Courses for Spring 2014
Modern Jewish Civilization (JST 3404) 3 credits (Dr. Sanua)
A survey of Jewish history, religion, and culture from the beginning of Jewish Emancipation in the late 1700s to issues of the 21st century. Topics include the development of denominationalism, modern Anti-Semitism, Zionism and the state of Israel, the Holocaust, American Jewish life, and the rebirth of Jewish mysticism.
Tues. & Thurs.11:00 AM-12:20 PM.
Jewish Literature through the Centuries (JST 3102) 3 credits (Dr. Lindbeck)
Surveys Jewish literature from the Bible to recent times, providing a sense of its range and richness in different centuries and cultures. Course reviews literary technique in prose and poetry as well as analyzes how texts express religious, cultural, and political meaning.
Wed. 4:00-6:50 PM.
American-Jewish History 1492-1990 (JST 4415) 3 credits (Dr. Sanua)
A survey of major issues and themes in American-Jewish history set within the context of North America, from the first Jewish settlers to the National Jewish Population survey of 1990. Tues. and Thurs. 2:00-3:20 PM.
Women and Judaism (JST 4510) 3 credits (Dr. Lindbeck)
The first part of this course surveys the history of women in Judaism from Biblical times, considering social and religious factors. The second part covers women in Judaism in the 20th and 21st centuries, including both feminist theory and the different perspectives of many individual women. Tues. and Thurs. 12:30-1:50.
Beginning Hebrew Language & Culture 2 (HBR 1121-004 & a section under LLCL) 4 credits
(Dr. Lindbeck supervising graduate instructor Ms. Amiel)
This course further develops primary language skills that were introduced in the previous semester. Basic competence in the four areas of language (comprehensive reading, creative writing, grammar and speech) is acquired through extensive practice of grammar, reading various Hebrew and Israeli texts and through writing. Communication skills are enhanced by engaging in conversations based on everyday situations. Tues. & Thurs. 11:00 AM-12:50 PM
Other Courses Counting Toward Jewish Studies Major or Certificate:
Religions and World Politics (CPO 3761) 3 credits (Dr. Rabil)
This course will discuss the rise of religious movements worldwide and the impact of religious conflicts on world politics.
Monday, 7:10-10:00 PM.
Jewish-American Literature (AML 4663) 3 credits (Dr. McKay)
An introduction to Jewish-American literature and culture through the work of several major and emergent 20th-century Jewish-American writers. Davie Campus Wednesday 4:00-6:50 PM.