JUDAIC 281 - Jews in the Modern World: Texts, Images, Ideas
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course students will examine the multiple ways in which Jews in Europe, America, Israel and the Middle East have responded to the cultural, political, economic, and social forces of modernity. By focusing on a variety of textual and visual material from the late 18th century to the present (including literary texts, fine arts, film, architecture), students will have an opportunity to explore the processes by which Jewish culture has been shaped and re-shaped in the face of unprecedented new freedoms and persecutions. The development of Jewish life from the late 18th century to the present offers a microcosm for the study of race, ethnicity, and racism in the modern world and the course will illustrate how deeply embedded racial, ethnic, and religious discourses are in any discussion of Jews.

JUDAIC 281 - Jews in the Modern World: Texts, Images, Ideas
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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