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Course Schedule for JEWISH STUDIES - Fall 2018
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3663 JWST-220-01 Mod Israeli Lit & Jew Heritage 1.00 LEC Ayalon, Michal W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA 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.
2131 JWST-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
2219 JWST-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
3164 HEBR-101-01 Elem Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Ayalon, Michal MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.)
2020 HEBR-201-01 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Ayalon, Michal MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.)
2867 RELG-109-01 Jewish Tradition 1.00 LEC Kiener, Ronald TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 39
  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.)
2869 RELG-211-01 Intro Hebrew Bible/Old Testame 1.00 LEC Hornung, Gabriel MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 39
  Where did the Bible come from? This class will examine the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) in its evolution and complexity. We will pay careful attention to the text's many powerful voices and striking literary features, its great figures such as Abraham, Moses, and David, and its relationship with the major historical events which shaped the life of ancient Israel and later Jewish and Christian tradition. (May be counted toward Jewish Studies and International Studies/Middle Eastern Studies.)