History of Judaism

CAS JS 252

  • Historical Consciousness
  • Critical Thinking

This class surveys Jewish history from the classical period to modern times. It covers: the destruction of the 1st Temple; the encounter with Hellenism; the Roman period; the destruction of the 2nd Temple; the rise and influence of rabbinic Judaism; the medieval era under Muslim and Christian rule; medieval antisemitism; Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah); and philosophy (Maimonides). For the modern era we discuss: the Renaissance; the Reformation; the complex issue of Emancipation; coming to America; the growth of American Judaism; religious reform; modern antisemitism; and Zionism. Effective Spring 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Critical Thinking.

SPRG 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Katz JSC 201 TR 12:30 pm-1:45 pm Mts w/CAS RN322
Mts w/GRS RN622
Mts w/STH TX822

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.