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Jewish Studies Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2020

Important notes: JSTU-J 203, JSTU-J 204, JSTU-J 303, and JSTU-J 304 each may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours. Graduate courses are in italics. Graduate course listings can be found here. See Spring 2020 Course Resources box just below and to the right to learn what Gen Ed, College, and JS requirements these courses fulfill.

100-200 LEVEL COURSES

Anne Frank and Hitler: Studies in the Representation of Good and Evil (3 cr)
Alvin Rosenfeld
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (6352) / HON-H 234 Literature of Time & Place (6331)
TR 2:30-3:45 (SY 001)
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H; credit given for only one of J203 or HON-H 234 with this topic

Seven Decades of Art in Israel (3 cr)
Emma Gashinsky
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (13675) / ARTH-A 200 Topics in Art History (33066)
TR 4:00-5:15 (AC C116)
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H

Introduction to Jewish History: From Spanish Expulsion to the Present (3 cr)
Sarah Ifft Decker
JSTU-J 252 (5881) / HIST-H 252 (30946)
MW 2:30-3:45 (Teter F102)
GenEd S&H, GenEd WC, CASE S&H, CASE GCC2; credit given for only one of J252 or HIST-H 252; Required course for Jewish Studies majors or certificate students

Israel: History, Society, Culture (3 cr)
Topic: Identity Politics: Migration and Otherness in Modern Israeli Art and Popular Culture
Emma Gashinsky
JSTU-J 254 (12632) / HIST-C 230 (33107)
TR 11:15-12:30 (RA B111 Spruce Hall)
GenEd S&H; GenEd WC; CASE S&H; CASE GCC; Credit given for only one of J254 or HIST-C 230

Israeli Film and Fiction (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-C 260 (30757)
MW 4-5:15 (WH 008)
CASE A&H; CASE GCC

Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible(3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
REL-A 210 (5837)
TR 4:00-5:15 (WH 120)
GenEd A&H, GenED WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

Introduction to the New Testament (3 cr)
Nicolo Sassi
REL-A 220 (29449)
TR 3:35-6:05
2nd 8 week course
GenEd A&H; GenEd WC, CASE A&H; CASE GCC

300 LEVEL COURSES

The Jewish Underworld (3 cr)
Leyzer Burko
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (37508)
MW 4:00-6:30 (WH 007)
2nd 8 weeks
CASE A&H

Magic and Witchcraft in the Ancient World (3 cr)
Jason Mokhtarian
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (30370) / REL-A 300 (30372)
MW 1-2:15 (WH 007)
CASE A&H

Trauma, The Bible and American Identity (3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (30356) / REL-A 300 (32078)
TR 9:30-10:45 (SY 001)
CASE A&H

What is Middle Eastern? Perspectives Gained through Comparison with Israel (3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (8814) / NELC-N 304 Issues in Middle Eastern Culture & Society (8815) / NELC-N 695 Issues in Middle Eastern Culture & Society (6837)
TR 2:30-3:45 (BH 343)
CASE S&H; credit given for only one of J304 or NELC-N 304 with this topic

Muslim-Jewish Relations in the 20th and 21st Century (3 cr)
GŁnther Jikeli JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (11084) / HIST-W 300 Issues in World History (33106)
MW 4-5:15 (SW 217)
CASE S&H

Jews, Christians, and Others in Late Antiquity(3 cr)
Jason Mokhtarian
JSTU-J 316 (30884), REL-A 316 (29466), REL-R 511 (29467)
MW 2:30-3:45 (WH 007)
CASE A&H; CASE GCC; credit given for only one of J316 or REL-A 316

History of the Holocaust (3 cr)
Mark Roseman
JSTU-J 323 (7493) / HIST-H 323 (30762)
TR 11:15-12:05 (SE 105) Discussion: M 10:10 -11 (7494/30765 SY 006); T 1:25-2:15 (7495/30778 BH 236); W 12:20-1:10 (7498/30780 SY 002); F 10:10 -11 (9978/30781 BH 241)
CASE S&H; CASE GCC; credit given for only one of J323 or HIST-B 323

American Jewish Popular Music (3 cr)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-J 357 (30447) / FOLK-F 357 (29907)
MW 9:30-10:45 (WH 002)
CASE A&H

Modern Hebrew Literature in English (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-L 380 (30792)
MW 1-2:15 (SY 006)
CASE A&H; IW

JEWISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Beginning Yiddish I (4 cr / 3 cr)
Leyzer Burko
GER-Y 150 / GER-Y 502
MTWR 10:10-11
GenEd WL

Intermediate Yiddish I (3 cr)
Leyzer Burko
GER-Y 250 (10947) / GER-Y 504 (10949)
MW 4-5:15
P: GER-Y 200/GER-Y 503
GenEd WL

Elementary Modern Hebrew I (4 cr / 3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 100 (10858) / NELC-H 501 (10968)
MW 10:10-11:00 (BH 135); F 9:30-10:45 (BH 135)
GenEd WL

Elementary Modern Hebrew II (4 cr / 3 cr)
JSTU-H 150 / NELC-H 502
MW 10:10-11:00 (LI 026); F 9:30-10:45 (BH 245); (2726/5125) M. Maoz-Levy
MW 11:15-12:05 (FA 005); F 11:15-12:30 (BH 241) (2725/3615) D. Romashov
MW 12:20-1:10 (GA 0011) ; F 1:00-2:15 (GA 0011) (30795/32091) D. Romashov
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 100/NELC-H 501 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 200 (12658) / NELC-H 503 (12715)
MWF 12:20-1:10 (GA 0013)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 150/NELC-H 502 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II (3 cr)
JSTU-H 250 / NELC-H 504
MWF 10:10-11:00 (GA 0011) (2727/5126) D. Romashov
MWF 12:20-1:10 (GA 0009) (2728/5127) M. Maoz-Levy
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 200/NELC-H 503 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Advanced Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
Michal Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 350 (2729) / NELC-H 506 (3616)
MWF 11:15-12:05 (GA 0009)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 300/NELC-H 505 or equivalent proficiency.

INDIVIDUAL READINGS

INDIVIDUAL READINGS IN YIDDISH STUDIES: LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, & CULTURE (1-3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-X 493 (2597)
P: Consent of instructor
Arranged

READINGS FOR HONORS IN JEWISH STUDIES (3 cr)         
Judah Cohen
JSTU-H 399 (2730)
P: Approval of instructor and honors advisor
Arranged

HONORS THESIS (3-6 cr)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-H 499 (2732)
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
Graded Pass/Fail
Topics: Jewish Cooking (5963); Israel 101(5964); Campus Superstar/Event Planning (5965); The Magic of Summer Camp (5968)

INTERNSHIP IN JEWISH STUDIES (1-6 cr)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-X 473 (5882)
Arranged

INDIVIDUAL READINGS IN JEWISH STUDIES (1-3 cr)        
Judah Cohen
JSTU-X 490 (2731)
ARR day/time
P: Consent of instructor