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Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Before enrolling for the first time in any language offered by the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, all students with knowledge of the language, however acquired, must be tested to determine the course for which they should register. Information about the tests is available from the departmental undergraduate adviser.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

ARA | Arabic

Lower-Division Courses

506 (TCCN: ARAB 1511). First-Year Arabic I. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Modern Standard Arabic. Five class hours a week for one semester; additional hours in the computer laboratory are required.

507 (TCCN: ARAB 1512). First-Year Arabic II. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Continuation of Arabic 506. Five class hours a week for one semester; additional hours in the computer laboratory are required. Prerequisite: Arabic 506 with a grade of at least C.

412K. Second-Year Arabic I. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Modern Standard Arabic. Four class hours a week for one semester; additional hours in the computer laboratory are required. Prerequisite: Arabic 507 with a grade of at least C.

412L. Second-Year Arabic II. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Modern Standard Arabic. Four class hours a week for one semester; additional hours in the computer laboratory are required. Prerequisite: Arabic 412K with a grade of at least C.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Arabic. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework counted in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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Upper-Division Courses

320K. Third-Year Arabic I. Prerequisite: Arabic 412L.

320L. Third-Year Arabic II. Continuation of Arabic 320K. Prerequisite: Arabic 320K.

322. Introduction to Arabic Literature. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 15: Introduction to Arabic Literature). General survey of major themes, genres, and artists in the Arabic literary tradition from the sixth century to the modern era. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

322K. Levantine Arabic I. Three class hours a week for one semester. Arabic 413K and 322K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 412L.

322L. Levantine Arabic II. Three class hours a week for one semester. Arabic 413L and 322L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 322K.

324K. Qur'anic Arabic I. Three class hours a week for one semester. Arabic 414K and 324K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 412L.

324L. Qur'anic Arabic II. Three class hours a week for one semester. Arabic 414L and 324L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 324K.

325K. Egyptian Arabic I. Introduction to the Egyptian dialect of Arabic. Prerequisite: Arabic 412L.

325L. Egyptian Arabic II. Introduction to the Egyptian dialect of Arabic. Arabic 325L and 372 (Topic: Egyptian Arabic II) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Arabic 325K.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Arabic. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

330K. Fourth-Year Arabic I. Prerequisite: Arabic 320L or the equivalent.

330L. Fourth-Year Arabic II. Prerequisite: Arabic 330K or the equivalent.

360K. Arabic Literature in Translation. Study of selected Arabic works in translation. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 16: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature).

Topic 5: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 17: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia).

Topic 6: The Arabian Nights. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 18: The Arabian Nights).

360L. Topics in Arabic Literature. Close textual study of prose or poetry in Arabic. Focus on themes, genres, periods, and artists. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Arabic 320L or the equivalent, and Arabic 322 or 360K.

Topic 2: Arab Women Poets. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 14: Arab Women Poets).

Topic 3: Politics of Court Literature.

Topic 4: Translating Arabic Texts. Arabic 360L (Topic 4) and 380C (Topic 8: Translating Arabic Texts) may not both be counted.

369. Conference Course in Arabic Language and Literature. Supervised individual study of selected problems in Arabic language or literature. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in Arabic and consent of instructor.

372. Topics in Arabic Culture. Study of selected aspects of Arabic culture, such as calligraphy, architecture, archaeology, textiles, folklife, music, and folklore. Readings and lectures in English. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be used to fulfill the language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by research and writing to produce a substantial paper. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Arabic Language and Literature Honors Program; for 679HB, Arabic 679HA.

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HEB | Hebrew

Lower-Division Courses

506. First-Year Hebrew I. Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Modern Israeli Hebrew, including the writing system, basic sentence structure, vocabulary, and simple conversation. Five class hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 604 and 506 may not both be counted.

507. First-Year Hebrew II. Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Continuation of Hebrew 506. Five class hours a week for one semester. Hebrew 604 and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Hebrew 506 with a grade of at least C.

508. First-Year Biblical Hebrew I. Introduction to biblical Hebrew, including basic lexicon and grammar. Emphasis on reading the Hebrew Bible; selected texts may include the Creation, the Tower of Babel, the binding of Isaac, the Joseph story, and the David and Goliath story. Five lecture hours a week for one semester.

