Introduction to Judaism (3 cr.)
REL-A 230 #29611
This course investigates Judaism as a religious tradition. Using primary textual sources, secondary readings, films, and music, we will learn about what Jews believe about God and the world, how they practice religious rituals, which texts are considered sacred and how they are read, how Jews define Judaism, how participants in the tradition understand their identity, and how Jewish traditions developed and changed over time. We will explore the cultural and historical varieties of Judaism, with particular emphasis on understanding its many forms in the contemporary world.
Beginning Summer 2011: GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC
Before Summer 2011: A&H, CSA, JS Religion & Thought