Courses - Fall 2021
JEWISH STUDIES AND HEBREW COURSES
JWSH 107 - Jews, Christians, Muslims ( 3 / AE42 / GE3H / H / HR ), Molly Zahn.
A basic introduction to the major religious traditions of the Near East, Europe, and the Americas, with an emphasis on their development through the modern period and their expressions in contemporary life. Not open to students who have taken JWSH 109 or REL 109. (Same as REL 107.) Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) , Goal 3 Arts and Humanities (GE3H) , H Humanities (H) , HR Philosophy & Religion PC (HR)
JWSH 305 - Language, Gender and Sexuality ( 3 / GE3S / S ), Renee Perelmutter.
How do people express gender in diverse languages around the world? In a globalized world in which English is increasingly prominent, how are other languages changing to account for both global and local shifts in gender norms and expectations? This course will examine gender, multilingualism and globalization using approaches of sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and communication studies. We will explore such topics as gender, sexuality, and multilingualism; gendered language variants; gender norms, politeness, and globalization; nonbinary and trans identities encoded in languages around the world, including but not limited to gender pronouns; identity, body, and linguistic practices; and considerations of power, hegemony, and imperialism. (Same as ANTH 325, GIST 303, SLAV 305 and WGSS 325.) Satisfies: Goal 3 Social Sciences (GE3S) , S Social Science (S)
JWSH 323 - The Jewish World of Jesus ( 3 / GE3H / H ), Molly Zahn.
An introduction to the figure of Jesus in his ancient Jewish context. What was Jewish life like in Jesus’s time? What did the early Jesus movement share with other forms of Judaism, and how did it differ? Evidence from the New Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other textual and archaeological sources will be used to explore the first-century Jewish society of which both Jesus and the first Christians were a part. (Same as REL 323.)
Satisfies: Goal 3 Arts and Humanities (GE3H) , H Humanities (H)
JWSH 329 - Israli-Palestinian Conflict: An Introduction ( 3 / AE42 / GE3H / S ), Rami Zeedan.
This course provides an introduction to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict including its history from the Ottoman period to the present day, the social and political effects on Israeli and Palestinian life and citizenship, official and unofficial narratives, and international responses.
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) , Goal 3 Arts and Humanities (GE3H) , S Social Science (S)
JWSH 341 - Hitler and Nazi Germany ( 3 / AE51 / H / W ), Frances Sternberg.
An examination of the rise of Hitler and Nazism, beginning with the breakdown of 19th century culture in the First World War and continuing through the failure of democracy under the Weimar Republic. The course will also discuss the impact of Nazism on Germany and how Nazism led to the Second World War and the Holocaust. (Same as HIST 341.)
Satisfies: Goal 5 Outcome 1 (AE51) , H Humanities (H) , World Culture (W)
JWSH 343 - The Holocaust in History ( 3 / AE51 / H ), Frances Sternberg.
The systematic murder of the Jews of Europe by the Nazis during World War II is one of the most important events of modern history. This course studies the Holocaust by asking about its place in history. It compares other attempted genocides with the Holocaust and examines why most historians argue that it is unique. Other topics covered include the reasons the Holocaust occurred in Europe when it did, the changing role of anti-Semitism, and the effects of the Holocaust on civilization. The course also discusses why some people have sought to deny the Holocaust. The course concludes by discussing the questions people have raised about the Holocaust and such issues as support for democracy, the belief in progress, the role of science, and the search for human values which are common to all societies. (Same as HIST 343.)
Satisfies: Goal 5 Outcome 1 (AE51) , H Humanities (H)
JWSH 422 - Topics in Israeli Society: ( 3 / U ), Rami Zeedan.
This course explores the social interconnections and interactions of the various cultures, religions, and ethnic identities in Israel.
Satisfies: U Undesignated elective (U)
JWSH 490 - Directed Study in Jewish Stdies ( 3 / AE61 / H )
Intensive reading or research under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Satisfies: Goal 6 Outcome 1 (AE61) , H Humanities (H)
JWSH 491 - Directed Study in Jewish Studies, Honors ( 3 / Honors / AE61 / H )
Honors version of JWSH 490. Intensive reading or research under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or consent of instructor.
Satisfies: Goal 6 Outcome 1 (AE61) , H Humanities (H) , Honors
HEBR 110 - Elementary Israeli Hebrew I ( 5 / F1 / U ), Shelley Rissien.
A beginning course in modern Israeli Hebrew. Essentials of grammar, syntax and conversational practice; elementary reading and writing. Note: Students with other previous experience in Hebrew must take a placement exam.
Satisfies: Foreign Language 1st Level (F1) , U Undesignated elective (U)
HEBR 210 - Intermediate Israeli Hebrew I ( 3 / F3 / U ), Shelley Rissien.
Further development of language skills: listening comprehension, oral efficiency, intermediate grammar and syntax, reading and writing. Note: Students with other previous experience in Hebrew must take a placement exam. Prerequisite: HEBR 120.
Satisfies: Foreign Language 3rd Level (F3) , U Undesignated elective (U)
HEBR 490 - Independent Study ( 1-3 / U ), Shelley Rissien.
Intensive reading or research under faculty supervision. Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Prerequisite: HEBR 220 or equivalent.
Satisfies: U Undesignated elective (U)