COURSES IN JEWISH STUDIES Spring 2018


Undergraduate Courses
:

 

JWST 100/RELI 123: Intro to Jewish Studies, HS/GL | M-W 1:25-2:15PM. Andrea Cooper.

Recitations: F 10:10-11:00AM, F 11:15AM-12:05PM, F 12:20-1:10PM. course flyer

 

JWST/CLAR/RELI 110: New Testament Archaeology, HS/BN/WB | T-TH 11:00AM-12:15PM. Jodi Magness.

 

JWST/HIST 262: History of the Holocaust, HS/NA | T-TH 11:00AM-12:15PM. Karen Michelle Auerbach.

Recitations: Th 3:30-4:20PM, F 9:05-9:55AM, F 10:10-11:00AM, F 11:15AM-12:05PM, F 1:25-2:15PM, F 2:30-3:20PM.

 

JWST 357/ASIA 357/PWAD 362: The Arab-Jews: Culture, Community, and Co-existence, GL |

T-TH 11:00AM-12:15PM. Yaron Shemer. course flyer

 

JWST/HEBR 436: Zionism and Language, BN | T-TH 2:00-3:15PM. Yaron Shemer.  course flyer

 

JWST/SLAV/PWAD 465: Literature of Atrocity, LA/BN/GL | T-TH 2:00-3:15PM. David Pike.

 

JWST/FOLK 505: Jewish Folklore and Ethnography, VP/E4/US | M-W 2:05-3:20PM. Gabrielle Berlinger.

 

JWST/HIST 330H: Jesus and the Jews, HS/WB | T-TH 2:00-3:15PM. Flora Cassen.

 

HIST 85H: Concentration Camp Survivors, HS/NA | T-TH 3:30-4:45PM. Donald Reid.

 

HIST 276: Modern Middle East, HS/BN/GL | M-W 11:15AM-12:05PM. Sarah Shields.

Recitations: TH 3:30-16:20PM, F 2:30-3:20PM, F 9:05-9:55AM, F 10:10-11:00AM, F 11:15AM-12:05PM, F 3:35-4:25PM.

 

HIST 308: The Renaissance and the Jews, HS/WB | T-TH 9:30-10:45AM. Flora Cassen.

 

HIST 485: Modern East European Jewish History, HS/BN | T-TH 2:00-3:15PM. Karen Auerbach.

 

RELI 106: Early Judaism, HS/BN/WB | Online through Friday Center

 

RELI 242: New Religious Movements, SS/NA | T-TH 9:30-10:45AM. Yaakov Ariel.

 

RELI 542H: Religion and Counter Culture, US | T-TH 11:00AM-12:15PM. Yaakov Ariel.

 

Language Courses:

 

HEBR 102: Elementary Modern Hebrew II, FL | M-W-F 9:05-9:55AM. Hanna Sprintzik

 

HEBR 102: Elementary Modern Hebrew II, FL | M-W-F 12:20-1:10PM. Hanna Sprintzik

 

HEBR 204: Intermediate Modern Hebrew II, FL | M-W-F 10:10-11:00AM. Hanna Sprintzik

 

 

Graduate Courses:

 

RELI 812: Diaspora Judaism | T 2:00-4:50PM. Jodi Magness.

 

 


Fall 2017 courses –

Undergraduate Courses:

RELI 108: Classic Jewish Texts: From Bible and Dead Sea Scrolls to Kabbalah and Hassidism Tu-Th 11AM-12:15PM. Evyatar Marienberg

HIST 153: Jewish History Ancient to Modern M-W-F 12:20-1:10PM. Karen Auerbach

RELI 211: Classical Hebrew I:A Linguistic Introduction to the Hebrew Bible M-W-F 10:10-11:00AM. Joseph Lam

ASIA 235: Israeli Cinema:Nation, Gender, and Ethnicity Tu-Th 3:30-4:45PM. Yaron Shemer

GSLL/CMPL 270/JWST/RELI 239: German Culture and the “Jewish Question” M-W 10:10-11AM, F 10:10AM or 12:20PM. Jonathan Hess

AMST/JWST 253: American Jewish Women’s History Marcie Cohen Ferris

FOLK 481: The Changing Lives of Jewish Objects Tu 3:30-5:30PM. Gabrielle Berlinger

AMST/JWST 486: Shalom Y’all: The Jewish Experience in the American South Tu-Th 3:30-4:45PM. Marcie Cohen Ferris

