Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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

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

  •  4828JWST 1101  SEM 101

    • MTWRFWhite Hall B14
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Shoer, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4829JWST 1101  SEM 102

    • MTWRFWhite Hall B14
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Shoer, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  •  4835JWST 1103  SEM 101

    • MTWRWhite Hall B14
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Shoer, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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: GERST 1776NES 1776

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8354JWST 1776  SEM 101

    • MTWRF
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kraemer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Synchronous
    This course is part of the Shared Course Initiative and will be streamed from Yale University using videoconferencing technology. Students who may have a scheduling conflict with the published course time should contact the instructor.

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

  • 19607JWST 1987  SEM 101

    • TRWhite Hall B04
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Shapiro, E

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

JWST 2159

In European history, the Greeks tend to get credit for inventing almost everything – philosophy, art, literature, science, democracy. Naturally, they also get credit for inventing history. The names Thucydides ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2159

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20148JWST 2159  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FDSC 2500

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6701JWST 2501  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 2580

How is the memory of the Holocaust kept alive by means of the literary and visual imagination? Within the historical context of the Holocaust and how and why it occurred, we shall examine major and widely ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2580ENGL 2580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16753JWST 2580  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 2599

This course explores the history of medicine and other sciences in the ancient Near East, broadly defined. In addition to medicine, the other scientific disciplines covered in this course include mathematics, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 2599RELST 2599

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18291JWST 2599  LEC 001

    • TRSavage Hall 200
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 2630

Jewish cultures in the New World are far more diverse than most Americans realize. Some know the history of Ashkenazi (German and Eastern European) Jews, most of whom immigrated to the U.S. between 1880-1920. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16768JWST 2630  LEC 001

    • MWFStatler Hall 441
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Branfman, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 2686

This course examines the history of the United States' involvement with Middle East beginning with evangelical efforts in the 19th century and President Wilson's engagement with the colonial powers in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2686HIST 2686NES 2686

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18017JWST 2686  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18021JWST 2686  DIS 201

    • FWhite Hall B06
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18022JWST 2686  DIS 202

    • FWhite Hall 114
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18023JWST 2686  DIS 203

    • FWhite Hall 114
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18024JWST 2686  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18025JWST 2686  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18026JWST 2686  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 2724RELST 2724

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18042JWST 2724  LEC 001

    • MWIves Hall 109
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2754NES 2754SHUM 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18031JWST 2754  LEC 001

    • TRMcGraw Hall 366
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 2920

In the past two centuries, Jewish men and women have adapted remarkably well to the modern condition, embracing the opportunities associated with higher education, city life, industrial capitalism and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2910NES 2620RELST 2910

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18770JWST 2920  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3101

This constitutes the first course in our third year of the Modern Hebrew language sequence.  Development of speech proficiency will be emphasized. Over the course of the semester, students will develop ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4669JWST 3101  SEM 101

    • MTWRWhite Hall 114
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hollander, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 3105

This course prioritizes reading comprehension through close reading of selected works of Modern Hebrew fiction, poetry, and drama grouped around a central theme and read in their cultural and historical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 3105

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17498JWST 3105  SEM 101

    • TRWhite Hall 114
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hollander, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3530

This course examines the cultural and historical interaction of Muslims and Jews from the emergence of Islam in the seventh century through the classical age of Islam down to the turn of the thirteenth ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MEDVL 3530NES 3530RELST 3530

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17950JWST 3530  SEM 101

    • WWhite Hall 104
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3535

This course is an introduction to Jewish philosophy – from Biblical texts to 20th century work. Our inquiries will span metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3535RELST 3535

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17129JWST 3535  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3707

From White Chicks to Blackkklansman, American film has often depicted characters who conceal their race or gender, like black male cops "passing" as wealthy white women. This class will examine how Hollywood ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17203JWST 3707  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  7367JWST 3711  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3735

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 3737NES 3735

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18607JWST 3735  LEC 001

    • MWhite Hall 104
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Abulof, U

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  8100JWST 3805  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3850

What explains authoritarian resilience in the Middle East? What are the causes and consequences of Islamist political attitudes and behavior? What is the historical legacy of colonialism and empire in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3313NES 3850

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18588JWST 3850  LEC 001

    • TRMcgraw Hall 165
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Blackman, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18594JWST 3850  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18595JWST 3850  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 4448

Death is both the opposite of life and an intimate part of life. Though it comes to us all, human understandings of the process of dying and of our relations to the dead have varied widely. For many, the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4448ANTHR 7448JWST 7448

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17747JWST 4448  SEM 101

    • FSibley Hall 208
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Boyarin, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 4463

From the Bible to the Babylonian Talmud to a graphic novel edition of the Book of Esther, texts--their composition, transmission, study and debate—have been at the core of Jewish culture for millennia, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17726JWST 4463  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 4520

From Jerusalem to Rome, from Shanghai to Marrakesh, Jews and cities have been shaping each other for thousands of years. This course ranges through time and space to examine how Jewish and other "minority" ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17612JWST 4520  SEM 101

    • RWhite Hall B14
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Sampson, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 4644

Several major and minor kingdoms situated around the Eastern Mediterranean basin flourished during the 14th -12th centuries BCE before a widespread violent collapse occurred around 1175. Thousands of cuneiform ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17975JWST 4644  SEM 101

    • TWhite Hall 104
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 6330

This course examines the cultural and historical interaction of Muslims and Jews from the emergence of Islam in the seventh century through the classical age of Islam down to the turn of the thirteenth ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MEDVL 6330NES 6330RELST 6330

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17955JWST 6330  SEM 101

    • F
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 6644

Several major and minor kingdoms situated around the Eastern Mediterranean basin flourished during the 14th -12th centuries BCE before a widespread violent collapse occurred around 1175. Thousands of cuneiform ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17979JWST 6644  SEM 101

    • TWhite Hall 104
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 7448

Death is both the opposite of life and an intimate part of life. Though it comes to us all, human understandings of the process of dying and of our relations to the dead have varied widely. For many, the ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4448ANTHR 7448JWST 4448

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17750JWST 7448  SEM 101

    • FSibley Hall 208
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Boyarin, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 7463

From the Bible to the Babylonian Talmud to a graphic novel edition of the Book of Esther, texts--their composition, transmission, study and debate—have been at the core of Jewish culture for millennia, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17732JWST 7463  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 7520

From Jerusalem to Rome, from Shanghai to Marrakesh, Jews and cities have been shaping each other for thousands of years. This course ranges through time and space to examine how Jewish and other "minority" ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17616JWST 7520  SEM 101

    • RWhite Hall B14
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Sampson, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person