American Jewish History Since 18852017-09-04T22:43:26+00:00

American Jewish History Since 1885

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JSIS C 336/HSTAA 336
Professor: Noam Pianko
T Th 11:30am-1:20pm
Credits: 5 I&S

This course provides an introduction to American Jewish History through archival research, digital storytelling and public history. In this course, students will have the opportunity to explore digitized archival material related to Jewish History in the Pacific Northwest, interpret these documents in light of broader historical trends, and create on-line, public exhibits. Learn Jewish history while gaining crucial skills for communicating with new media and technology. No prerequisites or technical skills required.

Class will integrate lecture, discussion, and group project work. Class will be held in the new Active Learning Classroom to allow students to work on digital projects during class time.

The main project for the course will be the creation of a website that tells a particular story through images, video, and short blog-style essays.  Students will work in groups. However, grades will primarily be assessed through individual contributions to the on-line exhibit.