Course

JS / HIST 215 From Shtetl to Socialism: East European Jewry in the Modern Era

Professor

Cecile Kuznitz

CRN

16026

 

Schedule

Tu Th 10:30 11:50 am HDR 302

Distribution

OLD: C

NEW: Humanities

Cross-listed: Russian & Eurasian Studies

Eastern Europe was the largest and most vibrant center of Jewish life for three hundred years prior to the Holocaust. In that period East European Jewry underwent a wrenching process of modernization, creating radically new forms of community, culture, and political organization that still shape Jewish life today in the United States and Israel. Yet this rich history is often obscured by nostalgic stereotypes of the shtetl in popular culture. We will begin by dissecting such stereotypes and comparing them to the realities of traditional Jewish society. We will then consider topics including the rise of Chasidism and Haskalah (Enlightenment), modern Jewish political movements including Zionism, and pogroms and Russian government policy towards the Jews. Course materials will include both primary and secondary historical sources, as well as literature and film of the period under study. On-line

 

Course

ANTH 267 Middle Eastern Diasporas

Professor

Jeffrey Jurgens

CRN

16040

 

Schedule

Tu Th 1:00 -2:20 pm ASP 302

Distribution

OLD: C

NEW: Social Science

See Anthropology section for description.

 

Course

HIST 2137 Jewish Women:Gender Roles and Cultural Change

Professor

Cecile Kuznitz

CRN

16025

 

Schedule

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

Distribution

OLD: A

NEW: History / Rethinking Difference

See History section for description.

 

Course

SOC 253 Pluralism & Identity in Israel

Professor

Yuval Elmelech

CRN

16052

 

Schedule

Tu Th 2:30 -3:50 pm OLIN 203

Distribution

OLD: C

NEW: Social Science

See Sociology section for description.

 

Course

THEO / REL 201 Working Theologies

Professor

Bruce Chilton

CRN

16061

 

Schedule

Wed 12:00 -1:20 pm OLIN 308

Distribution

OLD: A

NEW: Humanities

See Theology section for description.

 

Course

THEO / REL 256 Historical Knowledge: Problems in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Professor

Bruce Chilton / Jacob Neusner

CRN

16062

 

Schedule

Tu 2:30 -3:50 pm OLIN 310 + conference

Distribution

OLD: A

NEW: Humanities

See Theology section for description.