Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5458JWST 1102  SEM 101

    • MTWRF
    • Shoer, S

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5461JWST 1102  SEM 102

    • MTWRF
    • Shoer, S

JWST 1987

Why were Jews virtually invisible in films made 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 the ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17644JWST 1987  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Shapiro, E

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 2100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5449JWST 2100  SEM 101

    • MTWR
    • Scharf, N

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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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Syllabi: none
  •  7422JWST 2575  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Tenney, J

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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  •   Combined with: COML 2580ENGL 2580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8576JWST 2580  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Schwarz, D

JWST 2629

This course provides a literary and historical introduction to the earliest Christian writings, most of which eventually came to be included in the New Testament. Through the lens of the gospel narratives ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 2613NES 2629RELST 2629

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15984JWST 2629  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • 15993JWST 2629  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  • 15996JWST 2629  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

JWST 2676

Articulating and elaborating religious justifications for war is a cultural practice unique to the three monotheistic traditions and their respective textual communities. This notion and its practice have ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MEDVL 2676NES 2676RELST 2676

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15973JWST 2676  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Brann, R

  • 16362JWST 2676  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16363JWST 2676  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16364JWST 2676  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16365JWST 2676  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16366JWST 2676  DIS 205

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16367JWST 2676  DIS 206

    • F
    • Staff

JWST 3102

Students will be practicing and enhancing conversational skills. The course aims to improve the four language skills while stressing listening comprehension and various forms of discussions including practical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 3102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15941JWST 3102  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Scharf, N

JWST 3629

A weekly seminar that may be taken in addition to NES 2629. The seminar will provide an opportunity to read portions of the New Testament and other early Christian writings in Greek. We will work on grammatical ... view course details

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  • 16024JWST 3629  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Prerequisite: One-year of Greek. Must be enrolled in JWST 2629 New Testament/Early Christian Literatures.

JWST 3655

This course examines the historic diversity of the modern Middle East, exploring histories of inter-communal contact and conflict. We begin by investigating the legacy of the Ottoman Empire and the impact ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16027JWST 3655  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

JWST 4140

An annual film festival held in Sderot, calls itself "Cinema South." While the town is indeed in the south of Israel, the organizers adopted the term to refer to artistic creation that emerges from the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 4140NES 6140

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16034JWST 4140  SEM 101

    • T
    • Starr, D

JWST 4520

Jews and cities have been shaping each other for thousands of years. Studying those interactions involves urbanism, cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, and the idea of "the ghetto." This course ranges through ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16780JWST 4520  SEM 101

    • R
    • Sampson, E

JWST 4558

This course examines how memory has been expressed in Jewish tradition in physical and spatial form, especially though the creation of commemorative objects, records, markers, monuments and museums. The ... view course details

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  • 16874JWST 4558  SEM 101

    • R
    • Staff

JWST 4644

In this seminar we will look at archaeological and textual evidence from one of the longest-running excavations in the Near East: the ancient city of Ugarit at Tell Ras Shamra in northwestern Syria. Students ... view course details

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  • 16017JWST 4644  SEM 101

    • W
    • Monroe, C

JWST 4913

This extraordinary figure died in 1941, and his death  is emblematic of the intellectual depradations of Nazism. Yet since World War II, his influence, his reputation, and his fascination for scholars ... view course details

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  • 15011JWST 4913  SEM 101

    • R
    • Boyarin, J

JWST 4992

For undergraduates who wish to obtain research experience or do extensive reading on a special topic.  Students select a topic in consultation with the faculty member who has agreed to supervise ... view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8507JWST 4992  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

JWST 6558

This course examines how memory has been expressed in Jewish tradition in physical and spatial form, especially though the creation of commemorative objects, records, markers, monuments and museums. The ... view course details

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  • 16877JWST 6558  SEM 101

    • R
    • Staff

JWST 6644

In this seminar we will look at archaeological and textual evidence from one of the longest-running excavations in the Near East: the ancient city of Ugarit at Tell Ras Shamra in northwestern Syria. Students ... view course details

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  • 16012JWST 6644  SEM 101

    • W
    • Monroe, C

JWST 7520

Jews and cities have been shaping each other for thousands of years. Studying those interactions involves urbanism, cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, and the idea of "the ghetto." This course ranges through ... view course details

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  • 16784JWST 7520  SEM 101

    • R
    • Sampson, E

JWST 7913

This extraordinary figure died in 1941, and his death is emblematic of the intellectual depradations of Nazism. Yet since World War II, his influence, his reputation, and his fascination for scholars in ... view course details

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  • 15022JWST 7913  SEM 101

    • R
    • Boyarin, J