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Jewish Studies (J ST)

J ST 004 (GH;US;IL) (CAMS 004, RL ST 004) Jewish and Christian Foundations (3) Introduction to the perspectives, patterns of worship, morality, historical roots, and institutions of the Judaeo-Christian traditions; their relationship to culture.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 010 (GH;IL) (HEBR 010) Jewish Civilization (3) Life of the Jewish people from biblical times; emphasizing cultural, religious, and institutional developments.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 012 (GH;IL) (CAMS 012, RL ST 012) Lands of the Bible (3) Textual and archaeological evidence for the lands, cities, and peoples associated with the Hebrew Bible and Christian scriptures.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 060 (GS;IL) (ANTH 060, PL SC 060, SOC 060) Society and Cultures in Modern Israel (3) An introduction to the society and cultures of the State of Israel from 1948 to the present.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

J ST 070 (GH;IL) (CAMS 070, RL ST 070) Prophecy: The Near East Then and Now (3) Prophecy in the ancient Near East, the ancient Jewish and Christian traditions, and today.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

J ST 083S (GH;IL) First-Year Seminar in Jewish Studies (3) Critical approaches to the history, sociology, and literature of Jewish Studies.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 090 (GH;IL) (CAMS 090, RL ST 090) Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future (3) Social, cultural, religious, political, and archaeological history of Jerusalem from earliest times (c. 3000 BCE) to present.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 097 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: Summer 1998
 

J ST 098 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: Summer 1998
 

J ST 102 (GH;IL) (CAMS 102, HIST 102, RL ST 102) Canaan and Israel in Antiquity (3) Political, social, and intellectual history of the land of Canaan/Israel in the Biblical era: Late Bronze and Iron Ages.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 104 (GH) (ENGL 104) The Bible as Literature (3) Study of the English Bible as a literary and cultural document.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 106 (GH;IL) (RL ST 106) Mysticism and Kabbalah (3) A survey of the history, philosphy, and cultural impact of various mystical traditions in relation to world religions.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 110 (GH;US;IL) (CAMS 110, RL ST 110) Hebrew Bible: Old Testament (3) Introduction to the history, literature, and religion of ancient Israel.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 111 (GH;IL) (CAMS 111, RL ST 111) Early Judaism (3) Religious thought, practices, and parties in the Second Temple period; the emergence of rabbinic Judaism.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 112 (GH;IL) (CAMS 121, RL ST 121) Jesus the Jew (3) A historical critical examination of the life of Jesus of Nazareth within the context of first century Palestinian Judaism.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 113 (GH;IL) (CAMS 113, RL ST 113, CMLIT 113) Myths and Legends of the Jews (3) Comparative study of diverse interpretations of stories from the Bible in Judaism and Christianity.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

J ST 114 (GH;US;IL) (RL ST 114) Modern Judaism (3) Trends in Jewish life and thought since the French revolution; Judaism's responses to the challenge of modernity.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 115 (GH;US) (HIST 115, RL ST 115) The American Jewish Experience (3) Examination of the history, culture, social tensions, and contributions of Jews and Judaism in America.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 116 (GH;IL) (CMLIT 116) Jewish Great Books (3) Historical and cultural survey of key texts of the Jewish Tradition, from The Bible to the present.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

J ST 118 (US;IL) (HIST 118) Modern Jewish History (3) Jewish social and political history from 1492 to the present.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 120 (GH) (CAMS 120, RL ST 120) New Testament (3) Introduction to the history, literature, and religion of early Christianity in the Jewish-Hellenistic setting.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

J ST 121 (GH;IL) (HIST 121) History of the Holocaust 1933-1945 (3) Historical analysis of holocaust themes.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 122 (GH;IL) (CAMS 122, RL ST 122) Apocalypse and Beyond (3) This course surveys apocalyptic literature and apocalyptic movements from the ancient Near East to the modern world.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

J ST 123 (GH;IL) (CAMS 123, RL ST 123) Ancient Monotheisms: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (3) Examines the origins and early development of the three major monotheisms of the ancient Near East: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

