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Winter Academic Term 2004 Course Guide

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Courses in Judaic Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


The following list contains courses in other departments/programs that are approved Judaic Studies courses for Winter Academic Term 2004 which may not reflected in the Judaic Studies course list, below. For a description of these courses please check the relevant department listings, or consult the Judaic Studies website at http://www.umich.edu/~judstud/crsgdw04.htm

English Language and Literature

  • ENGLISH 317.001, Modern Jewish Literature
  • ENGLISH 383, Yiddish Classics

Germanic Languages and Literatures:

  • GERMAN 322/HISTORY 322, Origins of Nazism

History

  • HISTORY 382, History of the Jews from the Spanish Expulsion to the Eve of Enlightenment
  • HISTORY 449 (meets with ACABS 491.001 & JUDAIC 591.002) Advanced Readings: "Ancient Sites, Scripts, and Archives as Background to the Bible"
  • HISTORY 628.001 Studies in Jewish History: "Antisemitism and the Holocaust: Interpretations and Representations"
  • HISTORY 628.002 (meets with JUDAIC 591.001), Studies in Jewish History: "The Conversion of the Jews in Medieval and Early Modern European History"

Near Eastern Studies

  • AAPTIS 592, Constructions of Collective Memory and Identity: Readings in Theory and Practice
  • ACABS 102 Elementary Classical Hebrew II
  • ACABS 202 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II
  • ACABS 491.001 (meets with JUDAIC.002 and HISTORY 449) "Ancient Sites, Scripts, and Archives as Background to the Bible"
  • ACABS 543/HJCS 543, The Bible in Jewish Tradition
  • ACABS 570/JS 570/HJCS 570 (meets with JUDAIC 270/ HJCS 270), Reading the Rabbis
  • ACABS 602, Advanced Readings in Classical Hebrew (meets with ACABS 202), Advanced Readings in Classical Hebrew
  • ACABS 722, Ancient Levantine Ritual Traditions
  • HJCS 102, Elementary Modern Hebrew II
  • HJCS 202, Intermediate Modern Hebrew II
  • HJCS 302, Advanced Hebrew II
  • HJCS 543/ACABS 543, The Bible in Jewish Tradition
  • HJCS 577/RELIGION 471/JUDAIC 467, Seminar: "Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment"


JUDAIC 102 / YIDDISH 102. Elementary Yiddish II.

Courses in Yiddish

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Veronika Szabo

Prerequisites & Distribution: JUDAIC 101. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

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JUDAIC 202 / YIDDISH 202. Intermediate Yiddish II.

Courses in Yiddish

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Veronika Szabo

Prerequisites & Distribution: JUDAIC 201. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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 270 / HJCS 270. Introduction to Rabbinic Literature.

Section 001 — Taught in English.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in HJCS 470/JUDAIC 470 or HJCS 570/ACABS 570/JUDAIC 570.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HJCS 270.001.

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JUDAIC 296 / HJCS 296 / RELIGION 296. Perspectives on the Holocaust.

Section 001 — Taught in English.

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

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

R&E Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/hjcs/296/001.nsf

See HJCS 296.001.

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JUDAIC 302 / YIDDISH 302. Advanced Yiddish II.

Courses in Yiddish

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Veronika Szabo

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Third year of the language sequence, focusing on reading and speaking Yiddish. Literary, historical and other texts are considered, along with film, folklore, and music. Student learn how to approach handwritten documents.

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JUDAIC 317. Topics in Judaic Studies.

Section 001 — From Bible and Midrash to Modern Hebrew Literature. Taught in English. [3 credits]. Meets with HJCS 491.002.

Instructor(s): Shachar M Pinsker (spinsker@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the multifaceted relations between Biblical and Rabbinic literature (Talmud and Midrash) and modern Hebrew literature created in the late 19th and 20th centuries. We will examine questions such as, what is the nature of Midrash? What is modern Midrash? How do modern Hebrew writers employ Biblical and Rabbinic languages in forging modern subjectivity? In what ways are traditional Jewish figures, motifs, and narrative structures being reread and rewritten? What is the role of gender in the process of retelling? The readings include Biblical and Midrashic texts and a variety of modern Hebrew narratives and poems by writers such as Ch. N. Bialik, S.Y. Agnon, Dvora Baron, Bat-Miriam, Yehuda Amichai, Nathan Zach, and others. (This course is taught in English. Students with knowledge of Hebrew will read the literary works in the original).

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JUDAIC 317. Topics in Judaic Studies.

Section 002 — Contacts & Conflicts: Jewish Experience in Eastern Europe. Taught in English. [3 credits]. Meets with SLAVIC 270.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits.

R&E

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/slavic/270/001.nsf

See SLAVIC 270.001.

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JUDAIC 317. Topics in Judaic Studies.

Section 003 — Politics and Culture in Hebrew Literature: Ethnicity and Gender. Taught in English. [3 credits]. Meets with HJCS 491.001 and WOMENSTD 483.005.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HJCS 491.001.

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JUDAIC 373 / HJCS 373. Israeli Culture and Society.

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.

See HJCS 373.001.

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

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

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 495. Independent Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (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.

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JUDAIC 496. Independent Studies.

Instructor(s):

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

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JUDAIC 498. Senior Thesis.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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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