Jewish Studies Courses 2018-19
Eligible Jewish Studies Courses 2018-19
Eligible 1000 Level Courses
HEBREW 1030 - HEBREW 1
A course in oral and written modern Hebrew for students with rudimentary knowledge of the language. Prepares students for direct progression to Hebrew 2200 Hebrew 2. Antirequisite(s): Grade 12 University-preparatory Hebrew, or equivalent level of secondary study.
|Fall/Winter||Huron||Ishai||Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-10:30AM|
|Fall/Winter||Huron||Ishai||Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30PM|
HEBREW 1040A - INTRODUCTN TO BIBLICAL HEBREW
An introduction to the writing system and grammar of Biblical Hebrew for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Special attention will be paid to the noun, adjective, and participle. Antirequisite(s): Hebrew 1030 or Grade 4 Hebrew (or Grade 2 in Israel).
|Fall||Huron||Meyer||Tuesday 2:30-4:30PM Friday 11:30AM-1:30PM|
HEBREW 1041B - INTRO TO BIBLICAL HEBREW II
Continuation of Hebrew 1040A/B. An introduction to the grammar of Biblical Hebrew for those with little previous knowledge of the language. Special attention will be paid to forms of the verb. Antirequisite(s): Hebrew 1030 or Grade 6 Hebrew (or Grade 3 in Israel).
|Fall/Winter||Huron||Meyer||Tuesday and Friday 2:30-4:30PM|
Eligible 2000 Level Courses
RELSTUD 2163B - "AN EYE FOR AN EYE"
How similar are biblical ideas of crime and punishment to our own? We cover topics like vengeance, blood feud, ordeal, and collective punishment alongside more familiar issues such as courtroom
procedure, rules of evidence, and remedies for wrongful judgments. Do ancient, biblical approaches to crime and punishment remain relevant today? Antirequisite(s): The former Religious Studies 3170F/G.
HEBREW 2200 - HEBREW 2
This course is designed to build upon skills in reading and speaking modern Hebrew, developed in earlier courses. Students will gain increased vocabulary, and a greater understanding of more complex grammatical structures.
|Fall/Winter||Huron||Ishai||Tuesday and Thursday 11:30AM-1:30PM|
RELSTUD 2204F - WORLD RELIGNS:JUDAISM & ISLAM
A study of the history, faith and practices of Judaism and Islam. Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2130.
|Fall||Kings||Hegedus||Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:30PM|
FRENCH 2211F - HOLOCAUST & LITERATURE
This course will examine descriptions of life during the Holocaust in a few essential testimonial texts, with a particular focus on the ways in which individuals react to extraordinary circumstances and interact with one another in a changed society. All readings and discussions in this course are in English.
|Fall||Main Campus||Goldschlager||Wednesday 3:30-5:30PM|
RELSTUD 2347G - LIVING THE BIBLE
Is it really possible to live according to biblical commandments? An exploration of biblical legal texts and early Jewish methods for transforming them into workable systems of law and ethics in the Mishnah and Talmuds. Focuses on questions of what makes legal interpretation valid and differentiating law from morality.
RELSTUD 2420B - INTRO TO THE HEBREW BIBLE
This course will introduce students to the texts of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, paying particular attention to the historical and cultural environment of the ancient Israelites. The course will cover major texts from the Torah, historical books, prophetic books, and wisdom literature. Antirequisite(s): Biblical Studies 5120A/B, the former Religious Studies 2400F/G, the former Religious Studies 2410F/G.
|Winter||Huron||Lemos||Wednesday 9:30-10:30AM Friday 9:30-11:30AM|
PHILOSOP 2665G - INTRO JEWISH PHILOSOPHY I
Topics include biblical and rabbinic texts as materials for philosophical exegesis -- the creation of the universe out of nothing, divine commands and moral requirements, freedom of the will, God's mysterious justice; Neoplatonism; Islamic influence on medieval Jewish thought; Maimonides and Jewish Aristotelianism; the Spanish conservative reaction; the Italian classical revival.
|Winter||Huron||Conter||Monday 2:30-3:30PM Wednesday 3:30-5:30PM|
HISTORY 2822G - JEWISH HISTORY FROM 1492
This course introduces students to the major events, figures, and themes of Jewish history from the Spanish Expulsion to the post-WWII era, including the Enlightenment and Emancipation, Zionism, the Holocaust, and the foundation of Israel. Antirequisite(s): The former History 2809E, the former History 2815E.
|Winter||Main Campus||Priestman||Tuesday 9:30-11:30AM|
Eligible 3000 Level Courses
RELSTUD 3030G - ANGRY GOD: THE BIBLE AND WAR
Do Holy Scriptures promote bloodshed? This class will examine biblical conceptions of warfare and violence, as well as the ancient Near Eastern background for these conceptions. Topics will include holy war, genocide, body mutilation, apocalypticism, and later uses of biblical texts in political discourse.
HISTORY 3427E - THE HOLOCAUST
This course explores the evolution of the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" in the broader context of German and Jewish history and anti-Semitic ideologies. The Holocaust is analyzed from the perspective of the perpetrators, victims and bystanders. The ultimate goal is to enable students to understand how and why the Holocaust happened.
|Fall/Winter||Main Campus||Priestman||Monday 6:30-9:30PM|
RELSTUD 3450G - JUDAISM AND THE HOLOCAUST
The impact of the Holocaust (1938-45) on Judaism in terms of its philosophy-theology, subsequent placement in Western society, and on Western and Global society. Students will examine the historical-social context of anti-Semitism/National Socialism as well as investigating Jewish responses in theology, philosophy and socio-political identity after the Holocaust.