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Winter Academic Term 2003 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 102. Elementary Modern Hebrew, II.

Modern Hebrew: Language Courses

Section 001, 002.

Instructor(s): Paula Weizman

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 101. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Continuation of the development of basic communication skills of reading, writing, and speaking modern standard Hebrew. Class drills, class discussions in Hebrew, language laboratory drills.

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HJCS 102. Elementary Modern Hebrew, II.

Modern Hebrew: Language Courses

Section 003, 004.

Instructor(s): Milka Eliav (milka@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 101. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Continuation of the development of basic communication skills of reading, writing, and speaking modern standard Hebrew. Class drills, class discussions in Hebrew, language laboratory drills.

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HJCS 202. Intermediate Modern Hebrew, II.

Modern Hebrew: Language Courses

Section 001, 002.

Instructor(s): Doron Lamm (dlamm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 201. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The focus of instruction will be on the four language skills with a continued emphasis on oral work and writing. In addition to continued study of morphology and syntax, some readings selections in fiction and non-fiction prose will be introduced.

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HJCS 202. Intermediate Modern Hebrew, II.

Modern Hebrew: Language Courses

Section 003, 004.

Instructor(s): Ilan Rosenberg

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 201. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The focus of instruction will be on the four language skills with a continued emphasis on oral work and writing. In addition to continued study of morphology and syntax, some readings selections in fiction and non-fiction prose will be introduced.

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HJCS 276 / JUDAIC 205. Introduction to Jewish Civilizations and Culture.

General HJCS

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in HJCS 576. (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Judaic Studies 205.001.

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HJCS 277 / ACABS 277 / AAPTIS 277 / JUDAIC 277 / HISTORY 277 / RELIGION 277. The Land of Israel/Palestine through the Ages.

Jewish Literature and Culture in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yaron Z Eliav

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Events in the Land of Israel have played a unique role in both Western and Near Eastern civilizations. This course will examine the most significant developments in the history of this land. We will outline the historical process and analyze the various factors (political, economic, cultural, etc.) that shaped it; and we'll get acquainted with both the nations that ruled the land and the people who inhabited its cities and villages. Sometimes we will follow the route of bloody battles. At others, we will focus our attention on individuals and groups who produced some of the great masterpieces of our age. Our approach will be exclusively historical. That being so, we shall not settle for modern accounts alone on the various periods, but read samples of primary sources (which will be provided with English translation) as well.

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HJCS 302. Advanced Hebrew, II.

Modern Hebrew: Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ruth Tsoffar (rtsoffar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: HJCS 301. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of the Hebrew sequence comprising the second term of the third-year Hebrew class. (Participation in Hebrew 301 offered in the previous term is not required if the student is at the advanced level.) The focus will be on developing proficiency in all five languages skills. Student participation is an essential part of the course. Readings will include short works of fiction as well as journalistic pieces. This will be supplemented by other media including music, video, recordings, readings, etc. Students' grades will be determined on the basis of assignments, participation (including in-class presentations), and a final exam.

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HJCS 373 / JUDAIC 373. Israeli Culture and Society.

General HJCS

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ruth Tsoffar (rtsoffar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Israel as a newborn nation-state offers us the opportunity to study a culture in formation, a culture formed from both indigenous Middle Eastern elements and the contributions of immigrants from Jewish communities from all over the world. Attention will be focused on the different bases of Israeli identity which give rise to a society defined by its cleavages, and the resultant tensions arising within such a society. The analysis will include a consideration of the ways in which the particular and peculiar history of the state of Israel are reflected in the national culture. The course will adopt a multidisciplinary approach encompassing historical, sociological, literary, and cultural studies. In addition to the reading of both primary and secondary sources, films (both documentary and belletristic) will be shown. Requirements for the course include compilation of dialectical journal and a paper.

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HJCS 395. Directed Undergraduate Readings.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 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.

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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 & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated 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 491. Topics in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies.

Jewish Literature and Culture in English

Section 002 Jewish Life in Late Antiquity.

Instructor(s): Yaron Z Eliav

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will examine some of the most significant aspects of Jewish life in the era ranging from after the destruction of the Second Temple until the beginning of the fifth century (70-429 CE). We will concentrate on reading, analyzing and discussing the primary sources (literary, archaeological, etc., on a given subject). The major body of source material for this epoch in Jewish history is the diversified corpus called rabbinic literature. We will not confine ourselves to these texts, but instead look at a more comprehensive sampling of sources (particularly Christian and archaeological material). There is no language requirement for this course at the 400 level, and all sources will be provided with English translation. Students who wish to take the course on the 500 level will be required to demonstrate reading abilities in one ancient language (Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek or Latin), and to prepare an additional paper.

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HJCS 498. Senior Honors Thesis.

Occasional Course

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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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