Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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: HEBRW 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5355JWST 1102  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5358JWST 1102  SEM 102

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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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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: none
  •   Combined with: HEBRW 2100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5346JWST 2100  SEM 101

  • For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.

JWST 2156

Does hatred have a history? Historians insist that Europe invented a tradition of hating Jews and Judaism; some go so far as to argue that the destruction of European Jewry during the Holocaust was the ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HIST 2156RELST 2156

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16429JWST 2156  SEM 101

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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  •  7228JWST 2575  LEC 001

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

  •  8062JWST 2580  LEC 001

JWST 2793

Film industries in the Middle East, as in much of the rest of the world, emerged out of efforts at the national level. In the Arab world and Israel, the film industries reflect upon struggles ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16335JWST 2793  LEC 001

JWST 3105

In this advanced Hebrew course we will be reading selected and relevant articles dealing with life in Israel. Students will focus on language skills and interests while paying attention to vocabulary building, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HEBRW 3105

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16659JWST 3105  SEM 101

JWST 3588

The purpose of the course is to place the Bible within the context of a larger ancient world that can be explored by systematic excavation of physical remains. Students will become familiar with archaeological ... view course details

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  • 16364JWST 3588  SEM 101

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
  •  8667JWST 3655  LEC 001

JWST 3719

This course will explore the relationship between DNA and Jewish life. We will conceive of Jews and Judaism broadly, in terms of religious, ethnic, and national discourses as we consider theories of kinship ... view course details

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  • 16321JWST 3719  LEC 001

JWST 4102

From the Garden of Eden to Noah's Ark, from Abraham's journey from Haran to Joseph's coat of many colors, the book of Genesis contains stories that are at once familiar to Western readers, and foreign ... view course details

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  • Topic: Biblical Hebrew Prose: Genesis

  • 16670JWST 4102  SEM 101

JWST 4410

There is an astonishing discrepancy between our perception of the Holocaust as a central event of the twentieth century and its marginal place in postwar culture.  It is during those years, nevertheless, ... view course details

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  • 16635JWST 4410  SEM 101

JWST 4473

This course combines Jewish religious history with studies in the philosophy of modernity, focusing on changing conceptions of time and history.  We will interrogate possible or implicit connections between ... view course details

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  • 17155JWST 4473  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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  • 16660JWST 4533  SEM 101

JWST 4545

From the ringing of Tibetan singing bowls to the quiet of desert monasticism, religious imagination and ritual is replete with sound and silence.  Cityscapes resound with church bells and calls from the ... view course details

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  • 16677JWST 4545  SEM 101

JWST 4721

This course focuses on issues of conflict, peace, and reconciliation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories as well as Sub-Saharan Africa. Both regions exemplify how issues ranging from nationalism ... view course details

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  • 18043JWST 4721  SEM 101

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

JWST 4790

Spinoza was excommunicated, wrote under death threats, and has remained a scandal to philosophy, psychoanalysis, politics, ethics, literature. "Every philosopher has two philosophies, his own and Spinoza's" ... view course details

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  • 16641JWST 4790  SEM 101

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

  •  8014JWST 4992  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

JWST 6415

There is an astonishing discrepancy between our perception of the Holocaust as a central event of the twentieth century and its marginal place in postwar culture.  It is during those years, nevertheless, ... view course details

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  • 17953JWST 6415  SEM 101

JWST 7473

This course combines Jewish religious history with studies in the philosophy of modernity, focusing on changing conceptions of time and history.  We will interrogate possible or implicit connections between ... view course details

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  • 17171JWST 7473  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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Syllabi: none
  • 16664JWST 7533  SEM 101