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Jewish Studies Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2022

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 2022 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

Israeli Inequality in Context (3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-C 216 (34451) / MELC-M 216 (35879)
MW 9:45-11:00
GenEd WC; CASE S&H; CASE GCC

Literature of the Holocaust (3 cr)
Alvin Rosenfeld
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (5428) / HON-H 234 Literature of Time & Place (5409)
TR 3:00-4:15
Students must have a 3.5 GPA to enroll in and succeed in J203. 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

VT: Yiddish in the Post-Holocaust World: Culture, Memory, and Identity (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (37382)
MW 4:55-7:10 WB WEB (DO)
2nd 8 week course
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H

VT: Water and Jews, Heaven and Earth (3 cr)
Vered Sakal
JSTU-J 204 Social & Historical Topic in Jewish Studies (12271)
TR 3:00-4:15 
GenEd S&H; CASE S&H

Introduction to Jewish History: From Spanish Expulsion to the Present (3 cr)
Brian Hillman
JSTU-J 252 (5034) / HIST-H 252 (34456)
TR 1:15-2:30
Required course for Jewish Studies major and certificate students.
GenEd S&H, GenEd WC, CASE S&H, CASE GCC2; credit given for only one of J252 or HIST-H 252

Jews & African Americans in American Musical Theatre (3 cr)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-J 258 (32214) / FOLK-F 252 (34457) / AAAD-A 290 (34458)
MW 3:00-4:15 
GenEd S&H; CASE S&H; CASE DUS; credit given for only one of J258, FOLK-F 252 or AAAD-A 290

Coming to America: History and Memory of Immigration in Jewish Literature (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-L 270 (37264)
MTR 12:40-2:10
2nd 8 Weeks
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H, CASE DUS

Guns and Roses: Representations of Soldiers and War in Modern Hebrew Literature (3 cr) CANCELLED
Stephen Katz

Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
REL-A 210 (4995)
MW 8:00-9:15 am
GenEd A&H, GenED WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

300-400 LEVEL COURSES

VT: The Bible and Empire (3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (10556) / REL-A 300 (29331)
M 3-5:10 pm
CASE A&H; credit given for only one of J303 or REL-A 300 with this topic

VT: Judaism in Graphic Novels (3 cr)
Brian Hillman
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (32226) / REL-A 300 (35917)
MW 3-4:15 pm
CASE A&H

VT: Yiddish Life: On Page, On Stage, On Screen (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
JSTU-J 303 (37379) / GER-E 351 (12193) / GER-Y 505 (12194)
TR 4:55-7:10 (BH 241)
2nd 8 week course
CASE A&H; credit given for only one of J303 or GER-E 351 with this topic

VT: Yiddish a Language without an Army: National, International, Liberal and Orthodox (3 cr)  CANCELLED
Dov-Ber Kerler

VT: Jewish-Muslim Relations from the End of the 19th Century (3 cr)
GŁnther Jikeli
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (7350) / HIST-W 300 (13484)
TR 4:45-6:00 pm
CASE S&H; credit given for only one of J304 or HIST-W 300 with this topic

VT: Jews of the Muslim East (3 cr)
Ron Sela
JSTU-J 304 (33914); CEUS-R 322 (31677); INTL-I 300 (31268); REEI-R 300 (33546)
TR 11:30-12:45
CASE S&H; credit given for only one of J304, CEUS-R 322, INTL-I 300; REEI-R 300 with this topic
Meets with CEUS-R 522; REEI- R 500

VT: Synagogue and State: Jewish Intersections with Power, Sovereignty and Colonialism (3 cr)
Vered Sakal
JSTU-J 306 Israel (12745)
TR 1:15-2:30 

History of the Holocaust (3 cr)
Irit Dekel
JSTU-J 323 (6307) / HIST-H 323 (10669)
MW 1:50-2:40 (BH 104)
Plus discussion: F 10:20-11:10 (6308/10670); R 1:50-2:40 (6309/10673); R 12:40-1:30 (6310/10674); F 1:50-2:40 (8189/10675)
CASE S&H; CASE GCC; credit given for only one of J323 or HIST-B 323

David: The Man & The King (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-L 391 (33209)
TR 9:45-11:00 
CASE A&H; CASE IW

JEWISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Beginning Yiddish II (4 cr / 3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-Y 150 (32127) / GER-Y 502 (32236)
MWF 9:30-10:45
GenEd WL

Hebrew Mentoring (1 cr)
Michal Maoz-Levy
COLL-X 211 (37476)
TR 11:30-12:40 WB WEB
2nd 8 Weeks
Instructor consent required.

Elementary Modern Hebrew I (4 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 100 (8762)
MW 10:20-11:10 (BH332); F 9:45-11:00 WB WEB
GenEd WL

Elementary Modern Hebrew II (4 cr)
JSTU-H 150
MW 10:20-11:10 (BH 338); F 9:45-11:00 (WB WEB); (2486) M. Maoz-Levy
MW 11:30-12:20 (WH 005); F 11:30-12:45 (WB WEB); (2485) D. Romashov
MW 12:40-1:30 (RE C110); F 1:15-2:30 (WB WEB); (32208) D. Romashov
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 100 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 200 (9750)
MW 12:40-1:30 (LH 130); F 12:40-1:30 (WB WEB)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 150 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II (3 cr)
JSTU-H 250
MW 10:20-11:10 (BH 139); F 10:20-11:10 (WB WEB); (2487) D. Romashov
MW 12:40-1:30 (AC C114); F 12:40-1:30 (WB WEB); (2488) M. Maoz-Levy
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 200 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Advanced Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
Michal Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 350 (2489)
MW 11:30-12:20 (AC C114); F 11:30-12:20 (WB WEB)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 300 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)
A. Khazzoom
JSTU-H 399 (2490)
P: Approval of instructor and honors advisor
Arranged

Honors Thesis (3-6 cr)
A. Khazzoom
JSTU-H 499 (2492)
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:  Jewish Cooking every other R 4-6 pm (5101), Jews in the Media and Pop Culture on M 4-5 pm (5102); Talking about Israel on M 12:40-2:40 2nd 8 Weeks (36605)

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.

Internship in Jewish Studies (1-6 cr)
JS Internship Authorization Form Required
A. Khazzoom
JSTU-X 473 (5035)
Arranged

Individual Readings in Jewish Studies (1-3 cr)
A. Khazzoom
JSTU-X 490 (2491)
ARR day/time P: Consent of instructor