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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JWST 132 - Jewish History from the Spanish Expulsion to the Present

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: CD, 3SS, WR

Survey of Jewish history, 1492-present, studying Jewish modernity in Europe, the US, and Middle East. Topics include the demise of traditional society and emerging modernity in the experience of Marranos, mystics, messiahs, religious reformers and secular Jews; the struggle for legal equality, economic betterment and social acceptance; family and community; acculturation, assimilation and cultural revival; modern Jew-hatred and Jewish responses; Zionism; Jewish socialism; the Shoah; founding of Israel.  Enrollment limit: 40.
Instructor: S. Magnus
Cross List Information
The course is cross-listed with HIST 132.

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