All Courses

Winter 2017   –   Spring 2017   –   Summer 2017  – Autumn 2017
Below, explore the full catalog of courses offered regularly by the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Courses are typically offered once per year, though some courses are offered once every two years.
Course Number Title Credit
JSIS C 145 Introduction to Judaism 5 I&S
RELIG 155 Heroes, Heretics, and Radicals: The Beginnings of Judaism and Christianity 5 I&S
JSIS C 175 / GERMAN 195 Popular Film and the Holocaust 5 VLPA/DIV
RELIG 201 Introduction to Western Religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam 5 I&S
JSIS C 210 Funny Jews 5 VLPA
RELIG 240 / NEAR E 202 Introduction to Hebrew Bible: Old Testament 5 I&S
JSIS C 250 / HSTCMP 250 Jewish Cultural History 5 I&S
JSIS C 330 The Sages: Foundations of Classical Judaism 5 VLPA
JSIS C 269 / HSTCMP 269 The Holocaust: History & Memory 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS C 312 / ENGL 312 Jewish Literature: Biblical to Modern 5 VLPA/I&S/DIV
RELIG 334 / GWSS 334 / HSTCMP 490 Gender, Sex, and Religion: Jewish and Christian Foundations 5 credits
ENGL 311 Modern Jewish Literature in Translation 5 VLPA
Course Number Title Credit
JSIS C 175 / GERMAN 195 Popular Film and the Holocaust 5 VLPA/DIV
JSIS C 210 Funny Jews 5 VLPA
JSIS C 295 / GERMAN 295 Contributions of German Jews to German Culture 5 VLPA/I&S/DIV
JSIS C 312 / ENGL 312 Jewish Literature: Biblical to Modern 5 VLPA/I&S/DIV
JSIS C 357 / ENGL 357 Jewish American Literature and Culture 5 VLPA/DIV
ENGL 310 The Bible as Literature 5 VLPA
ENGL 311 Modern Jewish Literature in Translation 5 VLPA
NEAR E 317 Jewish Life in Literature and Film 5 VLPA
NEAR E 318 / C LIT 441 Literature and the Holocaust 5 VLPA/DIV
NEAR E 320 Prayer and Poetry in the Jewish and Islamic Traditions (taught in English) 5 VLPA/I&S
Course Number Title Credit
RELIG 155 Heroes, Heretics, and Radicals: The Beginnings of Judaism and Christianity 5 I&S
RELIG 240 / NEAR E 202 Introduction to Hebrew Bible: Old Testament 5 VLPA/I&S
JSIS C 330 / NEAR E 396 The Sages: Foundations of Classical Judaism 5
RELIG 306 / NEAR E 306 History of Biblical Interpretation 3 VLPA/I&S
RELIG 315 / NEAR E 305 The Biblical Prophets 3 VLPA/I&S
JSIS C 317 / NEAR E 307 From Israelites to Jews: The First Six Centuries CBE 3 VLPA/I&S
RELIG 334 / GWSS 334 / HSTCMP 490 Gender, Sex, and Religion: Jewish and Christian Foundations 5 credits
JSIS C 360 / CLAS 360 Jews, Greeks, and Romans in the Ancient World 5 VLPA
NEAR E 333 Prophecy in Judaism, Christianity and Islam 3 I&S
Course Number Title Credit
JSIS C 175 / GERMAN 195 Popular Film and the Holocaust 5 VLPA/DIV
JSIS C 269 / HSTCMP 269 The Holocaust: History & Memory 5 VLPA/DIV
NEAR E 318 / C LIT 441 Literature and the Holocaust 5 VLPA/DIV
JSIS C 368 / HSTEU 368 Modern European Jewish History 5 I&S/DIV
Course Number Title Credit
JSIS A 314 / NEAR E 315 / POL S 314 Israel: Dynamic Society and Global Flashpoint 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS A 458 Israel: Politics & Society 5 I&S/DIV
NEAR E 316 / CHID 498 Israeli Identities 5 VLPA/DIV
NEAR E 336 Muslim Contexts 3 VLPA
Course Number Title Credit
MODHEB 100 Introduction to Hebrew Language and Culture 2 VLPA/I&S
MODHEB 200 Hebrew Conversation 2 VLPA/I&S
MODHEB 101, 102, 103 Beginning Modern Hebrew 2 VLPA/I&S
MODHEB 105 Beginning Modern Hebrew (SUM intensive) 3 VLPA/I&S
ARAMIC 201 Biblical Aramaic 5 VLPA
BIBHEB 101, 102, 103 Beginning Biblical Hebrew 5 VLPA
BIBHEB 201 Biblical Hebrew Poetry 5 VLPA
BIBHEB 202 Inscriptions from Biblical Times 5 VLPA
BIBHEB 203 Biblical Prophetic Texts 5 VLPA
MODHEB 201, 202, 203 Intermediate Modern Hebrew 5 VLPA
MODHEB 401, 402, 403 Introduction to Hebrew Literature 3 VLPA
MODHEB 404 Hebrew Poetry 5 VLPA
MODHEB 405 Hebrew Fiction 3 VLPA
MODHEB 406 Hebrew Poems and Prayers 3 VLPA
