Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

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

  •  6600JWST 1101  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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  •   Combined with: NES 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6601JWST 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

  •  6609JWST 1103  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: NES 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6610JWST 1103  SEM 102

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JWST 1561

This course will introduce students to the study of the Ottoman Empire from its inception in the late 13th century until the early part of 19th century. The classes will follow the main timeline of the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 1561NES 1561

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15873JWST 1561  LEC 001

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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  •   Combined with: FDSC 2500

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9152JWST 2501  LEC 001

JWST 2625

This course surveys the history and cultures of ancient Mesopotamia (e.g., Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria) from the beginnings of civilization to the death of Alexander the Great. It will be taught from ... view course details

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  • 16163JWST 2625  LEC 001

JWST 2666

Jerusalem is a holy city to the adherents of the three great monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For most of its existence it has also been a national capital or major provincial center ... view course details

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  • 17141JWST 2666  LEC 001

JWST 2793

Film industries in the Middle East, as in much of the rest of the world, emerged out of efforts at the national level. In the Arab world and Israel, the film industries reflect upon struggles ... view course details

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  • 16061JWST 2793  LEC 001

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

  •  6415JWST 3101  SEM 101

  • 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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  •   Combined with: NES 3108

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7865JWST 3108  SEM 101

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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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3977NES 3697SOC 3970

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9727JWST 3697  LEC 001

  • Open to all students, including freshmen.

  •  9733JWST 3697  DIS 201

  •  9737JWST 3697  DIS 202

  •  9753JWST 3697  DIS 205

  •  9757JWST 3697  DIS 206

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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  •   Combined with: HIST 3700NES 3600

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16243JWST 3700  LEC 001

JWST 4456

This seminar will examine the concepts of secularism and political theology, and along with them the notion of religion itself.   Our readings—which include theoretical and historical overviews, as well ... view course details

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  • 16673JWST 4456  SEM 101

JWST 4539

This course examines the culture and society of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain) from 711, when Islam arrived in Iberia, until 1492 and the demise of Nasrid Granada. Through extensive discussion and analysis ... view course details

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  • 16009JWST 4539  SEM 101

JWST 6539

This course examines the culture and society of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain) from 711, when Islam arrived in Iberia, until 1492 and the demise of Nasrid Granada. Through extensive discussion and analysis ... view course details

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  • 16016JWST 6539  SEM 101

JWST 7456

This seminar will examine the concepts of secularism and political theology, and along with them the notion of religion itself.   Our readings—which include theoretical and historical overviews, as well ... view course details

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  • 16677JWST 7456  SEM 101