CMPL 390 (001): Nazisploitation: Holocaust Perpetrators in Film & Image with Danielle Christmas

JWST 697: Jewish StudiesCapstone: Jewish Languages Tu 6-8:50PM.  Joseph Lam
Capstone Seminar: Jewish Languages (Professor Joseph Lam, Dept. of Religious Studies)
This course examines the myriad ways in which language, culture, and identity intersect through the prism of Jewish languages—that is, languages written and spoken by Jews throughout history. Drawing on insights coming out of the contemporary study of linguistic variation and sociolinguistics, the course poses a number of questions that arise at the confluence of language and society, such as: What makes a language “Jewish”? How are languages and scripts employed in defining one’s cultural identity? What are the historical forces that shape the development of Jewish variants of languages? The languages to be discussed in the course include Hebrew (from ancient to modern), Aramaic, Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, and others. Working knowledge of at least one Jewish language would be useful but is not required.

Language courses:

HEBR 101-001: Elementary Modern Hebrew I M-W-F 9:05-9:55AM. Ana Sprintzik

HEBR 101-002: Elementary Modern Hebrew I M-W-F 12:20-1:10PM. Staff

HEBR 203: Intermediate Modern Hebrew I M-W-F 10:10-11:00AM. Ana Sprintzik

 

Graduate Courses:

JWST 697: Jewish StudiesCapstone: Jewish Languages Tu 6-8:50PM.  Joseph Lam
Capstone Seminar: Jewish Languages (Professor Joseph Lam, Dept. of Religious Studies)
This course examines the myriad ways in which language, culture, and identity intersect through the prism of Jewish languages—that is, languages written and spoken by Jews throughout history. Drawing on insights coming out of the contemporary study of linguistic variation and sociolinguistics, the course poses a number of questions that arise at the confluence of language and society, such as: What makes a language “Jewish”? How are languages and scripts employed in defining one’s cultural identity? What are the historical forces that shape the development of Jewish variants of languages? The languages to be discussed in the course include Hebrew (from ancient to modern), Aramaic, Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, and others. Working knowledge of at least one Jewish language would be useful but is not required.

 


Spring 2017 courses –

Undergraduate Courses:

ASIA 53 (First-year seminar): Israeli Popular Music M-W-F 12:20-1:10PM. Hanna Sprintzik

RELI 109: History and Culture of Ancient Israel M-W 12:20-1:10PM. Joseph Lam

RELI 143: Judaism in Our Time T-TH 9:30-10:45AM. Yaakov Ariel

RELI 224H: Modern Jewish Thought T-TH 2-3:15PM. Andrea Cooper

HIST/JWST/PWAD 262: History of the Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jews M T-TH 12:30-1:45PM. Karen Auerbach

HIST 330: Jesus and the Jews:From the Bible to the Big Screen T-TH 12:30-1:45PM. Flora Cassen

ASIA 425: Israeli-Palestinian Exchanges T-TH 11AM-12:15PM. Yaron Shemer

RELI 566: Jewish Legal Literature TH 3:30-6:20PM Evyatar Marienberg

JWST 697: Capstone Course: The Holocaust, Memory and Historical Methodology TH 2-4:45PM. Karen Auerbach
The Holocaust, Memory and Historical Methodology
Thursday, 2-4:45 , Instructor: Professor Karen Auerbach 
This seminar will familiarize students with classic works of Holocaust historiography as well as with newer works that challenge old interpretations and methodologies. We will investigate debates about the origins and historicization of the Holocaust; the role of Hitler in decision-making and the Nazi bureaucracy; the development of antisemitism; the uses of sources, from archival documents to victim testimony; theories of genocide and colonialism; comparative genocide; memory and the “myth of silence”; and other themes. Readings will ask how historians can write a narrative reconstruction of events while “probing the limits of representation,” in the words of Saul Friedländer.

Language courses:

HEBR 102: Elementary Modern Hebrew II M-W-F 9:05-9:55AM. Hanna Sprintzik

HEBR 204: Intermediate Modern Hebrew II M-W-F 10:10-11:00AM. Hanna Sprintzik

HEBR 306: Advanced Modern Hebrew II T-TH 2:00-3:15PM. Yaron Shemer

 Graduate courses:

JWST 697: Capstone Course: The Holocaust, Memory and Historical Methodology TH 2-4:45PM. Karen Auerbach

GERM 875: Germans, Jews, and the Theatre F 9:05-11:55 AM. Jonathan M. Hess