JEWISH STUDIES (see descriptions in primary area)

 

99419

JS / HIST 120 Jewishness Beyond Religion

Cecile Kuznitz

. T . Th .

2:30 -3:50 pm

ASP 302

HIST/DIFF

Cross-listed: History 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.

 

99183

HEB 101 Elementary Hebrew

David Nelson

M T W Th .

1:25 -2:25 pm

HEG 200

FLLC

Cross listed: Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Hebrew as both a classical literary and a modern language. Beginning with script and pronunciation, the course rapidly progresses into a wide range of texts and topics in order to build both vocabulary and grammar, so as to prepare the student to read and understand classical Hebrew texts and/or to achieve reading and oral language competence in contemporary Israel. The course is open to those with no previous knowledge of Hebrew and to others on consultation with the instructor.

 

99506

HEB 201 Intermediate Hebrew

Noa Marom

M T W Th .

9:00-10:00 am

OLIN 306

FLLC

Cross listed: Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies This course will concentrate on developing a significant level of linguistic and communicative competence in Hebrew. Active and passive lexicon will be expanded and advanced grammatical structures will be introduced through exposure to different kinds of texts. Aspects of Israeli culture as well as differences between the Standard language and the spoken language will be highlighted.

 

99397

ANTH 256 Race and Ethnicity in Brazil

Mario Bick

M . W . .

9:00 - 10:20 am

OLIN 303

SSCI/DIFF

 

99515

ANTH 267 Middle Eastern Diapsoras

Jeff Jurgens

M . W . .

3:00 - 4:20 pm

OLIN 201

SSCI/DIFF

 

99494

HIST 2122 The Arab-Israel Conflict

Joel Perlmann

. T . Th .

4:00 -5:20 pm

OLIN 202

SSCI/DIFF

 

99417

HIST 3108 Jewish Women: Gender Roles and Cultural Change

Cecile Kuznitz

M . . .

4:00 -6:20 pm

OLIN 301

HIST

 

99189

REL 175 Classics of Judaism

Jacob Neusner

. T . Th .

10:30 - 11:50 am

OLIN 101

HUM

 

99185

REL 269 Sacred Pursuits

Bruce Chilton

. T . Th .

2:30 -3:50 pm

Center for James

HUM

 

99245

REL 279 Jewish Responses to Destruction

David Nelson

. T . Th .

4:00 5:20 pm

OLIN 308

HUM