Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (Division 389)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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HJCS 100/AAPTIS 100/ACABS 100/Hist. 132. Peoples of the Middle East.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gary Beckman (sidd@umich.edu), John Turner (persons@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: https://cgi.www.umich.edu/~proflame/nes100/

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 100.001.

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HJCS 101. Elementary Modern Hebrew, I.

Language Courses

Section 001, 002.

Instructor(s): Sacerdoti

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The focus of instruction is on the development of basic communication skills in standard modern Hebrew. Speaking, writing, reading, and listening comprehension are emphasized in classroom activities in an appropriate cultural context. This course is taught in small sections. The final grade is based on class activities, students' presentations, written assignments, and unit tests: midterm and final. Class discussions and activities are exclusively in Hebrew.

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HJCS 101. Elementary Modern Hebrew, I.

Language Courses

Section 003, 004.

Instructor(s): Lamm

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The focus of instruction is on the development of basic communication skills in standard modern Hebrew. Speaking, writing, reading, and listening comprehension are emphasized in classroom activities in an appropriate cultural context. This course is taught in small sections. The final grade is based on class activities, students' presentations, written assignments, and unit tests: midterm and final. Class discussions and activities are exclusively in Hebrew.

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HJCS 200/Rel. 201/ACABS 200/AAPTIS 200. Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ralph Williams (fiesole@umich.edu) , Gene Schramm (gschramm@umich.edu) , Sherman Jackson (sajackso@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies 200.001.

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HJCS 201. Intermediate Modern Hebrew, I.

Language Courses

Section 001, 002.

Instructor(s): Weizman

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 102. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Hebrew 311. (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The focus of instruction is on the development of advanced language skills with an emphasis on oral and written communication and in standard modern Hebrew. In addition to reading texts, relevant cultural materials are provided through the use of video and technology based materials. This course is taught in small sections and class discussion. The final grade is based on class activities, students presentations, written assignments, and unit tests: midterm and final. Class discussions and activities are exclusively in Hebrew.

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HJCS 201. Intermediate Modern Hebrew, I.

Language Courses

Section 003, 004.

Instructor(s): Rosenberg

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 102. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Hebrew 311. (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The focus of instruction is on the development of advanced language skills with an emphasis on oral and written communication and in standard modern Hebrew. In addition to reading texts, relevant cultural materials are provided through the use of video and technology based materials. This course is taught in small sections and class discussion. The final grade is based on class activities, students presentations, written assignments, and unit tests: midterm and final. Class discussions and activities are exclusively in Hebrew.

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HJCS 270/Judaic Studies 270. Introduction to Rabbinic Literature.

Jewish Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Moshe Herr

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Rabbinic Literature, commonly referred to as "oral law," was the basis of Jewish culture for almost 2,000 years, and a basic knowledge of it is a prerequisite for any study of Jewish life and/or literature until modern times. This course will examine the concept of oral law and focus on the written sources of the "oral law," from the time of the Second Temple until the 11th century, emphasizing the way these texts relate to their predecessors and have influenced their successors. The course will also describe the essence of both halakha (law) and aggadah (legend).

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HJCS 301. Advanced Hebrew, I.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Tsoffar

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 202. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the third-year course within the Hebrew language sequence at the University of Michigan. As such, it constitutes a transitional stage from the lower levels in which the concern is with learning introductory grammar and acquisition of functional vocabulary to the more advanced levels in which we will focus on the more complex linguistic structures. At this level we will treat original texts which will serve as the jumping-off point for in-class discussion and the basis for composition of essays at home. The goal is to expose the student to a wide range of texts as a window unto "the Israeli Experience." The course will incorporate other communications media, e.g., material recorded on audio tape, video clips, and multi-media.

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HJCS 379/Judaic Studies 379. Jewish Civilization.

Jewish Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gene Schramm (gschramm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Lectures on topics in Jewish Intellectual History, with class discussion based on selected assignments. Some of the topics are: Monotheism, Law, Messianism, Mysticism, Language and Literature, Sabbath and the Festivals, Sacrifice and Prayer. Students are evaluated on the basis of two exams.

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HJCS 401. Hebrew of the Communications Media, I.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Edna Coffin (eacoffin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 202. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~proflame/class/index2.htm

The social genre of the communications media (newspaper and television) serves as the basis for discussion of current events, readings, and writing tasks. Unedited newspaper selections and television news broadcasts provide the basis for classroom activities. Special projects, in the form of debates and individual presentations, constitute an important part of the course activities, and are designed to enhance speech and communication. The final grade is based on class activities, students' presentations, written assignments, and two examinations: midterm and final. Class discussions and activities are exclusively in Hebrew.

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HJCS 471. Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature, I.

Jewish Literature and Culture in Hebrew

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ruth Tsoffar

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 302. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course offers students the opportunity to read a wide range of unabridged literary texts from a variety of genres children's literature, poetry, drama, short stories, journalism. Students will acquire the vocabulary necessary for analysis of the texts. The course will be run on a seminar basis with student participation comprising an important component. There will be short assignments in which students will work on improving their written and oral communication skills. The course will incorporate other communications media, and guest lecturers. An advanced knowledge of Hebrew required (completion of Hebrew 302 or Hebrew 402 or equivalent).

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HJCS 491. Topics in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies.

Jewish Literature and Culture in English

Section 001 Mishna Tractate Kiddushin.

Instructor(s): Moshe Herr

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An introduction to laws of marriage and family. Participants will be reading and discussing parts of the Mishna and Tosefta, tractate Kiddushin, with emphasis on comparisons with other Jewish legal systems (e.g., Qumran) as well as non-Jewish ancient legal systems.

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HJCS 571. Israeli Literature, I.

Jewish Literature and Culture in Hebrew

Section 001 Dreams and Visions.

Instructor(s): Edna Coffin (eacoffin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 302. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a run on a seminar basis and is based on a selection of contemporary Israeli works of fiction, films, plays, and selections of poetry. Emphasis is on readings, discussion, and analyses. The theme for exploration for the 1999 Fall Term is Dreams and Visions. Among the readings included will be works of fiction of S.Y. Agnon, A.B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz, Hanoch Levin, Yehuda Amichai, Natan Zach, and others. Grades will be based on students' written and oral assignments and a final project. Class discussion and activities are exclusively in Hebrew. An advanced knowledge of Hebrew is required.

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