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Jewish Studies
JWST 1559New Course in Jewish Studies (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in Jewish Studies
JWST 2130Introduction to Jewish Musical Traditions (3.00)
This course is an introduction to sacred and secular Jewish musical traditions. Texts include books and articles that draw on ethnomusicology, musicology, folklore, anthropology, sociology, Jewish studies, history and other fields. The course uses case studies to concentrate on developments in these traditions since the middle of the 19th century, focusing the three main groupings of Ashkenazic, Sephardic and Mizrakhi Jewry.
JWST 2559New Course in Jewish Studies (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in Jewish Studies
JWST 3559New Course in Jewish Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of Jewish Studies.
JWST 4559New Course in Jewish Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of Jewish Studies.
JWST 4950Senior Majors Seminar in Jewish Studies (3.00)
This course introduces and examines the origins and development of Jewish Studies with emphasis on its interdisciplinary character. Requirements include active class participation and a significant research paper based on a topic of the student's choice. This course is required of all fourth-year Jewish Studies majors. It is also open to all interested students with permission of the instructor.
JWST 4970Supervised Research (3.00)
Supervised Research
JWST 4980Supervised Research (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Supervised Research
JWST 4998Distinguished Majors Seminar Thesis I (0.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Thesis, directed by a member of the department, focusing on a specific problem in Jewish Studies. The thesis is based in part on at least three hours of directed reading in the field of the thesis. Prerequisite: Selection by faculty for Distinguished Major Program.
JWST 4999Distinguished Majors Seminar Thesis II (6.00)
Thesis, directed by a member of the department, focusing on a specific problem in Jewish Studies. The thesis is based in part on at least three hours of directed reading in the field of the thesis. Prerequisite: Selection by faculty for Distinguished Major Program and JWST 4998.
JWST 5100Theology and Ethics of the Rabbis (3.00)
This course explores theological and ethical themes in classical rabbinic literature (c. 200-600 CE). Focus is on gaining fluency in textual and conceptual analysis. Questions examined include: How is the relationship between God, humans generally and the people Israel specifically, imagined? What is evil and how is it best managed? What is the nature of one's obligation to fellow human beings? How does one cultivate an ideal self?
Course was offered Fall 2015
JWST 5291The Book of Genesis and Its Interpretation (3.00)
A seminar on the book of Genesis (with attention to its literary artistry, compositional history, and theological issues) and its subsequent interpretation.
Course was offered Fall 2015
JWST 5292The Book of Job & Its Interpretation (3.00)
A seminar on the biblical book of Job (with attention to its literary artistry and compositional history) and its subsequent interpretation.
Course was offered Spring 2015
JWST 5385The Song of Songs (3.00)
A seminar on the biblical Song of Songs (with attention to its literary artistry and compositional history) and its subsequent interpretation.
Course was offered Spring 2017
JWST 5559New Course in Jewish Studies (3.00)
This interdisciplinary course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in Jewish Studies at the graduate level.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015
JWST 8500Topics for Supervised Study and Research (1.00 - 6.00)
This topical course provides Master's and Doctoral students an opportunity for advanced coursework in selected, established areas of the Jewish Studies curriculum.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015