JEWISH 202 — TOPICS IN JEWISH STUDIES

3 credits.

Special topics in Jewish studies. The topic is footnoted in the Timetable.

JEWISH/​RELIG ST  211 — INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM

4 credits.

General introduction to Judaism covering the biblical, classical rabbinic, medieval, and modern periods.

JEWISH/​HISTORY  213 — JEWS AND AMERICAN POP. CULTURE

3-4 credits.

Explores the interplay between Jews and U. S. popular culture, covering such subjects as early 20th century vaudeville, the "golden age" of Hollywood, rhythm and blues music, television, and stand-up comedy.

JEWISH/​HISTORY  219 — THE AMERICAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE: FROM SHTETL TO SUBURB

4 credits.

Surveys American Jews from the eighteenth century until after WW II, examining political behavior (radicalism, liberalism, and nationalism), class formation, social mobility, culture, inter-ethnic group relations, religion, and problems in community building.

JEWISH/​HISTORY  220 — INTRODUCTION TO MODERN JEWISH HISTORY

4 credits.

The history of the Jews in selected parts of the world since the 17th century. Particular attention will be paid to the fact that this is the history of a minority group whose life unfolds in relationship to a larger society.

JEWISH/​CLASSICS/​LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  227 — INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL LITERATURE (IN ENGLISH)

4 credits.

Introduction to the literature and literary history of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, Dead Sea Scrolls, Talmud, and Midrashim.

JEWISH 230 — ELEMENTARY TOPICS IN JEWISH LITERATURE

3-4 credits.

Elementary-level topics course in Jewish literature.

JEWISH 231 — ELEMENTARY TOPICS IN JEWISH HISTORY

3-4 credits.

Elementary-level topics course in Jewish history.

JEWISH 232 — ELEMENTARY TOPICS IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND THE ARTS

3-4 credits.

Elementary-level topics course in Jewish philosophy and the arts.

JEWISH 233 — ELEMENTARY TOPICS IN JEWISH STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES

3-4 credits.

Elementary-level course in Jewish Studies; topics drawn from the social sciences and vary by semester.

JEWISH 236 — BASCOM COURSE

3 credits.

A low-enrollment course developing skills in critical reading, logical thinking, use of evidence, and use of library resources. Emphasis on writing in the conventions of specific fields. Open to Fr.

JEWISH/​CLASSICS/​LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  237 — BIBLICAL POETRY IN TRANSLATION

3 credits.

A study of the poetry of the Hebrew Bible as literature within the context of other ancient Near Eastern poetry. Influence of biblical poetry on the Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament, medieval Hebrew poetry, and Jewish and Christian liturgies.

JEWISH/​CLASSICS  241 — INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

4 credits.

An overview of archaeology and its relationship to understanding the biblical world.

JEWISH/​SOC  258 — THE JEWS, STATES, AND CITIZENSHIP: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

3 credits.

Introduction to historical sociology of citizenship through a comparative investigation of Jewish emancipation in nineteenth-century Europe, including social origins of emancipation, its consequences for the social organization and collective identity of Jews, and Jewish responses to emancipation.

JEWISH/​GERMAN  267 — YIDDISH SONG AND THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE

3-4 credits.

Explores Yiddish song as an expression of the modern Jewish experience from Eastern Europe to the US. Covers folk song, popular and art music. Music and readings together provide an analytical framework to examine cultural and historical issues.

JEWISH/​GERMAN/​LITTRANS  269 — YIDDISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN EUROPE

3 credits.

Exploration of European Yiddish fiction, poetry, folklore, and cinema, with a focus on works of the 19th and 20th centuries.

JEWISH/​RELIG ST  278 — FOOD IN RABBINIC JUDAISM

3-4 credits.

Rabbinic literature frames the fundamental attitudes for how Judaism relates to food. Students will examine the history of food in rabbinic Judaism. In addition, theories from the field of food studies will be applied to rabbinic texts.

JEWISH/​GERMAN/​LITTRANS  279 — YIDDISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN AMERICA

3 credits.

Exploration of American Yiddish poetry, fiction, theater, and cinema created by European Jews in the United States.

JEWISH 299 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

JEWISH/​HEBR-MOD  301 — INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW LITERATURE

3 credits.

Selected works for different periods and genres; class discussions in Hebrew.

JEWISH/​HEBR-MOD  302 — INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW LITERATURE

3 credits.

Continuation of 301.

JEWISH/​LITTRANS  318 — MODERN JEWISH LITERATURE

3-4 credits.

Pre-modern Jewish society's breakdown, immigration, the challenges of integration and exclusion, and the establishment of new communities will serve as a backdrop for the analysis and comparison of Jewish literary texts written in Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Russian, and English.

JEWISH/​LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  328 — CLASSICAL RABBINIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

3-4 credits.

Introduction to the literature of the Classical Rabbinic or Talmudic period of Judaism (2nd to 7th centuries CE). Historical and intellectual background; the interrelation of liturgy, legal and non-legal literature.

JEWISH/​CLASSICS/​HEBR-BIB/​LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  332 — PROPHETS OF THE BIBLE

4 credits.

