Courses

Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.


Below you will find a list of all undergraduate courses that have been offered.

NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

JST 101 ELEMENTARY HEBREW I

Introduction to the structure of Modern Hebrew. Practice in vocabulary, use, grammar, reading, and writing.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

JST 102 ELEMENTARY MODERN HEBREW II

Direct continuation of Hebrew 101 with emphasis on enhancing reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 103 INTERMEDIATE HEBREW

Continuation of HEB 102 with emphasis on enhancing reading comprehension and writing and speaking skills. Students are expected to have good understanding of the structure of Hebrew including familiarity with verb forms.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

JST 104 INTERMEDIATE MODRN HEBREW II

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 105 INTRO TO BIBLICAL HEBREW

No description

JST 106 INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT

Examination of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in Ancient Israel in its religious, historical, and literary contexts.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

JST 110 INTRO TO BIBLICAL HEBREW

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2015

JST 113 HISTORY OF JUDAISM

An introduction to the religious and cultural development of Judaism. Will emphasize Judaism as a living tradition, one which has been subject to both continuity and change among its practitioners throughout its history.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 125 REL,RACE,ETHNICTY IN AMERICA

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 145 JUDAISM IN AMERICA

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2015

JST 154 REL&RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2016

JST 178 RELIGION,FOOD&EATING IN AMER

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2014

JST 179 JEWS AND POPULAR CULTURE

Full title, "Entertaining America: Jews & Popular Culture", is a thematic introduction to the relationship between Jews and American entertainment media from the turn of the 20th century to today. Will address Jewish experience in radio, Hollywood, theatre, and television, as well as popular print culture such as comic books.

Last Offered: Fall 2014

JST 181 "OTHER" IN MODERN HEBREW LIT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2014

JST 188 ISS CONTEMP JEWISH THOUGHT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2013

JST 204 HEBREW THROUGH MEDIA AND LIT

This is a fourth semester course in the Hebrew language series designed to enhance and advance conversational skills using various sources including Israeli newspapers, Hebrew stories, and topical discussions based on students' interests and Israeli life.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

JST 205 NIETZSCHE & NIETZSCHEANS

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2016

JST 209 JUDAISM IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2014

JST 210 JEWISH CIVILIZATION-POLAND

Presents a survey of Jewish history in Poland from the beginning of Jewish settlement on Polish lands through the present. Special attention is paid to key events important for Jewish history and Polish-Jewish relations.

Last Offered: Fall 2014

JST 210A THE JEWS IN POLAND

A survey of history of Jewish communities in Poland and the Holocaust. Post-Holocaust history of the Jews and Jewish culture in Poland will also be covered with the emphasis on Jewish-non-Jewish relations and anti-Semitism, as well as recent revival of the Jewish life in Poland.

Last Offered: Summer 2014

JST 211 JEWS, PAGANS AND CHRISTIANS

Historical and recent readings are used to analyze issues such as: existence of God, divine attributes, the relation of God to the world, and faith and reason.

Last Offered: Fall 2014

JST 212 JEWISH PHILOSOPHY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2013

JST 213 JEWISH MYSTICISM

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2013

JST 214 IMAGINING THE JEW

Popular representations of Jews and their influence on Jewish acculturation, Americanization, and continuity.

Last Offered: Spring 2013

JST 215 INVENTION OF MODERN JUDAISM

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JST 216 JEWS AND MULTICULTURALISM

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2014

JST 217 MODERN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY

The music of Judaism and the Jewish people from the earliest times until the present and the role of music in shaping the character of Jewish historical, religious, and cultural experience.

Last Offered: Spring 2015

JST 219 HOLOCAUST IN FILM & LIT

How does one represent the unrepresentable? This is the key question we will explore as we look at films and literature about the Holocaust. As we look at fictional films, novels, documentaries and memoirs, we will discuss topics including memory, trauma, truth and representation. This course offers a look at the ways in which artists and their audiences negotiate the themes of loss, horror and redemption within the context of the Holocaust and its aftermath.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

JST 220 JEWS & MULTICULTURALISM IN AMERICA

Jewish immigration in the U.S.and the ways in which these immigrants chose to acculturate (or not).

