JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Fall 2022, 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.
Primary Instructor:

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.

Required Textbooks: Not Required

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
15
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Jewish and Christian Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World
003 (REC)
 In Person
29779
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
30050
Closed
0
 
8
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
30051
Closed
0
 
7
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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