An introduction to the thought, literature, and history of the prophets of ancient Israel (in English).

JEWISH/​CLASSICS/​RELIG ST  335 — KING DAVID IN HISTORY AND TRADITION

3 credits.

An exploration of the literary and historical aspects of the text of 1-2 Samuel + 1 Kings 1-2; the history and archaeology of Jerusalem during the tenth century B.C.E.; and the varieties of ways in which the figure of King David has been received in subsequent religious and secular literature, visual art, music, television, and cinema.

JEWISH 343 — ISRAELI FICTION IN TRANSLATION

3-4 credits.

Major writers, trends and themes in Israeli fiction from pre-State period to present. Meets with LITTRANS/​JEWISH  367.

JEWISH/​CLASSICS/​RELIG ST  346 — JEWISH LITERATURE OF THE GRECO-ROMAN PERIOD

3 credits.

Jewish literature from 350 BCE to 150 CE. The Greek and Hebrew sources include stories, religious poetry, wisdom books and apocalyptic texts. Readings (in translation) from the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and the Dead Sea Scrolls in their historical, cultural and literary setting.

JEWISH 356 — JERUSALEM, HOLY CITY OF CONFLICT AND DESIRE

3 credits.

Jerusalem, the Holy City for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, has become the center of religious, political, and national contention. This course explores the sources of the conflict and its development over the centuries, with the aim of illuminating the complex situation of the region and its implications for the world.

JEWISH/​LITTRANS  367 — ISRAELI FICTION IN TRANSLATION

3-4 credits.

Major writers, trends and themes in Israeli fiction from pre-State period to present. Meets with Hebrew Studies 343. 4th credit earned by prosmr meetings research paper

JEWISH/​HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  368 — THE BIBLE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

3 credits.

Medieval Bible and its shaping effect on medieval culture.

JEWISH/​ANTHRO/​RELIG ST  372 — JEWS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

3-4 credits.

Course will focus on main characteristics of Central and Eastern European Jews (Ashkenazim) in their cultural-historical development. Open to Fr with cons inst

JEWISH/​HISTORY  373 — MODERN POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE JEWS: 1655-1919

4 credits.

Focuses on the politics of emancipation (the acquisition of civil rights). Analyzes Jewish politics from the beginnings of political integration into European society (1695) to the completion of the process in the aftermath of World War I.

JEWISH/​HISTORY  374 — MODERN POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE JEWS: ERA OF MASS MOVEMENTS, 1870-1970

4 credits.

This course will focus on Jewish socialist and nationalist political movements, analyzing their origins in imperial Russia in the late 19th century and their development in the Soviet Union, Poland, Palestine/Israel, and the U.S. in the 20th century.

JEWISH/​RELIG ST  377 — JEWISH CULTURAL HISTORY (IN ENGLISH)

4 credits.

Survey of Jewish cultural history from the Biblical to Talmudic and early Muslim periods; and its interaction with other cultures, including Hellenistic, Roman, and Muslim.

JEWISH/​HEBR-MOD  401 — TOPICS IN MODERN HEBREW / ISRAELI LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

3 credits.

Readings in Hebrew literature, class conducted in Hebrew.

JEWISH/​HEBR-MOD  402 — TOPICS IN MODERN HEBREW / ISRAELI LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

3 credits.

Continuation of 401.

JEWISH/​HISTORY  416 — EASTERN EUROPEAN JEWS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1880S-1930S

3-4 credits.

Analyzes the culture and community of the two million Jews who migrated to the United States between 1880 and 1930.

JEWISH 421 — SOPHOMORE/JUNIOR SEMINAR: INTRODUCTION TO JEWISH STUDIES

3 credits.

This course will introduce prospective majors to the methods and concerns of Jewish studies. It will focus on a topic relevant to all periods of the Jewish experience using multiple disciplines (e.g., history, philosophy, literature, Biblical studies, political science.

JEWISH 430 — INTERMEDIATE TOPICS IN JEWISH LITERATURE

3-4 credits.

Intermediate-level topics course in Jewish literature.

JEWISH 431 — INTERMEDIATE TOPICS IN JEWISH HISTORY

3-4 credits.

Intermediate-level topics course in Jewish history.

JEWISH 432 — INTERMEDIATE TOPICS IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND THE ARTS

3-4 credits.

Intermediate-level topics course in Jewish philosophy and the arts.

JEWISH 433 — INTERMEDIATE TOPICS IN JEWISH STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES

3-4 credits.

Intermediate-level course in Jewish Studies; topics drawn from the social sciences and vary by semester.

JEWISH/​PHILOS/​RELIG ST  435 — JEWISH PHILOSOPHY FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

3 credits.

A survey of major philosophers and philosophical currents within Judaism from antiquity through the seventeenth century.

JEWISH/​PHILOS  442 — MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE HOLOCAUST

3 credits.

Selected moral and philosophical issues raised by the Holocaust such as when and whom to rescue; includes issues arising after the annihilation such as forgiveness and reconciliation.

