Fall 2014 Courses

The full course inventory can be downloaded at JSCourseCat2014.

Hebrew Narrative: Biblical and Modern

CAS LH 350 (4 credits)

Narrative techniques in the Bible and in modern Hebrew texts. Selections from Genesis II, Samuel, and the book of Jonah, as well as short stories by Agnon, Appelfeld, Yehoshua, and others. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Styles and Meaning of Hebrew Poetry: Modern Hebrew Poetry

CAS LH 351 (4 credits)

An introduction to contemporary Hebrew poetry and its roots, concentrating on both style and message. Readings include Bialik, Tshernichovski, Rahel, Greenberg, Shlonsky, Alterman, Goldberg, Ratosh, Pagis, Gilboa, Amihai and Zach.

Israeli Culture through Film

CAS LH 453 (4 credits)

Examines changes in Israeli society over the last fifty years through the medium of film. Traces cultural responses to the Arab/Israeli conflict, the Holocaust, and Sephardi-Ashkenazi relations.

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

Politics and Society in North Africa and the Middle East

CAS PO 570 (4 credits)

Meets with CAS IR 569. An investigation of contemporary North Africa and the Middle East, with emphasis on current socioeconomic and political trends and tensions. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS PO 560.

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

The Hebrew Bible

CAS RN 201 (4 credits)

Study of the literature of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the religious faith to which these writings bear witness within the context of the history of the ancient Israelite community. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

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

Judaism

CAS RN 216 (4 credits)

Systematic and historical introduction to doctrines, customs, literature, and movements of Judaism; biblical religion and literature; rabbinic life and thought; medieval mysticism and philosophy; modern movement and developments.

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