Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

JWST 1101

Intended for beginners. Provides a thorough grounding in reading, writing, grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking. Students who complete the course are able to function in basic situations ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6667JWST 1101  SEM 101

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6668JWST 1101  SEM 102

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JWST 1103

Sequel to NES 1101-NES 1102. Continued development of reading, writing, grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking skills. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6681JWST 1103  SEM 101

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6682JWST 1103  SEM 102

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JWST 1913

The Jewish community of Rome is the oldest one in all of Europe, dating back to 200 B. C., and the authors of some of the most important twentieth century works of Italian literature are Jewish.  In this ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session.  Combined with: ITAL 1113

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17550JWST 1913  SEM 101

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JWST 2634

This course examines the cultural and historical interaction of Muslims and Jews from the emergence of Islam in the seventh century through the classical age of Islam down to the turn of the thirteenth ... view course details

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  • 15893JWST 2634  LEC 001

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JWST 2644

In this course, students will survey the development of Judaism from its roots in ancient Mesopotamia to modernity. Rather than thinking of Judaism as static and easily definable, we will explore a history ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 2644RELST 2644

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16055JWST 2644  LEC 001

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JWST 2674

This course examines major trends in the evolution of the Middle East in the modern era. Focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries and ending with the  "Arab Spring," we will consider Middle East history ... view course details

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  • 15602JWST 2674  LEC 001

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  • 15968JWST 2674  DIS 201

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  • 15969JWST 2674  DIS 202

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  • 15970JWST 2674  DIS 203

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  • 15971JWST 2674  DIS 204

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  • 17969JWST 2674  DIS 205

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  • 18327JWST 2674  DIS 206

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JWST 2687

Centrally located between two continents; the Middle East is drawn by nature to many environmental challenges that are re-lated to its unequal distribution of natural resources associated with its geological ... view course details

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  • 15907JWST 2687  LEC 001

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JWST 2711

This course provides a survey of Europe's 20th-century history with special emphasis on violence and its interpretation. Types of violence to be considered include warfare, terrorism, genocide, uprisings, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 2716HIST 2711

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15757JWST 2711  DIS 201

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  • 15758JWST 2711  DIS 202

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    • Staff

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  • 15759JWST 2711  DIS 203

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  • 15760JWST 2711  DIS 204

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  • 15761JWST 2711  DIS 205

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  • 15762JWST 2711  DIS 206

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  • 15763JWST 2711  DIS 207

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  • 15764JWST 2711  DIS 208

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JWST 2777

This course offers an overview of Rabbinic Literature from the first century BCE through the eight century of the Common Era. Each class will combine broad historical background with the close reading ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 15902JWST 2777  LEC 001

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JWST 3101

Successful completion of NES 3101 fulfills Option 1 language requirement. Advanced study of the Hebrew Language both orally and through the analysis of mostly unedited texts of social, political, and cultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 3101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6463JWST 3101  SEM 101

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JWST 3108

This course is intended to continue the development of all aspects of the language. Emphasis, however, will be placed on speaking skills and understanding by using text material relevant to Israeli contemporary ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 3108

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8034JWST 3108  SEM 101

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JWST 3637

This course traces the historical development of Christianity from its roots in 1st century Palestinian Judaism to the emergence of Islam in the early 7th century, with special emphasis on the period prior ... view course details

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  • 15826JWST 3637  LEC 001

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JWST 3700

This course will analyze the meaning of the Holocaust from three vantage points: that of European history; that of Jewish history; and that of those states and religious institutions that shared responsibility ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: HIST 3700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17046JWST 3700  LEC 001

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JWST 3767

In the media we read about conflict in Iraq between Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds; strife between Muslims and Copts in Egypt; rebellion in Syria against the ruling Alawite minority; and violence between Israelis ... view course details

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  • 15910JWST 3767  LEC 001

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JWST 4180

When did anti-Semitism begin? The medieval period invented shocking fictions about Jews--that they killed and ate Christian babies; that they desecrated the Host; that they were the murderers of Christ. ... view course details

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  • 16554JWST 4180  SEM 101

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JWST 4410

There is an astonishing discrepancy between our perception of the Holocaust as a central event of the twentieth century and its marginal place in postwar culture.  It is during those years, nevertheless, ... view course details

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  • 16968JWST 4410  SEM 101

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JWST 4557

How and why do landscapes come to inspire the religious imagination? And how do sensory landscapes, more specifically-territories of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell-inform, inflect, and engage the ... view course details

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  • 15912JWST 4557  SEM 101

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JWST 4670

Early states emerged when select groups gained control over wealth and power and institutionalized that control. How this was accomplished is a question of political economy that we can approach ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ARKEO 4670NES 4670

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15883JWST 4670  SEM 101

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JWST 4910

An autonomous, diasporic Jewish culture flourished in Eastern Europe from the early modern period through the mid-twentieth century and beyond. It is the ancestral culture of the vast majority of American ... view course details

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  • 16337JWST 4910  SEM 101

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JWST 6180

When did anti-Semitism begin? The medieval period invented shocking fictions about Jews--that they killed and ate Christian babies; that they desecrated the Host; that they were the murderers of Christ. ... view course details

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  • 16122JWST 6180  SEM 101

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JWST 6221

This seminar presents an introduction to Judeo-Arabic through the study of selected classical texts and the study of its grammar and lexicon. Because Judeo-Arabic combines elements of Hebrew and Arabic ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 6221

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16890JWST 6221  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

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JWST 6415

There is an astonishing discrepancy between our perception of the Holocaust as a central event of the twentieth century and its marginal place in postwar culture.  It is during those years, nevertheless, ... view course details

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  • 16969JWST 6415  SEM 101

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JWST 7910

An autonomous, diasporic Jewish culture flourished in Eastern Europe from the early modern period through the mid-twentieth century and beyond. It is the ancestral culture of the vast majority of American ... view course details

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  • 16344JWST 7910  SEM 101

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