JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Jewish and Christian Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Instruction Mode: Section 002 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
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

The majority of literary and material evidence from religions in the ancient Mediterranean world was produced by men, for men. So, what can be said about women in antiquity? This is the guiding question for this course. Using a variety of methods and broad-ranging evidence, we will take a deep dive into modern and ancient constructions of gender, “historical” women, and literary women. To examine these topics, we will cover the time period from the rise of the Hellenistic period to the fall of the Roman Empire, and look at artifacts and ancient literature from Judaism, Christianity, and “pagan” religions. Primary sources will include a variety of non-canonical and canonical sources (e.g., Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Josephus, Philo, New Testament, Church Fathers, Rabbinic literature). Our work together will focus on uncovering what can be known about women—and how it can be known—and the construction of gender and religion in antiquity.

Intended Audience:

Students interested in the Bible, the Ancient Mediterranean World, Jewish Studies, Classical Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Middle East Studies.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly
 

Schedule

JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
33505
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
35234
Open
13
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Jewish and Christian Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World
003 (REC)
 In Person
29779
Open
7
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
30050
Closed
0
 
9
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
30051
Closed
0
 
8
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
30052
Closed
0
 
1
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
30669
Closed
0
 
2
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (REC)
 In Person
33916
Open
10
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
009 (REC)
 In Person
33918
Open
17
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (REC)
 In Person
37284
Open
12
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This course will be taught primarily in French so students should have at least a conversational level of French. Students taking this course for Judaic Studies credit will, however, be allowed to do all their readings, class participation, and assignments in English, if they so choose. However, students will need to know some French to fully take part in discussions. Registration for Judaic 318.010 will require instructor permission.

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