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Jewish Studies Undergraduate Courses

Previous semesters: Spring 2015

Fall 2015

Important notes: JSTU-J 203, JSTU-J 303, and JSTU-J 304 each may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours. Graduate courses are in italics. See Fall 2015 Course Resources box just below and to the right to learn what Gen Ed, College, and JS requirements these courses fulfill.

100 LEVEL COURSES

A Question of Identity: The Case for Judaism (3 cr)
Judah Cohen
COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to Arts & Humanities #11061
MW 12:20-1:10 BH 109
Plus discussion: 10:10-11 (F) #11062; 11:15-12:05 (F) #11063; 12:20-1:10 (F) #11064; 1:25-2:15 (F) #14597
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H; CASE CAPP


Who Wrote the Bible? (3 cr)
Herb Marks
COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to Arts & Humanities #11055
TR 3:35-4:25  JH 124
Plus discussion: 10:10-11 (F) #11056; 10:10-11 (F) #14593; 11:15-12:05 (F) #11057; 11:15-12:05 (F) #14594
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H; CASE CAPP

200 LEVEL COURSES

The Zionist Movement Between Europe & Palestine/Israel (3 cr)
Noam Zadoff
HIST-B 200 Issues in Western European History #15376
TR 9:30-10:45 BH 246
GenEd S&H; GenEd WC; CASE S&H

Anne Frank and Hitler: Studies in the Representation of Good and Evil (3 cr)
Alvin Rosenfeld
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies #10013 / HON-H 234 Literature of Time & Place
TR 2:30-3:45 BH 105
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H

Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion (3 cr)
Guadalupe González Diéguez
JSTU-J 251 #10233 / HIST-H 251
TR 2:30-3:45 ED 1120
GenEd S&H; GenEd WC; CASE S&H; CASE GCC

Literary Masterpieces of Muslim Spain (3 cr)
Guadalupe González Diéguez
JSTU-J 260 / NELC- N 260
MW 2:30-3:45 WH 008
GenEd A&H; GenEd WC; CASE A&H; CASE GCC; IW

David: The Man and the King (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-L 280 #30957
TR 1-2:15 BH 138
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H; CASE GCC

Israeli Inequality in Context (3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
NELC-N 204 #33757
MW 9:30-10:45
GenEd S&H; GenEd WC; CASE S&H; CASE GCC

Introduction to the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible (3 cr)
Jason Mokhtarian
REL-A 210 #30415
MW 11:15-12:30 BH 310
GenEd A&H, GenED WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

Introduction to the New Testament (3 cr.)
Jeremy Schott
REL-A 220
2nd 8 week course
MW 5:45-7:45 SY 103
GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

300/400 LEVEL COURSES

The Agnostic Bible (3 cr.)
Herb Marks
CMLT-C 301 Special Topics in Comparative Literature #30632 / HON-H 303 Interdepartmental Colloquia #15346
TR 5:30-6:45 BH 221
CASE A&H, CASE GCC

Yiddish Life: On Page, On Stage, On Screen (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-E 351 #12015 / CMLT-C 377  Topics in Yiddish Literature
2nd 8 week course
MW 4-6:15 WY 115
CASE A&H, CASE GCC
Meets with GER-Y 505

Jews in the Modern World (3 cr)
Mirjam Zadoff
HIST-B 322 #30359
MW 11:15-12:30 WH 002
CASE S&H, CASE GCC

Economy and the Jews (3 cr)
Mirjam Zadoff
HIST-J 300 Seminar in History #14794
M 4:40-7:10 BH 221
CASE S&H; IW

Jewish History in (Auto)Biographies (3 cr)
Noam Zadoff
HIST-J 300 Seminar in History #31366
R 4:40-7:10 BH 235
CASE S&H; IW

European Antisemitism from th Enlightenment to the Holocaust (3 cr)
Günther Jikeli
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies #31428 / HIST-B 315
MW 2:30-3:45 BH 217
CASE S&H

Gender and Difference in Israel (3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies #13924 / NELC-N 304 Issues in Middle Eastern Culture & Society
MW 1-2:15 SY 212
CASE S&H

War Diaries: 70 Years After WWII (From Anne Frank to Etty Hillesum) (3 cr)
Esther Ham
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies / GER-E 341 / EURO-W 405 / EURO-W 605
R 4:00-6:00 BH 317; Occasional Film Showings on M 7:15-9:15
CASE S&H; CASE GCC

Rabbinic Judaism: Literature and Beliefs (3 cr)
Jason Mokhtarian
JSTU-J 320  / REL-A 318
MW 1-2:15 SY 224
CASE A&H, CASE GCC; IW

SY Agnon & the Jewish Experience (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-L 395 #30965
TR 4:00-5:15 BH 244
CASE A&H; CASE GCC

LANGUAGE COURSES

Beginning Yiddish I (4 cr)
Instructor
GER-Y 100 #7968  / GER-Y 501 #7969
MTWR 9:05-9:55
GenEd WL

Intermediate Yiddish I (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-Y 200 #30758 / GER-Y 503 #30768
MWF 10:10-11:00
P: GER-Y 150/GER-Y 502
GenEd WL

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I  (4 cr)
Instructor
JSTU-B 100 #30878 / NELC-B 503
MTWR 10:10-11:00 BH 205
GenEd WL

Elementary Hebrew I (4 cr)
Instructor 
JSTU-H 100 / NELC-H 501
MTWR 10:10-11:00 #4570; BH 208           
MTWR 11:15-12:05 #4572; BH 208
MTWR 12:20-1:10   #4571; BH 208            
GenEd WL

Elementary Hebrew II  (4 cr)
Michal Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 150 #12372 / NELC-H 502  
MTWR 11:15-12:05 BH 205
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 100/NELC-H 501 or equivalent proficiency.
GenEd WL

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
JSTU-H 200 / NELC-H 503
MWF 10:10-11 #31424; BH 209; Michal Maoz-Levy
MWF 12:20-1:10 #4574; BH 244; Ayelet Weiss
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 150/NELC-H 502  or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II (3 cr)
Ayelet Weiss
JSTU-H 250 # 14036 / NELC-H 504
MWF 10:10-11 BH 244
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 200/NELC-H 503  or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Advanced Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
Michal Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 300 #4575/ NELC-H 505
MWF 12:30-1:10 BH 209
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 250/NELC-H 504 or equivalent proficiency.

INDIVIDUAL READINGS

Individual Readings in Yiddish Studies: Language, Literature, & Culture (1-3 cr.)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-Y 495 #4203 / GER-Y 815 #4204
P: Consent of instructor
Arranged

Readings for Honors in Jewish Studies (3 cr.)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-H 399 #4576
P: Approval of instructor and honors advisor
Arranged

Individual Readings in Jewish Studies (1-3 cr.)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-H 495 #4577
P: Consent of instructor
Arranged

Honors Thesis (3-6 cr.)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-H 499 #4578
P: Approval of program honors committee
Arranged

Leadership in Jewish Studies (1 cr.)
JSTU-P 180
Does not count toward Jewish Studies major or certificate. Students may only take 1 section per semester and a maximum of 3 credits during degree.

Internship in Jewish Studies (1-6 cr.)
JSTU-P 498 #11094
S/F grading. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Does not count toward Jewish Studies major or certificate.
Arranged