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All Jewish Studies & Crosslisted Graduate Level Courses

Courses Listed by Department

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • ANTH-E 332 Jewish Women: Anthropological Perspectives (3 cr.)
  • ANTH-E 334 Jews in Moslem Society (3 cr.)
  • ANTH-E 371 Modern Jewish Society and Culture (3 cr.)
  • ANTH-E 600 Seminar in Cultural and Social Anthropology (3 cr.)
    Topics: Ethnicities of Israel; The Jewish Family; Jewish Women; Migrations and Diasporas; Reproduction, Culture, and Identity

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

  • CMLT-C 505 Western Literary and Intellectual Traditions to 1500 (4 cr.)
    Topics: Ancient Mediterranean Literature and the Rise of Interpretation.
  • CMLT-C 545 The Bible and Western Literature (4 cr.) (when topic focuses on Hebrew Bible)
    Topics: The Poetics of Biblical Narrative; Prophecy and Poetry.

ENGLISH

  • ENG-L 761 American Poetry (4 cr.)
    Topics: Conceptualizing Culture after Auschwitz
  • ENG-L 762 Research in Composition, Literacy, and Culture (4 cr.)
    Topics: Rhetoric, Representation, and the Holocaust
  • ENG-L 780 Special Studies in English and American Literature (4 cr.)
    Topics: Literature of the Holocaust
  • ENG-W 602 Contemporary Theories in Rhetoric and Composition (4 cr.)
    Topics: Rhetoric, Representation, and the Holocaust

FOLKLORE

  • FOLK-F 545 Folk Narrative (3 cr.)
    Topic: Narrative in Musical Theatre
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  • FOLK-F 634 Jewish Folklore and Ethnography (3 cr.)

GERMANIC STUDIES

  • GER-Y 501 Beginning Yiddish I (3 cr.)
  • GER-Y 502 Beginning Yiddish II (3 cr.)
  • GER-Y 503 Intermediate Yiddish I ( (3 cr.)
  • GER-Y 504 Intermediate Yiddish II (3 cr.)
  • GER-Y 505 Topics in Yiddish Literature (3 cr.)
    Topic: Fantasy, Realism, and Fiction: The First Century of Modern Yiddish Literature, 1810-1913; Love, Soul, and Destiny in Modern Yiddish Literature; Readings in Modern Yiddish Poetry; Selected Readings in 20th Century Yiddish Fiction
  • GER-Y 506 Topics in Yiddish Culture (3 cr.)
    Topics: Aspects of Modern Yiddish Culture, 1880-1980; Culture, Memory, and Identity: Yiddish in the Post-Holocaust World; Ghetto, Shtetl, and Beyond: Millennium of History and Society of Yiddish; History and Society of Yiddish; A Language without an Army: Functions and Conceptions of Yiddish Through the Ages; Readings in Yiddish Ethnography: Folklore and Dialectology; Yiddish in America; Yiddish Life: On Page, On Stage, On Screen
  • GER-G 815 Individual Readings in Yiddish Studies: Language, Literature, and Culture (1-4 cr.)

GRADUATE MAJOR IN JEWISH HISTORY

Graduate students in the Department of History may major in Jewish history for their master’s and doctoral degrees. History professors Mark Roseman and Jeffrey Veidlinger each work primarily within the field of Jewish history; several other faculty within the department work in related fields. The department has particular strengths in East European and Russian Jewish history, the history of the Holocaust and 20th century Germany, the history of Palestine and pre-state Jerusalem, and the European 18th century.

HISTORY

  • HIST-B 523 The Holocaust (3 cr.)

The courses below are cross-listed in Jewish Studies when they pertain to Jewish history.

  • HIST-H620 Colloquium in Modern Western European History (4 cr.)
  • Topics: Approaches to Jewish Studies; Globalization and Jewish History; Historiography of the Holocaust; Jews in Modern Europe; Historiography of the Holocaust; The Judeo-Spanish Diaspora; Life after Death: Rebuilding Germany after World War II
  • HIST-H 640 Colloquium in Russian History (4 cr.)
    Topic: Jews in Eastern Europe; The Holocaust in the Soviet Union
  • HIST-H 645 Colloquium in East European History (4 cr.)
    Topic: Jews in Eastern Europe; Jews of Modern Europe
  • HIST-H 680 Colloquium in Cultural History (4 cr.)
  • HIST-H 720 Seminar in Modern Western European History (4 cr.)
  • HIST-H 740 Seminar in Russian History (4 cr.)
    Topic: Culture and Empire; Jews in Eastern Europe
  • HIST-H 745 Seminar in East European History (4 cr.)
  • HIST-H 780 Seminar in Cultural History (4 cr.)

