Fall 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HEBR 101-01 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.
0930:MTWRF   EASTC 107
HEBR 201-01 Intermediate Modern Hebrew
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
Formal study of Hebrew language with emphasis on oral practice and writing skills. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   EASTC 107
Courses Offered in JDST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
JDST 103-01 Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament in Context
Instructor: Theodore Pulcini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 103-01. A critical examination and attempt to understand the literature and the antecedent traditions remembered and formulated by the ancient Israelites in terms of their own views of God. This literature is interpreted in the context of events and cultures of the ancient Near East. This course is cross-listed as RELG 103.
0930:MWF   STERN 103
JDST 104-01 Judaism
Instructor: Ronald Muroff
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 104-01. See course description with RELG 104 listing.
1500:MR   EASTC 405
JDST 264-01 Politics, Society & Culture in Israel
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 264-01 and POSC 264-01. This course provides an overview of the major political, social, and cultural forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, modern Israel. It covers the origins of the Zionist movement, political leadership, foreign relations, parties, the electoral system and the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflict more broadly. In society, it focuses on the major cleavages in Israeli society, civil society, consumerism, as well as the impact of the Holocaust and the role of the Israel Defense Forces. The cultural component centers largely on poetry, short stories and changes in popular music. The course is intended to add nuance and depth to the often one-dimensional portrayal of Israel in the media and provide students with the analytical tools to better understand events in the Middle East. This course is cross-listed as MEST 264 and POSC 264.
1330:TR   DENNY 21
JDST 500-01 Advanced Modern Hebrew: Grammatical Topics and Conversation Skills
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
 
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 264-01 Politics, Society & Culture in Israel
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with JDST 264-01 and POSC 264-01. This course provides an overview of the major political, social, and cultural forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, modern Israel. It covers the origins of the Zionist movement, political leadership, foreign relations, parties, the electoral system and the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflict more broadly. In society, it focuses on the major cleavages in Israeli society, civil society, consumerism, as well as the impact of the Holocaust and the role of the Israel Defense Forces. The cultural component centers largely on poetry, short stories and changes in popular music. The course is intended to add nuance and depth to the often one-dimensional portrayal of Israel in the media and provide students with the analytical tools to better understand events in the Middle East. This course is cross-listed as POSC 264 and JDST 264.
1330:TR   DENNY 21
Courses Offered in POSC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
POSC 264-01 Politics, Society & Culture in Israel
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with JDST 264-01 and MEST 264-01. This course provides an overview of the major political, social, and cultural forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, modern Israel. It covers the origins of the Zionist movement, political leadership, foreign relations, parties, the electoral system and the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflict more broadly. In society, it focuses on the major cleavages in Israeli society, civil society, consumerism, as well as the impact of the Holocaust and the role of the Israel Defense Forces. The cultural component centers largely on poetry, short stories and changes in popular music. The course is intended to add nuance and depth to the often one-dimensional portrayal of Israel in the media and provide students with the analytical tools to better understand events in the Middle East. This course is cross-listed as MEST 264 and JDST 264.
1330:TR   DENNY 21
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 103-01 Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament in Context
Instructor: Theodore Pulcini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with JDST 103-01. A critical examination and attempt to understand the literature and the antecedent traditions remembered and formulated by the ancient Israelites in terms of their own views of God. This literature is interpreted in the context of events and cultures of the ancient Near East. This course is cross-listed as JDST 103.
0930:MWF   STERN 103
RELG 104-01 Judaism
Instructor: Ronald Muroff
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.
1500:MR   EASTC 405