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Jewish Studies Undergraduate Courses by Category

For Students Matriculating at IU Beginning in Summer 2011 and After

IW = can sometimes be taught as an Intensive Writing course

Note: Students need to check the listings for course in each semester’s Schedule of Classes to make certain the course section they have chosen in a particular semester fulfills the intensive writing requirement.

Jewish Studies Language Courses

All Jewish Studies majors must complete the fourth semester of either Yiddish or Hebrew, completing either JSTU-H 250 or JSTU-B 250

Modern Hebrew sequence:

  • JSTU-H 100 Elementary Hebrew I (4 cr.) GenEd WL
  • JSTU-H 150 Elementary Hebrew II (4 cr.) GenEd WL; P: Grade of C or higher in H 100 or equivalent proficiency.
  • JSTU-H 200 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr.) GenEd WL; P: Grade of C or higher in H 150 or equivalent proficiency.
  • JSTU-H 250 Intermediate Modern Hebrew II (3 cr.) GenEd WL; P: Grade of C or higher in H 200 or equivalent proficiency.

Biblical Hebrew sequence:

  • JSTU-H 100 Elementary Hebrew I (4 cr.) GenEd WL
  • JSTU-H 150 Elementary Hebrew II (4 cr.) GenEd WL; P: Grade of C or higher in H 100 or equivalent proficiency.
  • JSTU-B 200 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I (3 cr.) GenEd WL; P: Grade of C or higher in H 150 or equivalent proficiency.
  • JSTU-B 250 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II (3 cr.) GenEd WL; P: Grade of C or higher in B 200.

Yiddish sequence:

  • GER-Y 100 Beginning Yiddish I (4 cr.) GenEd WL
  • GER-Y 150 Beginning Yiddish II (4 cr.) GenEd WL; P: Y100
  • GER-Y 200 Intermediate Yiddish I (3 cr.) GenEd WL; P: Y150 or consent of instructor
  • GER-Y 250 Intermediate Yiddish II (3 cr.) GenEd WL; P: Y200 or consent of instructor

Note: Completing either of the 3 language sequences complete the College of Arts & Sciences’ foreign language requirement.

Courses All Jewish Studies Majors & Certificate Students Must Complete

It is highly recommended that these courses be taken during freshman year although these courses need not be taken in sequence.

  • JSTU-J 251/HIST-H 251 Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion (3 cr.) GenEd S&H, GenEd WC, CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-J 252/HIST-H 252 Introduction to Jewish History: From Spanish Expulsion to the Present (3 cr.) GenEd S&H, GenEd WC, CASE S&H, CASE GCC

All Other Jewish Studies Courses

Anthropology

  • ANTH-E 332 Jewish Women: Anthropological Perspectives (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE DUS
  • ANTH-E 371 Modern Jewish Culture and Society (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • ANTH-E 382 Memory and Culture (3 cr.) CASE S&H
  • ANTH-E 400 Undergraduate Seminar (3 cr.)
    Topics: Ethnicities in Israel; Israeli Society and Culture; The Jewish Family; Jewish Women; Migrations and Diasporas

College of Arts and Sciences

  • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to the Arts and Humanities (3 cr.) Gen Ed A&H; CASE A&H, CASE CAPP
    Topic: Representing the Holocaust; Power, Politics, and Piety: Nationalism and Territory in Israel/Palestine; A Question of Identity: The Case of Judaism; Who Wrote the Bible?

Communication and Culture

  • CMCL-C 311 Images of War and Peace in Public Culture (3 cr.)
    Topic: Images of War and Peace in Israeli Public Culture
  • CMCL-C 445 Media, Culture and Politics (3 cr.)
    Topic: Film, Fascism, and Psychoanalysis

Comparative Literature

  • CMLT-C 100 Freshman Seminar (3 cr.) CASE A&H
    Topic: The Agnostic Bible
  • CMLT-C 301 Special Topics in Comparative Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC; P: C 205 or 3 credit hours in literature
    Topics: The Agnostic Bible; Poetics of Biblical Narrative; Reading the Prophets
  • CMLT-C 377 Topics in Yiddish Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H ,CASE GCC; P: C 205 or 3 credit hours in literature
    Topics: Fantasy, Realism, & Fiction in Early Modern and Modern “Classic” Yiddish Literature; Love, Soul, and Destiny in Modern Yiddish Literature; Selected Readings in 20th Century Yiddish Fiction; Yiddish Life: On Page, On Stage, On Screen
  • CMLT-C 378 Topics in Yiddish Culture (3 cr.) CASE A&H ,CASE GCC; P: C 205 or 3 credit hours in literature
    Topics: Culture, Memory, and Identity: Yiddish in the Post-Holocaust World; Ghetto, Shtetl, and Beyond: Millennium of History & Society of Yiddish; History & Sociology of Yiddish; Yiddish in America
  • CMLT-C 400 Studies in Comparative Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H; P: C 205 or 3 credit hours in literature
    Topics: Job, from the Bible to Kafka; The Poetics of Biblical Narrative
  • CMLT-C 405 Senior Seminar in Comparative Literature (6 cr. max.) CASE A&H; P: C 205 or 3 credit hours in literature
    Topics: The Bible in Western Literature: Job, from the Bible to Kafka; Prophecy & Poetry