MODHEB 407 Hebrew in Song 5 VLPA
Course Number Title Credit
JSIS C 250 / HSTCMP 250 Jewish Cultural History 5 I&S
JSIS C 269 / HSTCMP 269 The Holocaust: History & Memory 5 I&S
RELIG 306 / NEAR E 306 History of Biblical Interpretation 3 VLPA/I&S
RELIG 334 / GWSS 334 / HSTCMP 490 Gender, Sex and Religion: Jewish and Christian Foundations 5 credits
JSIS C 336 / HSTAA 336 American Jewish History 5 I&S
JSIS C 358 / HSTCMP 368 Jewish Thought 5 I&S
JSIS C 368 / HSTEU 368 Modern European Jewish History 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS C 377 / SOC 377 American Jewish Community 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS C 378 / SOC 378 Contemporary Jewish American Identities 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS C 465 The Jews of Eastern Europe 5 I&S
JSIS C 460 / SPAN 460 Sephardic Culture Before 1492 5 I&S/VLPA
JSIS C 466 / HSTCMP 469 The Sephardic Diaspora: 1492-Present 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS A 314 / NEAR E 315 / POL S 314 Israel: Dynamic Society and Global Flashpoint 5 I&S/DIV
NEAR E 318 / C LIT 441 Literature and the Holocaust 5 VLPA/DIV
NEAR E 336 Islam in Jewish Contexts, Judaism in Muslim Contexts 3 VLPA
Course Number Title Credit
JSIS C 358 / HSTCMP 368 Jewish Thought 5 I&S
JSIS C 418 / PHIL 418 Jewish Philosophy 5 I&S
Course Number Title Credit
JSIS C 250 / HSTCMP 250 Jewish Cultural History 5 I&S
JSIS C 368 / HSTEU 368 Modern European Jewish History 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS C 460 / SPAN 460 Sephardic Culture Before 1492 5 I&S/VLPA
 JSIS C 466 / HSTCMP 469 The Sephardic Diaspora: 1492-Present  5 I&S/DIV
Course Number Title Credit
JSIS C 175 / GERMAN 195 Popular Film and the Holocaust 5 VLPA/DIV
JSIS C 269 / HSTCMP 269 The Holocaust: History & Memory 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS C 312 / ENGL 312 Jewish Literature: Biblical to Modern 5 VLPA/I&S/DIV
JSIS C 377 / SOC 377 American Jewish Community 5 VLPA/I&S/DIV
JSIS C 378 / SOC 378 Contemporary Jewish American Identities 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS C 466 / HSTCMP 466 The Sephardic Diaspora: 1492-Present 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS A 314 / NEAR E 315 / POL S 314 Israel: Dynamic Society and Global Flashpoint 5 I&S/DIV
JSIS A 458 Israel: Politics & Society 5 I&S/DIV
NEAR E 316 / CHID 498 Israeli Identities 5 VLPA/DIV
NEAR E 318 / C LIT 441 Literature and the Holocaust 5 VLPA/DIV
JSIS C 368 / HSTEU 368 Modern European Jewish History 5 I&S/DIV
Course Number Title Credit Instructor
BIBHEB 511, 512, 513 Elementary Biblical Hebrew 5 Martin
BIBHEB 515 Intensive Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Summer) 15 Martin
BIBHEB 521, 522, 523 Biblical Hebrew 5 Martin
C LIT 441 Literature and the Holocaust 5 Sokoloff
JSIS A 458 Israel: Politics and Society 5 Migdal
JSIS C 418 / PHIL 418 Jewish Philosophy 5 Rosenthal
JSIS C 460 / SPAN 460 Sephardic Culture Before 1492 5 Gomez-Bravo
JSIS C 465 The Jews of Eastern Europe 5
JSIS C 466 / HSTCMP 469 The Sephardic Diaspora: 1492-Present 5 Naar
JSIS C 502 Beyond Comparison: the History of Early Judaism and Christianity 5 Ahuvia
RELIG 534 / GWSS 534 Gender, Sex, and Religion 5 Ahuvia
JSIS C 530 / NEAR E 596 The Sages: Foundations of Classical Judaism 5 Ahuvia
JSIS C 558 / HSTCMP 568 Jewish Thought 5 Pianko
MODHEB 401, 402, 403 Hebrew Literature 5 Sokoloff
MODHEB 404 Hebrew Poetry 5 Sokoloff
MODHEB 405 Hebrew Fiction 5 Sokoloff
MODHEB 406 Hebrew Poems and Prayers 5 Sokoloff
MODHEB 407 Hebrew in Song 5 Sokoloff
MODHEB 511, 512, 513 Elementary Modern Hebrew 5 Khazzam-Horovitz
MODHEB 515 Intensive Elementary Modern Hebrew (Summer) 15 Khazzam-Horovitz
MODHEB 521, 522, 523 Intermediate Modern Hebrew 5 Romano
NEAR E 533 Prophecy in Judaism, Christianity and Islam 3 Zafer