Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies: J S

Lower-Division Courses

J S 301. Introduction to Jewish Studies.

Same as Anthropology 311D, Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic 8), and Religious Studies 313D. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic: Jewish Studies: An Introduction), 311D, Jewish Studies 301, 311 (Topic: Jewish Studies: An Introduction), Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic: Jewish Studies: An Introduction), 310 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 313 (Topic: Jewish Studies: An Introduction), 313D.

J S 304M. Jewish Civilization: Beginnings to 1492.

Same as History 306N (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic 6), and Religious Studies 313M. Introduction to the history, culture, and religion of the Jewish people from around 1000 BC to the end of the medieval period. Subjects may include ancient Israel, late Second Temple sectarianism, the rise of Christianity, rabbinic Judaism, medieval Jewish philosophy, Jewish mysticism, and Hebrew poetry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 306N (Topic: Jewish Civilization I), 306N (Topic 10), Jewish Studies 304M, 311 (Topic: Jewish Civilization I), Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic: Jewish Civilization: Beginnings to 1492), 310 (Topic 6), Religious Studies 313 (Topic: Jewish Civilization I), 313M.

J S 304N. Jewish Civilization: 1492 to the Present.

Same as European Studies 306 (Topic 4), History 306N (Topic 11), and Religious Studies 313N. Subjects may include trends toward secularization, the emancipation of European Jewry, the emergence of American Jewry, the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 306 (Topic: Jewish Civilization: 1492 to the Present), 306 (Topic 4), History 306N (Topic 11), Jewish Studies 304N, 311 (Topic: Jewish Civilization: 1492 to the Present), Religious Studies 313 (Topic: Jewish Civilization: 1492 to the Present), 313N.

J S 305D. Introduction to Jewish Latin America.

Same as Anthropology 311E, Latin American Studies 315 (Topic 3), and Religious Studies 313E. Historical and cultural analysis of how Jews constructed lives and communities in predominantly Hispanic, Catholic countries of Latin America. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic:Introduction to Jewish Latin America), 311E, Jewish Studies 311 (Topic: Introduction to Jewish Latin America), 305D, Latin American Studies 310 (Topic: Intro to Jewish Latin America), 315 (Topic: Intro to Jewish Latin America), 315 (Topic 3), Religious Studies 313 (Topic: Introduction to Jewish Latin America), 313E .

J S 306E. The Rise of Christianity.

Same as Classical Civilization 318 and Religious Studies 318. Introduction to the origins and development of Christianity. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Classical Civilization 318, Jewish Studies 306E, 311 (Topic: The Rise of Christianity), 311 (Topic 3), Religious Studies 318.

J S 307. Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Same as Government 307 and History 307Q. Examine interdisciplinary perspectives (including historical, political, socio-psychological, and cultural methods and insights) on genocide as a global phenomenon. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 307, History 307Q, Jewish Studies 307.

J S 310R. Introduction to Middle East Religions.

Same as Islamic Studies 310R, Middle Eastern Studies 310R, and Religious Studies 310R. Introduction to the religious landscape of the Middle East including the various expressions of Eastern Christianity, Islam, and Judaism as well as Zoroastrianism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 310R, Jewish Studies 310R, Middle Eastern Studies 310R, Religious Studies 310R.

J S 311. Topics in Jewish Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction. Same as History 304R, Islamic Studies 311 (Topic 2: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction), and Religious Studies 304. Examines the intertwined historical developments of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and explores the principal beliefs and practices of Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Topic 4: Introduction to the Old Testament. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 305G, Middle Eastern Studies 310C, and Religious Studies 313C. Introduction to the many interpretations of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) and its meaning in the context of its historical and cultural setting in the ancient Near East. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 305G, Jewish Studies 311 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic 3), 310C, Religious Studies 313C.
Topic 7: The History of Israel. An introduction to the history of Israel, from the emergence of the modern Zionist movement beginning in 1881 to the present. Only one of the following may be counted: History 306N (Topic: History of Israel), Jewish Studies 311 (Topic: History of Israel), 311 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic: History of Israel).
Topic 9: American Jews: The Yiddish Experience. Same as American Studies 315 (Topic 6), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 310 (Topic 1), and Religious Studies 316E. Focuses on over a century of Yiddish-based contributions to American literature, music, and film, including works by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Michael Chabon, Woody Allen, and the Marx Brothers. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 315 (Topic 4), 315 (Topic 6); German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 310 (Topic 1); Jewish Studies 311 (Topic 6), 311 (Topic 9); Religious Studies 313 (Topic 1), 316K (Topic 2), 316E.

J S 311C. The Roots of Religious Toleration.