English

  • ENG-L 241 American Jewish Writers (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, CASE A&H, CASE DUS
  • ENG-L 367 Literature of the Bible (3 cr.) CASE A&H
  • ENG-L 375 Studies in Jewish Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE DUS
    Topics: American Jewish Writers; Jewish American Responses to the Holocaust; Literature of the Holocaust; Representations of the Holocaust
  • ENG-L 460 Seminar: Literary Form, Mode, and Theme (3 cr.)
    Topic: The Poetics of Biblical Narrative

Fine Arts

  • FIN-A 200 Topics in Art History (3 cr.)
    Topic: Introduction to Jewish Art (CSA); Jews as Artists and Subjects

Folklore

  • FOLK-F 357 American Jewish Popular Music (3 cr.) CASE A&H , CASE DUS
  • FOLK-F 359 Exploring Jewish Identity Today (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE DUS (can be IW)

Germanic Studies

  • GER-E 341 Dutch Culture: The Modern Netherlands (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
    Topic: Anne Frank: Her Diary in Perspective
  • GER-E 351 Topics in Yiddish Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
    Topics: Fantasy, Realism, & Fiction in Early Modern and Modern “Classic” Yiddish Literature; Love, Soul, and Destiny in Modern Yiddish Literature; Selected Readings in 20th Century Yiddish Fiction; Yiddish Life: On Page, On Stage, On Screen
  • GER-E 352 Topics in Yiddish Culture (3 cr.) CASE A&H , CASE GCC
    Topics: Culture, Memory, and Identity: Yiddish in the Post-Holocaust World; Ghetto, Shtetl and Beyond: Millennium of History and Society of Yiddish; History and Sociology of Yiddish; Yiddish in America
  • GER-Y 495 Individual Readings in Yiddish Studies: Language, Literature, Culture (1-3 cr.) Consent of instructor

History

  • HIST-A 379 Issues in Modern U.S. History (3 cr.) CASE S&H
    Topic: The Holocaust in American History; The Holocaust in American Memory
  • HIST-B 200 Issues in Western European History (when Jewish history topic) (3 cr.) GenEd S&H, GenEd WC, CASE S&H
    Topic: Extreme Violence in Europe 1900-1945: Political Utopias, Ethnic Conflict and Total War; History of Jerusalem: Three Faiths, Three Thousand Years; War & Violence in 20th Century Europe
  • HIST-B 300 Issues in Western European History (when Jewish history topic) (3 cr.) CASE S&H
  • HIST-B 303 Issues in Modern European History (when Jewish history topic) (3 cr.) CASE S&H
    Topic: Anti-Semitism in Europe Since the Enlightenment
  • HIST-B 315 European Anti-Semitism from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust (3 cr.) CASE S&H
  • HIST-B 321 European Jews in the Age of Discovery (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-B 322 Jews in the Modern World (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-B 323 History of the Holocaust (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-B 324 Zionism and the State of Israel (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-B 330 The Jews of Spain (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-B 400 Issues in Western European History (when Jewish history topic) (3 cr.) CASE S&H
  • HIST-C 300 Issues in Classical & Byzantine History (3 cr.) CASE S&H
    Topics: Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean; Three Cultures in the Medieval Mediterranean: Interactions between Muslims, Christians & Jews
  • HIST-D 304 Jews of Eastern Europe (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-H 259 American Jewish History (3 cr.) GenEd S&H, CASE S&H, CASE DUS
  • HIST-J 300 Seminar in History (3 cr.) CASE S&H
    Topics: Jewish Memories, Memoirs, and History; The Jews of Islam; Perpetrators of the Holocaust; The Sephardic Diaspora; Testimonies of the Holocaust
  • HIST-J 400 Seminar in History (3 cr.) CASE S&H, (Can be IW); P: J 300 or J 301
    Topics: Anti-Semitism and Jewish Responses; Jewish Cultural History of the Modern Era; Jewish Emancipation; Perpetrators of the Holocaust

