(J ST 116)
Jewish Great Books (3) Historical and cultural survey of key texts of the Jewish Tradition, from The Bible to the present.
CMLIT (J ST) 116 Jewish Great Books (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
This course will introduce students to the rich and diverse expanse of the Jewish tradition through a survey of that tradition’s most important texts. Starting from the Bible, moving up through the contemporary world, and spanning the globe, the course will examine religious, cultural, folkloric, philosophical, national, and literary traditions, and attention will be paid to both breadth—emphasizing the vast range and diversity of Jewish thought and writing—and depth—emphasizing the complexity and subtlety of particular texts—in examining the material. Students will learn methods and practices of textual, cultural, and historical criticism as they engage in analysis of Jewish textual traditions, of the relationship between representation and history, and of the productive interchanges between representation, history, and identity.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.