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Courses

Current Course Offerings: 2019-2020

* Indicates course may be petitioned for credit toward the Jewish Studies major or minor. Please visit the Schedule of Classes for specific dates, times, and locations of the courses listed below.

FA 2019 Course Instructor
ANAR 116* Sea Level Change - The Israel Case in World Perspective Staff
HIEU 109*  Blood, Soil, Boundaries: Nationalism in Europe Hertz

GPGN 490*

(note this is a graduate course; please email the professor directly to enroll in this seminar)

The Politics of Peace: Track-Two Diplomacy in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Rothman
JWSP 1  Beginning Hebrew Shuster
JWSP 104 Practicum in Advanced Hebrew Shuster
LTEN 149* Topics: English-language Literature. Antisemitism in English Literature  Lampert-Weissig
SOCI 178* The Holocaust Biernacki
USP 189* Jerusalem: Communities and Conflict Shtern
WI 2020 Course Instructor
HINE 115 Death and Dying in Antiquity Balberg
HINE 171 Topics in Early Judaism and Christianity Balberg
JWSP 2 Intermediate Hebrew Shuster
SP 2020 Course Instructor
HIEU 108* Sex and Politics in the Ancient World Balberg
HINE 100 The Hebrew Bible and History Balberg
JWSP 3 Intermediate Hebrew, Continued Shuster
LTRU 110C Survey of Russian and Soviet Literature in Translation, 1917-Present Glaser
SOCI 153* Urban Sociology: Learning from Israeli Cities Shtern


Jewish Studies Major Courses

Following are course offerings in this area. For descriptions of the courses listed below, refer to the appropriate department’s section of the catalog.

See the courses below to satisfy your major or minor requirements.

Pre 1648

ANAR 103. Archaeology of the Holy Land (4)

ANAR 125. Weapons and Warfare in the Ancient Near East (4)

ANAR 141. Prehistory of the Holy Land (4)

ANAR 142. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel (4)

ANAR 143. Archaeology, Anthropology, and the Bible (4)

ANAR 190. Middle East Archaeological Field Study (4)

ANAR 191. Advanced Cyber-Archaeology Field School (4)

HINE 100. The Hebrew Bible and History (4)

HINE 101. The Religion of Ancient Israel (4)

HINE 104. Sex in the Bible (4)

HINE 108. The Middle East before Islam (4)

HINE 110. Jesus, the Gospels, and History (4)

HINE 112 A/AL. Great Stories from the Hebrew Bible (4)

HINE 112 B/BL. Great Poems from the Hebrew Bible (4)

HINE 115. Death and Dying in Antiquity (4)

HINE 125. Jews in the Greek and Roman World (4)

HINE 161/261. Seminar in the Hebrew Bible (4)

HINE 162. Anthropology and the Bible (4)

HINE 171. Topics in Early Judaism and Christianity (4)

HINE 199. Independent Study in Near Eastern History (4)

LTWL 138. Critical Religion Studies (Ancient Israel) (4)

LTWL 198. Directed Group Study (4)

LTWL 199. Special Studies (4)

Post 1648

HIEU 145. The Holocaust as Public History (4)

HIEU 158. Why Hitler? How Auschwitz? (4)

HIEU 176. Politics in the Jewish Past (4)

HINE 135 GS. Introduction to contemporary Israeli Society and Culture (4)

HINE 136 GS. Zionism and post-Zionism (4)

HINE 166/266. Nationalism in the Middle East (4)

HINE 170/270. Special Topics in Jewish History (4)

HINE 199. Independent Study in Near Eastern History (4)

HITO 104. The Jews and Judaism in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (4)

HITO 105. Jewish Modernity from 1648–1948 (4)

HITO 106. Love and Family in the Jewish Past (4)

HITO 136. Jews and African Americans: Slavery, Diaspora, Ghetto (4)

HIUS 118. How Jews Became American (4)

HUM 1. The Foundations of Western Civilization: Israel and Greece (6)

LTRU 110C. Survey of Russian and Soviet Literature in Translation, 1917–present (4)

LTRU 150. Russian Culture (4)

LTWL 134. A Cultural History of American Jewry (4)

LTWL 148. Yiddish Literature in Translation (4)

LTWL 198. Directed Group Study (4)

LTWL 199. Special Studies (4)

MUS 18/ETHN 4. Klezmer Music (4)

POLI 121. Government and Politics of the Middle East (4)

POLI 121B. Politics in Israel (4)

SOCI 106M. Holocaust Diaries (4)

SOCI 188I. The Israel Palestinian Conflict (4)

Track 1 Hebrew Six-Course Series

Track 1: Hebrew Six-Course Series

This is one of two tracks required to fulfill the language proficiency requirement for the major.

