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‘Fall 2015’

In a Pluralistic Age: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Spain (JS1111.01)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: Independent learning and inquiry in an environment in which students can express knowledge and defend opinions through intensive class discussion, oral presentations, and written expression. From the Syllabus: Between 711 and 1492 Jews Christians and Muslims created one...

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Civil Rights and Wrongs: Black-Jewish Relations in the 1950s and 1960s (JS1111.04)

Feb. 1, 2015—From the Syllabus: Blacks and Jews have shared a long and varied history together, particularly in the American context, as there have been strong forces pulling the two groups simultaneously together and apart.  Through an examination of historical and literary...

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Introduction to Judaism (RLST 1200)

Feb. 1, 2015—Comprehensive overview of the Jewish religion, beliefs and practices, holidays and sacred texts. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: Fall 2015 HCA No Religious Studies Register now on YES    

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Themes in the Hebrew Bible (RLST 1208)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: A thematic introduction to the Hebrew Scripture/Old Testament. Selected themes-such as creation, revelation, covenant, law, suffering, messianic expectation – are traced through the diverse parts of the Bible (Pentateuch, Prophetic Writings, and Wisdom Literature) as well as in...

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Jews in the Medieval World (JS1220)

Jan. 25, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish experience from the 2nd century CE to 1492. Legal status of Jews; economic and religious developments. Burning the Talmud, age of charters, reaction to the Crusades, Jewish expulsion from Spain. From the Syllabus: This course will examine...

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Perspectives in Modern Jewish History (JS1240)

Jan. 23, 2015—Catalog Description: Meaning and origins of modern Jewish history from 1492. The diverse experiences of Jewish communities across the globe. Men’s and women’s redefinition of Jewish identity as they confronted modernity. Rise of secular rights for Jews but also of...

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American Southern Jews in Life and Literature (JS2230W)

Jan. 19, 2015—Catalog Description: From colonial times to the present. Interactions between Southern Jews and other Southerners, and between Southern and Northern Jews. The Civil War, Jewish economic activities, and the civil rights movement. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible...

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Imagining the Alien: Jewish Science Fiction (JS 2290W)

Jan. 13, 2015—Catalog Description: Science Fiction and speculative fiction by Jewish writers in cultural context.  Aliens, robots, and secret selves; time travel: Utopia, political critique, and questions of Jewish identity. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught...

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Jewish Philosophy after Auschwitz (JS2340)

Jan. 11, 2015—Critical responses to social and political institutions and the corresponding modes of thought that made Auschwitz possible and continue to sustain the barbarism that many leading philosophers have identified at the heart of culture. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also...

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Senior Project in Jewish Studies (JS 4970)

Jan. 1, 2015—  Course Description Readings and independent research. Prerequisite: senior standing. (This course will satisfy the Senior Capstone requirement for the Jewish Studies major. Senior Capstone project proposal must be approved by the Jewish Studies Program’s director of undergraduate studies.) [3]...

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Elementary Hebrew (HEBR 1101)

Dec. 29, 2014—This course will provide introduction to alphabet, the basics of grammar, and elementary conversation in the Hebrew language. As the vocabulary will expand, grammatical structures will be incorporated through the exposure to different kinds of texts. Aspects of Israeli culture...

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Intermediate Hebrew (HEBR 2201)

Dec. 27, 2014—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...

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