Jewish Studies (JWST)Arts and Sciences

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

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3928 JWST 1102   SEM 101

    • MTWRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Shoer, S

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

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3931 JWST 1102   SEM 102

    • MTWRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Shoer, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 1777

Intended for advanced beginners. Builds further competence in reading, writing, oral comprehension, speaking and grammar. Course material is presented and discussed in the context of Ashkenazi ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 1777NES 1777

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7064 JWST 1777   SEM 101

    • MTWRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • 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 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 2100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3919 JWST 2100   SEM 101

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Shoer, S

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

JWST 2167

Representations of masculinity play important roles in modern Hebrew texts. Through introduction to scholarship on gender and sexuality, students learn to critically analyze Hebrew texts featuring such ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 2167

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7967 JWST 2167   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Hollander, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 2644

This course is an introduction to Jewish identities, values, and practices from the ancient to modern era. Organized thematically, it examines Judaism as a religious phenomenon, with a particular emphasis ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 2644RELST 2644

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6944 JWST 2644   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 2790

What does it mean to call a film is "Jewish"? Does it have to represent Jewish life? Does it have to feature characters identifiable as Jews? If artists who identify as Jews—actors, directors, screenwriters, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  7650 JWST 2790   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Shapiro, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 2853

Before Jewish politics, Jewish identity and Jewish philosophy, there was Jewish law. No other institution is more important to the history of Judaism and to the Jewish way of life. In this lecture course, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2853RELST 2853

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18957 JWST 2853   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Litvak, O

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 2958

In the course we will study the history of the lands, peoples, and states of Eastern Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries as an integral part of modern Europlean and global history. We will ask what ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2958

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17209 JWST 2958   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Florea, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3102

This is the second course in our third-year Modern Hebrew language sequence. Like its predecessor, it focuses on developing speech proficiency, reading and listening comprehension, and writing. It does ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 3102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7980 JWST 3102   SEM 101

    • MTWR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Hollander, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3104

This course develops oral and written communication, as well as reading and listening comprehension, through engagement with Israeli media (newspapers, radio reports, and television and internet news) ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HEBRW 3104

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18068 JWST 3104   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Hollander, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3717

This class examines modern articulations of identity by and about two distinct Jewish diasporas: Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews. Sephardic Jews trace their origins to the Iberian Peninsula prior to the end ... view course details

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  • 19589 JWST 3717   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3720

This course focuses on how Biblical texts represent women in ancient Israel, and how the Bible's representations constitute both a fabrication and a manifestation of social life on the ground.  We will ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18076 JWST 3720   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 3888

This course explores the interactions between Jews, Christians, and other religious groups in late antiquity, especially in Sasanian Persia circa the first through seventh century C.E. Students pay particular ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18061 JWST 3888   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 4102

Seminar covering a topic in Biblical Hebrew prose. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Genesis Ancestors

  • 18080 JWST 4102   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 4195

This seminar explores the politics of identity-making by analyzing the role that identity played in the social and cultural developments that shaped the Ibero-Atlantic. Our primary focus will be on the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4195HIST 6195JWST 6195

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19094 JWST 4195   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •  6865 JWST 4721   SEM 101

    • R Washington, DC
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Leuenberger, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

JWST 4742

Martyrdom is one of the most troubling legacies of monotheistic belief. The idea and the practice of martyrdom remain with us, despite the inroads of secularization into every other aspect of Judaism and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18959 JWST 4742   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Litvak, O

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 4767

How does nature and the environment shape religious traditions?   And what impacts do religious thought and practice have on the environment?   These two questions are at the heart of this seminar in which ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19138 JWST 4767   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6160 JWST 4992   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

JWST 6195

This seminar explores the politics of identity-making by analyzing the social, cultural, and political developments that shaped the Ibero-Atlantic. Our primary focus will be on the interplay between pre-formed ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4195HIST 6195JWST 4195

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19096 JWST 6195   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 6720

This course focuses on how Biblical texts represent women in ancient Israel, and how the Bible's representations constitute both a fabrication and a manifestation of social life on the ground.  We will ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19586 JWST 6720   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 6742

Martyrdom is one of the most troubling legacies of monotheistic belief. The idea and the practice of martyrdom remain with us, despite the inroads of secularization into every other aspect of Judaism and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18960 JWST 6742   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Litvak, O

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 6767

How does nature and the environment shape religious traditions?   And what impacts do religious thought and practice have on the environment?   These two questions are at the heart of this seminar in which ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19141 JWST 6767   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 6777

This class examines modern articulations of identity by and about two distinct Jewish diasporas: Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews. Sephardic Jews trace their origins to the Iberian Peninsula prior to the end ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19591 JWST 6777   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

JWST 6888

This course explores the interactions between Jews, Christians, and other religious groups in late antiquity, especially in Sasanian Persia circa the first through seventh century C.E. Students pay particular ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Syllabi: none
  • 18071 JWST 6888   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person