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Course Description

Jewish Memories, Memoirs and History (3 cr.)
Jeffrey Veidlinger
HIST-J 300 Seminar in History #22990
M 3:35-6:00
Intensive writing

This intensive writing course will explore the relationship between memory and history within the modern Jewish experience through close readings of Jewish memoirs and oral histories. Students will examine the ways that individuals have constructed their own personal histories and how these personal stories relate to the overarching narrative of the Jewish historical experience. Students will learn how to analyze personal reflections and how to relate individual experiences to communal memories and historical study. Students will also develop their own critical writing and reading skills. Course requirements will include regular short response papers as well as a longer research paper.

Beginning Summer 2011: CASE S&H
Before Summer 2011: S&H, JS History & Society