INSTITUTE FOR BIBLICAL AND LITERARY STUDIES

  • ISBL-I 600 Colloquium in Biblical and Literary Studies (4 cr.) (when topic focuses on Hebrew Bible)

JEWISH STUDIES

  • JSTU-H 500 Topics in Jewish Studies (3 cr.) Intensive study of selected topics and issues in Jewish Studies. May be repeated with different topics for credit.
    Topics: Jewish Thought; Zionism and Contemporary Israel
  • JSTU-H 520 Colloquium in Jewish History (4 cr.) (This course is an interdisciplinary survey of various methodologies and approaches in the field of Jewish Studies.)
    Topics: Approaches to Jewish Studies; Jewish Studies as an Academic Discipline: Euope, Israel, America; Theory, Method, and Historiography in the Study of Judaism
  • JSTU-H 595 Directed Readings in Jewish Studies (1-3 cr.) Directed readings in various topics in Jewish Studies; topics, credit hours, and readings to be determined in consultation with faculty member with whom the student wishes to work. May be repeated twice for up to 6 credit hours.
  • JSTU-J 699 M.A. Thesis in Jewish Studies (3 cr.) (The thesis should not exceed 40 pages or 12,000 words. Thesis defense before a committee of three faculty members, at least two of which must be Jewish Studies faculty.)
  • JSTU-P 598 Internship in Jewish Studies (1-6 cr.) (Through internships, students make particular use of their skills , learn new skills, and start to build preofessional contacts in their field of interest. S/F grading.)

NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

  • NELC-B 503 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I (3 cr.)
  • NELC-B 504 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II (3 cr.)
  • NELC-H 501 Elementary Hebrew I (3 cr.)
  • NELC-H 502 Elementary Hebrew II (3 cr.)
  • NELC-H 503 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr.)
  • NELC-H 504 Intermediate Modern Hebrew II (3 cr.)
  • NELC-H 505 Advanced Modern Hebrew I (3 cr.)
  • NELC-H 506 Advanced Modern Hebrew II (3 cr.)
  • NELC-H 575 Introductory Readings in Hebrew Literature (3 cr.)
  • NELC-H 590 (4 cr.) [summer only]
  • NELC-N 511 Foreign Study in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (4 cr.)
  • NELC-N 587 Modern Hebrew Literature in English (3 cr.)
  • NELC-N 588 Recent Hebrew Literature in English (3 cr.)
  • NELC-N 591 Directed Readings in Hebrew (1-6 cr.)
  • NELC-N 675 The Kibbutz in Fact and Fiction (3 cr.)
  • NELC-N 687 Modern Hebrew Literature in Hebrew (3 cr.)
  • NELC-N 691 Research in Medieval Hebrew Texts (3 cr.)
  • NELC-N 695 Graduate Topics in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (1-4 cr.)
    Topics: Biblical Themes in Modern Hebrew Literature; Gender, Diffrence, and Israel; Modern Hebrew Literature in English; Recent Hebrew Literature in English; Introductory Readings in Hebrew Literature; Recent Hebrew Literature in Hebrew; S. Y. Agnon and the Jewish Experience
  • NELC-N 708 Seminar in Judaic Literature (4 cr.)

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Religious Studies students may focus on Jewish Thought and Culture concentrating on rabbinic thought and cluture, medieval Jewish thought and culture, modern and post-modern Jewish thought and culture, Judaism in comparative perspective, mysticism and Hasidism, or Judaism and gender. Students interested in ancient Judaism (Hebrew Bible, early Judaism [through 200 C.E.] or rabbinic Judaism) can apply to the Religious Studies department through the field of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Religions.

  • REL-R 521 Studies in Early Christianity (3 cr.)
    Topic: Ancient Mediterranean Religions
  • REL-R 524 Judaism and Gender (3 cr)
  • REL-R 511 Religion of Ancient Israel (3 cr.)
    (The above course number can be attached to any of the following undergraduate courses. Graduate students will be expected to complete all the work in the undergraduate course, and, in addition, complete a research paper.)
    • REL-R 300 Studies in Religion
      Topics: History of God; Issues in the Study of the Hebrew Bible
    • REL-R 311 Narrative in the Hebrew Bible
    • REL-R 410 Topics in Ancient Israelite Religion
      Topic: King David in History and Literature
    • REL-R 427 The Bible and Slavery
  • REL-R 541 Studies in the Jewish Tradition (3 cr.)
    (The above course number can be attached to any of the following undergraduate courses. Graduate students will be expected to complete all the work in the undergraduate course, and, in addition, complete a research paper.)
    • REL-R 300 Studies in Religion
      Topics: Revolution in Rabbinic Literature
    • REL-R 307 Messiahs and Messianism in Comparative Perspective
    • REL- R 310 Prophecy in Ancient Israel
    • REL-R 317 Judaism in the Making
    • REL-R 341 Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
    • REL-R 342 Religious Thought in Medieval Judaism
    • REL-R 345 Religious Issues in Contemporary Judaism
    • REL-R 345 Topics in the History of Judaism
  • REL-R 660 Religion and Culture (4 cr.)
    Topic: Studies in American Judaism: Theological and Cultural Perspectives

The courses below are crosslisted in Jewish Studies when they pertain to the Hebrew Bible:

  • REL-R 610 Studies in Biblical Literature and Religion (4 cr.)
  • REL-R 615 The Bible in Literature Courses (4 cr.)
  • REL-R 663 History of Biblical Interpretation (4 cr.)
  • REL-R 763 History of Biblical Interpretation (4 cr.)
  • REL-R 793 Advanced Biblical Study (1-4 cr.)

SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

  • SLAV-R 545 Jewish Characters in Russian Literature (3 cr.)