World Cultures of the Jews
CAS JS 100 (4 Credits)
MWF 10:10-11:00 AM
Introduces students to the study of Judaism in its many forms, by exploring Jewish communities across the globe today, their different historical origins and cultural contexts, and strategies of preserving cohesion and transnational solidarity. Effective Spring 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: The Individual in Community, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Teamwork/Collaboration.
Instructor: Professor Ingrid Anderson
Israel: History, Politics, Culture, Identity
CAS JS 285 (4 Credits) Mts w/CAS HI 392 and CAS LH 284
TR 9:30-10:45 AM
Using a broad array of readings, popular music, documentaries, film and art, this course explores Israel’s political system, culture, and society, including the status of minorities in the Jewish state; post-1967 Israeli settlement projects; and the struggle for Israel’s identity. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Writing- Intensive Course, The Individual in Community, Critical Thinking.
Instructor: Professor Lotner Lev
Islamophobia and Antisemitism
CAS JS 379 (4 Credits) Mts w/ CAS RN 249
MWF 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM
Explores historical and contemporary manifestations of Islamophobia and Antisemitism. Students are exposed to wide range of relevant written and visual texts as well as theoretical approaches. Includes active learning component and collaborative presentations by students. Effective Spring 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Ethical Reasoning, The Individual in Community, Teamwork/Collaboration.
Instructor: Professor Adam Seligman