POLSCI 350 - The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Advisory Prerequisites:
A course in East European and/or Jewish history, and Comparative Politics is recommended.
Other Course Info:
Sp/Su in Poland.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course focuses on the interplay of ethnicity, politics and culture, with specific reference to the Jews of Eastern Europe since the latter part of the nineteenth century. Students should gain an appreciation of the history and culture of East European Jewry as well as of the interplay of ethnicity and politics. For our purpose, “Eastern Europe” means Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Romania. Reference will also be made to Hungary and Czechoslovakia. We examine the institutions of the Jewish community, religious and cultural movements (Hasidism, Haskalah), political ideologies and movements (Zionism, Bundism, Communism), the development of modern Yiddish and Hebrew literatures, genres of East European Jewish music, and the ways in which a national minority dealt with national majorities and governments, before, during and after the Holocaust. The course concludes with an assessment of post-Communist efforts to revitalize Jewish public life in the region.

POLSCI 350 - The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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