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Course Schedule for JEWISH STUDIES - Fall 2014
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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2956 JWST-219-01 Israeli Film & Visual Media 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal M: 6:30PM-9:30PM LSC - 133 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Israeli film from the heroic nationalist sentiments of the 1950s to the conflicted alienation of the 21st century, offers a unique window into the history and society of the modern state. This course uses visual media to promote a wide variety of perspectives on Israeli culture and society, and assumes no previous knowledge about Israel. In addition to commercial movies and TV, assigned readings will address Israeli cinema as well as related historical and social issues.
2224 JWST-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
2347 JWST-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment in this single-semester thesis.
2049 HEBR-101-01 Elem Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MC - 305 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  NOTE: Students who studied Hebrew for three or more years in high school may not enroll in HEBR 101.
  A comprehensive introduction to the basic vocabulary and grammatical rules of Modern Hebrew will be systematically presented and reviewed. Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak modern Hebrew, this course will also include exposure to appropriate cultural materials. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
2050 HEBR-201-01 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM MC - 305 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 102 or equivalent.
  This course continues the development of skills in conversation, composition, and reading. Advanced grammar and syntax are introduced, as well as expanded readings from Israeli newspapers and literature. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
3291 RELG-105-01 Hebrew Bible: Origins 1.00 LEC Sanders,Seth L. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MC - 106 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  NOTE: 10 seats are reserved for first-year students.
  This course introduces the heart of the Bible: the foundational document of Judaism and probably the most influential literature ever written: the Torah, or Five Books of Moses. It tells how God created the world, how he chose Abraham and Moses to receive his covenant, and how he redeemed Israel from slavery in Egypt. But it tells most of those things twice: it is not only the most famous book from the ancient world but also the least coherent, and we will explore what its strange style says about ancient Israel's culture and literature. We will connect this with the historical origins of Israel and the tales of the conquest in Joshua and Judges.
2076 RELG-109-01 Jewish Tradition 1.00 LEC Kiener,Ronald TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM SH - N217 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 80
  NOTE: 20 spaces are being reserved for the incoming first-year students.
  A thematic introduction to the major concepts, ritual cycles, holidays, and beliefs of Judaism. Readings and course material will be taken from classic Jewish texts as well as modern secondary sources. (May be counted toward International Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Jewish Studies.)
3230 RELG-209-01 Relig in Contem Middle East 1.00 LEC Kiener,Ronald TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM SH - N217 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  The impact of religion in contemporary Middle Eastern culture will be examined through the study of Middle Eastern monotheisms: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. The course will focus on specific national settings where religion has played a decisive role: Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, and Israel. Internal divisions and tensions will be explored, as well as interreligious conflicts. (May be counted toward and International Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.)