Course

JS / HIST 120 Jewishness Beyond Religion: Defining Secular Jewish Culture

Professor

Cecile Kuznitz

CRN

95303

 

Schedule

Tu Th 10:30 -11:50 am HEG 300

Distribution

OLD: A

NEW: HUMANITIES / RETHINKING DIFFERENCE

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 in the modern period. We will focus on examples drawn from Western and Eastern Europe but will also look at American and Israeli societies. Topics will include the Haskalah (Jewish enlightenment), acculturation and assimilation, modern Jewish politics including Zionism, and Jewish literature in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages.

 

Course

HEB 101 Beginning Hebrew I

Professor

Hezi Brosh

CRN

95091

 

Schedule

Tu Th 2:30 -3:50 pm OLINLC 120

Wed 3:00 -4:00 pm OLINLC 120

Fr 10:30 -11:30 am OLINLC 206

Distribution

OLD: D

NEW: FOREIGN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & CULTURE

See Hebrew section for description.

 

Course

HEB 102 Beginning Hebrew II

Professor

TBA

CRN

95442

 

Schedule

Mon 2:55 3:55 pm OLINLC 118

Tu Th 2:30 3:50 pm OLIN 304

Distribution

OLD: D

NEW: FOREIGN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & CULTURE

Cross listed: Jewish Studies

 

Course

REL 104 Introduction to Judaism

Professor

Jacob Neusner

CRN

95286

 

Schedule

Tu Th 2:30 -3:50 pm OLIN 310

Distribution

OLD: A/C

NEW: HUMANITIES

See Religion section for description.

 

Course

HIST / SOC 258 Jews in American Society, 1880 to the present

Professor

Joel Perlmann

CRN

95307

 

Schedule

Tu Th 4:30 -5:50 pm OLIN 204

Distribution

OLD: C

NEW: HISTORY / RETHINKING DIFFERENCE

See Sociology section for description.

 

Course

LIT 276B Chosen Voices: Jewish Authors

Professor

Elizabeth Frank

CRN

95051

 

Schedule

Wed 3:00 -4:20 pm PRE 101

Th 1:00 -2:20 pm PRE 101

Distribution

OLD: B/C

NEW: LITERATURE IN ENGLISH / RETHINKING DIFFERENCE

See Literature section for description.