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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Judaic Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)



JUDAIC 101 / YIDDISH 101. Elementary Yiddish I.

Courses in Yiddish

Instructor(s): Veronika Szabo

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is the first of a two-term sequence designed to develop basic skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Yiddish. Active class participation is required as are periodic quizzes, exams, a midterm, and a final. There are no prerequisites.

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JUDAIC 201 / YIDDISH 201. Intermediate Yiddish I.

Courses in Yiddish

Instructor(s): Veronika Szabo

Prerequisites & Distribution: JUDAIC 102. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is the third term of a language sequence in Yiddish. The course is designed to develop fluency in oral and written comprehension, and to offer a further understanding of the culture within which Yiddish has developed. Special emphasis will be devoted to reading material. Course grade will be based on exams, quizzes, written work, and oral class participation.

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JUDAIC 205 / HJCS 276. Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Culture.

Section 001 — Meets with JUDAIC 505.001.

Instructor(s): Stefanie Siegmund (siegmund@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in JUDAIC 505.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/judaic/205/001.nsf

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, UM specialists in Judaic Studies offer guest lectures each week on a range of topics pertaining to Jewish history and religion. 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, midterm, final, and a term paper to be submitted in stages.

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JUDAIC 301 / YIDDISH 301. Advanced Yiddish I.

Courses in Yiddish

Instructor(s): Vera Szabo (verele@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: JUDAIC 202. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Third year of the language sequence, focusing on reading and speaking Yiddish. Literary, historical and other texts are considered, along with film, folklore, and music. Student learn how to approach handwritten documents.

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JUDAIC 317. Topics in Judaic Studies.

Section 001 — Myth and Legend in Judaism: Folklore as Interpretation of Culture. [3 credits]. Meets with HJCS 291.001.

Instructor(s): Eli Yassif

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 291.001.

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JUDAIC 317. Topics in Judaic Studies.

Section 002 — Women and the Bible: Interpreters and Interpretations. [3 credits]. Meets with Women's Studies 344.002.

Instructor(s): Ilana Blumberg

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

From the matriarch Sarah to the prophet Miriam to the judge Deborah and beyond, women play vital roles in the unfolding dramas of the Bible. In this course, we will examine the roles of women while also paying careful attention to the particular literary structures of the Bible that must shape our understandings. The second component of our study will be the consideration of both ancient and modern interpreters of the text. In the rabbinic age, the recorded interpretive voices were exclusively male; today, female and feminist scholars have added their voices. Working from a range of approaches-poetic, novelistic, historical, anthropological, philosophical, and pedagogical-female interpreters of the Bible both participate in an ancient conversation and redirect it.

Secondary readings will be taken from among the following texts: From Father to Son, Devora Steinmetz; Countertraditions in the Bible: A Feminist Approach, Ilana Pardes; The Beginnings of Desire, Avivah Zornberg; Studies in Genesis, N. Leibowitz; The Five Books of Miriam, Ellen Frankel; In the Wake of the Goddess: Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth, Tikvah Frymer Kensky; Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives, Phyllis Trible; The Red Tent, Anita Diamant; Reading Ruth, ed. Gail Twesrky Reimer; Israeli Women Read Genesis; Torah of the Mothers: Contemporary Jewish Women Read Classical Jewish Texts ed. Ora Wiskind-Elper.

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JUDAIC 451 / POLSCI 350. The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Zvi Y Gitelman (zvigitel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A course in East European and/or Jewish history, and Comparative Politics is recommended. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Political Science 350.001.

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JUDAIC 468 / HJCS 478 / RELIGION 469. Jewish Mysticism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elliot K Ginsburg (elgins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 478.001.

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JUDAIC 478 / HJCS 477 / RELIGION 478. Modern Jewish Thought.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elliot K Ginsburg (elgins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 477.001.

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JUDAIC 495. Independent Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An independent studies course under the supervision of one of the Judaic Studies faculty members.

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JUDAIC 496. Independent Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An independent studies course under the supervision of one of the Judaic Studies faculty members.

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JUDAIC 497. Senior Thesis.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term (JUDAIC 498), the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Senior thesis research, under the supervision of one of the Judaic Studies faculty members.

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JUDAIC 498. Senior Thesis.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Senior thesis research. Under the supervision of one of the Judaic Studies faculty members.

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