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.

Fall 2015

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
JEWISHST 89S
First Year Seminar Ruderman, Judith 01 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Perkins 060

Course Description

Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff
JEWISHST 89S
First Year Seminar Zinger, Oded 02 Th 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Gray 230B

Course Description

Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff
JEWISHST 101
Elementary Modern Hebrew Plesser, Shelli 001 TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Franklin Center 016 A/B

Course Description

Introduction to speaking, understanding, reading, and writing modern Hebrew. Language laboratory. Instructor: Plesser
JEWISHST 101
Elementary Modern Hebrew Plesser, Shelli 01D WF 03:05 PM-03:55 PM East Duke 204A

Course Description

Introduction to speaking, understanding, reading, and writing modern Hebrew. Language laboratory. Instructor: Plesser
JEWISHST 145
Old Testament/heb Bible Brettler, Marc 01 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Gray 220

Course Description

Historical, literary, ethical, and theological investigations of the ancient Near Eastern context of Israelite religion and culture. Instructor: Brettler or Peters
JEWISHST 203
Intermed Modern Hebrew Plesser, Shelli 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Franklin Center 016 A/B

Course Description

Reading, composition, conversation, and language laboratory. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Plesser
JEWISHST 319S
Andalusia McLarney, Ellen 01 Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Franklin Center 028

Course Description

Intersection of cultures, religions, languages, and peoples through history, architecture, poetry, music, philosophy, and everyday life of southern Spain. Cultural flourishing from the contact and sometimes clash of European, Spanish, Islamic, Arab, African, Middle Eastern, and Jewish civilizations and of the Arabic, Spanish, and Hebrew languages. Overlaps in mystical conceptions of the divine, in philosophical ideas about rational knowledge, in poetic, musical, and literary forms, in architectural styles, and in shared histories. Ends with how Andalusian culture continues to thrive in modern consciousness (in music, poetry, art, dance, architecture, etc.) at the crossroads of civilizations. Instructor: McLarney/Lieber
JEWISHST 369
Germany Confronts Holocaust Dolan, Kristen 01 TuTh 04:40 PM-05:55 PM Social Sciences 136

Course Description

The ways in which official German culture comes to terms with its Nazi past. Background reading in history and politics; primary focus on films, dramas, novels, and poetry, as well as public memorials, monuments, and museums. Authors treated include: Wolfgang Borchert, Rolf Hochhuth, Peter Weiss, Ruth Klüger. Taught in English. Instructor: Dolan
JEWISHST 390S
Special Topics - Seminar Ruderman, Judith 02 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Perkins 060

Course Description

Seminar version of Jewish Studies 390. Instructor: Staff
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