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

EH 226 – American Literature after 1865
Section 103, Professor Steve Trout (MWF @ 1:25 to 2:15pm) - for Honors students only
Section 102, Professor Chris Raczkowski (TTh @ 11:00am to 12:15pm)
 
HY 390, Section 102 – Central European History from Luther to Bismarck
TTh @ 11:00am to 12:15pm
Professor David Meola
 
HY465 – Studies in Islamic Civilization (W course)
The Crusades from the Other Side
M @ 6:00 to 8:30pm
Professor Rebecca Williams
 
HY 458 – Sex and Celibacy in the Christian West
Th @ 2:00 to 4:30pm
Professor Claire Cage
 
PHL/REL 351 – Philosophy of Religion (W course)
TTh @ 9:30 to 10:45am
Professor Alan Hillman
 
PHL/REL 352 – World Religions 
Online
Professor Kevin Meeker
 
PSC 340 – Race, Gender & Politics 
TTh @ 9:30 to 10:45am
Professor Corinna Schulze
 
PSC 365 – Middle East Politics (W course)
M @ 6:00 to 8:30pm
Professor Zohair Husain
 
SY 445 – Majority-Minority Relations
MWF @ 1:25pm to 2:15pm
Professor Shoon Liu

 

▼   Courses offered at Spring Hill College that can be used for the JHSM minor (ask Director for more information)
HIS 321 (may be a different number at moment) – History of the Holocaust 
Professor Alex Ruble
            Note: This fulfills one of the minor core courses. Transfers as HY 347.
 
THL (Theology) 365 – Judaism
            Note: This course fulfills an upper-division elective. Does not replace REL 200.

Upcoming Courses - Spring 2020

Core Courses:

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

MWF @ 11:15am - 12:05pm

This course, a requirement for all Jewish & Holocaust Studies minors, will introduce students to methods, questions, and concerns within these fields. Students will be provided with an overview of Jewish history as well as how Jewish history first came to be an historical field of inquiry. Students will also be given an overview of the Holocaust, other genocides, and genocidal violence. Students will then be introduced to various approaches in Jewish and Holocaust Studies. This course will help students formulate ideas for research topics related to the class and will show them how and why a Jewish & Holocaust Studies minor may be able to help them in future endeavors.

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

 

Elective Courses:

HY 348 - Hitler and Nazi Germany

Professor David Messenger

 

Past Courses

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