Jewish Studies Courses 2017-18

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ELIGIBLE JEWISH STUDIES COURSES 2017-18

Time Table

* Note that some of the syllabi listed below are out of date!

Please refer to the time table above for the most accurate times/dates of courses in 2017-18

Religious Studies 4410F/G, Seminar in Sacred Scripture, offered at King's University College in the 2017-18 academic year, is eligible for credit towards the Jewish Studies Major and Minor.  It is considered a class in classical and modern Jewish thought for the purposes of satisfying the Jewish Studies distributional requirements

Eligible 1000 Level Courses

Hebrew 1030 - Hebrew 1

A course in oral and written modern Hebrew for students with rudimentary knowledge of the language. Prepares students for direct progression to Hebrew 2200 Hebrew 2.

Antirequisite(s): Grade 12 University-prepatory Hebrew, or equivalent level of secondary study.

Fall/Winter Huron College Ishai Tuesday/Thursday 8:30-10:30am
Fall/Winter Huron College Ishai Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-4:30pm

Hebrew 1040A- Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

An introduction to the writing system and grammar of Biblical Hebrew for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Special attention will be paid to the noun, adjective, and participle. 4 hours, 0.5 course

Antirequisite(s): Hebrew 1030 or Grade 4 Hebrew (or Grade 2 in Israel); the former Hebrew 003a/b.
 
Fall Huron College Meyer

Tuesday 12:30-2:30pm

Friday 11:30-1:30pm

Hebrew 1041B -  Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II

Continuation of Hebrew 1040A/B. An introduction to the grammar of Biblical Hebrew for those with little previous knowledge of the language. Special attention will be paid to forms of the verb.
Antirequisite(s): Hebrew 1030 or Grade 6 Hebrew (or Grade 3 in Israel); the former Hebrew 004a/b.
Prerequisite(s): Hebrew 1040A/B, the former Hebrew 003a/b, or permission of the Instructor.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 4 hours, 0.5 course.
 
Winter Meyer Huron College

Tuesday/Friday 12:30-2:30

Eligible 2000 Level Courses

Hebrew 2200 - Intermediate Modern Hebrew

This course provides students who already have a basic knowledge of grammatical structures with a more in-depth study of the language and attention to verb conjugation, noun forms, and syntactic structure of modern Hebrew. Students will learn to understand and produce texts in modern Hebrew through exposure to literature, poetry, and everyday conversation. 4 hours, 1.0 course

Prerequisite(s): Hebrew 1030, or Grade 12 University-prepatory Hebrew or equivalent.

Fall/Winter Ishai Huron University College Tuesday/Thursday 11:30-1:30pm

French 2211F - Holocaust and Literature

This course will examine descriptions of life during the Holocaust in a few essential testimonial texts, with a particular focus on the ways in which individuals react to extraordinary circumstances and interact with one another in a changed society. All readings and discussions in this course are in English. 2 hours, 0.5 course

Fall Goldschlager Main Campus Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm

History 2821F - Jewish History from the Origins of the Israelites to 1492 CE

This course examines the history of Jews and Judaism as a history of cultural development, change, and negotiation.  How have Jews interacted with other cultures? How has the nature of Jewish identity, culture, and religion varied and shifted over time?  The class will focus on major events, issues, and developments.

Antirequisites: The former History 2809E, the former History 3811E, the former History 2815E

2.0 hours, 0.5 course


Fall 2821F UWO C.Clark Wednesday 9:30-11:30 Syllabus


History 2822G - Jewish History from the Spanish Expulsion to the Modern Era

This course introduces students to the major events, figures, and themes of Jewish history from the Spanish Expulsion to the post-WWII era, including the Enlightenment and Emancipation, Zionism, the Holocaust, and the foundation of Israel.  