Last Offered: Fall 2015

JST 221 LAND,LANG&IDENT IN MOD HEBRW

Survey of modern Hebrew classics in English translation up to 1948. The themes of land, language, and identity are explored in modern Hebrew literature written in Europe and Palestine prior to 1948.

Last Offered: Fall 2012

JST 222 VENICE AND THE JEWS

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 225 HOLOCAUST IN EAST EUROPE

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 229 KAFKA & HIS WORLD

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2015

JST 231 GERMAN JEWS

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2010

JST 232 GERMAN THINKERS

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2015

JST 234 STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2014

JST 242 JEWISH WRITER & REBEL

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 248 RUSSIAN IDENTITY

This course examines how culture, ethnicity, and politics intersect in 20th-century Russian literature. We begin with excerpts from Dostoevsky's "Diary of a Writer," sacralizing Russianness and demonizing Jews. Political and artistic avant-gardes 1900-1930 are analyzed for their attempts to overcome traditional ethnic divisions. In Stalin's Russia an international Soviet identity was replaced by a Russian state culture, which put "cosmopolitanism" on trial after World War II. A secular Russian cultural identity was the norm until the state withdrew from the cultural sphere in the late 1980s, but Russian Jewish emigre literature was available to many readers through unofficial channels. We end with the battle of competing identities in post-1985 Russia. Readings include: Dostoevsky, Babel, Grossman, Mandelstam, Pasternak, Roziner, Tertz, Markish, Rasputin, and Brodsky. In English.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 248W RUSSIAN IDENTITY

This course examines how culture, ethnicity, and politics intersect in 20th-century Russian literature. We begin with excerpts from Dostoevsky's "Diary of a Writer," sacralizing Russianness and demonizing Jews. Political and artistic avant-gardes 1900-1930 are analyzed for their attempts to overcome traditional ethnic divisions. In Stalin's Russia an international Soviet identity was replaced by a Russian state culture, which put "cosmopolitanism" on trial after World War II. A secular Russian cultural identity was the norm until the state withdrew from the cultural sphere in the late 1980s, but Russian Jewish emigre literature was available to many readers through unofficial channels. We end with the battle of competing identities in post-1985 Russia. Readings include: Dostoevsky, Babel, Grossman, Mandelstam, Pasternak, Roziner, Tertz, Markish, Rasputin, and Brodsky. In English.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 249 SECRET NATION

The cult and culture of secrecy in Russia from Ivan the Terrible to the present. Russia was always an enigma, as tsarist and Soviet governments gathered and controlled information. The Russian people kept information from the government, and foreign states sent out disinformation of their own about Russia. There was an active underground in religion, literature, politics, the economy, and other areas. With glasnost, Gorbachev began the process of uncovering secrets from above, and a freer press began to do the same from below. We use materials from history, religion, literature, film, political science, and economics, to get a richly detailed picture of the information that was hidden, and the means by which this was accomplished. Official secrecy that was originally a defensive move came to undermine the state it sought to protect. At the end of the semester we see to what extent old habits of secrecy persists in Russia today. The course is taught in English.

Last Offered: Fall 2015

JST 253 ZIONISM & ITS DISCONTENT

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2016

JST 265 ISRAEL/PALESTINE

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 265W MODERN JEWISH HISTORY

This seminar, intended for juniors and seniors with some background in either American or European history, examines significant topics in modern Jewish history, including Emancipation, the Damascus Affair in the Ottoman Empire, the Haskalah, Bundist and Zionist movements, emigration to North America and Palestine, the rise of modern anti-Semitism, the emergence of Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist Judaism, World War I and the Balfour Declaration, the Amercian Jewish community in the twentieth century, World War II and the Holocaust, the founding of the state of Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Last Offered: Fall 2010

JST 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 391 INDEPENDENT STUDY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 391W INDEPENDENT STUDY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

JST 394 INTERNSHIP

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017