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Winter Academic Term 2004 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Judaic Studies


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Winter Academic Term 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


JUDAIC 467 / HJCS 577 / RELIGION 471. Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism.

Section 001 — Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment.

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

Prerequisites: (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/hjcs/577/001.nsf

See HJCS 577.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

JUDAIC 480 / POLSCI 451. Jewish Identity, Politics, and Culture in the Age of Secularism.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: JUDAIC 205, POLSCI 350, or any course in modern Jewish history. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

One of the oldest, most intriguing cases of ethnicity and nationhood, complicated by a strong link to religion, is that of the Jews. As religion and ethnicity began to be differentiated in modern times, Jews faced the challenge of redefining themselves from a religious to an ethnic group. Some rejected this, others seized upon secular forms of Jewishness, and still others insisted on maintaining the ethno-religious fusion. The aim of the course is to illuminate issues of ethnicity and religion by exploring ways in which Jews have defined themselves, and consequently, their relations to other groups, and to see how Jews have combined flexible self-definitions with the maintenance of characteritics which came to be regarded as defining. Jews have been engaged in constant reconstitution longer than almost any other group, and in a wider variety of settings. Therefore, the Jewish experience should enable us to understand better broader issues of ethnic identity, national formation, the relationship bestween religion and ethnicity, and the transformation of cultures and identities. It is also highly instructive on whether and how a group whose nexus was historically religious can shift the ties that bind to secular culture and ethnicity in modern societies.

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JUDAIC 481 / SLAVIC 481. Central and Eastern Europe in 20th-Century Jewish Writing.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mikhail Krutikov (krutikov@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will focus on the literary representations of Jewish identity in the multilingual and multicultural contexts of Eastern and Central Europe in the 20th century. More specifically, the course will address the challenges that the choice of a language and cultural orientation posed for a European writer of Jewish origin. Readings will include novels, short stories and memoirs, writings in German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish (all texts are available in English translation). Every text on the reading list occupies a prominent place in the respective national literary canon; taken together, they represent a complex and diverse picture of the vibrant European Jewish civilization in the most critical moment of its history. Readings will be complemented by a selection of films.

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JUDAIC 496. Independent Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (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.

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

JUDAIC 500. Independent Study in Judaic Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor/department. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a maximum of 3 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

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 570 / HJCS 570 / ACABS 570. Reading the Rabbis.

Section 001 — Meets with JUDAIC 270.001/HJCS 270.001 and HJCS 470/ACABS 470.

Instructor(s): Yaron Eliav (yzeliav@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Second year proficiency in Hebrew (HJCS 202). (4). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in HJCS 270/JUDAIC 270 or HJCS 470/ACABS 470.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HJCS 570.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 4 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

JUDAIC 591. Advanced Readings in Judaic Studies.

Section 001 — The Conversion of the Jews. [3 credits]. Meets with HISTORY 628.002.

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

Prerequisites: (1-4). May be elected up to three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTORY 628.002.

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JUDAIC 591. Advanced Readings in Judaic Studies.

Section 002 — Ancient Sites, Scripts, and Archives as Backgrounds to the Bible. [3 credits]. Meets with ACABS 491.001 and HISTORY 449.001.

Instructor(s): Robert Christopher Hawley (rchawley@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (1-4). May be elected up to three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ACABS 491.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 2


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