GERMAN 303 - Topics in German Culture and the Arts
Winter 2023, Section 003 - Jewish Languages
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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Description

Have you ever heard the words “schmooze,” “glitch,” or “kvetch”? These words entered English from Yiddish, the daily language of east European Jews. But Jews have spoken many other languages as well, including Hebrew, Aramaic, and Jewish versions of Arabic, Italian, and Spanish. As one historian put it, “one language was never enough for the Jews.” In this class, we will explore the fascinating role of languages in Jewish culture and history. Analyzing diverse materials from Passover Haggadahs to popular Netflix shows Unorthodox and Shtisel, students will learn how, when, and why Jews have used different languages. Among our topics will be code-switching and the role of languages in ideological debates about topics such as Zionism, religion, and Holocaust memory. You do not need to have prior knowledge of any of the languages mentioned in this description.

Schedule

GERMAN 303 - Topics in German Culture and the Arts
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (SEM)
 In Person
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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