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Fall 2019 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Courses

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 2019 Course Resources box just below and to the right to learn what Gen Ed, College, and JS requirements these courses fulfill. For all Hebrew students, it is strongly recommended that once students start the study of the language, they continue and complete the language sequence with no breaks, to ensure a high level of skill development, performance and grades. Graduate level courses can be found here. Course listings are subject to change. Please see the Schedule of Classes on the Registrar's website for the most up-to-date information.

100 LEVEL COURSES

A Question of Identity: The Case of Judaism (3 cr)
Judah Cohen
COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to Arts & Humanities (6950)
MW 11:15-12:05 (MY 130)
Plus discussion:  F 1:25-2:15 (6951); F 1:25-2:15 (6953); F 2:30-3:20 (6952); F 2:30-3:20 (8730)
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H; CASE CAPP

200 LEVEL COURSES

Visualizing the Holocaust (3 cr)
Sean Sidky
CLLC-L 210 Culture, the Arts, and Society (13899)
MW 1:25-2:40; occasional film showing on W 7-9 pm
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H

Israeli Inequality in Context (3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-C 216 (11698) / NELC-N 216 (11768)
TR 2:30-3:45 (WH 008)
GenEd WC; CASE S&H; CASE GCC; credit given for only one of C216 or NELC-N 216; a portion of seats in above class reserved for UDIV pre-registration

Literature of the Holocaust (3 cr)
Alvin Rosenfeld
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (6307) / HON-H 234 Literature of Time & Place (6921)
TR 2:30-3:45 (WH 007)
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H; credit given for only one of J203 or HON-H 234 with this topic

Gender and Power in the Hebrew Bible (3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (36979)
MW 4:00-6:30 pm (SY 137) 
2nd 8 week course
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H

Antisemitism in Sociohistorical Perspectives (3 cr)   
Günther Jikeli
JSTU-J 204 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (34863)
TR 9:30-10:45 (SB 220)
GenEd S&H, CASE S&H

Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion (3 cr)
Sarah Ifft Decker                                             
JSTU-J 251 (6359) / HIST-H 251 (13410)
TR 11:15-12:30 (AC C112)
GenEd S&H; GenEd WC; CASE S&H; CASE GCC; credit given for only one of J251 or HIST-H 251;
Required course for JS major and certificate students

Representing Jews & African Americans in American Musical Theatre (3 cr)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-J 258 (31915) / FOLK-F 252 (31916) / AAAD-A 290 (33025)
MW 1-2:15 (GA 1122)
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H; CASE DUS

Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
REL-A 210 (33331)
TR 9:30-10:45 (GA 0003)
GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

300-400 LEVEL COURSES

Yiddish Life: On Page, On Stage, On Screen (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-E 351 Topics in Yiddish Literature (13943) / CMLT-C 377 (13973)
2nd 8 week course
MW 4:00-6:15 (SY 0008)
CASE A&H, CASE GCC
Meets with GER-Y 505

The History of Genocide (3 cr)
Mark Roseman
HIST-W 335 (13517)
TR 9:30-10:45 (WY 015)
CASE S&H; CASE GCC; Themester course

Prostitutes, Homemakers, and CEOs: Israel and the Concept of Universal Women’s Experiences (3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (31932) / NELC-N 304 Issues in Middle Eastern Culture & Society (31262)
TR 9:30-10:45 am (SY 0008)
CASE S&H
Meets with NELC-N 695

Comparative Foreign Policy (3 cr)
Dina Spechler
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (34333) / POLS-Y 363 (8686) / HON-H 304 (10508) / INTL-I 300 (11971)
TR 1:00-2:15 pm (WH 004)
CASE S&H
Note: students taking the course for credit in Jewish Studies should register for the Jewish Studies section of the course (34333) and identify themselves to the instructor at the beginning of the semester.

Rabbinic Judaism: Literature and Beliefs (3 cr)
Jason Mokhtarian
JSTU-J 320 (31910) / REL-A 318 (30836)
MW 2:30-3:45 (PY 115)
CASE A&H, CASE GCC; IW

United States Foreign Policy in the Nuclear Age (3 cr)
Dina Spechler
POLS-Y 360 (5866) / HON-H 304
TR 4:00-5:15 (WH 003)
CASE S&H
Note: students taking the course for credit in Jewish Studies should identify themselves to the instructor at the beginning of the semester.

LANGUAGE COURSES

Beginning Yiddish I (4 cr / 3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-Y 100 (10306)
MWF 9:30-10:45 (AC C103)
GenEd WL
Meets with GER-Y 501

Intermediate Yiddish I (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-Y 200 (11700)
MW 1-2:15 (AC C103)
P: GER-Y 150
GenEd WL
Meets with GER-Y 503

Elementary Modern Hebrew I (4 cr / 3 cr)                                                                                                           
JSTU-H 100
MW 10:10-11:00 (SB 131); F 9:30-10:45 (BH 245); (2482); M. Maoz-Levy
MW 11:15-12:05 (SB 220); F 11:15-12:30 (WH 111); (2484); D. Romashov
MW 12:20-1:10 (SB 220); F 1:00-2:15 (GA 0013); (2483); D. Romashov
GenEd WL
Meets with NELC-H 501 

Elementary Modern Hebrew II (4 cr / 3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 150 (13446)
MW 10:10-11:00 (EDUC 1084); F 9:30-10:45 (BH 244)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 100 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL
Meets with NELC-H 502

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)                                                                                                     
JSTU-H 200
MWF 10:10-11:00 (WH 104) (2485); D. Romashov
MWF 12:20-1:10 (LH 025) (11699); M. Maoz-Levy
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 150 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL
Meets with NELC-H 503

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II (3 cr)            
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 250 (31757)
MWF 12:20-1:10 (AC C116)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 200 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL
Meets with NELC-H 504

Advanced Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)                                                                                                                          
Michal Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 300 (2486)
MWF 11:15-12:05 (LH 025)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 250 or equivalent proficiency.
Meets with NELC-H 505

INDIVIDUAL READINGS

Individual Readings in Yiddish Studies: Language, Literature, & Culture (1-3 cr)                               
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-X 493 (2246)
P: Consent of instructor
Arranged

Readings for Honors in Jewish Studies (3 cr)      
Judah Cohen
JSTU-H 399 (2487)
P: Approval of instructor and honors advisor
Arranged

Honors Thesis (3-6 cr)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-H 499 (2489)
P: Approval of program honors committee and successful completion of JSTU-H 399.
Arranged

Leadership in Jewish Studies (1 cr)
Hillel Staff
JSTU-X 170
TOPICS: Jewish Cooking (6732); Jewish Cooking, Holidays and Modern Life (6733); Freshman Leadership (8W2; 6735); Israel 101 (6736)

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. S/F grading. These sections meet at the Simone G. Hillel Center, 730 E. Third Street. Questions regarding the X170 classes should be directed to Hillel@indiana.edu

Internship in Jewish Studies (1-6 cr)
JS Internship Authorization Form Required
Judah Cohen
JSTU-X 473 (6969)
Arranged

Individual Readings in Jewish Studies (1-3 cr)   
Judah Cohen
JSTU-X 490 (2488)
ARR day/time
P: Consent of instructor