JUDAIC 205 - Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Culture
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in JUDAIC 505/HJCS 576.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to the history and culture of the Jews from biblical antiquity to the contemporary world. It provides a narrative framework for understanding the origins of the Jewish people in the Middle East and their subsequent dispersion in North Africa, Europe, and North and South America. The course emphasizes how Judaism and the conditions of Jewish life developed from place to place and from epoch to epoch. At the same time that it focuses on adaptation and change, it also keeps in view elements within Jewish religious culture that remained constant, serving to unite the Jewish people over time and place. The course will introduce students to key concepts, classical texts, religious movements, and historical moments in more than two thousand years of Jewish civilization.

JUDAIC 205/HJCS 276 is taught by an interdisciplinary team of faculty, headed by Professor Todd Endelman, from the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. The primary instructor will provide a general framework for the course and provide introductions to each unit. Other faculty from the Frankel Center will offer guest lectures in their areas of specialization. Discussion sections will provide the opportunity to discuss the primary sources that are a central feature of the assigned reading. There will be a midterm, a cumulative final, and an analytical paper of twelve-to-fifteen pages, as well as occasional quizzes in section.

JUDAIC 205 - Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Cross-listed with HJCS 276.
002 (DIS)
Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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