Antirequisites: The former History 2809E, the former History 3811E, the former History 2815E

2.0 hours, 0.5 course

Winter Main K. Priestman Tuesday 9:30-11:30pm


Religious Studies 2168A - Angels, Demons, and Magic: Jewish Folklore

This course is a survey of Jewish traditions about a variety of phenomena prominent especially in folkloric sources: angles, demons, and various practices that would typically be called “magic.” The bulk of the course will focus on such phenomena in ancient Jewish sources; however, select topics will be pursued through the medieval and early modern periods, up through the twentieth century. 3 hours, 0.5 course

Fall 2168A King's University College NA Tuesday/Thursday 1:30-3:00pm Syllabus

Religious Studies 2204F - Western Religions: Judaism and Islam

This course provides a systematic introduction to the history, faith and tradition of Islam and Judaism. We will concentrate on the following topics: 1.What is the essence of Jewish and Islamic faith? 2. What is Islamic and Jewish theology? 3. What are the main stages of Jewish and Islamic thought and history? 4. Jewish and Islamic political models? 5. Islamic (Sufism) and Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah). 3 hours, 0.5.

Fall Hegedus King's University College Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:30pm

Religious Studies 2286F - Introduction to Judaism

This course is an introduction to Judaism through the complex of practices, laws, and rituals that make up its liturgical year. By exploring the festivals and observances that comprise a single Jewish year, we will, on the one hand, be delving into the more experiential dimensions of the tradition, pursuing its conceptions of memory, the body, food, suffering, love. On the other hand, we will also be attentive to the other avenues of analysis since each festival and observance is conditioned by its textual sources and commentaries, its changes throughout history, its contesting voices, and the theologies and philosophies to which it has given rise. Emphasis will be placed on gaining a sense of the diversity of Judaisms, post past and present. 3 hours, 0.5 course

Fall 2286F King's University College Wednesday 12:30-3:30pm Syllabus

Religious Studies 2345F - God, Guts, and Glory: Biblical Storytelling

This course examines the heroes, villains, and miraculous stories of the Hebrew Bible from their roots in the ancient Near East to their incorporation into early Judaism. We will also look at how these stories are included in early Christianity. 3 hours, 0.5 course

Fall 2345F King's University College Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-12:00pm Syllabus

Eligible 3000 Level Courses

History 3427E - The Holocaust

This course explores the evolution of the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question” in the broader context of German and Jewish history and anti-Semitic ideologies. The Holocaust is analyzed from the perspective of the perpetrators, victims and bystanders. The ultimate goal is to enable students to understand how and why the Holocaust happened. 3 seminar hours, 1.0 course

Antirequisite(s): The former History 394E if taken in 2006-07.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in History at the 2200 level or above.

This course counts as a History credit for the International Relations Program

Fall/Winter Main K. Priestman Monday 6:30-9:30pm

History 3808F- Jewish Life In North America Since 1880

This course examines the history of Jews in the United States and Canada, highlighting their changing family, spiritual, social, and work lives, exploring themes of identity, assimilation, activism, and upward mobility, and considering how Jews have helped shape North American life through their struggles and achievements. 2 seminar hours, 0.5 course.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in History at the 2200 level or above.

Fall 3808F UWO M. Halpern Monday 9:30-11:30pm Syllabus


History 3898G - Art and the Holocaust

3 seminar hours, 0.5 course
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in History at the 2200 level or above.

Winter 3898G-001 UWO S. Halpern Wednesday 1:30-4:30 Syllabus

Eligible 4000 Level Courses

Political Science 4409G - The United States and the Middle East

The course explores the complex relationship between the United States and the Middle East, particularly since the establishment of Israel and the making of new states in the region. It will focus primarily on how the United States views and came to occupy a defining role in the region's politics.

Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2244E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.      
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
Winter 4409G-001 UWO Tuesday 2:30-4:30pm Syllabus

Religious Studies 4410G - Seminar in Sacred Scripture

Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 4415F/G

Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing in an Honours Specialization, Specialization, or Major module in a Religious Studies program, or permission of the Department. 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Winter 4410G King's University College Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm Syllabus

* Please note * Religious Studies 4410F/G, Seminar in Sacred Scripture, offered at King's University College in the 2017-18 academic year, is eligible for credit towards the Jewish Studies Major and Minor.  It is considered a class in classical and modern Jewish thought for the purposes of satisfying the Jewish Studies distributional requirements

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