Jewish Studies Program


Courses of Study

[JS121]    Entartete (Degenerate) Musik Listed as Music 121. Three credit hours. A, I.
JS125f    Hebrew I The first of three consecutive courses designed to develop fluency and accuracy in Modern Hebrew. Through an interactive approach to language learning, students gain communicative proficiency and a greater understanding of Israeli society. Videos, audio, and web materials introduce students to the nuanced and rich connections between Hebrew and Jewish culture in Israel and around the world. Global Innovation course. Three credit hours. Isaacs
JS126s    Hebrew II The second of three consecutive courses designed to develop fluency and accuracy in Modern Hebrew. Students will deepen their knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop the facilities for written and oral communication in Hebrew. Delves more deeply into Israeli culture through media and literature. Prerequisite: Jewish Studies 125 or equivalent. Three credit hours. Isaacs
JS127s    Hebrew III The third of three consecutive courses designed to develop fluency and accuracy in Modern Hebrew. Students will deepen their knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop the facilities for written and oral communication in Hebrew. Delves more deeply into Israeli culture through media and literature. Prerequisite: Jewish Studies 126 or equivalent. Three credit hours. Isaacs
JS143f    Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Listed as Religious Studies 143. Four credit hours. L. Emanuel
JS144s    Introduction to the New Testament Listed as Religious Studies 144. Four credit hours. L. Emanuel
[JS152]    Israeli Popular Music Listed as Religious Studies 152. Three credit hours. A.
JS181f    Conceptions of Jews and Judaism Listed as Religious Studies 181. Four credit hours. H, I. Freidenreich
JS182s    Jews, Judaism, and the Modern World Listed as Religious Studies 182. Four credit hours. H, I. Freidenreich
JS197f    Biblical Hebrew An introduction to the study of the Hebrew Bible in its original language. Students will develop basic proficiency in biblical Hebrew grammar, learn how to use standard reference tools and aids for the study of biblical texts in Hebrew, and develop a deeper appreciation of the challenges and choices inherent in biblical translation. Prerequisite: Jewish Studies 125. Two credit hours. Freidenreich
[JS219]    Violence and Religion through the Centuries Listed as Religious Studies 219. Four credit hours.
[JS221]    The Jews of Maine Listed as Religious Studies 221. Four credit hours. H.
[JS223]    Religion in the Modern State of Israel Listed as Religious Studies 223. Two credit hours.
JS226j    Community Organizing and Social Justice For decades, ordinary citizens have exercised their power on a local and state level using the principles of congregation-based community organizing (CBCO). In this hands-on introduction to the principles of CBCO, students will learn how to organize to build power and create political change. With special attention to the Jewish texts that underlie this work, we will focus on the history of Jewish involvement in social justice movements as a case study for making change. Guest speakers from across the country will share their experiences. Three credit hours. Asch
JS251f    Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Accommodation Listed as Government 251. Four credit hours. S. Denoeux
JS252s    Introduction to Politics of the Middle East Listed as Government 252. Four credit hours. S. Denoeux
[JS283]    Golden Diaspora: Modern American Jewish History Listed as History 283. Four credit hours. H, U.
JS285f    Faith, Class, and Community Listed as Religious Studies 285. Four credit hours. U. Freidenreich
JS298Bs    On the Eighth Day, God Laughed: The Bible and Comedy Listed as Religious Studies 298B. Four credit hours. L. Emanuel
[JS322]    Food and Religious Identity Listed as Religious Studies 322. Four credit hours. S.
[JS323]    Holocaust in French Cinema Listed as French 323. Four credit hours.
JS346s    Jews of Germany, Past and Present Listed as Religious Studies 346. Four credit hours. H, I. Freidenreich
[JS384]    Religious Responses to Ethical Dilemmas Listed as Religious Studies 384. Four credit hours.
[JS387]    Anti-Judaism and Islamophobia in Christian/Western Thought Listed as Religious Studies 387. Four credit hours. I.
JS397Af    Biblical Prophecy and Apocalypse Listed as Religious Studies 397A. Four credit hours. Emanuel
JS421s    Research Seminar: Debating the Nazi Past Listed as History 421. Four credit hours. H, W3, I. Scheck
JS491f, 492s    Independent Study One to four credit hours. Faculty