509. First-Year Biblical Hebrew II. Builds on material covered in Hebrew 508. A thorough study of biblical Hebrew grammar, with emphasis on the verb system and the rules of sentence structure. Selected texts include biblical chapters of poetic, legal, and prophetic nature, such as the Ten Commandments, chapters from the Book of Leviticus, Psalms 23, 27, and 121, Proverbs 8 and 10, Isaiah 53, and Jeremiah 31. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Hebrew 508 with a grade of at least C.

312K. Second-Year Hebrew I. Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Modern Israeli Hebrew. Continuation of Hebrew 507 with expanded grammar and conversation. Hebrew 605 and 312K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Hebrew 507 with a grade of at least C.

312L. Second-Year Hebrew II. Not open to native speakers of Hebrew. Continuation of Hebrew 312K, with emphasis on conversation and composition. Hebrew 605 and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Hebrew 312K with a grade of at least C.

313K. Second-Year Biblical Hebrew I. Builds on material covered in Hebrew 508 and 509. A thorough study of biblical Hebrew grammar, with emphasis on nominal structures and complex sentence structures. Students are introduced to the historical development of biblical Hebrew phonology and to the commonly used reference works. Selected texts include large sections from Genesis, the Book of Judges, the Book of Job, and the Scroll of Ruth. Prerequisite: Hebrew 509 with a grade of at least C.

313L. Second-Year Biblical Hebrew II. Builds on material covered in Hebrew 313K. A study of biblical Hebrew, with an introduction to Mishnaic and Modern Hebrew. Focus on the historical development of the Hebrew language. The texts studied are taken from the Hebrew Bible and the Mishnah, and include poems from the Golden Age in Spain and Modern Hebrew poetry and prose. Prerequisite: Hebrew 313K with a grade of at least C.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Hebrew. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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Upper-Division Courses

321. Hebrew Grammar. Phonology, morphology, and syntax of Hebrew. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Hebrew 312L or the equivalent; or consent of instructor.

322. Introduction to Hebrew Literature. Discussion of the forms, subjects, and ideals of Hebrew literature. All texts are in Hebrew. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Hebrew 312L or the equivalent; or consent of instructor.

325. Advanced Conversation and Composition. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Hebrew 312L or the equivalent; or consent of instructor.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Hebrew. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

346. Topics in Hebrew Literature and Drama. The principal Hebrew prose and poetic works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; contemporary literature, 1948 to the present. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Hebrew 312L or the equivalent; or consent of instructor.

Topic 7: Hebrew via Popular Culture.

Topic 8: Jerusalem in Israeli Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 18: Jerusalem in Israeli Literature).

Topic 9: Mizrahi Writing in Israel. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 8: Mizrahi Writing in Israel).

369. Conference Course in Hebrew Language and Literature. Supervised individual study of selected problems in Hebrew language or literature. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hebrew and consent of instructor.

374. Hebrew Literature in Translation. Study of selected works of Hebrew literature in English translation. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but no more than six hours may be counted toward the major for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Hebrew language and literature. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 8: Postmodernist Israeli Literature. Study of the first decades of Israeli literature. Themes include the establishment of a new state in the aftermath of the Holocaust, conflict between Israel and Arab nations, and conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Topic 9: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 7: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature).

Topic 10: Introduction to Israeli Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 17: Introduction to Israeli Literature).

Topic 11: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 10: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature).

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by research and writing to produce a substantial paper. Conference course for two semesters. Must be taken for special honors in addition to the major requirement. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the Hebrew Language and Literature Honors Program; for 679HB, Hebrew 679HA with a grade of A.

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ISL | Islamic Studies

Lower-Division Courses

310. Introduction to Islam. Same as History 306N (Topic 7: Introduction to Islam), Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic 1: Introduction to Islam), and Religious Studies 319. The beliefs, theology, history, and main social and legal institutions of Islam, including the concept of God and society, the role of women, and Islamic government and movements. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 310, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 310, Religious Studies 311 (Topic 3: Introduction to Islam).

311. Topics in Islamic Studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Introduction to the Middle East: Religious, Cultural, and Historical Foundations. A survey of the history and civilization of the Middle East from the sixth to the fourteenth century.

