The Bible

CAS JS 120 (4 Credits) Mts w/ RN 101

MWF 11:15 AM -12:05 PM

Introduction to the great canonical anthologies of Jews and Christians. Students will learn to read for historical context and genre conventions; study classical and modern strategies of interpretation; and create a collaborative commentary or piece of “fan-fiction.” Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Effective Spring 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness, Creativity/Innovation.

Instructor: Professor Andrew Jacobs

Judaism, Christianity and Islam

CAS JS 121 (4 Credits) Mts w/ RN 104

TR 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Introduction to the great canonical anthologies of Jews and Christians. Students will learn to read for historical context and genre conventions; study classical and modern strategies of interpretation; and create a collaborative commentary or piece of “fan-fiction.” Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Effective Spring 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness, Creativity/Innovation.

Instructor: Professor Jonathan Klawans

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

CAS JS 286 (4 Credits) Mts w/ CAS HI 393

A1: TR 2:00-3:15 PM
B1: TR 5:00-6:15 PM
C1: MWF 1:25-2:15 PM

History of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, analysis of conflicting narratives through primary sources and film. Students present their own reflections on the conflict and debate possibilities of resolution. Counts toward majors and minors in History, International Relations, Middle East & North Africa Studies, and Jewish Studies. Effective Spring 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.

A1 Instructor: Professor Nahum Karlinsky
B1 Instructor: Professor Ingrid Anderson
C1 Instructor: Professor Ingrid Anderson

The Holocaust Through Film

CAS JS 367 (4 Credits) Mts w/ CAS XL 387 and CAS CI 387

TR 3:30-4:45 PM

Prereq: First Year Writing Seminar (e.g., WR 100 or WR 120)

An examination of film using the Holocaust as its central topic. What are the political and cultural effects when genocide is represented through film? Can feature films portray history, and if so, what are the consequences for an informed society? Effective Spring 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Writing- Intensive Course.

Instructor: Professor Matthew Creighton

Holocaust Literature

CAS JS 369 (4 Credits) Mts w/ CAS XL 459, CAS LI 459, GRS RN 759

TR 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

This course will focus on Holocaust literature as a way to access the history of the Holocaust through individuals telling their stories. Primo Levi, a survivor of Auschwitz, is widely regarded as one of the most important voices to come out of the Holocaust. We will study his writings as well as those of Elie Wiesel and other survivors. Effective Spring 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Ethical Reasoning.

Instructor: Professor Nancy Harrowitz