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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2010–2012 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Jewish Studies 563 Graduate Courses  

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16:563:501 Jewish History I: Ancient and Medieval (3) The social, religious, intellectual, and political history of the Jewish people from the crystallization of their national-religious consciousness in the Biblical period until the end of the 15th century.
16:563:502 Jewish History II: Early Modern and Modern (3) The major trends in Jewish life from the ferment caused by the expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 15th century until the years between Europe's two great 20th-century wars.
16:563:510 American Jewish Life: Social Science Approaches (3) Key works in the study of Jewish life in America since the turn of the 20th century, including works of journalism, sociology, anthropology, sociolinguistics, and ethnomusicology.
16:563:520 The Bible through Literary Eyes (3) The Bible as literature, with an eye to identifying the many literary devices utilized by the ancient Israelite authors.
16:563:530 The Akedah: The Binding of Isaac and Its Reverberations (3) A broad view of Jewish cultural and intellectual history, using the story of the Binding of Isaac as its linchpin; survey of Jewish sources, including a wide range of texts, genres, and media.
16:563:541 Rabbinic Literature (3) The historical developments that led to the establishment and eventual dominance of rabbinic Judaism, as well as the internal dynamics involved in this process.
16:563:550 Kafka (3) Kafka's parables, short stories, novels, diaries, and correspondence, with a particular focus on questions of translation, intertextuality, gesture, and the relationship between writing and the body.
16:563:555 Benjamin, Scholem, Arendt (3) Examines three towering figures of 20th-century thought: Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), Gershom Scholem (1897-1982), and Hannah Arendt (1906-1975).
16:563:580 Europe and Its Jews: Problems and Directed Readings in Modern Jewish Historiography (3) The central trends and personalities in modern Jewish historical writing (historiography).
16:563:588 Jewish-Christian Relations through the Ages (3) The history of Jewish-Christian relations from the beginnings of Christianity through the start of the 21st  century.
16:563:589 The Jews in Muslim and Christian Spain (3) Jewish life in Iberia from its legendary beginnings in Biblical times through the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.
16:563:590 Jewish Memory, Identity, and Culture (3) Collective memory and autobiographical memory, politics of commemoration, trauma and post-memory, testimonies, fiction and film, and memorial sites and ritual.
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