Spring 2010 Courses

Spring 2010 Courses

History   |  MEALAC   |  Religion  |  Germanic Languages and Literatures

 

IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

History W3640  JEWISH WOMEN & FAMILY 1000-1800
Call Number: 64532 Points: 3
Day/Time: MW 11:00am-12:15pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Elisheva Carlebach
This course will explore the changing lives of Jewish women in the medieval Islamic and Christian worlds, based on readings of primary sources. We will examine Jewish women's roles in religious and ritual life, in the family, in educational systems and in the economy, and we will compare Jewish women's experiences to those of Christian and Muslim women from the medieval through the early-modern period.

 

History G9130  JEWISH BOOK IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD
Call Number: 72647 Points: 4
Day/Time: W 4:10pm-6:00pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Elisheva Carlebach
This course will situate the Jewish book in the context of the theoretical and historical literature on the history of the book: notions of orality and literacy, text and book, authors and readers, print and manuscript, literacy and gender, the book trade and its role in the circulation of people and ideas. It opens with the history of Jewish texts and literacy in the gradual introduction of print. We follow print and scribal culture through the migrations of early modern Jewry as well as the repercussions of destruction and suppression in some places, openness and opportunity in others.

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MIDDLE EAST AND ASIAN LITERTURES AND CULTURES

Languages Courses

Middle East W1511  1ST YR MOD HEBREW:ELEM II
Call Number: 23318 Points: 5
Day/Time: MTWR 8:45am-9:50am Location: To be announced
 
Middle East W1513  2ND YR MODERN HEBREW:INTER II
Call Number: 77696 Points: 5
Day/Time: MTWR 8:45am-9:50am Location: To be announced
Instructor: Nehama R Bersohn

 

Middle East W1515  2ND YR MOD HEBREW:UPPER INT II
Call Number: 86747 Points: 4
Day/Time: MTWR 10:00am-10:50am Location: To be announced
Instructor: Nehama R Bersohn

 

Middle East W1516  INT HEBREW:INTENSIVE GRAMMAR REV
Call Number: 90896 Points: 4
Day/Time: MTWR 10:00am-10:50am Location: To be announced
Instructor: Ruth Raphaeli-Slivko

 

Middle East W4511  3RD YR MODERN HEBREW II
Call Number: 22146 Points: 4
Day/Time: MTWR 12:00pm-12:50pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Ruth Raphaeli-Slivko

 

Middle East W4513  READINGS IN HEBREW TEXTS II
Call Number: 26796 Points: 4
Day/Time: MTWR 1:00pm-1:50pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Ruth Raphaeli-Slivko

 

Literature Courses

Middle East W3541  ZIONISM: A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
Call Number: 94691 Points: 3
Instructor: Dan Miron

 

Middle East G4542  THE CULTURE OF ISRAELI CINEMA
Call Number: 80798 Points: 3
Day/Time: T 6:10pm-9:00pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Uri Cohen

 

Middle East G6524  JEWISH WRITING & MODERNISM
Call Number: 23646 Points: 3
Day/Time: T 9:00am-10:50am Location: To be announced
Notes: HEBREW PROFICIENCY REQUIRED
Instructor: Dan Miron

 

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION

Religion V3585  THE SEPHARDIC EXPERIENCE
Call Number: 77146 Points: 3
Day/Time: MW 2:40pm-3:55pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Jonathan Schorsch
This course is a survey of the history and culture of the Sephardic Jews, originally from Spain and Portugal.  Focus will be given to different Sephardic populations and the rich culture and variegated religious life therein.

 

Religion W4513  HOMELAND, DIASPORAS, PROMISED LAND
Call Number: 13197 Points: 4
Day/Time: R 2:10pm-4:00pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Jonathan Schorsch
This seminar will explore religious, political and philosophical aspects of homelands, collective exile from homelands and the question of whether or not return is possible or desirable.  

 

Religion W4520  PATRIARCHL/RABBINIC AUTH-ANTIQ
Call Number: 28461 Points: 4
Day/Time: M 2:10pm-4:00pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Seth R Schwartz
This course will try to solve the problem of the origins and roles of the rabbis in antiquity through careful study of rabbinic, Christian, and Roman sources.

 

Religion W4535  ANCIENT JEWISH TEXTS
Call Number: 97399 Points: 4
Day/Time: R 9:00am-10:50am Location: To be announced
Instructor: Seth R Schwartz
Close reading in the original languages of ancient Jewish texts including Aristeas, 1 and 2 Maccabees, selections from Philo and Josephus, selected tractates from Mishnah, Tosefta, Palestinian Talmud and early midrash collections. Permission of instructor required; course may be taken more than once.

 

Religion W4537  TALMUDIC NARRATIVE
Call Number: 70998 Points: 4
Day/Time: R 2:10pm-4:00pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Yehuda J Septimus
This course examines the rich world of Talmudic narrative and the way it mediates between conflicting perspectives on a range of topics: life and death; love and sexuality; beauty and superficiality; politics and legal theory; religion and society; community and non-conformity; decision-making and the nature of certainty.  While we examine each text closely, we will consider different scholars answers and our own answers to the questions, how are we to view Talmudic narrative generally, both as literature and as cultural artifact?

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF GERMANIC LANGUAGES – YIDDISH

Yiddish W1101  ELEMENTARY YIDDISH I
Section 001 Call Number: 83441 Points: 4
Day/Time: MWF 1:10pm-2:25pm Location: To be announced

Yiddish W1102  ELEMENTARY YIDDISH II
Section 001Call Number: 15941 Points: 4
Day/Time: MWF 11:00am-12:15pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Miriam Hoffman
Section 002 Call Number: 13529 Points: 4
Day/Time: MWF 1:10pm-2:25pm Location: To be announced

Yiddish W1202  INTERMEDIATE YIDDISH II
Call Number: 11446 Points: 4
Day/Time: MWF 1:10pm-2:25pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Miriam Hoffman

 

Yiddish G4550  YIDDISH THEATRE (ENG)
Call Number: 12038 Points: 3
Day/Time: R 4:10pm-6:00pm Location: To be announced
Instructor: Alyssa P Quint

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