Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4684 JWST 1101   SEM 101

    • MTWR White Hall B14
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Shoer, S

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

Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4685 JWST 1101   SEM 102

    • MTWR White Hall B14
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • 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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1103

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4691 JWST 1103   SEM 101

    • MTWR White Hall B14
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Shoer, S

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

JWST 1110

This course is designed to introduce students to the language, grammar, and vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. By the end of the semester students will be able to read and understand a number ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1110NES 1110RELST 1110

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16804 JWST 1110   SEM 101

    • MW Uris Hall 438
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 19424 JWST 1987   SEM 101

    • TR White Hall B02
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • 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 2001

Explore the ways of 19th to 21stcentury Russian Jewry through survey of literature, film, and art. Learn about life in Russia from the perspective of Jewish and Russian-Jewish writers as well as through ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: RUSSL 2001

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18185 JWST 2001   SEM 101

    • TR McGraw Hall 366
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Krivitsky, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Explore the ways of 19th to 21stcentury Russian Jewry through survey of literature, film, and art. Learn about life in Russia from the perspective of Jewish and Russian-Jewish writers as well as through portrayal of Russian Jews in works of prominent Russian authors in the context of period. Selected works of Pushkin and Chekhov, Sholom Aleichem and Chagall, Pasternak and Yevtushenko will help create a multidimensional picture of the political and socio-cultural environment that shaped the identity of the modern-day Russian Jews in their deep, inherent connection to the Russian culture and often in disconnect with their roots, which characteristically distinguishes them from their American contemporaries.

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

  • 18282 JWST 2271   LEC 001

    • TR Morrill Hall 423
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Diesing, M

  • 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

  •  7856 JWST 2724   LEC 001

    • MW White Hall 110
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • 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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2754NES 2754SHUM 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7850 JWST 2754   LEC 001

    • TR McGraw Hall 145
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Starr, D

  • 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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 3101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4543 JWST 3101   SEM 101

    • MTWR White Hall B14
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Shoer, S

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

JWST 3458

We will engage the political thinking of Jacques Derrida, attempt to disinter and engage attitudes toward history, ancestry, and progress in the radical nineteenth century, and consider the possible relevance ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17653 JWST 3458   SEM 101

    • W McGraw Hall 215
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Boyarin, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 4533

American Jews have frequently been touted as a "model minority." This course will take a more critical look at the historical interactions between Jewish immigration, United States industrialization, and ... view course details

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  • 16821 JWST 4533   SEM 101

    • R White Hall 110
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sampson, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 6458

We will engage the political thinking of Jacques Derrida, attempt to disinter and engage attitudes toward history, ancestry, and progress in the radical nineteenth century, and consider the possible relevance ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17655 JWST 6458   SEM 101

    • W McGraw Hall 215
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Boyarin, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 7533

American Jews have frequently been touted as a "model minority." This course will take a more critical look at the historical interactions between Jewish immigration, United States industrialization, and ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  • 16838 JWST 7533   SEM 101

    • R White Hall 110
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sampson, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person