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Courses Offered


JEWISH 100 - Introduction to Judaism (3 units; U)
Laws, beliefs, rituals, and holidays of the Jewish religion and people; development of Judaism. Previously HEBR ST 100. No credit for students with credit in HEBR ST 238 with same topic. Prereq: none.
JEWISH 101 - Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film (3 units; U)
Cross-disciplinary study of modern Jewish culture in America, with particular attention given to Jewish-American literature, film, and history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prereq: none.
JEWISH 131 - Introduction to Biblical Studies (3 units; U)
Introduction to biblical and post-biblical literature; languages and scripts of the Bible; cultural and historical background of the Bible; ancient and modern bible translations. Previously HEBR ST 131. Prereq: none.
JEWISH 192 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific humanities topics are announced in the Timetable each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
JEWISH 193 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific social science topics are announced in the Timetable each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
JEWISH 199 - Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
Independent work under supervision of faculty or academic staff member. For further information, consult dept chair. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
JEWISH 230 - Bible Stories (3 units; U)
Introduction to the central stories of the Hebrew Bible with particular attention to their literary, aesthetic, social and moral meanings. Previously HEBR ST 230. Prereq: none.
JEWISH 231 - Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (3 units; U)
The books of the Jewish Scriptures/Christian Old Testament; brief survey of history of ancient Israel. Emphasis on reading biblical texts as ancient religious literature. Previously HEBR ST 231. Prereq: none.
JEWISH 232 - Survey of the Literature of the Post-Biblical Period (3 units; U)
Readings (in English) of the Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha, Philo and Josephus, and the Rabbinic literature of the Talmud and Midrash covering the period to 640 C.E. Previously HEBR ST 232. Prereq: none; one course in 100-level lit-in-trans or 200-level English lit advisable.
JEWISH 234 - Survey of Modern Hebrew and Jewish Literature in Translation (3 units; U)
Hebrew civilization in the modern period (1789 to present). Readings (in English) in modern Hebrew literature, history, and philosophy. Previously HEBR ST 234. Prereq: none. One course in 100-level lit in trans or 200-level English lit advisable.
JEWISH 235 - The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible (3 units; U)
Literature and theology of the 'Dead Sea Scrolls,' emphasizing their relationship to the Bible. Their importance for studying the history of early Judaism and Christianity. Previously HEBR ST 235. Prereq: none.
JEWISH 247 - Topics in Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: (3 units; U)
Introduction to various aspects of modern Jewish literature, art, and culture; possible topics include Jewish music, Jewish American literature, Holocaust literature, and Jewish art. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
JEWISH 261 - Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images (3 units; U)
Holocaust literature and film; issues of representation and memory. Texts include memoirs, graphic novels, fiction, and documentaries. No credit for students with credit in HEBR ST 238 with same topic. HEBR ST 261/JEWISH 261 were previously jointly offered. They count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
JEWISH 282 - Jewish Identity in Contemporary America (3 units; U)
What it means to be Jewish in America; how individuals and communities shape identities; how minority culture is shaped by American values. No credit for students with credit in HEBR ST 254 with same topic. HEBR ST 282 and JEWISH 282 were previously jointly offered, and count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
JEWISH 289 - Internship in Jewish Studies, Lower Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of Jewish studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in Jewish; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
JEWISH 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
JEWISH 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
JEWISH 321 - The Holocaust and the Politics of Memory (3 units; U)
Exploration of the political, sociological, and cultural motivations behind public debates about the Holocaust in post-WWII Germany, Israel, and France. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 328 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict (3 units; U/G)
Competing views about the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially its Palestinian dimension. History and evolution of the conflict; current issues and possible solutions. Comparative politics course. Jewish 328 & Pol Sci 328 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Counts as a repeat of Hebr St 238 with same topic. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 328G - The Arab-Israeli Conflict (3 units; U/G)
Competing views about the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially its Palestinian dimension. History and evolution of the conflict; current issues and possible solutions. Comparative politics course. Jewish 328 & Pol Sci 328 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Counts as a repeat of Hebr St 238 with same topic. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 331 - Topics in Biblical Literature: (3 units; U)
Analysis of genres or issues in biblical literature; topics may include wisdom literature, prophetic writings, Bible as literature, God in the Old Testament. May be retaken with change in topic to 9 cr max. Previously HEBR ST 331. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 332 - Women in the Bible (3 units; U)
Analyzes stories about women in the Old Testament from a literary, cultural and historical perspective; includes how these texts have influenced modern views of women. Previously HEBR ST 332. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 350 - Global Jewish Film and Television: (3 units; U)
Global Jewish identity in its historic and contemporary cultural dimensions through film and media texts, analysis, and criticism. FILMSTD 350 & JEWISH 350 are jointly offered; with the same subtitle, they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 358 - The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture (3 units; U/G)
History of the Jews in Europe from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present, with an emphasis on their cultural production. Hist 358 & Jewish 358 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 358G - The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture (3 units; U/G)
History of the Jews in Europe from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present, with an emphasis on their cultural production. Hist 358 & Jewish 358 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 368 - Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust (3 units; U)
Jewish and Christian answers to theological questions raised by the Holocaust, such as 'Where was God?' Focus on interfaith dialogue and understanding. No credit for students with credit in HEBR ST 254 with same topic. HEBR ST 368 and JEWISH 368 were previously jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 379 - Introduction to Jewish History (3 units; U)
Historical survey of major currents in Jewish culture and society from antiquity to the present day, with particular focus on the modern era. Hist 379 & Jewish 379 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
JEWISH 411 - Old Testament Texts: (3 units; U/G)
Reading of Hebrew text through grammatical and critical analysis. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. Previously HEBR ST 411. Retakable with change in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; HEBR ST 106(P) or HEBR ST 202(P).
JEWISH 411G - Old Testament Texts: (3 units; U/G)
Reading of Hebrew text through grammatical and critical analysis. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. Previously HEBR ST 411. Retakable with change in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; HEBR ST 106(P) or HEBR ST 202(P).
JEWISH 421 - Introduction to Yiddish Literature: (3 units; U)
Development of Yiddish literature from medieval times to the twentieth century; close readings of works of major writers. In English. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 449 - Modern Jewish Thought (3 units; U)
Historical development of Jewish philosophical thought since the nineteenth century; close reading of influential thinkers of modern and contemporary times. No cr for students w/cr in Hebr St 499 w/same title. Prereq: jr st.
JEWISH 489 - Internship in Jewish Studies, Upper Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of Jewish studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above Jewish course; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
JEWISH 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
JEWISH 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
JEWISH 500 - Seminar in Jewish Studies: (3 units; U)
Seminar on a particular topic in Jewish Studies. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; a Hebr St or Jewish course; or cons instr.
JEWISH 699 - Advanced Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
Advanced level independent work under the supervision of a Jewish studies faculty or academic staff member. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
JEWISH 799 - Independent Study (1-3 units; G)
Independent reading or project; topic selected in consultation with supervising professor. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st