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Winter Academic Term 2003 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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HJCS 491. Topics in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies.

Jewish Literature and Culture in English

Section 001 Hebrew through the Ages: Language, Society, and Identity.

Instructor(s): Yael Reshef (reshef@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will discuss the role of Hebrew from Biblical times to the present. The functions and forms of Hebrew in various historical contexts will be examined, and students will be acquainted with the linquistic features characterizing each context. To that end, Hebrew texts from various periods and genres will be read and analyzed. Theoretical questions covered will include the interrelation between function and form in diverse discourse types, the social functions of language, and the role of Hebrew in the Jewish national movement.

A significant portion of the course will be dedicated to the emergence of Modern Hebrew and the dyanamics that generated the transformation of the language from a liturgical and literary language to that of a modern national one. Special attention will be devoted to analyzing the cultural and ideological conditions behind the choice of using Hebrew or one of its varieties in each historical constellation.

Second year proficiency of Hebrew is essential for participation in the course. Class discussions, reading materials, and oral and written assignments will be in English.

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HJCS 798. Directed Graduate Readings.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department

HJCS 990. Dissertation Research Precandidate.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral candidate not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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HJCS 995. Dissertation Research.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School autorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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