2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2024  
2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 34900 - Introduction To Jewish Studies


Prerequisite(s): HIST 10400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- OR POL 10100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- OR HIST 11000 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-

Credit Hours: 3.00. (IDIS 33000 and POL 34900) An interdisciplinary seminar touching on many aspects of the Jewish experience, from biblical times to the present. The course introduces students to aspects of the rich and multi-faceted history, literature, theology, and culture of Jews and Judaism from antiquity to the present: from the ancient Near East to Europe, America and back to the modern Near East. The course begins with an examination of basic concepts of Judaism, such as God, Torah, People, Land and Identity. It involves concepts from Jewish historical, theological, and literary roots from the formation of ancient Israel to contemporary Israel and Jewish-American Culture. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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