Topic 2: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction. Same as History 304R, Jewish Studies 311 (Topic 2: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction), and Religious Studies 304. Examines the intertwined historical developments of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and explores the principal beliefs and practices of Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

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Upper-Division Courses

340. Topics in Islam. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times. Same as History 364G (Topic 2: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 6: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), and Religious Studies 325. A detailed study of the prophet Muhammad's life and message, and of the means by which his life was recorded and popularized. Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic 6: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 340 (Topic 1: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 25: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 2: The Qur'an. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 14: The Qur'an) and Religious Studies 325G. The history, language and style, and themes of the Qur'an. Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 340 (Topic 3: The Qur'an) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

369. Conference Course in Islamic Studies. Supervised individual study of selected problems in Islamic studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

372. Topics in Islamic Cultures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 16: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts) and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 6: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 12: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 32: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts), 364 (Topic 1: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Veiling in the Muslim World. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14: Veiling in the Muslim World), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 17: Veiling in the Muslim World), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5: Veiling in the Muslim World), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11: Veiling in the Muslim World). Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 13: Veiling in the Muslim World), Religious Studies 363 (Topic 2: Veiling in the Muslim World), Women's Studies 340 (Topic 11: Veiling in the Muslim World). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 18: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 18: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 7: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions). Adoption of old Persian cultural heritage into Islamic practices, past and present. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 14: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 33: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), 364 (Topic 2: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 5: The Practice of Islam in the United States. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 27: The Practice of Islam in the United States), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 20: The Practice of Islam in the United States), and Religious Studies 346 (Topic 3: The Practice of Islam in the United States). Islam as a religious doctrine and a way of life, and its impact on contemporary American society. Study of Islam from the antebellum era to the present day from historical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), History 366N (Topic 14: The Practice of Islam in the United States), 366N (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 19: The Practice of Islam in the United States), 372 (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), Religious Studies 361 (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 10: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 16: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 4: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality). Muslim debates on Sufism; the historical development of Sufi beliefs regarding theology, religious laws, expression, and popular social practices. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 24: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality), 372 (Topic: Sufism: History and Doctrines), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic: Sufism: History and Doctrines), Religious Studies 361 (Topic: Sufism: History and Doctrines), 363 (Topic 1: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 11: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 29: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 24: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles). Textiles and material objects indigenous to the Islamic world, and what they reveal about the culture of various Islamic societies. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: 11), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 25: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), Religious Studies 364 (Topic 7: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 12: Muslim Women: Past and Present I. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 9: Muslim Women: Past and Present I). Survey of the role of women in Islamic societies from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, with a glimpse into modern times. Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 12) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 26: Muslim Women: Past and Present I) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 13: Muslim Women: Past and Present II. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 10: Muslim Women: Past and Present II). Survey of the role of women in the modern Muslim world, with a glimpse into historical developments within Islamic societies. Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 13) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 27: Muslim Women: Past and Present II) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 14: Arab Women Poets. Same as Arabic 360L (Topic 2: Arab Women Poets). Prerequisite: Arabic 320L or the equivalent, and Arabic 322 or 360K.

Topic 15: Introduction to Arabic Literature. Same as Arabic 322. General survey of major themes, genres, and artists in the Arabic literary tradition from the sixth century to the modern era. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 16: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature. Same as Arabic 360K (Topic 4: Loyalty and Rebellion in Arabic Literature). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 17: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia. Same as Arabic 360K (Topic 5: Memory and Identity in Ancient Arabia). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 18: The Arabian Nights. Same as Arabic 360K (Topic 6: The Arabian Nights). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Supervised individual reading for one semester, following by research and writing to produce a substantial paper on a specific topic in Islamic studies to be completed during the second semester. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the Islamic Studies Honors Program; for 679HB, Islamic Studies 679HA.

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J S | Jewish Studies

Lower-Division Courses

301. Introduction to Jewish Studies. Jewish literature and Jewish thought, comprising a general introduction to biblical, rabbinic, philosophic, and literary Jewish texts from the sixth century bc to the twenty-first century ce. Emphasis on hermeneutics (interpretation).

311. Topics in Jewish Studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 2: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction. Same as History 304R, Islamic Studies 311 (Topic 2: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction), and Religious Studies 304. Examines the intertwined historical developments of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and explores the principal beliefs and practices of Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Topic 3: The Rise of Christianity. Introduction to the origins and development of Christianity.

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Upper-Division Courses

361. Topics in Jewish Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 5: Yiddish Drama and Film in Translation. Same as English 322 (Topic 34: Yiddish Drama and Film in Translation); Germanic Civilization 327E (Topic 8: Yiddish Drama and Film in Translation); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 8: Yiddish Drama and Film in Translation); and Slavic 324 (Topic 2: Yiddish Drama and Film in Translation). Jewish life in Poland and Russia before the Holocaust, and the transition to American Jewish life, as revealed in plays and films produced in Eastern Europe and in the United States. No knowledge of Yiddish is required. Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.

