Courses

JS 2300. Introduction to Jewish Studies.

Introduction to Jewish Studies (3-0) An interdisciplinary overview of the major themes, issues and contexts of Jewish studies. This course examines religious, historical, literary, sociological, and philosophical approaches to the study of the Jewish tradition. Readings may include religious texts, Bible commentary, Jewish philosophy, mysticism, Hasidism, Jewish literature, and contemporary Jewish thought. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

JS 3300. Special Topics/Jewish Studies.

Special Topics in Jewish Studies (3-0) An interdisciplinary examination of a particular theme or topic in Jewish studies. This course covers an area in Jewish studies for which no regular course is offered. The specific topic will be listed when the course is offered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

JS 3301. Theories in Jewish Studies.

Theories in Jewish Studies (3-0) Through the interdisciplinary perspectives of literary studies, history, sociology, and philosophy this course will survey the works of Jewish scholars and writers from antiquity to the present. This course will cover major theories of the Jewish experience from the Bible through Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages to modern and contemporary times. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

JS 3310. Directed Study.

Directed Study (0-0-3) A directed program of independent readings and assignments for students who wish to investigate an area of Jewish studies not covered by regular course offerings. Under faculty supervision the student will be required to complete several short written assignments or one long, end-term research essay. This course requires the consent of the course instructor and program director. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours