|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
This course will examine varieties of Jewishness in its contemporary and historical forms. We will focus on topics and texts that provide a focal point from which to discuss significant religious, historical, and cultural components of Jewish traditions. The course texts draw on several types of literature, including philosophical and theological writings about God, Yiddish short stories, American graphic novels, ethnographic studies of Jewish communities, personal narratives, and critical histories. This wide array of texts is intended to introduce students to Jewish history, thought, practice, stories, and identities from different gendered, geographical, and cultural perspectives.
Intercultural Literacy, Speaking
Students will regularly participate in classroom discussions that address Jewish cultures, histories, identities, and religiosity.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CIR)(CJS)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Martin Buber, I AND THOU
Art Spiegelman, MAUS I and MAUS II
David Biale, POWER AND POWERLESSNESS IN JEWISH HISTORY
Sascha Goluboff, JEWISH RUSSIANS: UPHEAVALS IN A MOSCOW SYNAGOGUE
Theodor Herzl, THE JEWISH STATE
Paula Hyman, GENDER AND ASSIMILATION IN MODERN JEWISH HISTORY: THE ROLES AND REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN
Janet Liebman Jacobs, THE HIDDEN HERITAGES OF THE CRYPTO-JEWS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four critical essays and one final paper.
|Instructor(s): Glauz-Todrank,Annalise Elizabeth Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 4||FR: 3|