Hutton Honors College

  • HON-H 234 Literature of Time & Place (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, CASE A&H
    Topics: Anne Frank & Hitler: Studies in the Representations of Good & Evil; Germany's "Others";Literature of the Holocaust (CASE GCC)
  • HON-H 235 Religion in Literature, Music, Art, and Performance (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, CASE A&H
    Topic: The Agnostic Bible
  • HON-H 303 Interdepartmental Colloquia (3 cr). P: consent of Hutton Honors College or JS advisor; CASE A&H
    Topics: The American Jewish Experience; American Jewish Writers; Literature of the Holocaust; Poetics of Biblical Narrative; Understanding Antisemitism

Institute for European Studies

  • WEUR-W 406 Special Topics in Western European Studies (3 cr.) CASE A&H
    Topic: Anne Frank: Her Diary in Perspective

International Studies

  • INTL-I 300 Topics in International Studies (3 cr.)
    Topic: Living Jerusalem: Ethnography and Bridge Blogging in Disputed Territory

Jewish Studies

  • JSTU-C 214 Multiple Voices of Israeli Society (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-C 216 Israeli Inequalities in Context (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-C 240 Contemporary Israeli Culture (3 cr.) GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-C 340 The Kibbutz in Fact and Fiction (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-C 360 Israeli Film and Fiction (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-H 300 Advanced Modern Hebrew I (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in H 250 or equivalent proficiency.
  • JSTU-H 350 Advanced Modern Hebrew II (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in H 300 or equivalent proficiency.
  • JSTU-H 365 Advanced Hebrew Conversation and Composition (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in H 350 or equivalent proficiency
  • JSTU-H 375 Introductory Readings in Hebrew Literature (in Hebrew) (3 cr.) CASE A&H; P: Grade of C or higher in H 350 or equivalent proficiency.
  • JSTU-H 460 Israeli Film and Fiction in Hebrew (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC; P: Grade of C or higher in H350 or equivalent proficiency.
  • JSTU-H 480 Modern Hebrew Literature in Hebrew (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC; P: Grade of C or higher in any Hebrew course above H 350 (such as H 365, H 375, H 485, or H 497), or equivalent.
  • JSTU-H 485 Recent Hebrew Literature in Hebrew (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC; P: Grade of C or higher in H 350 or equivalent proficiency.
  • JSTU-H 497 Individual Readings in Hebrew (1-4 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in H 350 or equivalent proficiency. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.
  • JSTU-J 203 Arts and Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, CASE A&H; may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours
    Topic: Life Cycle & Year Cycle in Jewish Folklore; Understanding Antisemistim; The Wandering Jew; Women in American Jewish History
  • JSTU-J 204 Social and Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (3 cr.) GenEd S&H, CASE S&H; may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours
    Topics: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • JSTU-J 220 Sacred Books of the Jews (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H
  • JSTU-J 258 Representing Jews and African Americans in American Musical Theater (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE DUS
  • JSTU-J 259 American Jewish History (3 cr.) GenEd S&H, CASE S&H, CASE DUS
  • JSTU-J 303 Arts and Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (3 cr.) CASE A&H; may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours
    Topic: American Judaism and Popular Culture; Dead Sea Scrolls; Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics, Politics, and Judaism; Gender & Rabbinic Literature; Images of War and Peace in Israeli Public Culture; Torah, Temple & God in Judaism; Understanding the Rabbinic Mind; Zionism & the State of Israel
  • JSTU-J 304 Social and Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (3 cr.) CASE S&H; may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours
    Topic: Antisemitism: A Sociohistorical Perspective; Contemporary Environmental Challenges in Israel; Israeli Society: Political, Social, and Religious Divides; Jewish Philosophy in the Medieval World; Muslim Spain; Zionism and the State of Israel
  • JSTU-J 310 Jews and Race (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE DUS
  • JSTU-J 316 Jews, Christians, and Others in Late Antiquity (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-J 317 Juaism in the Making (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-J 320 Rabbinic Judaism: Literature and Beliefs (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-J 323 History of the Holocaust (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-J 358 Music in Judaism (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-J 403 Arts and Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (3 cr.) CASE A&H; may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours
    Topic: Judaism and Gender
  • JSTU-J 404 Social and Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (3 cr.) CASE S&H; may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours
  • JSTU-L 280 David: The Man and the King (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-L 285 Guns and Roses: Representations of Soldiers and War in Modern Hebrew Literature (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, CASE A&H , CASE GCC
  • JSTU-L 375 Women in the Bible (3 cr.) CASE A&H
  • JSTU-L 380 Modern Hebrew Literature in English (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC (can be an IW)
  • JSTU-L 385 Recent Hebrew Literature in English (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • JSTU-L 390 Biblical Themes in Modern Hebrew Literature (3 cr.) CASE A&H
  • JSTU-L 395 S.Y. Agnon and the Jewish Experience (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC

Individual Reading Courses in Jewish Studies

  • JSTU-H 495 Individual Readings in Jewish Studies (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor and authorization from JS advisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Jewish Studies Honors Courses

  • JSTU-H 399 Readings for Honors in Jewish Studies (3 cr.) P: Approval of instructor and honors advisor. Guided readings in preparation for honors thesis.
  • JSTU-H 499 Honors Thesis (3-6 cr.) P: Approval of Program Honors Committee.

