H251 | 2922 | Veidlinger

2:30-3:45P     TR     SW007

Above section carries culture studies credit

This course is an introduction to the major themes and developments of
the Jewish historical experience from the biblical period to the early
Middle Ages.  Topics to be covered include the biblical origins of the
Jewish people, Jewish life in the Land of Israel, the Jewish revolts
of Masada and Bar Kokhba, the composition of the major religious texts
of Judaism, Jewish experiences in the diaspora, and Jewish relations
with Christians and Muslims.

Students will be graded on the basis of three tests and two short
writing assignments.  Readings will include both general texts on
Jewish history and specific readings on select topics.