Same as European Studies 306 (Topic 3), History 309J, and Religious Studies 306D. Examines how freedom of conscience and religion crystallized in western and central Europe, both as a pragmatic practice and as a matter of principle. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 310 (Topic: Roots of Religious Toleration), European Studies 306 (Topic: Roots of Religious Toleration), 306 (Topic 3), History 309J, 317N (Topic: Roots of Religious Toleration), 317N (Topic 1), Jewish Studies 311 (Topic: Roots of Religious Toleration), 311 (Topic 5), 311C, Religious Studies 306 (Topic: Roots of Religious Toleration), 306 (Topic 1), 306D.

J S 311E. Comparative Religious Ethics.

Same as Religious Studies 306C. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 311 (Topic: Comparative Religious Ethics), 311E, Religious Studies 306 (Topic: Comparative Religious Ethics), 306C.

Upper-Division Courses

J S 362. Independent Research in Jewish Studies.

Tutorially directed research in Jewish studies. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

J S 363. Topics in the Humanities and Arts.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. Jewish Studies 361 and 363 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 7: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 6) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 6). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Love and State in Contemporary Israeli Literature), English 322 (Topic: Love and State in Contemporary Israeli Literature), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Love and State in Contemporary Israeli Literature). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 8: Mizrahi Writing in Israel. Same as Hebrew 346 (Topic 9) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 9). Only one of the following may be counted: Hebrew 346 (Topic 9), Jewish 363 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 9). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Hebrew 412L (or 312L) or 320L with a grade of at least C.
Topic 10: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 8), and Religious Studies 353L. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 353 (Topic 3), 353L. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: Women and the Holocaust. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 19), European Studies 346 (Topic 10), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341F, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 50). Introduction to both the history of Jewish and German women during World War II and the Holocaust, and to women's narratives and self-representations of this period. Historical sources, memoirs, films, and interviews will be used as source material. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), 323 (Topic 19), European Studies 346 (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), 346 (Topic 10), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341F, Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 11), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), 340 (Topic 50). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 15: Jewish Voices from Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 4) and Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 1). An introduction to Jewish writers from Brazil and Latin America, with an emphasis on those whose works portray the situation of the Jewish communities in their respective cities and countries. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 15), 363E, Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 4), 370S (Topic 32), Spanish 355 (Topic 3), 355D, Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 17: Israel Through Its Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 5), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 5). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Introduction to Israeli Literature), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 15), English 322 (Topic: Introduction to Israeli Literature), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 5). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 18: Jerusalem in Israeli Literature. Same as Hebrew 346 (Topic 8: Jerusalem in Israeli Literature). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Hebrew 412L.
Topic 19: Postmodernist Israeli Literature. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 7) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 7). Study of the first decades of Israeli literature. Themes include the establishment of a new state in the aftermath of the Holocaust, conflict between Israel and Arab nations, and conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Postmodernist Israeli Literature), English 322 (Topic: Postmodernist Israeli Literature), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 7), 342 (Topic 7). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 21: Introduction to the Music of the Middle East. Same as Music 342 (Topic 7). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Introduction to Music of the Middle East), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Introduction to Music of the Middle East), 363 (Topic 21), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Introduction to Music of the Middle East), Middle Eastern Studies 328 (Topic: Introduction to Music of the Middle East), 342 (Topic: Introduction to Music of the Middle East), Music 342 (Topic: Introduction to Music of the Middle East), 342 (Topic 7).
Topic 22: Comparative Jewish Literature: Israel, France, and the United States. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 38) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 38). Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 22), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 38), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 38). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 23: Israel and Palestine: A Cultural Perspective. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 64), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 40), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 56). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Israel/Palestine: Cultrl Persp), 323 (Topic 64), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Israel/Palestine: Cultrl Persp), 363 (Topic 23), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Israel/Palestine: Cultrl Persp), 321 (Topic 40), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Israel/Palestine: Cultrl Persp), 342 (Topic 56). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 24: Divine Persuasion in Biblical Times and Place. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 57) and Rhetoric and Writing 330E (Topic 13). Explore the use of persuasive strategies in an ancient and non-Western culture, that of the Hebrew Bible. Using rhetorical techniques, analyze three types of texts: narratives of interactions between ordinary people and God; interactions between people, God, and authorized prophets; and prayers in prose and poetry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Persuasion Bible Time/Place), 363 (Topic 24), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Persuasion Bible Time/Place), 342 (Topic 57), Rhetoric and Writing 330E (Topic: Persuasion Bible Time/Place), 330E (Topic 13). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and one of the following: English 303C, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 303C.
Topic 25: Jewish Folklore. Same as Anthropology 325T, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361W, and Religious Studies 357P. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Antropology 325L (Topic: Jewish Folklore), 325T, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic: Jewish Folklore), 361W, Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Jewish Folklore), 363 (Topic 25), Religious Studies 357 (Topic: Jewish Folklore), 357P. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 26: Debating Genesis. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321D, Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 65), and Religious Studies 353M. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Debating Genesis), 363 (Topic 26), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Debating Genesis), 321D, Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Debating Genesis), 342 (Topic 65), Religious Studies 353 (Topic: Debating Genesis), 353M. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 27: Jewish Identities In the Americas. Examine the work of Jewish creative intellectuals from the United States, Latin America, and Canada from a comparative perspective. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Jewish Identities: Americas), 363 (Topic 27), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Jewish Identities: Amers). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

