Anthropology | Jewish Women: Anthropological Perspectives
E332 | 0453 | Bahl0ul


This course will be devoted to the analysis of women's place in
Jewish society and culture.  It will focus on images and
representations related to women, on the gender dimension of Jewish
kinship, family structures, and religious practices.  A special
attention will be given to the modification of traditional patterns
in contemporary society and history and to Jewish female
emancipation.  Students will discuss the social experiences of
Jewish women in various communities of Northern America, Europe,
the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.

Course Requirements
1.  For undergraduate students
- two mid-term examinations (25% and 30%),
- one research paper or a fieldwork exercise presented in a
mock conference, and submitted in a written form (10 to 15
pages, 35%),
-class attendance and participation (10%)
2.  For graduate students
- one mid-term examination (30%),
- one research paper or a fieldwork exercise presented in a
mock conference, and submitted in a written form (15 pages,
40%),
- two oral presentations (30%)