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Jewish Studies has some great courses coming up in Fall 2014, including two new courses, the History of Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (JWST 20500) and an Art History course, Jewish Imagery, Images of Jews (JWST 22300).

JWST 10300 – Hebrew Scriptures. MW 4:00-5:15. HU LA 3a. Rebecca Lesses. This course surveys the biblical literature, acquaints the students with critical methods for the study of the Bible, situates the Bible within the literature and culture of the ancient Near East, and discusses the religion of ancient Israel.

JWST 20100 – Jews in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. TR 4:00-5:15. LA HU 1 G H Rebecca Lesses This course is an introduction to Jewish history and the varieties of Jewish cultures and religious traditions in the ancient and medieval worlds. We will explore Jewish history from the period of the Second Temple (sixth century B.C.E.) to the Expulsion from Spain in 1492. 

JWST 20500 – The History of Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. TR 1:10-2:25. Sanford Gutman. HU LA  The course covers the history of the Zionist movement, modern Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict from the 1880's to the present. 

JWST 22300 – Jewish Imagery, Images of Jews. TR 2:35-3:50. Stephen Clancy. ICC attributes: CA, HM, Identities, Power and Justice. The course examines how both Jews and non-Jews have used art and architecture to shape and characterize Jewish culture and identity, explores the nature of "Jewish" imagery and art history, and historical developments, from the ancient through modern eras, of both distinctive and adaptive Jewish visual identities, and investigates representations of Jews and appropriations of Jewish culture by others. 

HEBR 10100 – Elementary Hebrew. MWF 2:00-2:50. HU LA. Mirit Hadar Beginning course. Practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing simple idiomatic Hebrew. Emphasis is placed on culture, participation, and self-expression. Open to students with no previous Hebrew, or by placement examination.

HEBR 20100 – Intermediate Hebrew. MWF 11:00-11:50. HU LA. Mirit Hadar. Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Hebrew. Special emphasis is given to Hebrew culture. 

POLT 23000 – The Holocaust. TR 4:00-5:15. HU LA. Don Beachler This course is an introductory survey of major issues related to the Holocaust. 

Are you interested in learning more about the Jewish Studies minor? Contact Rebecca Lesses, Coordinator of Jewish Studies, at or 274-3556. Check out Jewish Studies at

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