Courses

JWST 2003. Introduction to Judaism (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

An introduction to the practices, teachings, and scriptures of Judaism, focusing on the post-Biblical period up to the present.

JWST 3103. Introduction to Jewish Languages (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

An introduction to the alphabet, grammar, syntax, and basic vocabulary of Hebrew, Jewish Aramaic and Yiddish.

JWST 4003. Modern Jewish Thought (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A survey of the main trends in Jewish thought from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century.

This course is cross-listed with PHIL 4103.

JWST 4013. Contemporary Jewish Thought (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

A survey of trends in Jewish thought in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing on the ways in which Jewish thinkers have responded to the events affecting Jews and the conditions of Jewish life in from approximately 1900 to the present.

This course is cross-listed with PHIL 4313.

JWST 470V. Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Irregular). 1-3 Hour.

Irregular course offerings that focus on a specialized area of Jewish Studies not covered in depth in regular JWST or affiliated courses. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

JWST 475V. Independent Investigations in Jewish Studies (Irregular). 1-3 Hour.

This course can be offered to allow a student to pursue reading and research on a topic of interest not covered in regular JWST courses. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.