Other Jewish Studies Courses

  • JSTU-P 180 Leadership in Jewish Studies (1 cr.) May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits. Only 1 per semester. Does not count in either major or certificate.
  • JSTU-P 498 Internship in Jewish Studies (1-6 cr.) Students need to have a Jewish Studies faculty sponsor and are responsible for finding and securing their own internship. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

  • NELC-N 214 Multiple Voices of Israeli Society(3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • NELC-N 216 Israeli Inequality in Context (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • NELC-N 303 Issues in Middle Eastern History (3 cr.) CASE S&H
    Topics: Jewish Philosphy in the Medieval World; The Jews of Islam; Muslim Spain

Philosophy

  • PHIL-P 205 Modern Jewish Philosophy (3 cr.) GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • PHIL-P 305 Topics in the Philosophy of Judaism (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC (can be IW) P: 3 credits of philosophy
  • PHIL-P 490 Readings in Philosphy (1-3 cr.)

Political Science

  • POLS-Y 352 The Holocaust and Politics (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC

Religious Studies

  • REL-A 202 Topics in African, European, and West Asian Religions (3 cr.) CASE A&H
    Topics: Biblical Justice; Hell and Heaven in Judaism; Women in American Jewish History
  • REL-A 210 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 220 Introduction to New Testament (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 230 Introduction to Judaism (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 235 Sacred Books of the Jews (3 cr.) GenEd A&H; CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 300 Studies in African, European, and West Asian Religions (3 cr.) CASE A&H
    Topics: The Book of Job and the Crisis of Faith; Dead Sea Scrolls; History of God; Introduction to Rabbinic Literature; Issues in the Study of the Hebrew Bible; Revelation in Rabbinic Literature; Torah, Temple, & God in Judaism; Understanding the Rabbinic Mind
  • REL-A 305 Ancient Mediterranean Religions (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC (if JS is 1/3 or more of material)
  • REL-A 315 Prophecy in Ancient Israel (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 316 Jews Christians, and Others in Late Antiquity (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 317 Judaism in the Making (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 318 Rabbinic Judaism: Literature and Beliefs (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 320 Jesus and the Gospels (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 321 Paul and his Influence on Early Christianity (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 335 Introduction to Jewish Mysticism (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC P: Previous course in Judaism or consent of instructor
  • REL-A 375 Women in the Bible (3 cr.) CASE A&H
  • REL-A 395 The Bible and Slavery (3 cr.) CASE A&H , CASE GCC
  • REL-A 415 Topics in Ancient Israelite Religion (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC; P: A 210.
    Topics: Biblical Justice; The Poetics of Biblical Narrative; Studies in Rabbinic & Talmudic Literature
  • REL-A 420 Religions of Ancient Rome (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 430 Topics in the History of Judaism (3 cr.) CASE A&H P: Course on Judaism or consent of instructor
    Topics: The Struggle for the Holy Land: Power, Piety and Politics in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict; Talmud
  • REL-A 440 Judaism and Gender: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 450 Topics in the History of Christianity (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC Topic: Jews and Christians
  • REL-C 230 American Jewish History (3 cr.) GenEd S&H, CASE S&H, CASE DUS
  • REL-C 323 Jews and Race (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE DUS
  • REL-D 300 Study in Theory, Ethics, & Comparison (3 cr.) CASE A&H Topic: Dilemmas of Modern Judaism
  • REL-D 362 Religious Issues in Contemporary Judaism (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC (can be IW)
  • REL-D 385 Messianism and Messiahs in Comparative Perspective (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-D 410 Topics in Religious Philosophy (3) CASE A&H
    Topics related to Jewish Studies
  • REL-R 152 Jews, Christians, and Muslims (3 cr.) GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC
    Topic: The Binding of Isaac in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Religion and Violence
  • REL-A 450 Topics in the History of Christianity
    Topic: Pilgrims and Exiles: Late-Ancient & Early-Medieval Imaginings of Travel, Territory, and Identity

Slavic Languages & Literatures

  • SLAV-C 365 Seminar in Czech and Central European Literatures & Cultures (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
    Topics: Central European Literature & Culture Between the Wars; Czech and Jewish Culture in Bohemia: Poetry, Film, and Novel
  • SLAV-S 320 Special Topics in Slavic Studies (Jewish Studies topics only)(3 cr) CASE A&H, CASE GCC