Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6643JWST 1101  SEM 101

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6644JWST 1101  SEM 102

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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

  •  6653JWST 1103  SEM 101

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6654JWST 1103  SEM 102

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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

JWST 2501

The course will provide an introduction to the kosher and halal food laws and their application to the American food industry with limited coverage and home practices. The distance-learning component examines ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: FDSC 2500

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16263JWST 2501  LEC 001

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JWST 2601

The pyramids and mummies of Egypt, the ziggurats of Babylonia, and the armies of Assyria are all part of the legacy of the ancient Near East. This course serves as a basic introduction to the history, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 2601

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17281JWST 2601  LEC 001

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JWST 2629

This course provides a literary and historical introduction to the earliest Christian writings, most of which eventually came to be included in the New Testament. Through the lens of the gospel narratives ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17459JWST 2629  LEC 001

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JWST 2661

A survey of the history and development of ships and seafaring as revealed by shipwrecks, boat burials, texts, art, and other evidence. The role of nautical technology and seafaring among the maritime ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ARKEO 2661NES 2661

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17267JWST 2661  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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Syllabi: none
  •  8951JWST 2674  LEC 001

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  •  9171JWST 2674  DIS 201

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  •  9172JWST 2674  DIS 202

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  •  9173JWST 2674  DIS 203

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  •  9174JWST 2674  DIS 204

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  •  9936JWST 2674  DIS 205

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  • 10015JWST 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 related to its unequal distribution of natural resources associated with its geological ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17708JWST 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

  •  9049JWST 2711  LEC 001

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  •  9050JWST 2711  DIS 201

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  •  9052JWST 2711  DIS 203

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  •  9053JWST 2711  DIS 204

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  •  9054JWST 2711  DIS 205

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  •  9055JWST 2711  DIS 206

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  •  9056JWST 2711  DIS 207

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  •  9057JWST 2711  DIS 208

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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

  •  6450JWST 3101  SEM 101

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 3108

This course is intended to continue the development of all aspects of the language. Emphasis on reading and discussion of Modern Literary works. Reading include adapted as well as authentic literary and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 3108

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7959JWST 3108  SEM 101

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  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 3629

A weekly seminar that may be taken in addition to NES 2629 - New Testament/Early Christian Literatures 357492. The seminar will provide an opportunity to read portions of the New Testament and other early ... view course details

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  • 17467JWST 3629  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • Prerequisite: One year of Greek or permission of instructor. Students must be enrolled in NES 2629 or have permission of instructor.

JWST 3687

This seminar examines the history of the United States' involvement with the conflict between Israelis and Arabs, from 1948 to the present. Recently a great deal of attention has been paid to political ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17718JWST 3687  LEC 080

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  • Taught in Washington, DC.

JWST 3697

This course examines the history of the conflict between two peoples with claims to the same land (Palestine/Israel), from the rise of their national movements at the turn of the 20th century and their ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3977NES 3697SOC 3970

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17475JWST 3697  LEC 001

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  • Open to all students, including freshmen.

  • 17483JWST 3697  DIS 201

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  • 17489JWST 3697  DIS 202

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  • 17508JWST 3697  DIS 203

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  • 17512JWST 3697  DIS 204

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  • 17516JWST 3697  DIS 205

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  • 17520JWST 3697  DIS 206

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JWST 3720

This course will employ a range of methods in approaching the subject of women in ancient Israel. We will use biblical, archaeological, and ancient Near Eastern textual evidence to reconstruct aspects ... view course details

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  • 17269JWST 3720  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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  • 16236JWST 4180  SEM 101

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JWST 4520

This course at the intersection of studies in Jewish and urban culture draws on a wide range of textual and other evidence, from the Babylonian Talmud to contemporary American literature, to ... view course details

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  • 17817JWST 4520  SEM 101

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JWST 4545

From the ringing of Tibetan singing bowls to the quiet of desert monasticism, religious imagination and ritual is replete with sound and silence.  Cityscapes resound with church bells and calls from the ... view course details

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  • 17452JWST 4545  SEM 101

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JWST 4739

The meaning of the Talmud has been a hotly debated topic by both Jews and Christians for more than 1500 years.  This course will use a series of animated short films based on stories found in the Talmud ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 4739NES 6739

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17496JWST 4739  SEM 101

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JWST 4950

In 1615, Cervantes published the Second Part of his already famous Don Quixote.  Four hundred years later, Spanish anthropologists have been excavating the crypt of a Madrid church in order to recover ... view course details

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  • 17662JWST 4950  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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  • 16662JWST 6180  SEM 101

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JWST 7520

This course at the intersection of studies in Jewish and urban culture draws on a wide range of textual and other evidence, from the Babylonian Talmud to contemporary American literature, to ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17819JWST 7520  SEM 101

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