Winter '00 Course Guide

Courses in Judaic Studies (Division 407)

Winter Term, 2000 (January 5 April 26, 2000)

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Judaic St. 102. Elementary Yiddish.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Yiddish 101. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the second 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 final.

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

Judaic St. 202. Intermediate Yiddish.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Yiddish 201. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the fourth 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 St. 205/HJCS 276. Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Culture.

Section 001 Meets with Judaic Studies 505.001

Instructor(s): Gabrielle Boccaccini (gbocca@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An overview of 3,000 years of Jewish Civilization, from its Near Eastern roots to contemporary times, from the rabbis to the uncertainties of the year 2000.

A social and intellectual history of Judaism with emphasis on the interaction between Jewish and non-Jewish cultures and civilizations.

An interactive and interdisciplinary experience for the student, with the Instructor providing the general framework in introductory presentations, U-M specialists in Judaic Studies offering guest lectures on the major topics of Jewish history and religion, and discussion sessions giving the opportunity for direct contact with primary sources.

No-prerequisites. Grades are based on attendance, daily readings of primary sources, midterm, final and a term paper.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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

Section 001.

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

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

R&E Foriegn Lit

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 296.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3-4 Waitlist Code: 1

Judaic St. 333. Yiddish Literature in Translation.

Section 001 Modern Yiddish Literature and Jewish Nationalism.

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

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

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

We will study how the consciousness of Yiddish as a Jewish national language emerged and developed and how modern Yiddish writers construct, explore and explode myths of Jewish nationalism. We will discuss such questions as: Why is Yiddish chosen for cultural expression? What is the significance of writing in a homeless language? How is Jewish nationalism understood and configured in this literature? How do these writers relate to a Jewish homeland, to Jewish tradition and history, to other national literatures? To explore these issues, we will read a selection of texts in various genres (fiction, poetry, drama, essays), from different periods (from the nineteenth century to the aftermath of the Holocaust), and from Eastern Europe as well as America. Possible authors will include the classic Yiddish fiction writers (Mendele Moykher-Sforim, Sholem Aleykhem, I.L. Peretz), playwright Sh. Ansky, Nobel Prize winner I.B. Singer, poets Mani Leyb, Moyshe-Leyb Halpern, Kadya Molodovsky, Dovid Hofshteyn, Itsik Feffer, Yankev Glatshteyn, Avrom Sutzkever. When appropriate, we will complement our exploration with examples from film, music and the visual arts.

Course requirements: attendance, participation, one group-led discussion (if class size permits), short response papers, one longer paper and a final.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Judaic St. 467/HJCS 577/Religion 471. Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism.

Section 001 Models of Jewish Renewal.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 577.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 4

Judaic St. 496. Independent Studies.

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

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: No Data Given.

Judaic St. 498. Senior Thesis.

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

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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