Courses Offered by the Jewish Studies Program

  • GOV 230: International Politics of the Middle East
  • HEBR 101 & HEBR 102: Elementary Hebrew
  • HEBR 111 & HEBR 112: Intermediate Hebrew
  • HIST 116: Introduction to History: The Holocaust
  • HIST 208: History of the Modern Middle East
  • HIST 265: Modern Jewish History
  • REL 201: The Biblical Imagination: Torah, Prophets, Writings
  • REL 213: Judaism: Faith, Communities, Identity (REQUIRED)
  • REL 306: Jewish Responses to the Holocaust
  • REL 307: Jews in Poland: Culture and Memory

Course Offerings in Jewish Studies: Fall 2016


The course will cover the modern history & politics of the Greater Middle East, focusing on three issues: the Arab-Israeli conflict (causes, developments, solutions), the Arab Spring (2010-present), and American policy toward the Middle East. [GM2] Peleg TR 11:00-12:15 pm; 13:15-14:30

HEBR 101:  Elementary Hebrew

Fundamentals of the spoken and written modern language. Development of listening and speaking skills and of facility in reading and writing standard, unvowelled texts. Introduction to the culture of Israel. Class/laboratory. Singer MWF 9:00-9:50 am

HEBR 111: Intermediate Hebrew

Review and expansion of the basic grammar, vocabulary, and idioms. Development of skills of self-expression and conversation. Readings in short stories and in newspaper and magazine articles, and monitoring of television broadcasts in the language laboratory to gain a deeper understanding of Israeli culture. [GM2, H] Singer TR 14:45-16:00   

Religion 201: 1445 – 1600 Biblical Imagination

An Introduction to the religion of ancient Israel this course is an examination of Biblical perspectives on the great questions through close reading of selected texts; appropriation and interpretation of the book as “Scripture” by both Jewish and Christian communities. [H,V] Carr TR 12:45-14:00

Religion 309: Jews in the Americas

Carr TR 13:15 – 14:30