Fall 2012

History of the Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe

CAS HI 275 (4 credits)

A comprehensive survey of the history of the Jewish communities of Poland, Russia, and Eastern Europe from the middle of the eighteenth century until today. Topics include economic, social, religious, cultural, and political developments affecting Jews and Europeans generally. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS HI 337.

2012FALLCASHI275 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 11:00:00 AM 12:30:00 PM MUG 424 Rabinovitch

Topics in the History of Israel

CAS HI 393 (4 credits)

Special topics in the history of Israel. Topics differ from year to year. Topic Fall 2012: Israel: History, Politics, Culture, Identity. Israel's political system and society; ethnic relations; Arab minorities; implications of occupation and settlements; the struggle for Israel's identity; drawing on multiple genres including literature, popular music, film, documentaries and art. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS HI 383.

2012FALLCASHI393 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 09:30:00 AM 11:00:00 AM REL 404 Karlinsky

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.

2012FALLCASLH111 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM CAS 318 Angrist
T 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM CAS 114B Angrist

Biblical Hebrew 1

CAS LH 117 (4 credits)

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, including balanced treatment of vocabulary, grammar, and vocalization. No prior study of Modern or Biblical Hebrew presumed. Does not count towards CAS language requirement.

2012FALLCASLH117 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 09:30:00 AM 11:00:00 AM STH 441 Mansen

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.

2012FALLCASLH211 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 12:00:00 PM 01:00:00 PM PSY 212 Davis
T 12:00:00 PM 01:00:00 PM CAS 227 Davis

Intermediate Modern Hebrew 2

CAS LH 212 (4 credits)

Expands vocabulary, grammar, language structures and communicative skills to enable students to achieve solid proficiency. Develops students' ability to respond orally and in writing to literary texts and audio- visual material such as Israeli films, television clips, and news.

2012FALLCASLH212 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 09:00:00 AM 10:00:00 AM CAS 218 Angrist
T 09:00:00 AM 10:00:00 AM CAS 218 Angrist

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.

2012FALLCASLH311 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 10:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM CAS B18A 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, Muller-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.

2012FALLCASLI459 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM CAS 114A 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.

2012FALLCASRN101 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM KCB 106 Zank
2012FALLCASRN101 A2, Sep 10th to Dec 10th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
M 03:00:00 PM 04:00:00 PM JSC 202 Zank
2012FALLCASRN101 A3, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
T 10:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM JSC 202 Zank
2012FALLCASRN101 A4, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
W 12:00:00 PM 01:00:00 PM MCS B33 Zank

Religions of the World: Western

CAS RN 104 (4 credits)

Continues but does not presuppose CAS RN 103. The study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Introduction to the development, thought, practices, and influence of these religions. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2012FALLCASRN104 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 10:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM CAS 326 Frankfurter
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