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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


JEWISH Jewish Studies



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101 Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film. 3 cr. U. Cross-disciplinary study of modern Jewish culture in America, with particular attention given to Jewish-American literature, film, and history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.|Prereq: none.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific humanities topics are announced in the Timetable each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific social science topics are announced in the Timetable each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. Independent work under supervision of faculty or academic staff member. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.50 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.
247 Topics in Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Introduction to various aspects of modern Jewish literature, art, and culture; possible topics include Jewish music, Jewish American literature, Holocaust literature, and Jewish art.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
261 Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images. 3 cr. U. Holocaust literature and film; issues of representation and memory. Texts include memoirs, graphic novels, fiction, and documentaries.|No cr for students w/cr in Hebr St 238 with same topic. Hebr St 261 & Jewish 261 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
289 Internship in Jewish Studies, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of Jewish studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in Jewish; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
321 (Hebr St 321) The Holocaust and the Politics of Memory. 3 cr. U. Exploration of the political, sociological, and cultural motivations behind public debates about the Holocaust in post-WWII Germany, Israel, and France.|Prereq: jr st.
328 The Arab-Israeli Conflict. 3 cr. U/G. Competing views about the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially its Palestinian dimension. History and evolution of the conflict; current issues and possible solutions.|Comparative politics course. Jewish 328 & Pol Sci 328 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Counts as a repeat of Hebr St 238 with same topic. Prereq: jr st.
350 Global Jewish Film and Television: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Global Jewish identity in its historic and contemporary cultural dimensions through film and media texts, analysis, and criticism.|FilmStd 350 & Jewish 350 are jointly offered; with the same subtitle, they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
358 The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture. 3 cr. U/G. History of the Jews in Europe from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present, with an emphasis on their cultural production.|Hist 358 & Jewish 358 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
368 (268) Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust. 3 cr. U. Jewish and Christian answers to theological questions raised by the Holocaust, such as "Where was God?" Focus on interfaith dialogue and understanding.|No cr for students w/cr in Hebr St 254 with same topic. Hebr St 368(268) & Jewish 368(268) are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
379 Introduction to Jewish History. 3 cr. U. Historical survey of major currents in Jewish culture and society from antiquity to the present day, with particular focus on the modern era.|Hist 379 & Jewish 379 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
421 Introduction to Yiddish Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Development of Yiddish literature from medieval times to the twentieth century; close readings of works of major writers.|In English. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
449 (Hebr St 449) Modern Jewish Thought. 3 cr. U. Historical development of Jewish philosophical thought since the nineteenth century; close reading of influential thinkers of modern and contemporary times.|No cr for students w/cr in Hebr St 499 w/same title. Prereq: jr st.
489 Internship in Jewish Studies, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of Jewish studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above Jewish course; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
500 Seminar in Jewish Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Seminar on a particular topic in Jewish Studies.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; a Hebr St or Jewish course; or cons instr.
699 Advanced Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced level independent work under the supervision of a Jewish studies faculty or academic staff member.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.

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