J ST 124 (GH;US;IL) (CAMS 124, RL ST 124) Early and Medieval Christianity (3) Analysis in cultural context of selected thinkers, ideas, and movements in Christianity from the second through the fifteenth century.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 128 (GH;US;IL) (ENGL 128, GER 128, CMLIT 128) The Holocaust in Film and Literature (3) Thematic, formal, and historical analysis of filmic and literary representation of the Holocaust.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

J ST 131 (GH;US;IL) (CMLIT 110) Jewish Literature: An International Perspective (3) Literature of the Jewish tradition in various cultures and contexts, such as Europe, Israel, Islamic countries, and the Americas.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

J ST 132 (GH;US) (ENGL 132) Jewish American Literature (3) A historical and thematic survey of Jewish Literature of the United States.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 135 (GH;IL) (RL ST 135, PHIL 135) Ethics in Jewish Tradition and Thought (3) Examination of Jewish ethical thought from biblical foundations to the modern period, with attention to contemporary issues in moral philosophy.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

J ST 137 (GH;US;IL) (RL ST 137, WMNST 137) Women and Religion (3) Jewish and Christian religious views on womanhood; thought and lives of important religious women; and feminist understandings of these.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: third-semester standing  

J ST 140 (GH;IL) (HIST 140) The Israel-Palestine Conflict (3) Roots of the Israel-Palestine conflict; relations between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East from 19th century to present.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

J ST 143 (GH;IL) (HIST 143) History of Fascism and Nazism (3) The study of right-wing totalitarianism in the twentieth century, with special emphasis on Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 151 (CAMS 151, HEBR 151) Introductory Biblical Hebrew (3) Fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 152 (HEBR 152, CAMS 152) Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (3) Intermediate study of Biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: J ST 151  

J ST 153 (GH;IL) (RL ST 153, CAMS 153) Dead Sea Scroll (3) Examines the discovery, contents, and interpretations of the Dead Sea Scroll, Jewish texts from approximately 225 B.C.E. to 68 C.E.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

J ST 160 (GH;IL) (CAMS 160, RL ST 160) Sacrifice in Ancient Religions (3) Examines theories of sacrifice and its manifestations in especially the religions of the ancient Mediterranean world and the Near East.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

J ST 181 (GH;IL) (HIST 181) Introduction to the Middle East (3) Origins of Islamic civilization; expansion of Islam; the Ottoman Empire; the Middle East since 1918.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 190 (GH;IL) (RL ST 190, HIST 190) Religion and Conflict (3) Critical examination of the role religion has played in human conflict.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

J ST 197 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 1995
 

J ST 198 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: Summer 1998
 

J ST 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 205 (GH;US) (HIST 205) American Antisemitism (3) The Phenomenon of antisemitism in American history from Peter Stuyvesant to the present.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

J ST 210 (GH;IL) (CAMS 210) Numismatics and the Historian (3) Numismatics--the scholarly study of coins and medals--is a major tool in the study of Classical history and archaeology.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

J ST 220 (GH;IL) (HIST 220) Global Diaspora and Exile (3) Introduction to and survey of the Jewish and other Diasporas around the world.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

J ST 235 (US;IL) (HIST 235, RL ST 235) The Church and the Jews (3) Examination of the relationship between Western church and the Jews from the First Century to Enlightenment.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

J ST 261Y (GH;US;IL) (HIST 261Y) Ghetto: From Venice to Detroit (3) This course explores why certain groups have been segregated in cities around the world in the last 500 years.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

J ST 280 (GH;IL) (WMNST 280, RL ST 280) Women and Judaism (3) Explores the Jewish views of women that have influenced the roles of women within both the religion and Western culture.
Effective: Fall 2006
 

J ST 294 Research Projects (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

J ST 295 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 296 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 297 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 298 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: Summer 1998
 

J ST 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

J ST 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

J ST 397 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: Summer 1998
 

J ST 398 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: Summer 1998
 

J ST 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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
 

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