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Fall 2021 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Courses

Important notes: JSTU-J 203, JSTU-J 204, JSTU-J 303, JSTU-J 304, and JSTU-J 306 each may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours. Graduate courses are in italics. See Fall 2021 Course Resources box just below and to the right to learn what Gen Ed, College, and JS requirements these courses fulfill. For all Hebrew students, it is strongly recommended that once students start the study of the language, they continue and complete the language sequence with no breaks, to ensure a high level of skill development, performance and grades. Graduate level courses can be found here. Course listings are subject to change. Please see the Schedule of Classes on the Registrar's website for the most up-to-date information.

NOTE: Due to Covid19, event and course scheduling is tentative and arrangements may change. Updates will be noted on our website as soon as possible.

Please note that the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin is the official source for College course information (CASE, course descriptions), degree requirements, programs of study, policies and procedures.

100-200 LEVEL COURSES

VT: Researching White Supremacism and Antisemitism on Social Media (3 cr)
GŁnther Jikeli
COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to Arts & Humanities (15068)
MW 1:45-2:35 (Woodburn Hall 120)
Plus Discussion: R 3:00-3:50 (15069); R 4:15-5:05 (15070); F 1:45-2:35 (15071); F 3:00-3:50 (15072); F 11:15-12:05 (HON section)
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H, CASE CAPP

VT: Who Wrote the Bible? (3 cr)
Herb Marks
COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to Arts & Humanities (17936)
MW 3:00-3:50 (Rec Sports 110)
Plus Discussion: F 10:00-10:50 (19880); F 10:00-10:50 (21010); F 11:15-12:05 (19881); F 11:15-12:05 (22392)
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H; CASE CAPP

Jews, Christians, Muslims (3 cr)
Sarah Imhoff
REL-R 152 (32152)
TR 10:00-10:50 (Myers Hall 130)
Discussions: R 3:00-3:50 (32153); R 4:15-5:05 (32154) ; R 5:30-6:20 (32155) ; F 10:00-10:50 (32156) ; F 11:15-12:05 (32157); F 12:30-1:20 (32158)
GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

Israeli Film and Fiction (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-C 260 (47068)
TR 3:15-5:45 (Sycamore Hall 103)
2nd 8 week course
GenEd A&H; CASE A&H; CASE GCC

VT: Anne Frank & Hitler: Studies in the Representation of Good & Evil (3 cr)
Alvin Rosenfeld
JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies (14500) / HON-H 234 Literature of Time & Place (15035)
TR 3:15-4:30 (Sycamore Hall 001)
GenEd A&H, CASE A&H; credit given for only one of J203 or HON-H 234 with this topic.  3.5 GPA or higher required or be Hutton Honors College Student. Email clipsonw@indiana.edu for departmental consent.

VT: Godless Judaism (3 cr)
Vered Sakal
JSTU-J 204 Social and Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (46227)
MW 3:15-4:30 (Student Building 231)
GenEd S&H, CASE S&H

VT: Prostitutes, Homemakers, CEOs: Israel, Gender, and Difference (3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-J 204 Social and Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (47096)
TR 9:25-11:55 (GA 0013)
2nd 8 week course
GenEd S&H, CASE S&H

Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion (3 cr)
Brian Hillman
JSTU-J 251 (14545) / HIST-H 251 (22766)
MW 3:15-4:30 (GA 1122)
GenEd S&H; GenEd WC; CASE S&H; CASE GCC; credit given for only one of J251 or HIST-H 251; Required course for JS major and certificate students

Introduction to the New Testament (3 cr)
Jeremy Schott
REL-A 220 (32167)
TR 1:10-2:25 (Swain West 007)
GenEd A&H, GenEd WC, CASE A&H, CASE GCC

300-400 LEVEL COURSES

VT: Yiddish Life: On Page, On Stage, On Screen (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
JSTU-J 303 Topics in Yiddish Culture (41030) / GER-E 352 (40721) / CMLT-C 378 (??) / GER-Y 506 (40723)
MW 4:55-6:10 (BH 229)
CASE A&H, CASE GCC

VT: Six Hundred Years of Yiddish language and culture can't wait to meet you! (3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-E 351 Topics in Yiddish Literature (40715) / CMLT-C 377 (20183) / GER-Y 505 (40717)
TR 4:55-7:10 (TBH)
2nd 8 week course
CASE A&H

The History of Genocide (3 cr)
Mark Roseman
HIST-W 335 (22335)
TR 1:10-2:25 (Woodburn 106)
CASE S&H; CASE GCC

What is Middle Eastern? Perspectives Gained through Comparisons with Israel (3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-C 334 (45220) / MELC-M 334 (45228)
TR 1:10-2:25 (FR C230)
CASE IW, CASE S&H

VT: Antisemitism & Islamaphobia (3 cr)  CANCELLED
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (41038) / MELC-M 304 Issues in Middle Eastern Culture & Society (24803)

VT: Comparative Foreign Policy (3 cr)
Dina Spechler
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (21186) / POLS-Y 363 (16461) / HON-H 304 (17957) / INTL-I 300 (22660)
TR 1:10-2:25 pm (Woodburn Hall 111)
CASE S&H
Note: students taking the course for credit in Jewish Studies should register for the Jewish Studies section of the course (21186) and identify themselves to the instructor at the beginning of the semester. These students will focus their work on Israel.

