JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Fall 2021, Section 004 - Representing American Jewishness
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, HU
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

Judaism--as religion, race, ethnicity, and culture--is a fascinating area of study for communication scholars. Jewish Americans have long experienced many forms of in-betweenness (insider/outsider, "model minority"/marginalized, White/racialized "Other," etc.). In this course, students will gain first-hand knowledge of how American Jewish identity is conceived and represented, ranging from stand-up comedy to films about the Holocaust, from documentaries about Jewish tattooing to ethnographies about kosher butchers in small-town Iowa, and from Jewish hip hop artists to vampires. Students will come away with a better knowledge of what it means to "be" Jewish in the US and how that is represented, and how understanding Jewish identity lends to better understanding other identity issues.

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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