19327

JS / HIST 120

 Jewishness Beyond Religion

Cecile Kuznitz

 T  Th    3:10-4:30 pm

OLIN 307

HA

D+J

HIST

DIFF

Cross-listed: Historical Studies  In the pre-modern world Jewish identity was centered on religion but expressed as well in how one made a living, what clothes one wore, and  what language one spoke. In modern times Jewish culture became more voluntary and more fractured. While some focused on Judaism as (only)  a religion, both the most radical and the most typical way in which  Jewishness was redefined was in secular terms. In this course we will explore the intellectual, social, and political movements that led to new secular definitions of Jewish culture and identity, focusing on examples from Western and Eastern Europe and the United States. Topics will include the origins of Jewish secularization, haskalah (Jewish enlightenment) and Reform, acculturation and assimilation, modern Jewish political movements including Zionism, and Jews and the arts.  In addition to secondary historical texts we will pay special attention to a wide variety of primary source documents. The class will also incorporate materials drawn from literature, film, and music. 

Class size: 18

 

19516

HEB 102

 BEGINNING HEBREW II

David Nelson

M   W     1:30- 2:30 pm

  T  Th       1:30- 2:30 pm

OLIN 302

OLIN 308

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Jewish Studies   

 

19342

HIST 345

 Intermarriage:American Society

Joel Perlmann

  W         1:30-3:50 pm

OLIN 107

HA

D+J

HIST

DIFF

Cross-listed: Africana Studies; American Studies; Jewish Studies

 

19172

LIT 238

 Revolutionary Thought & Poetry

Jason Kavett

 T  Th    3:10-4:30 pm

OLINLC 118

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: German  Studies; Jewish Studies

 

19188

LIT 2404

 Fantastic Journey/Modern World

Jonathan Brent

    F        3:00-5:20 pm

OLIN 201

LA

ELIT

Cross-listed: Jewish Studies; Russian Studies

 

19476

REL 231

 Great Jewish Books

Samuel Secunda

M  W      3:10-4:30 pm

OLIN 204

MBV

 

Cross-listed: Jewish Studies; Literature