JUDAIC 410 - Sociology of the American Jewish Community
Section: 001
Term: WN 2011
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in sociology.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will explore the sociological literature on American Jewry as it examines the conflicts and struggles of American Jews as they strive to maintain themselves in a pluralistic society. In doing so, the course will explore topics such as Jewish identity, intergroup and intragroup relations, group survival, relations with Israel and new understandings of diaspora, and community structure and organization. Students will first look at the broader context of American society, including issues of democratic values, religious freedom, and social stratification. The class will review current issues facing the American Jewish Community as it examines the lively tension between tradition and change. The course will be conducted seminar style with an expectation of active student participation, including discussions and presentations, as well as research and reflection papers.

JUDAIC 410 - Sociology of the American Jewish Community
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001 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Dollar Bill Copying
ISBN: 1580234127
Empowered Judaism : what independent minyanim can teach us about building vibrant Jewish communities, Author: Elie Kaunfer ; foreword by Jonathan D. Sarna., Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub. Quality pb 2010
ISBN: 9780295983882
Studying the Jewish future, Author: Goldscheider, Calvin., Publisher: University of Washington Press 2004
ISBN: 0814740170
New Jews : the end of the Jewish diaspora, Author: Aviv, Caryn, 1969-, Publisher: New York University Press 2005
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