Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6072JWST 1101  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6073JWST 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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6080JWST 1103  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 1776

Provides an introduction to reading, writing, aural comprehension, speaking and grammar, as well as to some of the basic elements of Ashkenazi Jewish culture. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 1776

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17802JWST 1776  SEM 101

JWST 1987

Why were Jews virtually invisible in films produced 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 ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

JWST 2271

Yiddish language and linguistics, including aspects of its morphology, syntax, and phonology. Also the history of the Yiddish language, and sociolinguistic topics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 2241

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16913JWST 2271  LEC 001

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FDSC 2500

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8041JWST 2501  LEC 001

JWST 2523

Islamophobia and Judeophobia are ideas and like all ideas they have a history of their own. Although today many might think of Islamophobia or Judeophobia as unchangeable---fear of and hatred for Islam ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COML 2523GOVT 2523NES 2523RELST 2523

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16486JWST 2523  LEC 001

  • 16500JWST 2523  DIS 201

  • 16501JWST 2523  DIS 202

  • 16502JWST 2523  DIS 203

  • 16503JWST 2523  DIS 204

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2666NES 2666RELST 2666

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16333JWST 2666  LEC 001

JWST 2851

Jewish men and women in early modern Europe lived their lives within a gendered social order inherited from the Talmudic period. The relationship between sex and power remained fundamental to Jewish communal ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2851RELST 2851

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16703JWST 2851  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 3101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5903JWST 3101  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 3108

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 3108

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16306JWST 3108  SEM 101

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 3625NES 6625

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16576JWST 3625  SEM 101

JWST 3639

This course is intended to provide a survey of the cultural history of the Jews in Spain from the late Visigothic period until the converso crisis of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the expulsion. ... view course details

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  • 16682JWST 3639  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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3717PMA 3711

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9121JWST 3711  SEM 101

JWST 3805

We are all the living dead – alive but bound to die, and know it. In this course we will learn how existential fears and anxieties shape our politics, partly through moral meaning-making. While the politics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3805NES 3805

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17067JWST 3805  SEM 101

JWST 4365

Throughout human history, and its modern incarnation, communities have clashed just as often as states. This course sheds light on ethnic communities and conflicts, explicating their historical dynamics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 4365NES 4365

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17684JWST 4365  SEM 101

  • This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement. Government Seniors and Juniors given preference.

JWST 4468

The anthropology of Jews, Jewishness and Judaism is a wonderful laboratory for studying vital issues in the study of culture and society: textuality and orality; gender, reproduction and the ... view course details

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  • 17071JWST 4468  SEM 101

JWST 6112

Critical readings in medieval Hebrew lyrical and liturgical poetry and imaginative rhymed prose from tenth-century Islamic Spain to Renaissance and Baroque Italy. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 6112

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17953JWST 6112  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

JWST 7468

The anthropology of Jews, Jewishness and Judaism is a wonderful laboratory for studying vital issues in the study of culture and society: textuality and orality; gender, reproduction and the ... view course details

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  • 17073JWST 7468  SEM 101