Current Jewish & Holocaust Studies Courses

Upcoming Courses - Fall 2019

▼   Core Courses

REL 200 – Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Online
Professor Christine Poston

▼   Potential Electives (Please see director to speak about requirements for elective courses):

HY 101 & 102 - Western Civilization
Various Sections available

AN 290 – Food and Culture                                               MWF 11:15am – 12:05pm
Professor Erin Nelson

EH 226 – American Literature after 1865
Various Sections Available

LG 490 – Love and family                                                 MW 1:25pm – 2:40pm
Professor Eleanor ter Horst

HY 228 – Latin America                                                    MWF 11:15am-12:05pm
Professor Kelly Urban

HY 346 –The Second World War                                      T 6:00pm – 8:30pm    
Professor David Messenger

HY 357 – Europe since 1945                                             TR 12:30pm-1:45pm
Professor David Messenger

HY 364 – Islamic Civilization to 1453                               TR 12:30pm-1:45pm
Professor Rebecca Williams

HY 457 – Gender and Society in Early Modern Europe  TR 11:00am – 12:15pm         
Professor Claire Cage

PHL 245 – Renaissance and Enlightenment                    TR 9:30am – 10:45am
Professor Alan Hillman

PSC 452 – Politics of the Muslim World                           TR 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Professor Zohair Husein

SY 445 – Majority-Minority Relations (online)
Professor Gloria Palileo
 

 

Upcoming Courses - Fall 2020

Core Courses:

HY 347 - History of the Holocaust
Prof. David Meola

TTh @ 12:30 - 1:45 pm

This course, a requirement for all Jewish & Holocaust Studies minors, will detail the horrors of the Holocaust, from its inception to how it is remembered today. Special emphasis in this course will be placed on the pre-conditions and the long history of the Holocaust and to Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe.

 

REL 200 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament (online)

 

Elective Courses:

 

Check back later for more updates!

 

Past Courses

Fall 2019

Core Courses:

REL 200 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament (online)

Professor Kevin Meeker

 

Elective Courses:

EH 226 – American Literature after 1865
Professor Steve Trout & Professor Chris Raczkowski

HY 390, Section 102 – Central European History from Luther to Bismarck
Professor David Meola

HY465 – Studies in Islamic Civilization (W course)
The Crusades from the Other Side
Professor Rebecca Williams

HY 458 – Sex and Celibacy in the Christian West
Professor Claire Cage

PHL/REL 351 – Philosophy of Religion (W course)
Professor Alan Hillman

PHL/REL 352 – World Religions
Professor Kevin Meeker

PSC 340 – Race, Gender & Politics
Professor Corinna Schulze

PSC 365 – Middle East Politics (W course)
Professor Zohair Husain

SY 445 – Majority-Minority Relations
Professor Shoon Liu

Spring 2019

Core Courses:

HY 347 - History of the Holocaust
Professor David Meola

REL 200 – Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Professor Christine Poston

Elective Courses:

HY 348 - Hitler and Nazi Germany
Professor David Messenger

HY 365 (W) - Islamic Civilization from 1453 to present
Professor Rebecca Williams

HY 442 - Research Seminar in European History
Professor Michele Strong

HY 457 - Studies in European History
Professor Mara Kozelsky

PSC 489 - Leadership & World Leaders
Professor Zohair Husain

PHL/REL/SY 352 - World Religions
Professor Kevin Meeker

SY 420 - Sociology of Religion
Professor Doug Marshall

Spring 2018

HY 382, Sec 101 (W) - Jewish and Modern American Culture
"From Caricature to Comedy Gold: The Integration of and Contributions by Jewish Americans"
Prof. David Meola

This course will look at the Jewish contributions to American culture during the twentieth century. From their status as outsiders to being ‘whitened’ during the course of the century, Jews have made various contributions to American culture that are foundational to many of our entertainment industries. It is not a wonder that marginality has brought Jews a creative element that they share with other outsider groups, something that continues to this day. In this class, we will observe and research Jews in four main fields: comics, comedy, Hollywood, and food to see how and to what extent American Jews have influenced American culture as a whole. We will particularly focus on film and comedy, as the legacy of Jewish comedians/comediennes is truly outstanding.

This course also counts toward USA Students' Writing (W course) requirement.

Fall 2018

Core Courses Offered:

JHS 101, Sec 101 - Introduction to Jewish & Holocaust Studies
Prof. David Meola

REL 200 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament

Electives Offered:

CA 343 – Film History
Professor Richard Ward

HY 390-101 – Race, Migration, and Identity in Contemporary Europe (since 1945)
Professor David Messenger

HY 457/557 – Imperial Britain: Metropole and Colony in the Victorian Era
Professor Michele Strong

IS 100 – Introduction to International Studies 
Professor Christine Rinne 

LG 366 – Advanced German Grammar
Professor Christine Rinne