between Islam and Judaism since 1700. What enabled the two religious communities to peacefully coexist? What were causes of conflict? Why is history of Muslim-Jewish relations such a contested issue?
HIST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01712 - Hist 3511/JwSt 3511/RelS 3079
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Diversity of social/cultural interactions between Muslims and Jews and between Islam and Judaism since 1700. What enabled the two religious communities to peacefully coexist? What were causes of conflict? Why is history of Muslim-Jewish relations such a contested issue?
RELS 3079 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01712 - Hist 3511/JwSt 3511/RelS 3079
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Diversity of social/cultural interactions between Muslims and Jews and between Islam and Judaism since 1700. What enabled the two religious communities to peacefully coexist? What were causes of conflict? Why is history of Muslim-Jewish relations such a contested issue?
JWST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01854
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
History of Zionism/Israel. Arab-Jewish conflict, tensions between religious/Jews. Relationships between Mizrahi, Ashkenazi, Russian, Ethiopian, Arab citizens. Israeli cultural imagery. Newsreels, political posters, television shows, films, popular music.
HIST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01854
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
History of Zionism/Israel. Arab-Jewish conflict, tensions between religious/secular Jews. Relationships between Mizrahi, Ashkenazi, Russian, Ethiopian, Arab citizens. Israeli cultural imagery. Newsreels, political posters, television shows, films, popular music.
JWST 3520 - History of the Holocaust
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00352 - Hist 3727/JwSt 3520/RelS 3520
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of 1933-1945 extermination of six million Jews and others by Nazi Germany on basis of race. European anti-Semitism. Implications of social Darwinism and race theory. Perpetrators, victims, onlookers, resistance. Theological responses of Jews and Christians.
HIST 3727 - History of the Holocaust
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00352 - Hist 3727W/JwSt 3521W/RelS 352
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of 1933-1945 extermination of six million Jews and others by Nazi Germany on basis of race. European anti-Semitism. Implications of social Darwinism and race theory. Perpetrators, victims, onlookers, resistance. Theological responses of Jews and Christians.
RELS 3520 - History of the Holocaust
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00352 - Hist 3727/JwSt 3520/RelS 3520
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of 1933-1945 extermination of six million Jews and others by Nazi Germany on basis of race. European anti-Semitism. Implications of social Darwinism and race theory. Perpetrators, victims, onlookers, resistance. Theological responses of Jews and Christians.
JWST 3631 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00966 - CSCL 3631/Ger 3631/JwSt 3631
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary/cultural modes of writing used by Jewish writers in Germany, Austria, and America to deal with problems of identity, anti-Semitism, and assimilation. Focus on 20th century. All readings (novels, poetry, stories) in English. prereq: No knowledge of German required; cr toward major or minor requires reading in German
GER 3631 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00966 - CSCL 3631/Ger 3631/JwSt 3631
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary/cultural modes of writing used by Jewish writers in Germany, Austria, and America to deal with problems of identity, anti-Semitism, and assimilation. Focus on 20th century. All readings (novels, poetry, stories) in English. prereq: No knowledge of German required; cr toward major or minor requires reading in German
JWST 3729 - Nazi Germany and Hitler's Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02182 - Hist 3729/JwSt 3729
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comprehensive exploration of Third Reich. How Nazis came to power, transformations of 1930s, imposition of racial politics against Jews/others, nature of total war. Historical accounts, memoirs, state documents, view films.
HIST 3729 - Nazi Germany and Hitler's Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02182
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comprehensive exploration of Third Reich. Students will examine How the Nazis came to power, transformations of 1930s, imposition of racial politics against Jews/others, nature of total war. Students read historical accounts, memoirs, state documents, view films.
JWST 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02325
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
GLOS 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02325
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
SOC 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02325
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
GLOS 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02325
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
SOC 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02325
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
JWST 4878W - Israeli-Palestinian Situation (GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02163
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Situation as clash of two communities. History, politics, respective narratives of each community. Divisions within each community that are consequential for reconciliation. Examples of reconciliation literature from both communities.
POL 4878W - Israeli-Palestinian Situation (GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02163
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Situation as clash of two communities. History, politics, respective narratives of each community. Divisions within each community that are consequential for reconciliation. Examples of reconciliation literature from both communities.
HEBR 3012 - Intermediate Hebrew II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01083 - HEBR 3012/Hebr 4012
Typically offered: Every Spring
Extensive reading of simplified modern Hebrew prose selections. Students discuss poetry, newspaper, film, and TV in Hebrew. Israeli cultural experiences. Hone composition, listening comprehension, and speaking skills to prepare for proficiency exams. Biblical prose, simple poetic texts. Taught in Hebrew. Meets with 4012. prereq: Grade of at least [C- or S] in in 3011 or instr consent
HEBR 3090 - Advanced Modern Hebrew
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation to read various kinds of authentic Hebrew texts and to develop higher levels of comprehension/speaking. Conducted entirely in Hebrew. Emphasizes Modern Israeli Hebrew. Introduction to earlier genres. Grammar, widening vocabulary. Contemporary short fiction, essays, articles on cultural topics, films, Hebrew Internet sites, TV. prereq: 3012 or instr consent
HEBR 3102 - Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01085 - HEBR 3102/HEBR 4107
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Text of Hebrew Bible, basic research tools and commentaries. Close reading of narrative biblical texts. Reading fluency, methods of research in biblical studies. Meets with 4107. prereq: Grade of at least [C- or S] in 3101 or instr consent
HEBR 5090 - Advanced Modern Hebrew
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Various authentic Hebrew texts. Comprehension/speaking. Conducted entirely in Hebrew. Emphasizes Modern Israeli Hebrew. Grammar, widening vocabulary. Contemporary short fiction, essays, articles on cultural topics, films, Hebrew Internet sites, TV.