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JWST 203 Modern Jewish History 4.0 Credits

This is an introductory course that explores the social, cultural, political and religious forces that have shaped Jewry the world over from the 18th to the 21st centuries. Students learn about the move of a traditional society into the modern world. At the same time, the course stresses the strategies that a minority group evolves in order to maintain its identity. Topics will include Hasidism, Emancipation and Enlightenment, modern religious movements, socialism, modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature and culture, immigration to America. the Holocaust, Zionism and the State of Israel, and post-World War II Jewry the world over.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

Minor in Jewish Studies

...fulfill the minor requirements. If JWST 202 or JWST 203 (4 credits each) is selected...

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