MIDEAST 276 - What is Judaism?
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in JUDAIC 505 or HJCS 576.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of department.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

What has it meant to eat as a Jew, dress as a Jew, or pray as a Jew in different time periods and locales? How do the Sabbath laws inscribed in the Hebrew Bible relate to Jewish practices of rest and celebration in the modern period? This course familiarizes students with the central sacred texts and practices of Jewish traditions as they have been interpreted by different communities over the past 2000 years. We study the development of Jewish thought and practice through a series of different lens--theology, history, ethnography, and feminism among others. By exploring the diverse history of Jewish practice, students gain insight into contemporary debates in the Jewish world: questions such as who is a Jew, which practices define Judaism as a religion in the modern world, and what does a flourishing Jewish community look like.

Class Format:

Instruction/Learning Mode: The weekly lectures for this course will be recorded and made available asynchronously. Online discussions will take place asynchronously in writing.

Course Testing/Assessment: Testing for this course will be asynchronous and will consist of multiple choice, short answers, and brief essay questions distributed in advance and submitted via Canvas as students complete each unit of study. A variety of other forms of evaluation will be offered as an optional addition.

Platforms/Technology Used: Students will need access to a computer with internet and sound in order to complete this course.

Schedule

MIDEAST 276 - What is Judaism?
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
20571
Open
3
 
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