JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 001 A History of Jews and Social Justice in the United States
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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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?

Course Requirements:

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Class Format:

Research Seminar

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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31391
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
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32055
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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