JUS 103b Elementary Modern Hebrew - 2nd semester
JUS103B builds upon JUS103A and is only offered in the spring semesters. It assumes mastery of Hebrew reading and writing skills, simple language construction and elementary grammar. Students must obtain a grade of "C" or higher in order to advance to the next level of Hebrew. Permission from the instructor is required in order to register.
JUS 203b Intermediate Modern Hebrew - 4th semester
JUS 203B is the second course of a full year of Intermediate Modern Hebrew and is only offered in the spring semesters. Students will be expected to compose short structured compositions and write creatively about proposed topics or subjects of their choosing. Students must obtain a grade of "C" or higher in order to advance to the next level of Hebrew. Permission from the instructor...
JUS 301 Jewish Civilizations: A Gateway Course
Intended as an introductory survey and as a gateway to more specialized courses in Judaic studies, this course we will explore Jewish Civilization through selected topics that will address the questions of how and why Jews and their Israelite forbears created, recreated, and gave expression to their culture(s), and what significance that has had for them and for history.
JUS 303b Advanced Modern Hebrew
JUS 303b is a continuation of JUS 303a and is designed to refine the students' comprehension and speaking skills as well as their reading and writing skills. Course objectives include increasing the students' vocabulary, conversational confidence, fluency and accuracy.
JUS 321 Women in Judaism
This course considers the religious roles, historical transformation, and cultural expressions of Jewish women in diverse geographies and locations.
JUS 329 Jewish-Christian Relations
JUS 332 Jewish Response to the Holocaust
This course examines the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary Jewish thought. The methodology of the course is interpretive and historical. Students will explore theological and philosophical texts, as well as Holocaust narrative and film in order to understand the role of the Holocaust in Jewish history and thought.
JUS 370a History of the Jews: The Modern Period (1750-1950)
This course offers a survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: Modern Jewish history. Approved as General Education Tier II - Individuals & Societies and General Education Diversity Emphasis.
JUS 370b History of the Jews: The Medieval & Early Modern Periods
Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: the Jew in the medieval world (to the 17th century). Approved as General Education Tier II - Individuals & Societies and General Education Diversity Emphasis.
JUS 372a History and Religion of Ancient Israel: The Biblical Period
Survey of the history and religions of ancient Israel from c.2000 to 586 BCE. Approved as General Education Tier II Humanities & General Education Diversity Emphasis.
JUS 372b The History & Religion of Ancient Israel: Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Period
Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel from the destruction of the First Temple in 587 BCE to the end of the Second Great Revolt in 135 CE. Through readings and class lectures, students will study portions of the Hebrew and the New Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocryphal literature, as well as the works of Josephus, Philo of Alexandria, and others. Approved as Gen. Education,...
JUS 377 Modern Israel
This course explores the evolution of Israel from the rise of Zionism in 19th Century Europe, to the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948, to the present day. Identical with: HIST, MENA, POL 377
JUS 384 -Human Rights (7 1/2 week course)
JUS 387 The History of Anti-Semitism
This course examines various definitions of anti-Semitism and traces the history of anti-Semitism. Identical with: HIST 387, RELI 387
JUS 409b Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew introduces students to the basic grammar and syntax of the Hebrew Bible with an emphasis on understanding the function and formation of the verb, the use of the noun, and the acquisition of basic vocabulary.
JUS 435 Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
BSurveys the ideology, symbolism, and major themes of Jewish mysticism as evidenced in several prominent mystical texts. The core of this course will be reading the texts in English translation and the development of skills in reading and understanding a Jewish mystical text.
JUS 440 Images of Jews & Judaism in German Culture
This course examines the ways in which Jews, Judaism, and Jewishness have been represented in German texts. Identical with GER 440, however, students taking this course for German Studies credit must have advanced proficiency in German.