JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Fall 2022, 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
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
001 (REC)
 In Person
33505
Closed
0
 
-
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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