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Jewish Studies Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2021

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 2021 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

Religion and Law (3 cr)
Sarah Imhoff 
COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to Arts & Humanities (7836)
TR 10-10:50 WB WEB
Plus Discussion: F 11:15-12:05 (7837); F 12:30-1:20 (7838); F 1:45-2:35 (7839); F 3:00-3:50 (7840)
Lecture online DO; discussions online DO
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H; CASE CAPP

Literature of the Holocaust(3 cr)
Alvin Rosenfeld
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (5930) / HON-H 234 Literature of Time & Place (5909)
TR 3:15-4:30 WB WEB
Students must have a 3.5 GPA to enroll and succeed this class. Departmental consent required, email clipsonw@indiana.edu
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H; credit given for only one of J203 or HON-H 234 with this topic

Israeli Cinema (3 cr)
Dima Romashov
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (38633)
MW 4:55-7:10 WB WEB
2nd 8 Weeks
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H

Monuments and Memories: Black and Jewish Experiences (3 cr)
Irit Dekel
JSTU-J 204 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (31051)
TR 11:30-12:45 WB WEB
GenEd S&H, CASE S&H; CASE DUS; CASE IW

Introduction to Jewish History: From Spanish Expulsion to the Present(3 cr)
Ezra Tzfadya
JSTU-J 252 (5500) / HIST-H 252 (34697)
T 1:10-2:25 (JH 124)
R 1:10-2:25 WB WEB
GenEd S&H, GenEd WC, CASE S&H, CASE GCC2; credit given for only one of J252 or HIST-H 252

Coming to America: History and Memory of Immigration in Jewish Literature (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-L 270 (37506)
MW 3:15-5:45 WB WEB
2nd 8 Weeks
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H; CASE DUS

Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
REL-A 210 (5459)
TR 9:25-10:40 WB WEB
GenEd A&H, GenED WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

300 LEVEL COURSES

Yiddish Life: On Page, On Stage, On Screen (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (31055) / GER-E 351 (30918)
MW 4:55-6:10 pm  WB WEB
CASE A&H, CASE GCC; credit given for only one of J303 or GER-E 351 with this topic

Times and Lives of Yiddish: From Folk & National to International & Sectarian (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (34986) / GER-E 352 (30918)
TR 4:55-7:15 pm  WB WEB
2nd 8 Weeks
CASE A&H, CASE GCC; credit given for only one of J303 or GER-E 352 with this topic

Testimonies of Violence (3 Cr)
Mark Roseman
HIST-J 300 Seminar in History (31713)
W 10-12:30  WB WEB
CASE S&H; IW

Jewish Migration to Germany 1945 until Today (3 cr)
Günther Jikeli
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (12333) /GER-E 371 Special Topics in Germanic Studies (30911) / HIST-B 300 (34675)
T 11:30-12:45
R  WB WEB
CASE A&H, credit given for only one of J303 or GER-E 371 or HIST-B 300 with this topic

What is Middle Eastern? Perspectives Gained through Comparison with Israel(3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (8103) / NELC-N 304 (8104)
TR 3:15-4:30 WB WEB
CASE S&H; IW; credit given for only one of J304 or NELC-N 304 with this topic

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 (32109) / NELC-N 304 (34122)
TR 9:25-10:40  WB WEB
CASE S&H; credit given for only one of J306 or NELC-N 304 with this topic

Zionism, Anti-Zionism, and Judaism(3 cr)
Ezra Tzfadya
JSTU-J 306 Israel: History, Society, Politics, Culture (32099)/HIST-W 300 (34957)
M 3:15-4:30
W WB WEB
CASE A&H, CASE GCC

History of the Holocaust (3 cr)
Mark Roseman
JSTU-J 323 (6936) / HIST-H 323 (12573)
TR 10-10:50  WB WEB
Discussion (in person): M 10-10:50 (6397/12574); T 1:45-2:35 (6938/12533); W 12:30-1:20 (6939/25884); F 10-10:50 (9138/12585)
CASE S&H; CASE GCC; credit given for only one of J323 or HIST-B 323

Modern Hebrew Literature in English (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-L 380 (38357) / NELC-N 587 (38356)
TR 3:15-5:45 WB WEB
2nd 8 Weeks
CASE A&H

Politics of Genocide (3 cr)
Jack Bielasiak
POLS-Y 348 (30749)
TR 1:10-2:25 WB WEB
CASE S&H; CASE GCC

Paul and His Influence on Early Christianity(3 cr)
Jeremy Schott
REL-A 321 (29563) / REL-R 521 Studies in Early Christianity (29565)
Arranged BLWBWEB
CASE A&H

JEWISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Elementary Modern Hebrew I (4 cr / 3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 100 (9835) / JSTU-H 501 (32081)
MW 10-10:40; F 9:25-10:40 WB WEB
GenEd WL

Elementary Modern Hebrew II (4 cr / 3 cr)
JSTU-H 150 / JSTU-H 502
MW 10:10-10:50; F 9:25-10:45; (2606/32082) WB WEB;  M. Maoz-Levy
MW 11:15-12:05; F 11:30-12:45; (2605/32083) WB WEB;  D. Romashov
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 100/JSTU-H 501 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 200 (11057) / JSTU-H 503 (32085)
MWF 12:30-1:20 WB WEB
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 150/JSTU-H 502 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II (3 cr)
JSTU-H 250 / JSTU-H 504
MWF 10:10-10:50; (2607/32086); WB WEB; D. Romashov
MWF 12:30-1:20; (2608/32087); WB WEB; D. Romashov
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 200/JSTU-H 503 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Advanced Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
Michal Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 350 (2609) / JSTU-H 506 (32088)
MWF 11:15-12:05 WB WEB
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 300/JSTU-H 505 or equivalent proficiency

INDIVIDUAL READINGS

Individual Readings in Yiddish Studies: Language, Literature, Culture (1-3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-X 493 (2486)
P: Consent of instructor
Arranged

Readings for Honors in Jewish Studies (3 cr)         
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-H 399 (2610)
P: Approval of instructor and honors advisor
Arranged

Honors Thesis (3-6 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-H 499 (2612)
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:  Music, Jewish Community, and Summer Camp (5575);  Israel 101 (5576); Jewish Non-Profit Management (5577)

Internship in Jewish Studies (1-6 cr)
JS Internship Authorization form required
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-X 473 (5501)
Arranged

Individual Readings in Jewish Studies (1-3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-X 490 (2611)
ARR day/time
P: Consent of instructor