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Fall 2020 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Courses

Important notes: JSTU-J 203, JSTU-J 204, JSTU-J 303, JSTU-J 304, and JSTU-J 306 each may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours. Graduate courses are in italics. See Fall 2020 Course Resources box just below and to the right to learn what Gen Ed, College, and JS requirements these courses fulfill. For all Hebrew students, it is strongly recommended that once students start the study of the language, they continue and complete the language sequence with no breaks, to ensure a high level of skill development, performance and grades. Graduate level courses can be found here. Course listings are subject to change. Please see the Schedule of Classes on the Registrar's website for the most up-to-date information.

Please note that the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin is the official source for College course information (CASE, course descriptions), degree requirements, programs of study, policies and procedures.

100-200 LEVEL COURSES

Who Wrote the Bible? (3 cr)
Herb Marks
COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to Arts & Humanities (9699)
MW 3:35-4:25 (WH 120)
Plus Discussion: F 10:10-11 (11906); F 11:15-12:05 (11907); F 10:10-11 (13638); F 11:15-12:05 (32187)
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H; CASE CAPP

Jewish Art (3 cr)
Michelle Facos
ARTH-A 245 (31395)
MW 5:30-6:45 (WH 121)
CASE A&H

Anne Frank & Hitler: Studies in the Representation of Good & Evil(3 cr)
Alvin Rosenfeld
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (5973) / HON-H 234 Literature of Time & Place (6538)
TR 2:30-3:45 (GA 0005)
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H; credit given for only one of J203 or HON-H 234 with this topic

The Bible and Empire (3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (14465)
TR 9:30-10:45 (GA 1122)
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H

Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion (3 cr)
Staff                                             
JSTU-J 251 (6020) / HIST-H 251 (34555)
TR 11:15-12:30 (GA 1100)
GenEd S&H; GenEd WC; CASE S&H; CASE GCC; credit given for only one of J251 or HIST-H 251;
Required
course for JS major and certificate students

Jews, Christians, Muslims(3 cr)  CANCELED
Sarah Imhoff
REL-R 152 (31611)
GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

Introduction to the New Testament (3 cr)
Jeremy Schott
REL-A 220 (31623)
MW 1:25-2:15 (SE 105)
Discussions: F12:20-1:10 (31624); F 1:25-2:15 (31625); F2:30-3:20 (31626)
GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

300-400 LEVEL COURSES

Ghetto, Shtetl and Beyond: Socio-Cultural History of Yiddish (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-E 352 Topics in Yiddish Culture (32286)
2nd 8 week course
MW 4:00-6:15 (BH 344)
CASE A&H, CASE GCC; credit given to only one of E352 or CMLT-C 378 with this topic
Meets with GER-Y 505

Literature of the Bible (3 cr)
Nicholas Williams
ENG-L 367 (32275)
TR 11:15-12:30 (BH 246)
CASE A&H

The History of Genocide (3 cr)
Mark Roseman
HIST-W 335 (32095)
TR 1-2:15
Web based class meets online
CASE S&H; CASE GCC

The Bible and Ethics: Love, Poverty, and War (3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (32379) / REL-A 300 Studies in African, European, & West Asian Religion (31641)
TR 2:30-3:45 (SY 0009)
CASE A&H; credit given to only one of J303 or REL-A 300 with this topic

Jews in the Media: The Production & Experience of a Minority (3 cr)
Irit Dekel
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (32380) / MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (34916)
TR 11:15-12:30 (LH 004)
CASE A&H; credit given to only one of J303 or MSCH-J 360 with this topic

Comparative Foreign Policy: Why Nations Go to War (3 cr)
Dina Spechler
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (13954) / POLS-Y 363 (8090) / HON-H 304 (9723)/INTL-I 300 (34149)
TR 1:00-2:15 pm (WH 111)
CASE S&H; credit given for only one of J304 or POLS-Y 363, HON-H 304, INTL-I 300 with this topic
Note: students taking the course for credit in Jewish Studies should register for the Jewish Studies section of the course (13954) and identify themselves to the instructor at the beginning of the semester. These students will focus their work on Israel.