JEWISH/​RELIG ST  448 — CLASSICAL RABBINIC TEXTS

3 credits.

Introduction to the language and literature of the rabbinic period in Judaism (2nd-7th century CE). Acquisition of language skills to read Hebrew texts of this period, including Mishna, Tosephta, and Midrash.

JEWISH 450 — UNDEGRADUATE SEMINAR IN JUDAISM AND THE ARTS

3 credits.

This course provides an understanding of Jewish art and artists in the shaping of culture both historically and today through lectures and discussions; guest scholars, artists and critics; and performances, exhibitions and screenings.

JEWISH/​CLASSICS  451 — BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

3 credits.

An examination of current problems, methods, and trends in archaeological research in the lands of the Bible.

JEWISH/​HEBR-BIB  452 — BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

2 credits.

Continuation of 451.

JEWISH 490 — TOPICS IN JEWISH STUDIES

3 credits.

Special topics in Jewish studies. The topic is footnoted in the Timetable.

JEWISH/​GERMAN  510 — GERMAN-JEWISH CULTURE SINCE THE 18TH CENTURY

3 credits.

Investigates German-Jewish culture since the 18th century, concentrating on toleration, emancipation, acculturation, assimilation, anti-Semitism, and Bildung.

JEWISH/​HEBR-BIB  513 — BIBLICAL TEXTS, POETRY

3 credits.

Critical reading of selected texts from the Minor Prophets and the Writings.

JEWISH/​HEBR-BIB  514 — BIBLICAL TEXTS, POETRY

3 credits.

Continuation of 513.

JEWISH/​CURRIC/​HISTORY  515 — HOLOCAUST: HISTORY, MEMORY AND EDUCATION

3 credits.

This course explores the ways in which Holocaust history, memory and education are mutually entangled, politically charged and morally complex. Using primarily American sites of memory, students will critically analyze a variety of representations of the Shoah--in literature, films, memoirs, monuments, museums and classrooms.

JEWISH/​HISTORY  518 — ANTI-SEMITISM IN EUROPEAN CULTURE, 1700-1945

3 credits.

A critical review of major theories of anti-Simitism and a history of modern anti-Semitism.

JEWISH/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  529 — INTELLECTUAL AND RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF EUROPEAN JEWRY, 1648-1939

4 credits.

Main movements and trends of thought, religion, and culture as European Jewry gained emancipation and adjusted to mass society.

JEWISH 533 — READINGS IN CONTEMPORARY HEBREW LITERATURE

3 credits.

JEWISH 534 — READINGS IN CONTEMPORARY HEBREW LITERATURE

3 credits.

JEWISH/​ENGL  539 — JEWISH LITERATURES IN DIASPORA

3 credits.

An exploration of Jewish literature in English and in Anglophone contexts.

JEWISH/​ENGL  593 — LITERATURE OF JEWISH IDENTITY IN AMERICA

3 credits.

The construction of Jewish American identity within American life.

JEWISH 625 — THE HOLOCAUST: FACTS, TRIALS, VERDICTS, POST-VERDICTS

3 credits.

The background to the Holocaust, its implementation, the efforts to impose the criminal law on its perpetrators and the points of interaction between the Holocaust and U.S. policy.

JEWISH 630 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN JEWISH LITERATURE

3-4 credits.

Advanced-level topics course in Jewish literature.

JEWISH 631 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN JEWISH HISTORY

3-4 credits.

Advanced-level topics course in Jewish history.

JEWISH 632 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND THE ARTS

3-4 credits.

Advanced-level topics course in Jewish philosophy and the arts.

JEWISH 633 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN JEWISH STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES

3-4 credits.

Advanced-level course in Jewish Studies; topics drawn from the social sciences and vary by semester.

JEWISH/​POLI SCI  665 — ISRAELI POLITICS AND SOCIETY

3-4 credits.

Course provides historical and analytical understanding of Israeli internal political life and institutions. Attention will be paid to political culture, coalition formation and ethnic politics as they are manifested in Israeli politics. The effect of regional conflict upon Israel's domestic politics will also be considered.

JEWISH 675 — RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM FOR MAJORS

1 credit.

Colloquium for students conducting research under Jewish Studies 677, which must be taken concurrently. Discussion of problems that arise in conducting research, interpreting evidence, and composing an argument. Students will present research-in-progress for group discussion. Con reg in JEWISH 677

JEWISH 677 — INDEPENDENT RESEARCH FOR MAJORS

3 credits.

Original research project supervised by individual faculty; only for students majoring in Jewish studies. Topics depend upon student's interest and faculty member's expertise. Students must register concurrently in Jewish Studies 675.

JEWISH 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

JEWISH 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

JEWISH 691 — SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

JEWISH 692 — SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

JEWISH 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

JEWISH/​HEBR-BIB  954 — THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

2 credits.

Research in the literature, religion, and society of the Qumran community.

JEWISH/​HEBR-BIB  956 — SEMINAR IN EARLY BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION

2 credits.

A study of the forms and content of biblical interpretation in Ancient Israelite and Jewish texts. The focus is on three broad domains of literature: the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple sources, and rabbinic midrash.