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JS 2555: Creative Writing from Jewish Perspectives

Feb. 21, 2020—JS 2555: Creative Writing from Jewish Perspectives Catalog description: Creative writing course with readings as broad how-to guides. How Jewish and non-Jewish writers engage with or distance themselves from their their socio-ethnic/religious identity. Reading and writing in multiple genres including short...

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JS 2700W/5700W: Judaism and Medicine

Feb. 21, 2020—JS 2700W: Judaism and Medicine Catalog description: Medicine, healing, health, and disease in Jewish text, history, ritual, literature, and lived experience. Jewish encounters with Jewish and gentile medical expertise, disability, aging, and death. Jewish approaches to problems in biomedical ethics. Intersection...

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Jewish Humor (JS-2280W)

Nov. 2, 2017—  Catalog description: The flowering of Jewish humor, especially in the U.S. during the twentieth century. Vaudeville, radio comedy, and the Golden Age of television. The careers and works of influential comics, writers and filmmakers, and the development of stand-up comedy....

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Intermediate Hebrew (HEBR-2202)

Nov. 2, 2017—Teacher: Mazalit Haim Catalog description: Continuation of 2201. Greater emphasis on reading and writing. Classes meet three times a week with an additional three hours a week spent in independent work in the language laboratory. No credit for students who have...

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Elementary Hebrew (HEBR-1102)

Nov. 2, 2017—Catalog Description: Continuation of 1101. Greater stress upon conversation and grammar. Classes meet three times a week with an additional two hours a week required in the language laboratory. No credit for students who have earned credit for a more advanced...

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Black-Jewish Relations in Post-War American Literature and Culture (JS-2240W)

Oct. 27, 2017—    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. [3] (US) Teacher: Adam Meyer Eligible for credit in: Religious Studies English AXLE:...

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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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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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