JUDAIC 205 - Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Culture
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
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 a sweeping overview of Jewish civilization, from its ancient Near Eastern roots to its various expressions in the contemporary world. We will focus on developments within Jewish religious culture and political and social organization that united the Jewish people historically. At the same time, we will pay close attention to the diversity of expression of the Jewish people that reflects regional and gender differences, rational and mystical modes of expression, dissent and sectarian developments. The Introduction to Jewish Civilization is taught by an interdisciplinary team: the primary instructor provides the general framework in introductory lectures for each unit and UM specialists in Judaic Studies offer guest lectures on a range of topics pertaining to Jewish history, religion and culture. Discussion sessions provide the opportunity for direct contact with primary sources and for conversation. No prerequisites. Grades are based on attendance and participation in section, a midterm, a final, and a creative project.

JUDAIC 205 - Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Cross-listed with HJCS 276.
002 (DIS)
Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0415462053
Jews and Judaism in world history, Author: Howard N. Lupovitch., Publisher: Routledge 1st ed. 2009
ISBN: 0671605968
Back to the sources reading the classic jewish texts, Author: Barry W. Holtz, Publisher: Touchstone [2. Aufl.] 1984
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