Spring 2014


The full course inventory can be downloaded at JSCourseCat2014.

Fundamentals of Modern Hebrew 2

CAS LH 112 (4 credits)

Builds on vocabulary, grammar and skills acquired in LH111. Students learn to read and converse about topics related to friendship, family, hobbies and travel. Curriculum incorporates more and longer Israeli materials, and communicative and technology-based activities.

2014SPRGCASLH112 A1, Jan 15th to Apr 30th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 10:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM CAS B27 Angrist
T 10:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM CAS 201 Angrist

Intensive First-Year Hebrew

CAS LH 139 (4 credits)

Covers all material in CAS LH 111 and 112. Main patterns of grammar, conversation, and written exercises. If you have taken LH 111, 112, or a more advanced college-level course, you cannot take this course for credit.

2014SPRGCASLH139 A1, Jan 15th to Apr 30th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM CAS 320 Angrist
T 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM CAS 323A Angrist

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.

2014SPRGCASLH212 A1, Jan 15th to Apr 30th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 12:00:00 PM 01:00:00 PM CAS B25A Laster
T 12:00:00 PM 01:00:00 PM CAS B25A Laster

Israeli Culture through Film (in English translation)

CAS LH 283 (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.

2014SPRGCASLH283 A1, Jan 15th to Apr 30th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MW 02:00:00 PM 03:30:00 PM CAS 323B Gillman

Israeli Popular Music

CAS LH 330 (4 credits)

Advanced-intermediate Hebrew language and culture course for those who have completed at least four semesters' college Hebrew or equivalent. Introduction to Israeli cultural history through music. Students expand vocabulary and further develop writing, reading, listening, and conversational skills in Hebrew.

2014SPRGCASLH330 A1, Jan 15th to Apr 30th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 09:00:00 AM 10:00:00 AM CAS B27 Angrist

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.

2014SPRGCASRN104 A1, Jan 15th to Apr 30th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 12:00:00 PM 01:00:00 PM CAS 222 Klawans

Holy City: Jerusalem in Time, Space, and Imagination

CAS RN 220 (4 credits)

Transformation of an ordinary ancient city into the holy city of Jews, Christians, and Muslims; and development of modern Jerusalem, as shaped by British rule, Zionism, and Palestinian nationalism. Jerusalem's past, present, and meanings considered through analyses of religious and secular rhetoric.

2014SPRGCASRN220 A1, Jan 16th to May 1st 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 11:00:00 AM 12:30:00 PM CAS 226 Zank

Modern Jewish Thought

CAS RN 329 (4 credits)

Reading Jewish thinkers from the radical Enlightenment to twentieth century existentialism and Zionism, this course introduces some of the great philosophical debates on religion and secularism, revelation and scientific reason, and ethnic particularism and universal ethics.

2014SPRGCASRN329 A1, Jan 16th to May 1st 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 09:30:00 AM 11:00:00 AM JSC 201 Meyer

Gender and Judaism

CAS RN 337 (4 credits)

Explores the role of gender and sexuality in Judaism and Jewish experience, historically and in the present. Subjects include constructions of masculinity and femininity, attitudes toward (and uses of) the body and sexuality, gendered nature of religious practice and authority.

2014SPRGCASRN337 A1, Jan 16th to May 1st 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 12:30:00 PM 02:00:00 PM CAS 323B Klepper

Representations of the Holocaust in Literature and Film

CAS RN 385 (4 credits)

Questions of representation in literature and film about the Holocaust, including testimonial and fictive works by Wiesel and Levi, Ozick, and others; films include documentaries and feature films. Discussions of the Holocaust as historical reality, metaphor, and generative force in literature. Also offered as CAS XL 281.

2014SPRGCASRN385 A1, Jan 16th to May 1st 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 09:30:00 AM 11:00:00 AM GCB 203 Harrowitz
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