362. Independent Research in Jewish Studies. Tutorially directed research in Jewish studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

363. Topics in the Humanities and Arts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Jewish Studies 361 and 363 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Anne Frank and Beyond. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 2: The Comic Novel in Three Traditions. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Film Adaptations of Israeli Literature. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Israeli and American Jewish Fiction. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Jerusalem in Israeli Literature and Cinema. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 6: Key Yiddish Novels. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 7: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature. Same as Hebrew 374 (Topic 9: Love and the State in Contemporary Israeli Literature). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 8: Mizrahi Writing in Israel. Same as Hebrew 346 (Topic 9: Mizrahi Writing in Israel). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Hebrew 312L or the equivalent; or consent of instructor.

Topic 9: Modern Jewish Prose and Poetry. Same as English 379M (Topic 5: Modern Jewish Prose and Poetry). Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 10: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature. Same as Hebrew 374 (Topic 11: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Jewish Literature). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 11: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 12: Yiddish Literature. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 13: Jewish-American-European Fiction: The Case of Roth, Roth, and Roth. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 14: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 12: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur). The philosophical basis, nature, and historical development of Jewish prayer as it is reflected in the Jewish prayer book, the Siddur. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 1: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur), 363 (Topic 14), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 13: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur), Religious Studies 354 (Topic 1: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur), 361 (Topic 29: Jewish Prayer: The Siddur). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 16: Israeli Cinema and Television. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 2: Israeli Cinema and Television). Israeli culture and society as expressed in films and television programs. Three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 6: Israeli Cinema and Television), 363 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 15: Israeli Cinema and Television), Radio-Television-Film 345 (Topic 2: Israeli Cinema and Television). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 17: Introduction to Israeli Literature. Same as Hebrew 374 (Topic 10: Introduction to Israeli Literature). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 18: Jerusalem in Israeli Literature. Same as Hebrew 346 (Topic 8: Jerusalem in Israeli Literature). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Hebrew 312L or the equivalent; or consent of instructor.

364. Topics in History. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Anti-Semitism in History and Literature. Jewish Studies 361 (Topic: Anti-Semitism in History and Literature) and 364 (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 2: The Jewish Experience in the Greco-Roman World. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 3: The Bible and History. Same as History 372P, Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 3: The Bible and History), and Religious Studies 354D. The critical uses of biblical and extrabiblical data in the reconstruction of the history of the biblical period. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 3: The Bible and History), 364 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 1: The Bible and History), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 14: The Bible and History). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: The Dead Sea Scrolls. Same as History 364G (Topic 3: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 13: The Dead Sea Scrolls), and Religious Studies 353D. Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic 8: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 4: The Dead Sea Scrolls), 364 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 14: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 31: The Dead Sea Scrolls).

365. Topics in the Social Sciences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: America and the Holocaust. Same as American Studies 321 (Topic 4: America and the Holocaust) and History 356R. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 370 (Topic: America and the Holocaust), History 350L (Topic: America and the Holocaust), 365G (Topic: America and the Holocaust), Jewish Studies 361 (Topic: America and the Holocaust), 365 (Topic 1), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: America and the Holocaust). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Concepts in Judaic Culture. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Jewish Communities in the Middle East and North Africa. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Jewish Immigrant Culture in America. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Jewish Ethics. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 6: Modern Israel. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 1: Modern Israel). Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 7: Modern Israel), 365 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 5: Modern Israel). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 7: Rome and Jerusalem. Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 325 (Topic 3: Rome and Jerusalem), History 321G, Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 2: Rome and Jerusalem), and Religious Studies 365 (Topic 1: Rome and Jerusalem). A study of daily life in Israel during the Roman period, focusing on Jerusalem, ancient Palestinian synagogues and churches, Jewish and Christian symbolism, agriculture, warfare, and burial practices. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 2: Rome and Jerusalem), 365 (Topic 7), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 7: Rome and Jerusalem), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 24: Rome and Jerusalem).

375. Senior Seminar. Intensive study and research on selected topics in Jewish studies, with on-going, in-class presentations for critique by fellow students and the instructor. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the Jewish studies adviser.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Restricted to Jewish studies majors. Supervised individual reading and research for one semester, followed by writing a substantial honors thesis during the second semester. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Jewish Studies Honors Program; for 679HB, Jewish Studies 679HA.

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