Performing Jewish Studies: History, Methods, and Models|
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
Jewish studies is broad in terms of disciplinary approaches and diverse in the ways it conceives its subject matter. This course will focus on the historical roots of the field of Jewish studies, models that advance theories and methods of Jewish studies, and on how such studies are being differently forged and performed in different disciplines, including Jewish history, Jewish literary studies, anthropology, sociology, and religious studies. For each of these areas of study, the seminar will examine a classical seminal work as well as outstanding recent ones that are on the frontiers of knowledge. Talks by a number of invited guest speakers will be a required part of the seminar.
Information Literacy, Writing
Students will be exposed to electronic research resources, will learn to use ENDNOTE and other programs. Papers will be written in stages. Drafts will be required, feedback will be offered.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Moshe Rosman, HOW JEWISH IS JEWISH HISTORY?
Myers/Ruderman, JEWISH PAST REVISITED
Israel Yuval, TWO NATIONS IN YOUR WOMB
Y. Zerubavel, RECOVERED ROOTS
D. Boyarin, CARNAL ISRAEL
J. Satlow, ORTHODOX BY DESIGN
And a number of articles that will be posted on e-reserves.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Written responses to readings, a research project, and class participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills a "Method & Theory" requirement for Religion majors; this course is required for the Jewish & Israel Studies Certificate.
|Instructor(s): Teter,Magda Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 12||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 3||FR: 2|