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Jewish Studies Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2023

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 2023 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 (13886) /MELC-M 216 (14273)
TR 1:15-2:30 (SE 240)
CASE S&H; CASE GCC

VT: From Folkways to Modernity: old Yiddish literary and folk creativity and the rise of modern Yiddish culture (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (14733) / GER-E 212 Global Germany (31352)
MW 4:45-6:10 pm (BH 315)
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H

VT: Literature of the Holocaust (3 cr)
Alvin Rosenfeld
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (5135) / HON-H 234 Literature of Time & Place (5119)
TR 3:00-4:15 (BH 146)
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H; credit given for only one of J203 or HON-H 234 with this topic
Students must have a 3.5 gpa to enroll and succeed in JSTU-J 203. Please email sericso@iu.edu for departmental consent to register for this class.

VT: Jews & Gender: Then and Now (3 cr)
Vered Sakal
JSTU-J 204 Social & Historical Topic in Jewish Studies (10781) / GNDR-G 215 Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (34120)
MW 3:00-4:15 (WH 008)
GenEd S&H; CASE S&H

Introduction to Jewish History: From Spanish Expulsion to the Present (3 cr)
Brian HIllman
JSTU-J 252 (4770) / HIST-H 252 (34370)
TR 3:00-4:15 (GA 1122)
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

Israeli Film and Fiction (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-C 260 (31484)
TR 11:30-12:45 (GA 0013)
CASE A&H; CASE GCC; CASE IW

Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
REL-A 210 (4734)
TR 9:45-11:00 (BH 310)
GenEd A&H, GenED WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

Jews, Christians, Muslims (3 cr)
Sarah Imhoff
REL-R 152 (29615)
MW 1:50-2:40 (ED 1120)
Discussions: F 9:20-10:10 (29616); F 10:20-11:10 (29617); F 11:30-12:20 (29618); F 12:40-1:30 (29619); F 1:50-2:40 (29620); F 3:00-3:50 (29621)
GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

300-400 LEVEL COURSES

VT: The Bible and Ethics: Love, Poverty, and War (3 cr)
Laura Carlson Hasler
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (9670) / REL-A 300 (12555)
TR 3:00-4:15 (GA 0011)
CASE A&H; credit given for only one of J303 or REL-A 300 with this topic

VT: Introduction to Jewish Mysticism (3 cr)
Brian Hillman
JSTU-J 303 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (13544) / REL-A 335 (34276) / REL-R 541 (34278)
TR 1:15-2:30 (BH 236)
CASE A&H

VT: Antisemites and Islamophobes: Conceptualizing Religious and Racial Hatred (3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-J 304 (6891) /MELC-M 304 (34072)
TR 11:30-12:45 (WH 007)
CASE S&H

Music in Judaism (3 cr)
Judah Cohen
JSTU-J 358 (31475) / FOLK-F 358 Jewish Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (31477)
MW 3:00-4:15 (GA 1122)
CASE A&H, CASE GCC; credit given for only one of J358 or FOLK-F 358 with this topic

JEWISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Elementary Modern Hebrew I (4 cr)
M. Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 100 (8177)
MW 10:20-11:10 (SB 140); F 9:45-11:00 WB WEB
GenEd WL

Elementary Modern Hebrew II (4 cr)
JSTU-H 150
MW 10:20-11:10 (WH007); F 9:45-11:00 (WB WEB); (2366) A. Weiss
MW 11:30-12:20 (LH025); F 11:30-12:45 (WB WEB); (2365) D. Romashov
MW 12:40-1:30 (BH237); F 1:15-2:30 (WB WEB); (13533) 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 (9043)
MW 12:40-1:30 (BH 306); 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 (LH 025); F 10:20-11:10 (WB WEB); (2367); D. Romashov
MW 12:40-1:30 (BH 105); F 12:40-1:30 (WB WEB); (31451) 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 (2368) (11075)
MW 11:30-12:20 (BH 105); 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 (2550)
P: Consent of instructor
Arranged

Readings for Honors in Jewish Studies (3 cr)
A. Khazzoom
JSTU-H 399 (2369)
P: Approval of instructor and honors advisor
Arranged

Honors Thesis (3-6 cr)
A. Khazzoom
JSTU-H 499 (2371)
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 (4824; R 3-5 on Jan 19, Feb 2 & 16, Mar 2 & 23; Apr 6, 20, 27); Campus Superstar/Event Planning (4825; arranged day and time)
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
A. Khazzoom
JSTU-X 473 (4771)
Arranged

Individual Readings in Jewish Studies (1-3 cr)
A. Khazzoom
JSTU-X 490 (2370)
ARR day/time
P: Consent of instructor