NES 1997

NES 1997

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course is an introduction to the earliest Jewish interpreters of the Bible. What did these interpreters of the Bible believe, and how did they interpret the Bible? And what do their writings teach us about the relationship between Jews, Christians, and other religions of the time? In this class, students read a variety of texts from the corpus of rabbinic literature—including stories about demons and angels; adultery and prostitution; the death penalty; redemption and the afterlife; covenant and exile; among other key themes. Readings focus on primary sources in translation and some introductory-level essays. Through close readings of texts, students learn the basics of argumentative writing in five essays, including: crafting an introduction; locating a problem; supporting a thesis; and writing effective conclusions.

When Offered Fall.

Course Attribute (CU-ITL)
Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19634 NES 1997   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall 312
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at