JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Fall 2022, Section 008 - Jewish Experiences in the Americas & the Caribbean
Instruction Mode: Section 008 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

Today, close to one half of the world’s Jewish population lives in North and South America and the Caribbean. The United States has the world’s largest Jewish population of Jews, with Canada in third, and Argentina and Brazil rounding out the top ten. This interdisciplinary course draws on historical texts, literature, and film to explore questions of Jewish experiences in the Americas as a whole, bringing together North and South America and the Caribbean to understand continuity and change in Jewish experiences over time and across national contexts.

We will explore questions such as: How did Jews come to the Americas and the Caribbean, and what unique challenges did they face when they arrived? What role did religion play in the inclusion or exclusion of Jews in these new societies? How were Jews perceived in racial terms, how did they understand themselves within racialized hierarchies, and how did that differ across national borders within the Americas? How were Jewish experiences shaped by the particular country they lived in, and what experiences were shared across the Western Hemisphere?

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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