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Spring/Summer '00 Course Guide

Courses in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (Division 389)


Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 2000 (May 2 June 23, 2000)
Spring/Summer Term, 2000 (May 2 August 18, 2000)
Summer Half-Term, 2000 (June 28 August 18, 2000)


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HJCS 296/Judaic Studies 296/Rel. 296. Perspectives on the Holocaust.

Jewish Literature and Culture in English

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Judith Nysenholc (jnysenho@umich.edu)

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

R&E Foriegn Lit

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

As "an event at the limits," the Holocaust has forced us to reconsider comfortable assumptions about human nature and modernity. In this course, we will explore questions concerning the perpetrators' motivations, the victims' responses, and the functions of post-Holocaust remembrances. Our overarching questions will be: How to understand? How to live after? And how best to remember? The course consists of two parts: "history" and "memory." The first half is devoted to antecedents (antisemitism, the rise of Nazism), and most importantly, to the war years, focusing especially on (in)human behavior during the Holocaust; in the second half of the course, we will discuss its aftermath, in particular issues of testimony, representation, and memorialization. We will rely on a variety of sources in our exploration history, fiction, film, poetry, music, art, survivors' live testimonies. Requirements: class participation, frequent short response papers, midterm, take-home final.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

HJCS 395. Directed Undergraduate Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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: No Data Given.

HJCS 491. Topics in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies.

Jewish Literature and Culture in English

Section 001 The Encounter Between Jews and Muslims in the Middle Ages. Meets with AAPTIS 491.101.

Instructor(s): Isaac Hollander (iholland@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/SP00/NES491/

Many are aware of the meeting between Jews and Arabs in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Less familiar is the encounter between Jews and Muslims during the Middle Ages, when a large majority of the Jewish people subsisted under Muslim rule. This course is an introduction to that fundamental encounter and to its treatment in twentieth-century scholarly literature. First we will survey the religious, political, communal, material and intellectual settings of the Judeo-Muslim experience. Then we will explore such themes as cultural cross-pollination, the Jews* legal status in theory and practice, interfaith polemics, Messianism and religious unorthodoxy as arenas of interaction and the limits of Jewish communal autonomy. Emphasis is placed on classroom analyses of translated primary source material, informed by preparatory readings.

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HJCS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The Senior Honors thesis is for students who have been approved by the Near Eastern Studies concentration advisor, Honors advisor, and the LS&A Honors Council. The length of the thesis may vary, but 50-60 pages is common. Two advisors should be chosen. The principal advisor is a member of the faculty in whose field of expertise the thesis topic lies, and he or she oversees the student's research and the direction taken by the thesis.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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HJCS 395. Directed Undergraduate Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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: No Data Given.


Summer Half-Term Courses

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To see what has been added or changed in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies this week go to What's New This Week.


HJCS 395. Directed Undergraduate Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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: No Data Given.

HJCS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The Senior Honors thesis is for students who have been approved by the Near Eastern Studies concentration advisor, Honors advisor, and the LS&A Honors Council. The length of the thesis may vary, but 50-60 pages is common. Two advisors should be chosen. The principal advisor is a member of the faculty in whose field of expertise the thesis topic lies, and he or she oversees the student's research and the direction taken by the thesis.

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

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