J S 363D. Abraham and Abrahamic Religions.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 354, Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 52), and Religious Studies 353G. Examines the figure of Abraham as portrayed in the Bible and the reception of that portrayal in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 354, 375 (Topic: Abraham & Abrahamic Religions), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Abraham & Abrahamic Religions), 363D, Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Abraham & Abrahamic Religions), 342 (Topic: 52), Religious Studies 353 (Topic: Abraham & Abrahamic Religions), 353G. Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

J S 363E. Jewish Voices from Latin America.

Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 32) and Spanish 355D. Overview of popular Jewish writers from Brazil and Spanish America, with special emphasis on those who portray in their work the situation of the Jewish communities of their respective cities and countries. Conducted in Spanish. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 15), 363E, Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 4), 370S (Topic 32), Spanish 355 (Topic 3), 355D, Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 328C.

J S 364. Topics in History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Anti-Semitism in History and Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 42), European Studies 346 (Topic 29), and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361L. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: Anti-Semitism in History and Literature), 346 (Topic 29), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Anti-Semitism in History and Literature), 323 (Topic 42), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic: Anti-Semitism in History and Literature), 361L, Jewish Studies 361 (Topic: Anti-Semitism in History and Literature), 364 (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: The Bible and History. Same as Religious Studies 354D. The critical uses of biblical and extrabiblical data in the reconstruction of the history of the biblical period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic: The Bible and History), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 3), Religious Studies 354D. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: The Dead Sea Scrolls. Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic 1), History 364E, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 23), and Religious Studies 353D. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic 1), History 364G (Topic 3), 364E, Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 17), Middle Easterm Studies 342 (Topic 23), Religious Studies 353D. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: The Spanish Inquisition. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 11), History 350L (Topic 77), and Religious Studies 357L. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic 11), History 350L (Topic 77), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 5), Religious Studies 357 (Topic 10), 357L. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Introduction to the Holocaust. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 17), History 362D, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 17). Examines the mass killing of Jews and other victims in the context of Nazi Germany's quest for race and space during World War II. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: Introduction to the Holocaust), 346 (Topic 17), History 362D, 362G (Topic: Introduction to the Holocaust), 362G (Topic 3), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: Introduction to the Holocaust), 364 (Topic 6), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Introduction to the Holocaust), 335 (Topic 17). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Jews of Eastern Europe. Same as History 362R, Religious Studies 357E, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 23). Explores the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 362G (Topic 8), 362R, Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 7), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 23), Religious Studies 357 (Topic 13), 357E. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 8: Southeast Europe in the Twentieth Century. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 18), History 362S, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 18). Explores the key events and developments of Southeastern Europe, the region commonly referred to as the Balkans, in the twentieth century. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic 18), History 362G (Topic 9), 362S, Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 8), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 18). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 9: Spinoza and Modernity. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 321F, European Studies 346 (Topic 21), History 362P, and Religious Studies 357M. Introduction to the core of Spinoza's writings and the diverse reactions they have elicited. Examines Spinoza's refusal of mind-body dualism, as well as a transcendent god or ideal as a way of understanding Spinoza's concepts and ideas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 321F, European Studies 346 (Topic 21), 347 (Topic: Spinoza and Modernity), History 362P, Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 9), Philosophy 354 (Topic 7), Religious Studies 357 (Topic 8), 357M. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: The Church and the Jews. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 28), History 361D, and Religious Studies 357O. Examination of the complex relationship between the Western Church and Jews over two millenia. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: The Church and the Jews), 346 (Topic 28), History 361D, 362G (Topic 14), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 10), Religious Studies 357 (Topic 9), 357O. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: World War II in Eastern Europe. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 12), History 350L (Topic 79), and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 19). Examines the war in Eastern Europe with a particular emphasis on occupation, collaboration, and resistance; the Holocaust; and the connection between ethnic cleansing, population transfer, and the establishment of communism in postwar Eastern Europe. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: World War II in Eastern Europe), 346 (Topic 12), History 350L (Topic: World War II in Eastern Europe), History 350L (Topic 79), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: World War II in Eastern Europe), 364 (Topic 11), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: World War II in Eastern Europe), 335 (Topic 19).
Topic 12: Germany since Hitler. Same as History 350L (Topic 56). Analyze the effects of Hitler's dictatorship upon German society, politics, economy and culture. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: Germany Since Hitler), 364 (Topic 12), History 350L (Topic 56). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Origins of Monotheism. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic 10) and Religious Studies 358O. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: Origins of Monotheism), 364 (Topic 13), Middle Eastern Studies 343 (Topic: Origins of Monotheism), 343 (Topic 10), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Origins of Monotheism), 358O. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 14: Austin Jews in the Civil Rights Era. Same as American Studies 324J and Anthropology 325U. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 321 (Topic: UT Jews in Civil Rights Era), 324J, Anthropology 325L (Topic: UT Jews in Civil Rights Era), 325U, Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: UT Jews in Civil Rights Era), 364 (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

