Spring 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HEBR 102-01 Elementary Modern Hebrew
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
Introduction to the modern Hebrew language. Alphabet, phonics and grammatical structures. Emphasizes development of reading comprehension, composition and conversational skills.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   EASTC 107
Courses Offered in JDST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
JDST 104-01 Judaism
Instructor: Andrea Lieber
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 104-01. See course description with RELG 104 listing.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 106
JDST 107-01 New Testament in Context
Instructor: Peter Schadler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 107-01. A critical examination and attempt to understand the New Testament as the written traditions which articulated the faith, expectations, and actions of the early Christians as they responded within Jewish and Greek culture to the historical events of their day, and especially as they responded to the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth. This course is cross-listed as RELG 107.
0930:MWF   DENNY 103
JDST 216-01 Israeli Cinema
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-04 and MEST 200-02 and RELG 260-01.Additional time slot: Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm in Althouse 106 for film viewing.The course illuminates trends and processes in Israeli cultural history and in current Israeli society, as represented in Israeli films from the 1960s to present day Israel. Screenings of Israeli films are a central part of the course. Films from present day Israel, including the most recent, as well as from earlier decades, create the ideological and cultural universe that the course illuminates.
0900:TR   BOSLER 208
JDST 216-02 Love, Sex & Hebrew Texts (In Translation)
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 200-06 and RELG 241-01.This course is a comprehensive study of masterpieces of Jewish Literature in translation about love and sex from different periods, origins, and genres. The literary survey includes: Biblical love stories, the concept of love and sexuality in Jewish mysticism, Midrash, i.e., homiletic stories, folk tales, literature of the Middle Ages, and modern Hebrew literature of the early 20th century to the present.
0930:MWF   EASTC 107
JDST 316-01 The Holocaust
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 376-01. The course explores the causes of the Shoah/Holocaust from anti-Semitism, the eugenics movement, the growth of the modern state, and the effects of war. Themes will also explore perpetrator motivation, gendered responses, bystanders and rescuers, and the place of the Holocaust among other genocides. The course also deals with the continued relevance of Holocaust studies to the present by looking at issues of reparations for victims and commemoration/representation in museums, monuments, literature and films. More broadly, students will learn to assess human rights violations, the problems of states limiting the rights and freedoms of their citizens and the horror of state violence that was at the center of most of the previous century and continues in the twenty-first century. Students will approach the Holocaust thematically and conceptually, which will equip them to interpret facts as you encounter them through further study.
1500:TR   DENNY 203
JDST 316-02 Messiahs, Mystics and Heretics
Instructor: Andrea Lieber
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 316-01.
1330:T   EASTC 312
JDST 500-01 Resistance Against Ancient Empires
Instructor: Andrea Lieber
Course Description:
 
Courses Offered in FLST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FLST 210-04 Israeli Cinema
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 260-01, MEST 200-02 AND JDST 216-01.Additional time slot: Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm in Althouse 106 for film viewing.The course illuminates trends and processes in Israeli cultural history and in current Israeli society, as represented in Israeli films from the 1960s to present day Israel. Screenings of Israeli films are a central part of the course. Films from present day Israel, including the most recent, as well as from earlier decades, create the ideological and cultural universe that the course illuminates.
0900:TR   BOSLER 208
Courses Offered in LAWP
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LAWP 248-01 The Judiciary
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 248-01. A study of the structure, processes, and institutional role of the American judiciary. Topics may include: the adversarial system, criminal and civil procedure, implementation of court decisions, judicial decision-making, legal development, and legal reasoning. Special attention is given to the federal judiciary, especially the Supreme Court. Prerequisites: POSC 120 or permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as POSC 248.
1030:TR   DENNY 311
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 200-02 Israeli Cinema
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-04 and JDST 216-01 and RELG 260-01.Additional time slot: Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm in Althouse 106 for film viewing.The course illuminates trends and processes in Israeli cultural history and in current Israeli society, as represented in Israeli films from the 1960s to present day Israel. Screenings of Israeli films are a central part of the course. Films from present day Israel, including the most recent, as well as from earlier decades, create the ideological and cultural universe that the course illuminates.
0900:TR   BOSLER 208
Courses Offered in POSC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
POSC 248-01 The Judiciary
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LAWP 248-01. A study of the structure, processes, and institutional role of the American judiciary. Topics may include: the adversarial system, criminal and civil procedure, implementation of court decisions, judicial decision-making, legal development, and legal reasoning. Special attention is given to the federal judiciary, especially the Supreme Court. Prerequisite: 120, or permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as LAWP 248.
1030:TR   DENNY 311
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 104-01 Judaism
Instructor: Andrea Lieber
Course Description:
Cross-listed with JDST 104-01. A basic course in the history, basic beliefs and practices, and modern manifestations of Judaism as a religion. The course concerns itself with the interactions of Judaism and other world religions, notably Christianity. This course is cross-listed as JDST 104.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 106
RELG 107-01 New Testament in Context
Instructor: Peter Schadler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with JDST 107-01. A critical examination and attempt to understand the New Testament as the written traditions which articulated the faith, expectations, and actions of the early Christians as they responded within Jewish and Greek culture to the historical events of their day, and especially as they responded to the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth. This course is cross-listed as JDST 107.
0930:MWF   DENNY 103
RELG 260-01 Israeli Cinema
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-04, JDST 216-01 and MEST 200-02.Additional time slot: Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm in Althouse 106 for film viewing.The course illuminates trends and processes in Israeli cultural history and in current Israeli society, as represented in Israeli films from the 1960s to present day Israel. Screenings of Israeli films are a central part of the course. Films from present day Israel, including the most recent, as well as from earlier decades, create the ideological and cultural universe that the course illuminates.
0900:TR   BOSLER 208