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Courses in Jewish Studies (JST)

Lower Division

10. Introduction to Jewish Cultures (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Diverse Jewish cultures created over the past 2,000 years using examples from less-familiar communities such as India, China, and Ethiopia. Topics include the tensions between homeland/diaspora and questions of identity (race, nationality, culture, or religion). Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS, WC, WE.

Upper Division

101. Topics in Jewish Thought (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 10 or Religious Studies 23 or consent of instructor. Selected themes in Jewish thought in historical and social perspective. This course traces the historical development of topics in Jewish thought such as Messianism, or focuses on one specific historical period, such as modern Jewish thought. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—W. (W.) 

110. Selected Topics in Jewish Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: one lower division literature or Jewish Studies course or consent of instructor. Literature written about the Jewish experience, treated in its historical and social context. Examines literature written in one language, such as English, Hebrew, or Yiddish, or a theme, such as gender or modern identities, as expressed in different literary traditions. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—W. (W.)

111. Israeli Writing Since 1960 (4)

Lecture/laboratory—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: one course in American or European literature. Contemporary Hebrew literature, in translation, in relation to post-independence debates about religious, social, and political identity of the Jewish state; literary reflections of Israeli ethnic diversity and changing gender relations; modern Hebrew poetry and postmodern experiments in fiction. Not open for credit to students who have completed Humanities 119. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.

112. Readings in Jewish Writing and Thought in German Culture (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Religious Studies 23 or consent of instructor. Historical tradition of Jewish thought in the German cultural context; unique contributions of Jewish writers to culture of the German speaking world; what it means to be "other" in the mainstream culture. May be repeated for credit twice when topic differs. Not open for credit to students who have completed Humanities 121. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.

116. Readings in Jewish Writing and Thought in German Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Religious Studies 23 or consent of instructor. Historical tradition of Jewish thought in the German cultural context; unique contributions of Jewish writers to culture of the German-speaking world; what it means to be "other" in the mainstream culture. No credit will be given to those students who have completed Humanities 121. May be repeated two times for credit if topic differs. Offered irregularly. (Same course as German 116.) GE credit: GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt. | AH, OL, WC, WE. 

120. Cinema and the American Jewish Experience (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 10 recommended. Examination of American cinema to reveal how Jewish identity is expressed and submerged, tracing the relations between religion, identity, race, politics, and art. Not open for credit to students who have completed Humanities 122. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WE. 

121. Oral History and Jewish Life (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Oral history methodologies and application to an in-depth oral history interview about Jewish life. Topics include oral history practices and ethics, immigration, migration, religious practice, ethnic relations, and community organization structures. Not open for credit to students who have completed Humanities 123. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS. 

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