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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JWST 150 - Introduction to Judaism

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD

The field of Jewish Studies investigates a group that has been called Hebrews, Israelites, and Jews, and whose common bond has been characterized as a religion, race, nation, and culture. This course will present foundational narratives, ideas, and rituals in Judaism, along with pivotal events in Jewish history and identity formation. And yet students will also behold the immense diversity and variations of these elements across time and space. We will pay special attention to how traditional sources are reinterpreted over time, to shifting dynamics between Jewish thought and practice, and to relations between cultural memory and current events.

Enrollment Limit: 35
Instructor: S. Shonkoff

Cross List Information: This course is cross-listed with RELG 250.

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