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Course Schedule for JEWISH STUDIES - Spring 2016
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4494 JWST-220-01 Mod Israeli Lit & Jew Heritage 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM CT - 210 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Artists, and especially writers and poets, are the seismographs and mirrors of society, anticipating and reflecting its many forces and movements. During the past two hundred years Jewish life has been profoundly affected by such forces and movements as emancipation, the Enlightenment, assimilation, Zionism, and the Holocaust. A primary focus of modern Israeli writers is the birth of the State of Israel and its ongoing struggles, internally as well as with its Arab neighbors. One of the main ways Hebrew literature captures these significant changes is through the use of biblical themes, images and archetypes which resonate through the generations. This course will examine the ways in which modern Hebrew literature enriches and brings deeper understanding of collective Jewish experiences and detects and shapes the reality of modern Israel.
5134 JWST-240-01 Jews and Muslims in France 1.00 LEC Lichtenstein,Nina B. T: 6:30PM-9:10PM HIL - DININGROOM HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Students will be invited to challenge many commonly held stereotypes, and explore the implications of the often forgotten reality that the Jews and Arab Muslims share a common culture, a history as victims of French colonialism, and many personal and social trials as seen in minority and immigrant narratives in the postcolonial era.
5213 JWST-245-01 Holocaust and Film History 1.00 SEM Miller,Abigail E. W: 6:30PM-9:10PM HIL - DININGROOM HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This is an introductory course to the history of the Holocaust and its representation in film. We will explore the events of 1933-1945 and beyond from a variety of perspectives and geographical locations. As we grapple with this difficult history, we will also consider how it has been represented on screen. Aided by the work of contemporary scholars, we will examine film as document, testimony, propaganda, artistic representation, and consumer product. The Holocaust was a complex phenomenon. And Holocaust films are not an exact reproduction of those events. This course will challenge preconceived notions about the Holocaust and expand students' knowledge through the lens of historian, filmmaker, and consumer.
5255 JWST-261-01 Abraham's Children 1.00 SEM Elukin,Jonathan TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM HIL - DININGROOM HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Jews, Christians and Muslims all claimed Abraham as the founder of their particular form of monotheism. In the Middle Ages, men and women from all three groups had to negotiate relationships in war and peace. Jews lived among Christians and Muslims. Christians and Muslims fought in the Crusades, and all three groups traded with each other in the cosmopolitan cities of the Mediterranean. What kinds of worlds did these people live in? Were they worlds of prejudice and hatred or a pragmatic tolerance? How were the identities of Jews, Christians and Muslims shaped by their interactions during the Middle Ages? Are we still living with the results of those interactions?
4235 HEBR-102-01 Elem Modern Hebrew II 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM MC - 313 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 101 or equivalent.
  A continuation of Hebrew 101 with emphasis on increasing vocabulary, understanding, writing and speaking skills with widening exposure to appropriate cultural materials. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
4768 HEBR-202-01 Intmdt Modern Hebrew II 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM MC - 313 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 201 or equivalent.
  A continuation of Hebrew 201 with more advanced grammar and increased emphasis on composition and speaking as well as exposure to appropriate cultural materials. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
5145 HIST-231-01 Abraham's Children 1.00 SEM Elukin,Jonathan TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM HIL - DININGROOM HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Jews, Christians and Muslims all claimed Abraham as the founder of their particular form of monotheism. In the Middle Ages, men and women from all three groups had to negotiate relationships in war and peace. Jews lived among Christians and Muslims. Christians and Muslims fought in the Crusades, and all three groups traded with each other in the cosmopolitan cities of the Mediterranean. What kinds of worlds did these people live in? Were they worlds of prejudice and hatred or a pragmatic tolerance? How were the identities of Jews, Christians and Muslims shaped by their interactions during the Middle Ages? Are we still living with the results of those interactions?