MIDEAST 490 - Topics in Middle East Studies
Section: 001 The Mishnah
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This is an upper level course devoted to the study of a central Jewish Text from antiquity – the third century rabbinic text, the Mishnah. It is geared toward upper level undergraduate students with at least second year proficiency in Hebrew (modern or biblical) or to graduate students interested in ancient Judaism and its textual heritage. Classes will be conducted in English but we will read weekly portions in the original language. The course will discuss a wide variety of issues related to the production of this text, aiming to understand the people who produced it as well as the social and cultural contexts in which it operated. Close attention will be devoted to the text itself – to its linguistic and literary characteristics.

Course Requirements:

Weekly preparations and quizzes. Research paper.

Intended Audience:

Upper level undergraduates and interested graduate students

Class Format:

Weekly three hour session

MIDEAST 490 - Topics in Middle East Studies
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002 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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