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

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FYSP 167 - Who Was a Jew: Boundaries of Identity


This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
HIST
Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 4 hours
Attribute: 4SS, WRi, CD

‘Jew’ is a far more an ambiguous term than many assume. This course explores cases from antiquity to contemporary times where the content of Jewishness and the boundaries of group identity were ambiguous or contested; criteria used in deliberating identity; and ways that inclusion or exclusion was decided. Cases include: people who became Jews during Graeco-Roman antiquity; Jewish Jesus-followers; Jews in China, India, Africa, South America; identity decisions in the State of Israel, and others.Enrollment limit: 14.
Instructor: S. Magnus



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