Duke University Center for Jewish Studies

The is a representative list of courses offered by the department and should not be used for schedule planning. For accurate and up-to-date course listings and information, Duke students should log into ACES.

Spring 2014

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
JEWISHST 204
Intermed Modern Hebrew Plesser, Shelli 02 WF 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
M 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
Trent 039

Course Description

Continuation of Hebrew 203. Instructor: Plesser
JEWISHST 305S
Advanced Modern Hebrew Plesser, Shelli 01 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Franklin Center 016 A/B

Course Description

Introduction to modern Hebrew literature and Israeli culture. Emphasis on critical reading of literary and cultural texts, including prose, poetry, drama, and film. Conducted in Hebrew. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Ginsburg
JEWISHST 330
Biblical Ethics Lieber, Laura 01 MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Gray 228

Course Description

An introduction to ethics in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, addressing moral and ethical dilemmas within the varied sources of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the diversity of views and opinions within the text, and passages often regarded as problematic for modern readers. The use of the biblical text as a resource for the construction of pre-modern and modern Jewish and Christian ethics will also be explored. Instructor: Liebert
JEWISHST 332S
Reading The Psalms Lieber, Laura 01 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Gray 220

Course Description

An introduction to the biblical book of Psalms and traditional (Jewish and Christian) and contemporary methods of reading and interpreting these poems. Literary, feminist, liturgical, and midrashic modes of reading will be particularly examined. Issues of translation as a mode of interpretation will be central. Instructor: Lieber
JEWISHST 342
The Holocaust Duffy, Eve 01 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Soc/Psych 130

Course Description

Antisemitism and the Jewish question in Central Europe, the development of Nazi policy, the Final Solution in its different sites (ghetto, labor camps, extermination camps) and institutions (SS, Judenrat), the Holocaust's legacy. Historiographical debates and documentary research. Class might take field trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. Instructor: Hacohen
JEWISHST 390S
Special Topics - Seminar Van Vliet, Netta 01 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM West Duke 202

Course Description

Seminar version of Jewish Studies 390. Instructor: Staff
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