Hebrew Lower Division

  1. JWSP 1. Beginning Hebrew (5)
  2. JWSP 2. Intermediate Hebrew (5)
  3. JWSP 3. Intermediate Hebrew, Continued (5)

Hebrew Upper Division (may be applied toward the elective course requirement):

  1. JWSP 101. Introduction to Hebrew Texts or JWSP 104. Practicum in Advanced Hebrew Language and Texts (4)
  2. JWSP 102. Intermediate Hebrew Texts or JWSP 104. Practicum in Advanced Hebrew Language and Texts (4)
  3. JWSP 103. Advanced Hebrew Texts or JWSP 104. Practicum in Advanced Hebrew Language and Texts (4)
  4. JWSP 104. Practicum in Advanced Hebrew Language and Texts (repeatable for credit up to four times) (4)

Track 2 Hebrew and Another Language

Track 2: One year of Hebrew AND one year of a second foreign language relevant to Jewish Culture and History.

This is one of two tracks required to fulfill the language proficiency requirement for the major.

Lower Division

  1. JWSP 1. Beginning Hebrew (5)
  2. JWSP 2. Intermediate Hebrew (5)
  3. JWSP 3. Intermediate Hebrew, Continued (5)

AND one of the following:

Arabic Lower Division

  1. LIAB 1A/1AX. Arabic Conversation (2.5)/Analysis of Arabic (2.5)
  2. LIAB 1B/1BX. Arabic Conversation (2.5)/Analysis of Arabic (2.5)
  3. LIAB 1C/1CX. Arabic Conversation (2.5)/Analysis of Arabic (2.5)

OR

French Lower Division

  1. LIFR 1A/1AX. French Conversation (2.5)/Analysis of French (2.5)
  2. LIFR 1B/1BX. French Conversation (2.5)/Analysis of French (2.5)
  3. LIFR 1C/1CX. French Conversation (2.5)/Analysis of French (2.5)

OR

German Lower Division

  1. LIGM 1A/1AX. German Conversation (2.5)/Analysis of German (2.5)
  2. LIGM 1B/1BX. German Conversation (2.5)/ Analysis of German (2.5)
  3. LIGM 1C/1CX. German Conversation (2.5)/ Analysis of German (2.5)

OR

Italian Lower Division

  1. LIIT 1A/1AX. Italian Conversation (2.5)/Analysis of Italian (2.5)
  2. LIIT 1B/1BX. Italian Conversation (2.5)/Analysis of Italian (2.5)
  3. LIIT 1C/1CX. Italian Conversation (2.5)/Analysis of Italian (2.5)

OR

Russian Lower Division

  1. LTRU 1A. First-Year Russian (5)
  2. LTRU 1B. First-Year Russian (5)
  3. LTRU 1C. LTRU 1C. First-Year Russian (5)

Special Studies

JWSP 198. Directed Group Study in Jewish Studies (1-4) Directed group study on a topic not generally included in the regular curriculum. Student must make arrangements with individual faculty members. (P/NP only)

JWSP 199. Independent Study in Jewish Studies (1-4) Independent study on a topic not generally included in the regular curriculum. Student must make arrangements with individual faculty members. (P/NP only)

Honors Courses

JWSP 196A. Jewish Studies Honors Course (4) First quarter of honors thesis research for students accepted into honors program. Research is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member selected with the approval of the director of the Jewish Studies Program. Prerequisites: admission to Jewish Studies Honors Program; JWSP 100, JWSP 103, HITO 104, HITO 105; upper-division electives in Jewish studies; at least junior standing; overall 3.3 GPA; 3.5 in Jewish studies.

JWSP 196B. Jewish Studies Honors Course (4) Second quarter of honors thesis research for students accepted into honors program. Research is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member selected with the approval of the director of the Jewish Studies Program. Prerequisites: admission to Jewish Studies Honors Program; previous enrollment in JWSP 196A; JWSP 100, JWSP 103, HITO 104, HITO 105; upper-division electives in Jewish studies; at least junior standing; overall 3.3 GPA; 3.5 in Jewish studies.