History | Modern Jewish History
T500 | 8392 | Baader

MW 1:00-2:15P SE140

Above section carries culture studies credit.  A portion of the above
section reserved for majors. Graduate students register for T500

This course will survey the changes and crises in Jewish history since the
Enlightenment.  We will examine the impact of modern intellectual,
political, economic, and social forces on the Jewish people.  It is our
aim to come to an understanding of how the Jews interpreted these forces
and how and in what ways they adapted and utilized them to suit the Jewish
experience and fashion a modern Jewish identity.  Some of the topics to be
covered Emancipation, Haskalah, new religious movements in modern Judaism,
the rise of Jewish nationalism, Jewish socialism, antisemitism, the
Holocaust, and the emergence of the State of Israel.