Spring 2020

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 108
Courses Offered in JDST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
JDST 107-01 New Testament in Context
Instructor: Peter Schadler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 107-01.[Pending approval] There is an OPTIONAL globally integrated portion of this course which will take place at the end of the semester (tentatively May 18-28, 2020) in Italy. The trip strongly emphasizes experiential place-based learning, and students will complete all site visits detailed in the program, which will take place primarily in Rome, with day-trip to Pompeii. Application through CGSE due in the Spring semester. 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.
0900:TR   DENNY 104
JDST 216-01 Israeli Cinema
Instructor: Nitsa Kann
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 210-02 and MEST 200-03. 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.
1330:W   BOSLER 208
JDST 240-01 Women, Gender and Judaism
Instructor: Andrea Lieber
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 201-02 and RELG 250-01. This course examines issues of gender in Jewish religion and culture. Starting with the representation of women in the Bible and other classical Jewish texts, we study the highly differentiated gender roles maintained by traditional Jewish culture, and examine the role American feminism has played in challenging those traditional roles. We will also study gender issues in contemporary Israeli society, such as the politics of marriage and divorce, public prayer and gender in the military. Some knowledge of Judaism and Jewish history is helpful, but not required as a prerequisite for this course.
0930:MW   DENNY 103
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 107-01 New Testament in Context
Instructor: Peter Schadler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with JDST 107-01.[Pending approval] There is an OPTIONAL globally integrated portion of this course which will take place at the end of the semester (tentatively May 18-28, 2020) in Italy. The trip strongly emphasizes experiential place-based learning, and students will complete all site visits detailed in the program, which will take place primarily in Rome, with day-trip to Pompeii. Application through CGSE due in the Spring semester. 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.
0900:TR   DENNY 104