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Judaic Studies Courses (JDST)

Fall 2017 Judaic Studies Courses

212 Medieval and Early Modern Judaism (4) An interdisciplinary introduction to Jewish life, literature, religion, culture, and thought in the Middle Ages and early modern times in both Muslim and Christian environments.

213 The Jewish Encounter with Modernity (4) A survey of Jewish encounters with modernity outside the Americas from 1700-1948, concentrating on transformations in political status, national identity, Jewish culture, and religious self-definition.

320M History of Jewish Art (4) Survey of Jewish art from antiquity to the present; concentrates on synagogues, ceremonial art, manuscripts, and modern artists and cities.

324 Jewish-Christian Relations Through the Ages (4) Study of Jewish-Christian relations from antiquity to the present; concentrates on theological stances, social and political issues, and popular attitudes.

330 American Jewish Cultures (4) American Jewish culture, ritual, identity, institutions from 1880s to present. Examines pluralism within American Jewish community and relationships with other religous and ethnic groups. Offered alternate years.

340 Israelis and Palestinians (4) Examines political struggle between Israelis and Palestinians over past century and related human, societal, and cultural issues. Explores contemporary attempts at resolution. Offered alternate years. See also CRES 410.

399 Special Studies: Introduction to Judaism (4) Examines the practices, rituals, and traditions of the Jewish people as they have developed over the past 3000 years. Students will become familiar with the major written works of Judaism and the different contemporary movements (denominations) within Judaism. Students will be expected to respond to assigned readings each class session and to participate in interactive and experiential learning activities.

404 Internship: [Topic] (1-12R)

405 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1-12R)

409 Practicum: [Topic] (1-12R)

Hebrew Courses (HBRW)

Spring 2017 Hebrew Courses

111, 112, 113 Biblical Hebrew I-III (4, 4, 4): A year long sequence of three courses that prepare students to read biblical and post-biblical texts. Emphasis on classical Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and reading skills.

311 Biblical Narrative (4) Readings in extended narrative prose passages from the Hebrew Bible; emphasis on reading translation, vocabulary formation, Hebrew syntax. Prereq: successful completion of HBRW 113 or equivalent. R when reading material changes.

312 Biblical Poetry (4) Readings in poetic passages from the Hebrew Bible; emphasis on reading, translation, vocabulary formation, Hebrew syntax. Prereq: successful completion of HBRW 113 or equivalent. R when reading material changes.

313 Post-Biblical Literature (4) Readings in post-biblical Hebrew texts of various genres from late antiquity and the Middle Ages, including legal writings, narrative, and poetry. Prereq: successful completion of HBRW 113 or equivalent. R when reading material changes.

404 Internship: [Topic] (1-12R)

405 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1-12R)

409 Practicum: [Topic] (1-12R)

See the Undergraduate section of the website for a list of electives.