2019-20 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 02, 2021  
2019-20 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POL 34900 - Intro To Jewish Studies


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

Credit Hours: 3.00. (HIST 34900 and IDIS 33000) 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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