Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

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: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6592JWST 1101  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6593JWST 1101  SEM 102

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 1103

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

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6600JWST 1103  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6601JWST 1103  SEM 102

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 1987

Why were Jews virtually invisible in films made during the Hollywood's "golden age"? Is this a surprise, given the leading role played by American Jews in founding the studio system? Writing about the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

JWST 1998

The peoples, cultures, religions, and politics of the Middle East are never far removed from the front pages of the most influential journals and newspapers. This course will engage students in discussing ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: NES 1998RELST 1998

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17539JWST 1998  SEM 101

JWST 2501

This course explores kosher and halal food practices as a way to understand how the global food industry accommodates diverse and competing religious, cultural, and scientific approaches to food. The essential ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: FDSC 2500

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8908JWST 2501  LEC 001

JWST 2522

This course examines the production and exchange of wine, beer, coffee and tea, and the social and ideological dynamics involved in their consumption. We start in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and end ... view course details

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JWST 2577

Since the 1970s, Jewish women have remade American Judaism by putting their bodies front and center. In the face of a largely male rabbinic elite, they have created new models of ritual, communal leadership, ... view course details

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  • 17320JWST 2577  SEM 101

JWST 2644

Jewish communities have been established, flourished and often struggled for millennia, throughout much of the world, and in vital contact with a vast range of other peoples and cultures. This course examines ... view course details

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  • 17127JWST 2644  LEC 001

JWST 2662

This course will survey the common and not-so-common daily activities of the world of ancient Israel, with supplementary material from its neighbors in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Canaan. Many courses cover ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16535JWST 2662  LEC 001

JWST 2754

This course examines Near East's rich and diverse literary heritage. We will read a selection of influential and wondrous texts from ancient to modern times, spanning geographically from the Iberian peninsula ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: COML 2754NES 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16077JWST 2754  LEC 001

JWST 2920

Jewish life in Europe experienced a profound transformation as a result of the process of Jewish emancipation which began at the end of the eighteenth century.  While emancipation offered Jews unprecedented ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HIST 2910NES 2620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16532JWST 2920  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: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 3101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6414JWST 3101  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 3108

This course is intended to examine current Israeli culture and Society through reading and discussion of literary works.  Students will practice and enhance their conversational skills and will be using ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 3108

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7829JWST 3108  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 3625

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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  •   Combined with: NES 3625

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17178JWST 3625  LEC 001

JWST 4350

As an outstanding figure of critical theory in the twentieth century, Siegfried Kracauer left an astonishingly rich body of work spanning literature and the sociology of mass culture, film criticism and ... view course details

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  • 17578JWST 4350  SEM 101

JWST 4708

What does it mean to call individuals, cities, or societies "cosmopolitan?" What are the implications when one invokes tolerance to resolve conflict? Do appeals for "tolerance" and "coexistence" redefine ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16223JWST 4708  SEM 101

JWST 4745

The colonial expansion of Christian Europe continues to leave its mark on the world of the twenty-first century. Two of the peoples caught up in that colonial project, in very different ways, are Jews ... view course details

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  • 16350JWST 4745  SEM 101

JWST 6780

Our title derives from the political philosopher Leo Strauss, who provides our initial analytic, methodological, and theoretical model. We extend beyond Straussian ideological positions to include art ... view course details

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  • 16715JWST 6780  SEM 101

JWST 7745

The colonial expansion of Christian Europe continues to leave its mark on the world of the twenty-first century. Two of the peoples caught up in that colonial project, in very different ways, are Jews ... view course details

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  • 16353JWST 7745  SEM 101