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Jewish Studies (J ST)

J ST 401 (IL) (HIST 401) Ancient Technologies and Socio-cultural History in the Ancient Levant (3) Social and intellectual development in the Ancient Levant as they affected and were affected by technological development.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: RL ST 110  

J ST 405 (IL) (RL ST 405) Jews and Food (3) Jewish laws, customs and attitudes with regard to food production, agricultural policy and eating from biblical to modern times.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: J ST 010 or permission of the program  

J ST 409Y (IL) (HIST 409Y, RL ST 407Y) Antisemitisms (3) Surveys the history of anti-Semitism from antiquity through the Middle Ages to the present.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

J ST 410 (US;IL) (HIST 410, RL ST 410) Jews in the Medieval World (3) Trends in medieval Jewish society under Islam and Western Christendom.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

J ST 411 (US;IL) (RL ST 411) Jewish Studies (3) Study of the life and thought of a particular period or movement in the history of Judaism.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in religious studies  

J ST 412 (RL ST 412) American Judaism (3) The development of Jewish religion and culture in America from the colonial era to the present.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: HEBR 010 orJ ST 010  

J ST 416 (HIST 416) Zionism (3) History of Zionist thought and politics to the foundation of Israel 1948.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 420 (ANTH 420) Archaeology of the Near East (3) Culture of the Near East and India from Paleolithic times through the Bronze Age.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: ANTH 008, ANTH 009, ANTH 011 orANTH 012  

J ST 424H (RL ST 424H, HIST 424H) Monotheism and the Birth of the West (3) The birth of monotheism and its relation to social organization, the idea of individuality, and science.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: J ST 004, J ST 102, J ST 110 orJ ST 120  

J ST 425W (RL ST 425W, CAMS 425W) Books of the Bible: Readings and Interpretation (3 per semester/maximum of 12) Study of a biblical book/topic in terms of literary, historical, and cultural contexts, history of interpretation, and critical scholarship.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: 3 credits in CAMS or J ST or RL ST recommended CAMS/J ST/RL ST 110 or 120; or ENGL 104  

J ST 426 (IL) (HIST 426) Holocaust (3) This course is an in-depth study of the history of the Holocaust in Europe that puts special emphasis on primary sources.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: J ST 010, J ST 121 or by consent of the program  

J ST 427 (ENGL 427) Topics in Jewish American Literature (3 per semester/maximum of 9) An in-depth examination of important themes, writers, and/or historical developments in Jewish Literature of the United States.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

J ST 433 Introduction to Jewish Music and Art (3) Introduction to the study of Jewish music and art from antiquity to the present.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: 5th semester standing and one of the following: a previous course in art music or literature or elseJ ST 010  

J ST 434 (COMM 434) Movies, Media, and the Jewish American Experience (3) Study of Jewish American Film and Popular Culture.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: A previous course in Jewish Studies Film Studies Media Studies Art Music English or Comparative Literature.  

J ST 439 (WMNST 439, HIST 439) Women and the Holocaust (3) Analysis of women's experience in the Holocaust and exploration of the role of gender in Holocaust Studies.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: J ST 010 orJ ST 121 orHIST 121 or consent of program  

J ST 450H (PL SC 450H) Genocide and Tyranny (3) This course focuses on the conceptualization and socio-political determinants of genocide and tyrannical regimes, with an emphasis on the Holocaust.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: PL SC 003, PL SC 007 orPL SC 014 orHIST 121  

J ST 457 (US;IL) (SOC 457, ANTH 457) Jewish Communities: Identity, Survival, and Transformation in Unexpected Places (3) Examines the global array of smaller Jewish communities that have flourished outside the main urban centers of Jewish settlement.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: ANTH 001 orANTH 045, HEBR 010, J ST 010, SOC 001, SOC 005, SOC 007, SOC 015  

J ST 468 (PHIL 468) Jewish Philosophy (3) Explores major figures and trends in Jewish philosophy and their influences on other philosophical traditions.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy and/or Jewish Studies  

J ST 472 (HIST 472) The Ottoman Empi9re and Other Muslim States (3) Turkish and Mongol invasions; Mamluks; Ottoman expansion and institutions; Safavid Persia; disintegration and reform; emergence of modern Turkey and Iran.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: HIST 181  

J ST 473 (IL) (HIST 473) The Contemporary Middle East (3) Political, economic, and social changes in Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab countries in the twentieth century; Arab-Israeli conflict.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 478 (RL ST 478) Ethics After the Holocaust (3) Explores the philosophical effects of the Holocaust for thinking about the primary question: Is ethics possible?
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: one course in Jewish Studies or Philosophy  

J ST 480 (CAMS 480) Greeks and Persians (3) Development and achievements of the Achaemenid kingdom; relationships between Persians and Greeks.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: CAMS 010, CAMS 025 orCAMS 100  

J ST 494 Research Projects (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

J ST 494H Research Projects (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

J ST 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

J ST 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1994
 

J ST 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1994
 

J ST 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

J ST 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 505 (HIST 505) Biblical Historiography in its Ancient Setting (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Methods of historical reconstruction in Biblical and other historiography from the earliest Mesopotamian records through those of the 6th century B.C.E.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: HIST 102  

J ST 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1998
 

J ST 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

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