HISTORY 84/CSRE 84/JEWISHST84/REES 84: Zionism and the State of IsraelCurrent CourseCulture & Society

course number: HISTORY 84/CSRE 84/JEWISHST84/REES 84

description:

Same as HISTORY 184. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 184. Hotly contested still, this course will open up the movement’s ideas, practices, achievements and crises in such a way as to allow students to hear the fullest range of voices – Jewish, Arab, religious, secular, etc. It will track the movement from its appearance in the late nineteenth century until the establishment of State of Israel in 1948, and beyond.

Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit.
Instructors: Zipperstein, S.

course status: Current Course

course topic: Culture & Society

COMPLIT 37Q/JEWISHST 37Q: Zionism and the NovelCurrent CourseLiterature

course number: COMPLIT 37Q/JEWISHST 37Q

description:

At the end of the nineteenth century, Zionism emerged as a political movement to establish a national homeland for the Jews, eventually leading to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. This seminar uses novels to explore the changes in Zionism, the roots of the conflict in the Middle East, and the potentials for the future. We will take a close look at novels by Israelis, both Jewish and Arab, in order to understand multiple perspectives, and we will also consider works by authors from the North America and from Europe.

Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit.
Instructors: Berman, R. (PI)

course status: Current Course

course topic: Literature

COMPLIT 283/JEWISHST 243: Masterpieces of Hebrew Literature from the Bible to the PresentCurrent CourseLiterature

course number: COMPLIT 283/JEWISHST 243

description:

This course presents and reflects on some of the canonical works of Hebrew literature, from biblical era to the present. Discussing works such as the Wisdom Books and selections from the Midrash; and reflecting on important periods such as the Golden Age of Jewish Culture in Spain, the Renaissance, and contemporary Israeli literature, we will highlight linguistic innovation, as well as crucial thematic and philosophical concerns. Readings include the Book of Job, Psalm, Ibn Gabirol, Mapu, Rachel, Goldbegr, Agnon, S. Yizhar, Amichai, Oz and more.

This year’s focus will be on Contemporary Hebrew Literature
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit*

course status: Current Course

course topic: Literature

COMPLIT145/AMELANG126/JEWHIST106: Reflection on the Other: The Jew and the Arab in LiteratureCurrent CourseLiterature

course number: COMPLIT145/AMELANG126/JEWHIST106

description:

How literary works outside the realm of Western culture struggle with questions such as identity, minority, and the issue of the Other. How the Arab is viewed in Hebrew literature, film and music and how the Jew is viewed in Palestinian works in Hebrew or Arabic (in translation to English). Historical, political, and sociological forces that have contributed to the shaping of these writers’ views.nnGuest lectures about the Jew in Palestinian literature and music.

Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Shemtov, V.

course status: Current Course

course topic: Literature

COMPLIT 202: Peripheral Modernism, in light of Modern Hebrew PoetryCurrent CourseLiterature

course number: COMPLIT 202

description:

Modern Hebrew Poetry is a unique, surprising branch of European and Anglo-American modernism. Reading major works of this literature — by Bialik, Rachel, Shlonsky, Goldberg, Amichai and Ravikovitch — will serve both as a comprehensive introduction to Modern Hebrew poetry as well as a case study of Peripheral Modernism vs. Modernism.nTaught in English. Primary sources will be available also in Hebrew.

Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit*

course status: Current Course

course topic: Literature

AMELANG170A/JEWHIST107A/RELIGST170A: Biblical HebrewCurrent CourseLanguage

course number: AMELANG170A/JEWHIST107A/RELIGST170A

description:

Establish a basic familiarity with the grammar and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew and will begin developing a facility with the language. Students that are enrolled in this course must also enroll in Beginning Hebrew. This course requires no prior knowledge of Hebrew and will begin with learning the alphabet. By the end of the year, students will be able to translate basic biblical texts, will be familiar with common lexica and reference grammars, and will have sufficient foundational knowledge to enable them to continue expanding their knowledge either in a subsequent course or own
their own.

Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit.
Instructors: Porat, G.:

course status: Current Course

course topic: Language

AMELANG 131A/JEWHIST104: Hebrew ForumCurrent CourseLanguage

course number: AMELANG 131A/JEWHIST104

description:

Intermediate and advanced level course with biweekly Hebrew discussion on contemporary issues with Israeli guest speakers. Vocabulary enhancement.
Focus on exposure to academic Hebrew. Taught by Vered Shemtov: *

*Terms: Win | Units: 2-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit*

course status: Current Course

course topic: Language

Hebrew 101: Beginning HebrewCurrent CourseLiterature

course number: Hebrew 101

description:

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course status: Current Course

course topic: Literature

AMELANG 128/JEWISHST 101A: First-Year HebrewCurrent CourseCulture & Society

course number: AMELANG 128/JEWISHST 101A

description:

*Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit*
*Instructors: Elbaz, E. , Porat, Gallia *

course status: Current Course

course topic: Culture & Society