Jewish Studies (JWST)

JWST 11001     INTRODUCTION TO JEWISH STUDIES      3 Credit Hours

Introductory exploration and examination of the diversity of Jewish life, culture, religion and society from antiquity to the present.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JWST 20011     INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE OR OLD TESTAMENT      3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the modern study of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the history and religion of ancient Israel. Designed to help students to understand the development of the Hebrew Bible in its ancient context. The course approaches the Hebrew Bible from historical, comparative, literary, anthropological and archeological perspectives in an effort to illuminate the world of its authors. No prior knowledge of the Bible, Judaism or Christianity is required.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JWST 30092     INTERNSHIP IN JEWISH STUDIES (ELR)      3-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Internship in Jewish studies.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 9-18 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

JWST 30100     JEWISH WOMEN IN THE MODERN WORLD      3 Credit Hours

This course explores the lives and experiences of Jewish women from diverse communities and traditions, in relation to a wide array of divergent cultural contexts within the modern world.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JWST 30200     JEWS, BASEBALL AND AMERICAN SPORTS      3 Credit Hours

The course chronicles the experience of Jewish players and performers in American sports. The course explores the issues of religious and ethnic prejudice that Jewish athletes endured, challenged and overcame.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JWST 30300     CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST: PERPETRATORS AND VICTIMS      3 Credit Hours

This course will examine the dramatic effect on children who got caught up in the Holocaust (whether as victims, perpetrators, heroes, rescuers or survivors) and the impact these children had on the Holocaust and on history.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JWST 40095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN JEWISH STUDIES      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Special topics in Jewish studies.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

JWST 40096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Individualized investigation.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3-9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter