JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Winter 2011, Section 003 - A History of Jews and Social Justice in the United States
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Rackham credit requires additional work.
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Description

American Jews have played vital roles in shaping the critical reform movements that have defined twentieth- and twentieth-first-century American society. This course will explore the striking profile of Jewish engagement in broad social movements including labor, civil rights, and feminism. In addition, it will examine how the creation of organizations meant to address particular Jewish interests propelled Jews and Jewish communities into the forefront of American municipal reform and social welfare efforts.

Even as conflicts over civil rights and support for Israel in recent decades have called American Jewish progressivism into question, Jews continue to display a liberalism that undermines conventional explanations for the political behavior of all comparable groups. How should we understand this legacy of American Jewish social and political activism? Is it a meaningful reflection of Jewish teachings and historical experience? What might it teach about the complex political, religious, class, social, and racial dynamics that have shaped the contours of American Jewish identity?

Schedule

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
22199
Open
24
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with Women's Studies and CICS
002 (REC)
 In Person
29127
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
29128
Open
14
 
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M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
30045
Open
12
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
32975
Open
7
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:30PM
W 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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