Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

JWST 1102

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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  •   Combined with: NES 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5136JWST 1102  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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  •   Combined with: NES 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5139JWST 1102  SEM 102

JWST 2100

The course is aimed at training students in exact and idiomatic Hebrew, expanding vocabulary and usage of grammatical knowledge, and acquiring facility of expression in both conversation and writing. Uses ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 2100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5125JWST 2100  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 2522

This course examines the production and exchange of wine, beer, coffee and tea, and the social and ideological dynamics involved in their consumption. We start in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and end ... view course details

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JWST 2575

This course will survey the cultic practices and beliefs of ancient Babylonia and Assyria, the two major civilizations of Mesopotamia. We will examine the major myths of this region, e.g., Ishtar's Descent ... view course details

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  •  7370JWST 2575  LEC 001

JWST 2644

In this course, students will survey the development of Judaism from its roots in ancient Mesopotamia to modernity. Rather than thinking of Judaism as static and easily definable, we will explore a history ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 2644RELST 2644

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17092JWST 2644  LEC 001

JWST 2668

The course surveys the history and culture of pharaonic Egypt from its prehistoric origins down to the early first millennium bce. Within a chronological framework, the following themes or topics will ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 2668NES 2668

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7366JWST 2668  LEC 001

JWST 3102

This course is a continuation of work done in NES 3101/JWST 3101, with less emphasis on the study of grammar. We will read and discuss texts of cultural relevance using articles published in Israeli newspapers, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 3102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5126JWST 3102  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 3537

This course examines the history of Zionism as an idea and as a political movement in all its various forms, currents, and transformations from its origins in mid-nineteenth century Europe to the present. ... view course details

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  • 17004JWST 3537  LEC 001

JWST 4102

The books of 1 and 2 Samuel tell the riveting story of the rise to power of Israel's kings Saul and David.  In this class we will read these books in the original Hebrew, paying attention to details of ... view course details

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  • 17101JWST 4102  SEM 101

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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  • 17507JWST 4533  SEM 101

JWST 4540

Moses Maimonides who was born in Cordoba (1138), moved to Fez as a youth and died in Cairo (1204) is regarded by Jewish, Islamic, and Christian tradition alike as the most important Jewish religious ... view course details

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  • 17067JWST 4540  SEM 101

JWST 4992

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18422JWST 4992  IND 601

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JWST 6642

Topic: Early Christian Martyr Narratives and History. view course details

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  • Topic: Early Christian Martyr Narratives and History

  • 16116JWST 6642  SEM 101

JWST 6990

Formations of progressive or revolutionary hope have become increasingly rare and are often replaced, for many working out of the German critical tradition, by critique of Enlightenment. This ... view course details

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  • 16489JWST 6990  SEM 101

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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  • 17552JWST 7533  SEM 101