Fall 2020: Upcoming Classes in Jewish Studies
RELG/JSTU 230, Introduction to Judaism
This course introduces major practices, beliefs, and traditions of Judaism. Throughout,
we will explore the question: what is Judaism? As we will see, this question does
not lend itself to simple answers: rather than encountering a monolithic “Judaism,”
students will learn about a wide variety of experiences, practices, and Jewish identities
throughout the semester.
RELG/JSTU 301, Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
This course will offer the opportunity to experience, contextualize, critique, and
enjoy the Hebrew Bible. This course will immerse you in the diverse literary worlds
of the Hebrew Bible, emphasizing how rich the multiple voices contained within the
various biblical texts can be.
HEBR 121, Hebrew Language TR 4:25-6:10 pm
ENGL/WGST 437/JSTU 491 WOMEN WRITERS
Through the analysis of Jewish women's memoirs this course explores the Jewish historical
experience from a gender perspective and a feminist lens. The course also draws parallels
between the historical memory of Jewish women and women from other ethnic, religious
or national groups. Particular attention is given to stories of war and genocide(s).
The class uses a wide range of texts, feature films and documentaries.
EDUC 635 Anne and Emmett: Confronting Antisemitism, Racism and Otherness through Pedagogy
For detials and information contact instructor, Dr. Meir Muller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Jewish Studies?
The Jewish Studies program supports the many ways students can engage with Jewish
life and thought. The program offers opportunities for students such as study abroad,
student research, and academic and community programming that educates our students
and community on the many facets of Jewish history, culture, and tradition both locally
and around the world.
With many courses dealing with Jewish content offered across multiple departments, the Jewish Studies
Program maintains an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental approach to Jewish scholarship.
Beyond the classroom, students are encouraged to take advantage of the program's study abroad funding, as well as campus and community resources that abound in Columbia.
Professors who contribute to the vitality of the Jewish Studies Program come from
many different departments, such as English, History, and Religious Studies. A vibrant
mix of consulting faculty and associate scholars add to the depth of knowledge in
JS STUDENT WINS 2020 FULBRIGHT AWARD
Catharine Aretakis, USC Jewish Studies minor, receives the prestigious Fulbright Award to study the Holocaust in the Netherlands.
New Grant Opportunity in Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies invites applications The Sura and Henry Wengrow Undergraduate Research Award.
Click here for information and application details.
Meir Muller Wins 2019 Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award
The Jewish Studies Program is proud to announce that Dr. Meir Muller was awarded the prestigious Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Jewish Studies at USC Stands in Solidarity with the Islamic Community following the NZ Massacre
The USC Jewish Studies Program sends its condolences to the local and worldwide Islamic community in the wake of the devastating attack on the mosques in New Zealand.
John R. Mandsager to join Workshop for Early Career Faculty in Jewish Studies at UPenn
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