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Spring 2016

Introduction to Jewish Studies (JS1002W)

Feb. 1, 2015—  Catalog Description: Introduction to Judaism and Jewish history through philosophical, political, social, and artistic perspectives. Biblical studies; antiquity and the medieval world; modern and contemporary experience; and culture, philosophy, and literature. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible...

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Gender, Sexuality, and Desire in Jewish Literature (JS 1111.05)

Feb. 1, 2015—From the Syllabus: In this course we will examine representations of gender, sexuality, and desire in Jewish literature. Our readings will span a broad range of literary texts, from biblical stories to contemporary American Yiddish Literature. This course will serve...

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Jews and Muslims: A Modern History (JS1111.09)

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 Syallbus: What do you think of when you hear the words...

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Classical Judaism (JS1200)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: History of the Jewish people from biblical origins through the 2nd century CE. The Hellenistic Age, the Age of the Maccabees, Roman rule, and the rise of the Rabbis and Rabbinic literature. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course:...

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The New Testament in its Jewish Context (JS2100)

Jan. 22, 2015—Catalog Description: Documents of the origin of Christianity and the social, literary, ideological, and theological contexts in which they emerged and which they reflect. Various critical methodologies employed in interpreting them. From the Syllabus: This course offers an introduction to...

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Israeli Culture Through Film (JS 2220)

Jan. 22, 2015—  From the Syllabus: Cinematic representations of modern Israeli culture. Historical, social and political aspects. Constructions of national identity. Treatments of war and conflict, ethnicity, gender, Zionism, and more. One weekly required screening on Wednesday at 7pm. This course is...

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Black-Jewish Relations in Post-War American Literature and Culture (JS2240W)

Jan. 17, 2015—Catalog Description: The historical relationship between African Americans and Jewish Americans and its portrayal in novels, short stories, and films by artists from both communities. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: Spring 2017...

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Witnesses Who Were Not There: Literature of the Children of Holocaust Survivors (JS2250W)

Jan. 16, 2015—Catalog Description: Fiction and non-fiction produced by children of Holocaust survivors. From the Syllabus: While much has been written about and by those who survived the German concentration camps during World War II, both fiction and nonfiction, relatively little has...

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Coming of Age in Jewish Literature and Film (JS 2260)

Jan. 15, 2015—Catalog Description: The transition of young Jewish protagonists into adulthood as portrayed in literary works and films from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Syllabus Description: This course examines coming-of-age novels, stories, memoirs, and films from multiple Jewish cultural perspectives. What...

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American Jewish Songwriters (JS2420W)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: From Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley through the invention of the Broadway musical, to Brill Building writers, the birth of rock and roll, folk singers and the present day. Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carole King, Bob...

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Jews in Egypt (JS2620)

Jan. 8, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish life and experience under Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Muslim rule in Egypt from the Ptolemies to 1956 and after. Jewish self-government, economic life, and culture over twenty-three centuries, as seen through letters, documents, and imaginative literature. From...

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