VT: United States Foreign Policy (3 cr)
Dina Spechler
JSTU-J 304 Social & Historical Topics in Jewish Studies (22847) / POLS-Y 360 (14122) / HON-H 304 (19852) / INTL-I 300 (23007)
TR 4:55-6:10 (Woodburn Hall 003)
CASE S&H
Note: students taking the course for credit in Jewish Studies should register for the Jewish Studies section of the course (22847) and identify themselves to the instructor at the beginning of the semester. These students will focus their work on U.S./Israel relations.

Exploring Jewish Identity Today (3 cr)
Brian Hillman
JSTU-J 359 (45244)
TR 4:55-6:10 pm
CASE S&H; CASE DUS; CASE IW

Holocaust Literature in Israel (3 cr)
Stephen Katz
JSTU-L 377 (45253)
TR 11:30-12:45 (Sycamore 103)
CASE A&H

Recent Hebrew Literature in Israel (3 cr) CANCELLED
JSTU-L 385 (45254)

The Holocaust and Politics (3 cr)
Jack Bielasiak
POLS-Y 352 (40165)
MW 1:10-2:25 (Theatre A201)
CASE S&H, CASE GCC

LANGUAGE COURSES

Beginning Yiddish I (4 cr / 3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-Y 100 (17799) / GER-Y 501 (17800)
MWF 9:25-10:40 (Ballantine 219)
GenEd WL

Elementary Modern Hebrew I(4 cr / 3 cr)
JSTU-H 100 / JSTU-H 501
MW 10:00-10:50 (BH139); F 9:25-10:40 (WB WEB); (11158/22874); M. Maoz-Levy
MW 11:15-12:05 (SY 103); F 11:30-12:45 (WB WEB); (11160/22875); D. Romashov
MW 12:30-1:20 (SY 103) ; F 1:10-2:25 (WB WEB); (11159/22877); D. Romashov
GenEd WL

Elementary Modern Hebrew II (4 cr / 3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 150 (19959) / JSTU-H 502 (22867)
MW 10:00-10:50 (BH 138) ; F 9:25-10:40 (WB WEB)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 100/JSTU-H 501 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
JSTU-H 200 / JSTU-H 503
MW 10:00-10:50 (SY 006); F 10:00-10:50 (WB WEB); (11161/22868); D. Romashov
MW 12:30-1:20 (BH 139); F 12:30-1:20 (WB WEB); (18872/22870); M. Maoz-Levy
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 150/JSTU-H 502 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II (3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 250 (20919) / JSTU-H 504 (22872)
MW 12:30-1:20 (SY 006); F 12:30-1:20 (WB WEB)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 200/JSTU-H 503 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Advanced Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
Michal Maoz-Levy
JSTU-H 300 (11162) / JSTU-H 505 (22873)
MW 11:15-12:05 (BH 139); F 11:15-12:05 (WB WEB)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 250/JSTU-H 504 or equivalent proficiency.

INDIVIDUAL READINGS

Individual Readings in Yiddish Studies: Language, Literature, & Culture (1-3 cr)
Dov-Ber Kerler
GER-X 493
P: Consent of instructor
Arranged

Readings for Honors in Jewish Studies (3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-H 399 (11163)
P: Approval of instructor and honors advisor
Arranged

Honors Thesis (3-6 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-H 499 (11165)
P: Approval of program honors committee and successful completion of JSTU-H 399.
Arranged

Leadership in Jewish Studies (1 cr)
Hillel Staff
JSTU-X 170
TOPICS: Hillel Event Planning (14879); Jewish Cooking (14880); Freshman Leadership (45249)
Does not count toward Jewish Studies major or certificate. Students may only take 1 section per semester and a maximum of 3 credits during degree. S/F grading.
These sections meet at the Simone G. Hillel Center, 730 E. Third Street. Questions regarding the X170 classes should be directed to Hillel@indiana.edu

Internship in Jewish Studies (1-6 cr)
JS Internship Authorization Form Required
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-X 473 (15081)
Arranged

Individual Readings in Jewish Studies (1-3 cr)
Aziza Khazzoom
JSTU-X 490 (11164)
ARR day/time
P: Consent of instructor