JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Fall 2021, Section 003 - Blackness and Jewishness: A History of Encounters
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of department.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

What does it mean to be “black” in Jewish culture? In this course, we explore how Jewish societies have understood and engaged with Blackness and Black peoples over the ages. Delving into the parallel struggles of Blacks and Jews, we ask: How does the history of slavery intersect with the status of Jews in the Middle East? What connections can be drawn between the civil rights struggles in Israel and America? Throughout the course, we discuss the flexible and interrelated nature of the categories of Blackness and Jewishness across different historical, geographical, and temporal contexts. Themes explored include black and Jewish anti-colonial thought; Ethiopian and North African Jewish history; race and racism within the Middle East. By the end of the course, students will better understand how diasporic and racial identities are constructed and reconstructed over time and space.

Schedule

JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Schedule Listing
003 (REC)
 In Person
31544
Open
8
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
31866
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
31867
Open
0
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
31868
Closed
0
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
32592
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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