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Fall 2014 courses [Please check back for updates to this listing.]

Jewish Studies 697 Capstone Course: Jewish Humor.
Course flyer: JWST 697
For undergraduates and graduate students, and required for students pursuing the Jewish Studies major. Jews and non-Jews alike have credited Jewish people with a particular sense of humor. But what turns a joke, an anecdote, a graphic novel, or a movie into a representation of Jewish humor? Based on theories of humor such as Bergson’s “Laughter: An Essay in the Meaning of Comic” (1900) and Freud’s “Jokes and Its Relation to the Unconscious” (1905), the course seeks to define how humor and Jews were related in history by exploring material from a variety of sources from Europe, Israel, and America. Th 4:40-7:10PM. Ruth von Bernuth

Undergraduate Courses:

RELI 63 (First-Year Seminar) Dead Sea Scrolls M-W 5:00-6:15PM. Jodi Magness

RELI/JWST 103: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Literature M-W 2:00-2:50PM. David Lambert

RELI/JWST 106: Introduction to Early Judaism M-W 1:00-1:50PM. Jodi Magness

RELI 123/JWST 100: Introduction to Jewish Studies Tu-Th 9:30-10:45AM. Andrea Cooper

AMST/JWST 253: Jewish Women in America M-W-F 10:00-10:50AM. Marcie Cohen Ferris

HNRS 353.002: The Jews and the Passion Tu-Th 2:00-3:15PM. Flora Cassen

RELI 450: Sexuality and Marriage in Jewish Tradition and History Th 4:00-6:50PM. Evyatar Marienberg.

HIST 485: Modern Eastern European Jewish History Tu-Th 3:30-4:45PM. Karen Auerbach

AMST 486: Shalom Y’all: The Jewish Experience in the American South M-W-F 11:00-11:50AM. Marcie Cohen Ferris

RELI 590: Topics in the Study of Religion: “Repentance” Tu 6:00-8:50PM. David Lambert

JWST 697: Jewish Humor Th 4:40-7:10PM. Ruth von Bernuth

Language courses:

HEBR 101-001: Elementary Modern Hebrew I M-W-F 11:00-11:50AM. Ana Sprintzik

HEBR 101-002: Elementary Modern Hebrew I M-W-F 1:00-1:50PM. Ana Sprintzik

HEBR 203: Intermediate Modern Hebrew I M-W-F 10:00-10:50AM. Ana Sprintzik

RELI 211: Classical Hebrew I: A Linguistic Introduction to the Hebrew Bible M-W-F 9:00-9:50AM. Joseph Lam

Graduate Courses:

JWST 697: Jewish Humor Th 4:40-7:10PM. Ruth von Bernuth


Spring 2014 courses

JWST 110/RELI 110: New Testament Archaeology Jodi Magness
JWST 239: Jews in German Culture  Richard Lambert
JWST 262/HIST 262: History of the Holocaust  Christopher Browning
HIST 190: The Search for Modern Jewish Identity Karen Auerbach
HNRS HIST 353-002: Ghettos and Shtetls? Urban Life in East European Jewish History Karen Auerbach
SLAV 281: Holocaust Cinema  Peter Sherwood
ENGL 289: Jewish-American Lit
JWST 512: Ancient Synagogues TBA
JWST 602: What is Scripture? Tu 3:30-5:20PM. David Lambert
Language courses:
HEBR 102: Elementary Modern Hebrew II  Ana Sprintzik
HEBR 204: Intermediate Modern Hebrew II Ana Sprintzik
RELI 212: Classical Hebrew II: A Linguistic Introduction to the Hebrew Bible  Joseph Lam
HEBR 306: Advanced Modern Hebrew II  Ana Sprintzik
Graduate Courses:
RELI 812: Diaspora Judaism  Jodi Magness


Fall 2013 courses

Undergraduate  Courses:
GERM  225: Popular and Pious  Ruth von Bernuth
HIST  276: Modern Middle East  Sarah Shields
RELI  063/JWST 106: First Year Seminar:  Archaeology of Qumran  Jodi Magness
RELI  106/JWST 106: Early Judaism  Jodi Magness
RELI  108: Classic Jewish Texts  Evyatar Marienberg
RELI  123/JWST 100: Intro to Jewish Studies Ariel
RELI  697/JWST 697: Capstone Course in Jewish  Studies Yaakov Ariel
Language  courses:

HEBR  101 (Section 001): Elementary Modern  Hebrew  Ana Sprintzik
HEBR  101 (Section 002): Elementary Modern  Hebrew Ana Sprintzik
HEBR  203: Intermediate Modern Hebrew  Ana Sprintzik
HEBR  305: Advanced Modern Hebrew  Ana Sprintzik