Fall 2014

The full course inventory can be downloaded at JSCourseCat2014.

American Jewish Experiences

GRS RN 630 (4 credits)

Traces the achievements and reputations of Jews, shaped by stereotypes of wealth, power, intellect and sexuality. Students examine film, literature, art, popular music, attitudes towards Israel, religious practices, and intermarriage rates for evidence of changing trends.

2014FALLGRSRN630 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 11:00:00 AM 12:30:00 PM REL 404 Levine

Mysticism and Philosophy: Jewish and Islamic Perspectives

GRS RN 638 (4 credits)

Thematic introduction to mysticism and philosophy, with a focus on dynamics of religious experience. Readings from medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophy; Sufi mysticism and philosophy; Kabbalah, Biblical interpretation, Sufi poetry, Hebrew poetry from the Golden Age of Muslim Spain.

2014FALLGRSRN638 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 02:00:00 PM 03:00:00 PM CAS 315 Lobel

The Holocaust

GRS RN 684 (4 credits)

Background of German (and European) anti-Semitism. Rise of Nazism and early oppression, initial Jewish reaction, mechanics of destruction, ghettos, camps, world response and nonresponse, literature of the Holocaust, and religious implications.

2014FALLGRSRN684 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 03:30:00 PM 05:00:00 PM CAS B12 Katz

Religion, Community, and Culture in Medieval Spain

GRS RN 710 (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 GRS HI 710.

2014FALLGRSRN710 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

Hebrew Bible I

STH TO 704 (4 credits)

Introduction to the religion and literature of ancient Israel; development of Hebrew scripture within its cultural, historical, and social contexts. Required of all students who have not completed a thorough introduction to the Hebrew Bible. A one-hour study section is also required. This course is prerequisite for all Hebrew Bible II courses. MDIV & MTS CORE REQUIREMENT.

2014FALLSTHTO704 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
T 03:00:00 PM 06:00:00 PM STH 113 Botta
2014FALLSTHTO704 A2, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
W 08:00:00 AM 09:00:00 AM STH B20 Botta
2014FALLSTHTO704 A3, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
W 02:00:00 PM 03:00:00 PM CAS 318 Botta
2014FALLSTHTO704 B1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 11:00:00 AM 12:30:00 PM STH B19 Darr
2014FALLSTHTO704 B2, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
W 02:00:00 PM 03:00:00 PM STH 113 Darr
2014FALLSTHTO704 B3, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
T 02:00:00 PM 03:00:00 PM STH 113 Darr
2014FALLSTHTO704 B4, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
W 02:00:00 PM 03:00:00 PM STH 441 Darr
2014FALLSTHTO704 B5, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
T 02:00:00 PM 03:00:00 PM STH 441 Darr

Biblical Hebrew I

STH TO 723 (4 credits)

Hebrew grammar, including exercises in translation and composition, following Lambdin's Introduction to Biblical Hebrew. Prepares students to read Hebrew prose. (Credit for STH TO 723 is given only after successful completion of STH TO 724.)

2014FALLSTHTO723 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 8th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MF 09:00:00 AM 10:30:00 AM STH 306 Darr

Hebrew Reading and Exegesis I

STH TO 815 (2 credits)

Reading of selected prose texts, with some general grammatical review. Emphasis on precise exegesis and translation into fluent current English. Half course.

2014FALLSTHTO815 A1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
M 09:00:00 AM 10:30:00 AM STH 317 Mansen

Jewish Mysticism I: Formative Traditions

STH TX 818 (4 credits)

Analysis of the development of Jewish mysticism from the biblical to the early medieval era. Emphasis on the forms of mysticism--and the texts in which they are embedded--from the rabbinic era. No knowledge of Hebrew is required.

2014FALLSTHTX818 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 12:30:00 PM 02:00:00 PM JSC 201 Katz

Topics in Medieval Religious Culture: Christian, Muslim, and Jew: Religion, Community, and Culture in Medieval Spain.

STH TX 871 (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.

2014FALLSTHTX871 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

The Holocaust

STH TX 884 (4 credits)

Background of German (and European) anti-Semitism. Rise of Nazism and early oppression, initial Jewish reaction, mechanics of destruction, ghettos, camps, world response and nonresponse, literature of the Holocaust, and religious implications.

2014FALLSTHTX884 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 03:30:00 PM 05:00:00 PM CAS B12 Katz
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