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 2015

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
JEWISHST 89S
First Year Seminar Lieber, Laura 01 M 01:25 PM-04:20 PM Gray 319

Course Description

Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff
JEWISHST 102
Elementary Modern Hebrew Plesser, Shelli 002 TuF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM TBA

Course Description

Continuation of Hebrew 101. Instructor: Plesser
JEWISHST 102
Elementary Modern Hebrew Plesser, Shelli 03D MF 07:30 PM-08:25 PM TBA

Course Description

Continuation of Hebrew 101. Instructor: Plesser
JEWISHST 148
Israel / Palestine Stein, Rebecca 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Env Hall 1112

Course Description

Introduction to the Israel/Palestine conflict, studied through an interdisciplinary lens, including scholarship from the fields of anthropology, environmental studies, history, geography and cultural studies. Themes include: competing nationalisms, environmental politics and resource management, peace building, refugees and displacement, humanitarian crises and challenges, representational politics. Range of primary sources will be used including human rights reports and testimonials, natural resource policies, feature and documentary film, memoirs, political treatises, and maps. Instructor: Stein
JEWISHST 245
Israeli Culture Ginsburg, Shai 01 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Carr 103

Course Description

Surveys of Israeli culture from the late 1940s to the present. Examines Israeli fiction, cinema, popular music, visual culture. Major themes include ethnicity, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, class, the Jewish Holocaust, religion and secularism. Legal and economic aspects of culture. Instructor: Ginsburg
JEWISHST 256
Jews And Muslims Zinger, Oded 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Languages 312

Course Description

This course will explore the relationship between Judaism and Islam from Muhammad's initial encounter with the Jews of Medina until the 13th century, a period in which the majority of Jews in the world lived under Islamic rule. Striking a balance between the examination of the relationship between these two rich religious traditions and the investigation into the historical experiences of Jews, this course will examine the shared cultural heritage of the two religions, the legal position of Jews in Islam and medieval works of polemics. Through the documents of the Cairo Geniza, we will explore the everyday realities of Jews thoroughly embedded in the surrounding Islamic and Arab culture. Instructor: Staff
JEWISHST 306S
Advanced Modern Hebrew Plesser, Shelli 01 TuTh 06:15 PM-07:30 PM Franklin Center 016 A/B

Course Description

Continuation of Hebrew 305S. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
JEWISHST 306S
Advanced Modern Hebrew Plesser, Shelli 02 TuTh 07:30 PM-08:45 PM Franklin Center 016 A/B

Course Description

Continuation of Hebrew 305S. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
JEWISHST 342
The Holocaust Duffy, Eve 01 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Gray 220

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 390
Special Topics Prigiotti, Giuseppe 01 W 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
F 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
French Sci ONLINE

Course Description

Topics vary from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff
JEWISHST 407S
Issues In Modern Hebrew (Staff) 01 - TBA

Course Description

Readings and other material, including films, television, and radio broadcasts. Exercises in composition. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Ginsburg
JEWISHST 407S
Issues In Modern Hebrew Ginsburg, Shai 02 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM SEE INSTRU

Course Description

Readings and other material, including films, television, and radio broadcasts. Exercises in composition. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Ginsburg
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