Fall 2014 Courses

The full course inventory can be downloaded at JSCourseCat2014.

The History of Israel: An Introduction

CAS HI 392 (4 credits)

Using a broad array of readings, popular music, documentaries, film and art, this course explores Israel's political system, culture, and society, including the status of minorities in the Jewish state; post-1967 Israeli settlement projects; and the struggle for Israel's identity. Meets with CAS LH 284.

2014FALLCASHI392 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 09:30:00 AM 11:00:00 AM JSC 201 Karlinsky

Religion, Community, and Culture in Medieval Spain

CAS HI 410 (4 credits)

Interactions between Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Europe's most religiously diverse region -- from the establishment of an Islamic al-Andalus in 711 CE to the final Christian "reconquest" of the peninsula and expulsion of the Jews in 1492 CE. Also offered as CAS RN 410.

2014FALLCASHI410 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
T 03:30:00 PM 06:30:00 PM REL 404 Klepper

Fundamentals of Modern Hebrew 1

CAS LH 111 (4 credits)

For students with no previous knowledge of Hebrew or minimal background. Introduction to the language of contemporary Israel. Fundamentals of grammar, extensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing about topics such as getting acquainted, learning and living situations. Curriculum incorporates technology and original Israeli materials.

2014FALLCASLH111 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM CAS 323A Angrist
T 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM CAS 318 Angrist

Intermediate Modern Hebrew 1

CAS LH 211 (4 credits)

Reinforces and expands vocabulary, grammar and language structures, leading to a deeper comprehension of style and usage. Focuses on language skills (speaking and writing) and performing more complex tasks such as comparing, narrating, describing, reasoning, and discussing topics beyond the immediate environment.

2014FALLCASLH211 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 10:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM CAS 538 Angrist
T 10:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM CAS 538 Angrist

The Culture and Civilization of Modern Israel (in English translation)

CAS LH 284 (4 credits)

An interdisciplinary introduction to Israeli history, politics, culture, and identity. Meets with CAS HI 392.

2014FALLCASLH284 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 09:30:00 AM 11:00:00 AM JSC 201 Karlinsky

Advanced Modern Hebrew: Voices in Israeli Society

CAS LH 311 (4 credits)

Advanced language practice and introduction to diverse groups in Israeli society - Orthodox and secular, immigrants and old-timers, Mizrachi and Ashkenazi Jews. Develops Hebrew proficiency in all language modalities while acquainting students with contemporary Israeli culture through texts, songs, films.

2014FALLCASLH311 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 09:00:00 AM 10:00:00 AM CAS 233 Angrist

Primo Levi Within Holocaust Literature

CAS LI 459 (4 credits)

A study of Primo Levi's writings and scientific, theological, and philosophical approaches to the Holocaust. Other theorists (Arendt, Wiesel, Müller-Hill) and other survivors' testimonies (Delbo, Borowski, Fink) are read in conjunction with Levi's works. Also offered as CAS RN 459 and CAS XL 459.

2014FALLCASLI459 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 09:30:00 AM 11:00:00 AM GCB 204 Harrowitz

The Bible

CAS RN 101 (4 credits)

Introductory study of Jewish and Christian scriptures; connections between biblical and related ancient cultures; biblical genres (epic narrative, law, prophecy, poetry, historiography, gospels, letters, apocalypse) and their literary character, major classical and modern strategies of reading. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2014FALLCASRN101 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM CAS 216 Zank

Religions of the World: Western

CAS RN 104 (4 credits)

Islam, Christianity, and Judaism in historical and cultural context, origins to the present. Examines diversity of practices, belief systems, and social structures within these religions. Also addresses debates within and between communities as well as contemporary concerns.Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2014FALLCASRN104 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 01:00:00 PM 02:00:00 PM CAS 324 Klawans

From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of Christianity

CAS RN 202 (4 credits)

Places Jesus of Nazareth in his contemporary religious and social context of Second Temple Judaism; and accounts for the origins and growth of Christian life, belief, and spirituality up to the second century, as reflected in the writings of that period. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2014FALLCASRN202 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 11:00:00 AM 12:30:00 PM STH B20 Knust
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