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Hindi 505
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Italian 560
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Jewish Studies 563
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Jewish Studies 563 Courses in English  

Courses in English

01:563:225Jewish Music (3) Introduction to biblical cantillation, medieval Jewish music, liturgical and Hasidic melodies, Yiddish folk songs, and the music of modern Israel.
01:563:226History of Jewish Art (3) Synagogue frescoes and architecture, medieval illuminations, Jewish ritual art, and Israeli art.
01:563:241Introduction to Rabbinic Literature (3) Introduces students to the Rabbinic period and rabbinic texts, including the Mishnah, the Talmud, and midrashic literature.
01:563:243,244Modern Jewish Literature (3,3) Works of great Jewish writers from Russia, Germany, France, Italy, and America, from late 19th century to date, in translation.
01:563:250Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah (3) Survey of Jewish mystical traditions from the early rabbinic traditions to the central text of kabbalistic literature, the Zohar, in 13th-century Spain. Credit not given for this course and 01:840:250.
01:563:254Hasidic Tales (3) Legends and stories; a study of the ideals and values of the Ba'al Shem Tov and other Hasidic masters from the 18th century to the present.
01:563:260Remembering the Shtetl (3) How Jewish life in eastern European small towns has been documented and recalled from the 19th century to the present in fiction, art, ethnography, film, and memoir. Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:260.
01:563:304Jewish Cinema and Fiction (3) Comparative study of Jewish themes in Yiddish, Israeli, American, and European films (with English subtitles) and their literary sources; discussions and readings in English.
01:563:306American Jews and the Media (3) Examines the roles that news media (film, recordings, radio, television, computers) plays in American Jewish life throughout the 20th century. Credit not given for both this course and 01:050:300.
01:563:310Israeli Culture (3) Formation of modern Israeli culture since the beginning of Zionist immigration to Palestine; its historical, social, literary, and artistic expressions. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:310 or 01:685:310.
01:563:315Topic in Rabbinic Literature (3) Examines a wide array of topics in classical Rabbinic literature.
01:563:320The Hebrew Bible (3) Study of selected narrative and prophetic portions of the Bible in English.
01:563:340The Dead Sea Scrolls (3) Introduction to the history and scholarship surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls.
01:563:345American Jewish History and Culture (3) History of the Jews in the New World, beginning in the middle of the 17th century, and then focusing on the United States until the present. Credit not given for both this course and 01:512:345.
01:563:365,366Holocaust Literature in Translation (3,3) Interpretation of works dealing with the Holocaust by leading Hebrew, Yiddish, and European writers. Appropriate films used.
01:563:367American Jewish Writers of the 20th Century (3) Cultural, literary, attitudinal aspects of American Jewish fiction: Abe Cahan, Henry Roth, Daniel Fuchs, Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, and others.
01:563:381,382Topics in Jewish Studies (1.5,1.5) Topics vary. Topics announced when course is offered. Seven-week courses; may be taken consecutively or separately.
01:563:384Yiddish Literature and Culture from Tradition to Enlightenment (3) Traces the cultural dynamics of Ashkenazic Jews in 16th- to 19th-century Europe through Yiddish religious writing, folktales, fiction, memoirs, and poetry. All readings in translation. Prerequisites: 01:563:202, 260, or permission of instructor. Credit not given for this course and 01:470:384.
01:563:386Modern Yiddish Literature and Culture (3) Yiddish prose, poetry, folklore, theater, and film in Europe and America from the late 19th century to the Holocaust. Knowledge of Yiddish not required.
01:563:389Jewish Power, Jewish Politics (3) Political relationship of the Jewish community to the Gentile authorities among whom they lived, from Rome in 70 C.E. to the contemporary period. Continuities and discontinuities of traditional conceptions of Jewish political behavior and rebellion and accommodation to structures of power in varying historical contexts. Prerequisite: At least one course in Jewish or European history after 1500.
01:563:390Jewish Memory (3) Explores various forms of Jewish memory shaped in response to major events, including myths, holidays, monuments, pilgrimages, testimonies, museums, literature, and film. Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:390.
01:563:395,396Topics in Jewish Studies (3,3) Selected themes in Jewish studies. Topics announced when course offered.
01:563:460Jewish Studies Internship (3) Supervised work in historical society, archive, museum, communal agency, etc.; 112 hours required. Assigned faculty member supervises and evaluates student's project/paper and sponsor's assessment. Special note: Open only to junior and senior Jewish studies majors and minors.
01:563:482,483Advanced Topics in Jewish Studies (1.5,1.5) Highly specialized advanced courses open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Specific titles available at registration. Seven-week courses; may be taken consecutively or separately.
01:563:490Studies in Jewish History (3) In-depth study of selected issues and problems in Jewish history and culture.
01:563:491,492Independent Study and Research (3,3) Individual reading research project under the guidance of a Jewish studies faculty member on a topic of interest to the student. Final written report required.
01:563:495Special Topics in Literature (3) Selected themes in Hebrew, Yiddish, or other Jewish literature. Topics announced when course offered.
01:563:496,497Senior Honors (3,3) Independent research project under supervision of a faculty member, culminating in an honors thesis that must be approved by the program. Prerequisite: Permission of department director.
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