European Antisemitism from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust (3 cr)
Günther Jikeli
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (32381) / HIST-B 315 (34557)
TR 9:30-10:45 (WH 121)
CASE S&H; credit given to only one of J304 or HIST-B 315 with this topic

Researching Antisemitism in Social Media (3 cr)
Günther Jikeli
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (32382) / MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (34917)
TR 4:00-5:15 (WH 008)
CASE S&H; credit given for only one of J304 or MSCH-J 360 with this topic

United States Foreign Policy: Navigating the Nuclear Age (3 cr)
Dina Spechler
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (34660) / POLS-Y 360 (5575) / HON-H 304 (11870)
TR 4:00-5:15 (WH 121)
CASE S&H; credit given for only one of J304 or POLS-Y 360 or HON-H 304 with this topic
Note: students taking the course for credit in Jewish Studies should identify themselves to the instructor at the beginning of the semester.

Prostitutes, Homemakers, and CEOs: Israel and the Concept of Universal Women’s Experiences(3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-J 306 Israel: History, Society, Politics, Culture (35281) / NELC-N 304 Issues in Middle Eastern Culture & Society (13146)
T 11:15-1:45 (SY 210)
CASE S&H; credit given for only one of J304 or NELC-N 304 with this topic

Exploring Jewish Identity Today (3 cr)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-J 359 (32383) /FOLK-F 359 (32451)
MW 2:30-3:45 (GA 1106)
CASE S&H; CASE DUS; CASE IW; credit given for only one of J359 or FOLK-F 359 with this topic

LANGUAGE COURSES

Beginning Yiddish I (4 cr / 3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-Y 100 (9552) / GER-Y 501 (9553)
MWF 9:30-10:45 (BH 123)
GenEd WL

Intermediate Yiddish I (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-Y 200 (10750) / GER-Y 503 (10751)
MW 1-2:15 (SE 009)
P: GER-Y 150
GenEd WL
Meets with GER-Y 503

Elementary Modern Hebrew I (4 cr / 3 cr) ;
JSTU-H 100
MW 10:10-11:00 (BH 343); F 9:30-10:45 (BH236); 2393; M. Maoz-Levy
MW 11:15-12:05 (GA 0011); F 11:15-12:30 (GA 0013); 2395; D. Romashov
MW 12:20-1:10 (GA 0009); F 1:00-2:15 (GA 1112); 2394; D. Romashov
GenEd WL
Meets with JSTU-H 501

Elementary Modern Hebrew II (4 cr / 3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 150 (12017)
MW 10:10-11:00 (ED 1255); F 9:30-10:45 (ED 1002)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 100 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL
Meets with JSTU-H 502

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
JSTU-H 200
MWF 10:10-11:00 (WH 104) (2485); D. Romashov
MWF 12:20-1:10 (BH 147); 10749 / 34699; M. Maoz-Levy
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 150 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL
Meets with JSTU-H 503

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II(3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 250 (13446)
MWF 12:20-1:10 (GA 0007)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 200 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL
Meets with JSTU-H 504

Advanced Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
Michal Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 300 (2397)
MWF 11:15-12:05 (BH 138)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 250 or equivalent proficiency.
Meets with JSTU-H 505

INDIVIDUAL READINGS

Individual Readings in Yiddish Studies: Language, Literature, & Culture (1-3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-X 493 (2177)
P: Consent of instructor
Arranged

Readings for Honors in Jewish Studies (3 cr)      
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-H 399 (2398)
P: Approval of instructor and honors advisor
Arranged

Honors Thesis(3-6 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-H 499 (2400)
P: Approval of program honors committee and successful completion of JSTU-H 399.
Arranged

Leadership in Jewish Studies (1 cr)
Hillel Staff
JSTU-X 170
TOPICS: Hillel Event Planning; M 1-2 (6372); Jewish Cooking; M 3-4 (6373)

Does not count toward Jewish Studies major or certificate. Students may only take 1 section per semester and a maximum of 3 credits during degree. S/F grading. These sections meet at the Simone G. Hillel Center, 730 E. Third Street. Questions regarding the X170 classes should be directed to Hillel@indiana.edu

Internship in Jewish Studies(1-6 cr)
JS Internship Authorization Form Required
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-X 473 (6586)
Arranged

Individual Readings in Jewish Studies (1-3 cr)   
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-X 490 (2399)
ARR day/time
P: Consent of instructor