J S 365. Topics in the Social Sciences.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: America and the Holocaust. Same as American Studies 321 (Topic 4) and History 356R. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 321 (Topic 4), 370 (Topic: America and the Holocaust), History 350L (Topic: America and the Holocaust), 356R, 365G (Topic: America and the Holocaust), Jewish Studies 361 (Topic: America and the Holocaust), 365 (Topic 1), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: America and the Holocaust). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: Jewish Immigrant Culture in America. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: Israel: Society and Politics. Same as Government 366I. Analysis of Israeli politics and society in a comparative perspective with a major focus on the social and political cleavages in Israel. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 16), 366I, Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.
Topic 11: Representation of Jews in the American Public Sphere. Same as Anthropology 325D and Religious Studies 346L. Examines how Jews have been represented and constituted in American public culture as a race, religion, and/or nation through distinct institutions and display practices. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325D, 325L (Topic 13), Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 11), Religious Studies 346 (Topic 8), 346L. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 12: American Jewish Material Culture. Same as Anthropology 325O and Religious Studies 346N. Examines the interplay between material culture and Jewish identity and thought in contemporary America. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325L (Topic 17), 325O, Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 12), Religious Studies 346 (Topic 9), 346N. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Anti-Semitism. Same as History 366N (Topic 15) and Sociology 321S. Surveys trends in Judeophobia/anti-Semitism over 2,500 years in both Christian and non-Christian societies. Designed to use anti-Semitism as way to explore more general ideas in social theory such as boundary making; models of racial, ethnic, and cultural conflict; and the role of intellectual and scientific elites. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic: Anti-Semitism), 366N (Topic 15), Jewish Studies 365 (Topic: Anti-Semitism), 365 (Topic 13), Sociology 321K (Topic: Anti-Semitism), 321S. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 14: Holocaust Aftereffects. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 40), European Studies 346 (Topic 23), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic 1), Religious Studies 357V, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 66). Explores the historical, political, psychological, theological, and cultural fallout of the Holocaust, as well as literary and cinematic responses in Europe and the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 40), European Studies 346 (Topic 23), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic 1), Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 14), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 351Q, Religious Studies 357 (Topic 18), 357V, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 340 (Topic 66). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 16: Jewish Cuba. Same as Anthropology 325V, Latin American Studies 324S, and Religious Studies 366E. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325L (Topic: Jewish Cuba), 325V, Jewish Studies 365 (Topic: Jewish Cuba), 365 (Topic 16), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Jewish Cuba), 324S, Religious Studies 366 (Topic: Jewish Cuba), 366E. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 17: Spatializing Culture. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 365 (Topic: Spatializing Culture-Hon), 365 (Topic 17), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Spatializing Culture). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

J S 365C. Multicultural Israel.

Same as Anthropology 322D and Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 8). Examines the complex social fabric that comprises contemporary Israeli society, and that shapes Israeli identity, practice and politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322D, 325L (Topic: Multicultural Israel), Jewish Studies 365 (Topic: Multicultural Israel), 365C, Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic: Multicultural Israel), 341 (Topic 8). Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

J S 365D. Cultural Geographies of Israel.

Same as Anthropology 322G and Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 10). Examines critical spatial theory, landscape phenomenology, histories of Zionist architecture and urban planning as applied to Israel from the Yishuv period to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322G, Jewish Studies 311 (Topic: Israel: Space/Place/Landscape), 365D, Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 10). Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

J S 375. Senior Seminar.

Intensive study and research on selected topics in Jewish studies, with on-going, in-class presentations for critique by fellow students and the instructor. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the Jewish studies adviser.

J S 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Restricted to Jewish studies majors. Supervised individual reading and research for one semester, followed by writing a substantial honors thesis during the second semester. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Jewish Studies Honors Program; for 679HB, Jewish Studies 679HA.

Graduate Courses

J S 383. Topics in Jewish Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites may vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Professional Courses