Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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

  •  6296JWST 1101  SEM 101

    • MTWRF
    • Shoer, S

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6297JWST 1101  SEM 102

    • MTWRF
    • Shoer, S

  • 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

  •  6304JWST 1103  SEM 101

    • MTWR
    • Shoer, S

  • 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

  • 18006JWST 1987  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Shapiro, E

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

JWST 2155

Religion is a term with a rich history but without a precise definition. Everyone can describe a religious idea or a religious experience even though there is no agreement about what it is that makes an ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HIST 2155

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17602JWST 2155  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Staff

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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  •   Combined with: FDSC 2500

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8361JWST 2501  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Regenstein, J

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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  •   Combined with: NES 2601

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16550JWST 2601  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: NES 2644RELST 2644

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17341JWST 2644  LEC 001

JWST 2724

The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is a repository of ancient Israelite religious, political, social, historical, and literary traditions. For the modern reader these ancient traditions are often obscured ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 2724RELST 2724

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16556JWST 2724  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

  •  8973JWST 2754  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

JWST 3101

Advanced study of the Hebrew Language both orally and through the analysis of mostly unedited texts of social, political, and cultural relevance with less emphasis on the study of grammar. Students are ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HEBRW 3101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6125JWST 3101  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Scharf, N

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 3104

This course focuses and explores the development and changes of Modern Hebrew in all aspects of Israeli and Jewish culture. The course is intended to continue the development of all aspects of the language. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HEBRW 3104

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16990JWST 3104  SEM 101

JWST 3525

This course examines the political, intellectual, and cultural expression of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Referred to by the Arab media as "1948 Arabs" or "Arabs within" and by the Israeli media as ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: NES 3525NES 6525

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17017JWST 3525  SEM 101

JWST 3711

"Sitcom Jews" uses close media analysis, theoretical discussion, and student performances or media projects to examine the representation of Jews on television and on the Broadway stage from 1948-2017. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 3711

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16553JWST 3711  SEM 101

    • W
    • Winitsky, D

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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  • 16749JWST 4180  SEM 101

JWST 4626

Narratives, particularly sacred narratives, are not static or fixed but rather infinitely flexible and malleable.   Subject to multiple retellings—elaborations, modifications, and deletions—stories take ... view course details

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  • 17406JWST 4626  SEM 101

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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  • 16751JWST 6180  SEM 101