Judaism(s): Religion, Power, and Identity in Jewish History|
|Certificates: International Relations, Jewish and Israel Studies|
This course will offer students an intensive survey of the major currents in Jewish social, political, intellectual, and religious history, while focusing in particular on what it means to be a Jew in the 21st-century. The course explores how Jews are a culture, ethnicity, nation, nationality, race, religion, and more and how Jewishness gets constructed differently across different times and contexts. The course looks both locally and globally at the plurality of Jewish identities. Students will read primary historical texts from prominent Jewish thinkers and writers, as well as texts written about Jews by non-Jews.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Aaron Hahn Tapper, JUDAISMS
Leora Batnizky, HOW JUDAISM BECAME A RELIGION: AN INTRODUCTION TO MODERN JEWISH THOUGHT
Selections from articles and various other books available on Moodle.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four discussion memos (1-2 pages, single spaced); one fieldwork exercise and reflection paper (2 pages, single spaced), two 3-4 page (single-spaced) blogposts, and a final research paper (8-10 pages, double spaced); participation; final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Historical Traditions" requirement for the Religion Department major.
|Instructor(s): Sigalow,Emily Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: BOGH112; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|