Current Jewish & Holocaust Studies Courses

Upcoming Courses - Fall 2020

▼   Core Courses

HY 347 – History of the Holocaust                                     TR @ 12:30 - 1:45 pm

Prof. David Meola

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
Professor Christine Poston

This course, a requirement for all Jewish & Holocaust Studies minors, provides an introduction or survey of the literature and social world of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. As a way of further illuminating these materials, attention will also be given to the history and religion of Israel as well as the other peoples of the ancient Near East. Fulfills the General Education Requirement.

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

HY 101 & 102 - Western Civilization
Various Sections available

HY 338 – History of Russia                                                 TR    11:00am – 12:15pm    
Professor Mara Kozelsky                                    

HY 356 (W) – European Civilization 1815 – 1915              MWF   1:25 – 2:15pm

PHL/REL 352 – World Religions                                         Online
Professor Kevin Meeker

PSC 340 – Race, Gender, & Politics                                   TR       9:30 – 10:45am
Professor Corina Schultze

PSC 354 – Media and Politics                                             MWF   1:25 - 2:15pm
Professor Jaclyn Bunch                                                                     

PSC 360 – Politics of Europe                                              R         6:00 – 8:30pm
Professor Konrad Kressley

PSC 365 (W) – Politics of the Middle East                         M         6:00 – 8:30pm
Prof. Zohair Hussain

PSC 372 – American Foreign Policy                                  T          6:00 – 8:30pm
Professor Konrad Kressley

SY 200 – Sex, Power, & Politics                                         TR       2:00 – 3:15pm
Professor Leo Mundy 

Upcoming Courses - Spring 2021

Core Courses:

HY 390 - American Jewish History
Prof. David Meola

This course will look at the complicated and diverse experience of American Jews since the inception of the colonial era. This course will not only look at Jewish life in the United States, but will incorporate the history of Jews since the first explorations of Europeans to the Americas and the establishment of the first Jewish communities within the Dutch and British colonies. We will explore the nature of Jewish immigration to the United States and the development of Reform and Conservative Judaism as uniquely "North American." Students will also learn more about Jews' place within American society and how Jews have contributed to the "American century," including the very ambivalent nature of Jews' relationship to the Civil Rights Movement, American racism, and White Supremacy. Underlying all of these discussions is the presence and persistence of Antisemitism, a scourge that is on the rise yet again; students will learn about the varying forms of antisemitism and we will discuss ways to combat it.


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


Elective CoursesTBD 

Check back later for more updates!


Past Courses

Spring 2020


AN 290 – Food and Culture 
Professor Erin Nelson

EH 226 – American Literature after 1865
Various Sections Available

LG 490 – Love and Family 
Professor Eleanor ter Horst

HY 228 – History of Latin America
Professor Kelly Urban

HY 346 –The Second World War 
Professor David Messenger

HY 357 – Europe since 1945 
Professor David Messenger

HY 364 – Islamic Civilization to 1453 
Professor Rebecca Williams

HY 457 – Gender and Society in Early Modern Europe  
Professor Claire Cage

PHL 245 – Renaissance and Enlightenment
Professor Alan Hillman

PSC 452 – Politics of the Muslim World 
Professor Zohair Husein

SY 445 – Majority-Minority Relations
Professor Gloria Palileo


Fall 2019

Core Courses:

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

Elective Courses:

EH 226 – American Literature after 1865
HY 390, Section 102 – Central European History from Luther to Bismarck
HY465 – Studies in Islamic Civilization (W course)
HY 458 – Sex and Celibacy in the Christian West
PHL/REL 351 – Philosophy of Religion (W course)
PHL/REL 352 – World Religions
PSC 340 – Race, Gender & Politics
PSC 365 – Middle East Politics (W course)
SY 445 – Majority-Minority Relations

Spring 2019

Core Courses:

HY 347 - History of the Holocaust
REL 200 – Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Elective Courses:

HY 348 - Hitler and Nazi Germany
HY 365 (W) - Islamic Civilization from 1453 to present
HY 442 - Research Seminar in European History
HY 457 - Studies in European History
PSC 489 - Leadership & World Leaders
PHL/REL/SY 352 - World Religions
SY 420 - Sociology of Religion

Spring 2018

Elective Courses:

HY 382, Sec 101 (W) - Jewish and Modern American Culture

Fall 2018

Core Courses Offered:

JHS 101, Sec 101 - Introduction to Jewish & Holocaust Studies
REL 200 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament

Electives Offered:

CA 343 – Film History
HY 390-101 – Race, Migration, and Identity in Contemporary Europe (since 1945)
HY 457/557 – Imperial Britain: Metropole and Colony in the Victorian Era
IS 100 – Introduction to International Studies 
LG 366 – Advanced German Grammar