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Past Courses


ARAM 20301-20303. Targum I, II, & III.
BIBL 30800. Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Jewish Thought and Literature.
BIBL 31800. Family Matters in Ancient Israel.
BIBL 32700. Law in Biblical Literature.
BIBL 34000. Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
BIBL 34100. Intermediate Biblical Hebrew
BIBL 34601. Prophecy in Ancient Israel.
BIBL 37212. Jews and Christians in Egypt.
BIBL 40200. Midrash: Song of Songs Rabba.
BIBL 41000. Amos.
BIBL 43000. Tradition and Building Ancient Judaism.
BIBL 43800. Narrative in Deuteronomy.
BIBL 44201. Law in Deuteronomy.
BIBL 44600. Zion and Zaphon: Biblical Texts from Seventh Century Judah.
BIBL 44800. Words of the Wise: Proverbs and Qohelet.
BIBL 45200 Studies in Midrash: Eliezer.
BIBL 45700. Studies in Midrash.
BIBL 46501. Temple, Tabernacle, and the Cult in the Hebrew Bible.
BIBL 47300. Qohelet.
BIBL 51610. The Priestly History.
BIBL 54700. Critical Methods in the Study of the Hebrew Bible.
BIBL 55000. Literary Features of Biblical Composition.
BIBL 55300. Exodus 19-25.
HEBR 30204. Dead Sea Scrolls.
HIJD 34301. Safed: Mystical Ethics.
HIJD 37000. Jewish Liturgical Poetry and the Making of the Rabbinic Epic.
HIJD 40100-40200. Song of Songs I & II.
HIJD 41700. Giving and Receiving.
HIJD 43200. Forms and Features of Midrash Literature.
HIJD 44000. Ethnography and Literary Genres in Rabbinic Literature.
HIJD 46500. Studies in Midrash: Genesis Rabba
HIJD 46800. Ancient Jewish Liturgical Poetry.
HIJD 47000. Studies in Aggadic Midrash.
HIJD 477. Poetical Theology.
HIJD 47900 Midrashic Traditions about Sinai and Revelation.
HIJD 49000. Mekhilta De-Rabbi Ishmael.
HIJD 49200. Reading Other People’s Scriptures.
HIJD 49400. The Book of Job and the Problem of Evil.
HIJD 51000. Proseminar un Madrash.
HUD 400. Midrash: Lamentations Rabba.
HUD 412. The Book of Zohar.
HUD 45000. Studies in Legal Midrash.
HUMA 201. Judaic Civilization.
JWSC 20001. Jewish History and Society I: Ancient Israel from the Iron Age to the Roman Era.
JWSC 20004. Jewish Thought and Literature I: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible.
JWSC 28500. Jewish Spiritual Perfection and Piety.
JWSC. Studies in Midrash.
NEAA 20003/30003. Introduction to the Archaeology of the Ancient Levant (Syria-Palestine)
NEAA 20301. Art and Archaeology of the Near East: Syria and Palestine.
NEAA 30050. Method and Theory in Near Eastern Archaeology.
NEAA 30321-30322. Ancient Levant I & II.
NEAA 30321-30323. Syro-Palestinian Archaeology I, II, & III.
NEAA 30331. Ancient Near Eastern Households, Kinship, and Demography.
NEAA 30335. Problems in Syrian Archaeology.
NEAA 30341. Syro-Palestinian Pottery.
NECV 212. Bronze Age/Eastern Mediterranean.
NECV 384. Mesopotamian Law Collections.
NECV 355-356. Ancient Israelite Religion I & II.
NEHC 20003. History of the Ancient Near East III.
NEHC 20405. Biblical Archaeology.
NEHC 20211. Ugarit: Late Bronze Age Metropolis.
NEHC 30010. Social Theory and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.
NEHC. Semitic Cultures and Civilizations.
RLST 20910. Prophets in Jewish and Islamic Traditions.
THEO 465. The Wrath of God in the Hebrew Bible.
UGAR 30109. New Ugaritic Texts.


AKKD 10101. Elementary Akkadian.
ARAM 10101. Biblical Aramaic.
ARAM 10102. Old Aramaic Inscriptions.
ARAM 10103. Imperial Aramaic.
ARAM 20301-20303. Targum I, II, & III.
HEBR 20001. Hebrew Letters and Inscriptions.
HEBR 20101-20102. Ugaritic I & II.
HEBR 20301-20302. Tannaitic Hebrew Texts I, II.
HEBR 251-254. Elementary and Intermediate Classical Hebrew.
HEBR 318. Phoenician Inscriptions.
HEBR 319. Punic Inscriptions.
HEBR 408. Ugaritic: The Aqht Cycle.
JWSC 20300-20500. Elementary Yiddish for Beginners I, II, III.
JWSC 25000-25100-25200. Introductory Modern Hebrew I, II, III.
JWSC 25300-25400-25500. Intermediate Modern Hebrew I, II, III.
JWSC 25601-25701-25801. Advanced Readings in Modern Hebrew I, II, III.
JWSG 35900. Diaspora/Homecoming: Modern Yiddish.
UGAR 30107. Ugaritic: The Baal Cycle.
YDDH 30600. Yiddish Tish: Yiddish Conversation.


HIJD 31700. Mystical Hermeneutics: An Introduction to the Book of Zohar.
HIJD 36100. The Philosophical Interpretation of Scripture in the Middle Ages: The Problems of Evil and the Book of Job.
HIJD 41900. The Jewish Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages.
HIJD 42700. Interactions between Jewish Philosophy and Literature.
HIJD 43900. Medieval Jewish Mysticism.
HIJD 45401. Aristotle in the Middle Ages.
HIJD 45500. Medieval Commentary on Ecclesiastes.
HIJD 46401. Introduction to Judaeo-Arabic Literature and Thought.
HIJD 47110. Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy b. Yaqzan.
HIJD 48500. Islamic and Jewish Neoplatonism.
HIJD 48610. Jewish Sufism.
HIJD 50600. Soul, Intellect, and Immortality in Medieval Jewish Thought.
HJID 42900. The Jews in Medieval Spain.
HUMA 201. Judaic Civilizations in Medieval Spain.
ISLM 48500. Islamic and Jewish Neoplatonism.
JWSC 20005. Jewish Thought and Literature II: Rabbinic Judaism from the Mishnah to Maimonides.
JWSC 20005. Jewish Thought and Literature II: Rabbinic Judaism.
JWSC 20505. Jews Under Islamic Rule.
MILAP 32100. God.
NEHC 30441. Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages.
NEHC. Semitic Cultures and Civilizations.
PHIL 25110. Maimonides and Hume on Religion.
PHIL 26100. The Philosophical Interpretation of Scripture in the Middle Ages: The Problems of Evil and the Book of Job.
PHIL 319. Problem of Evil in Jewish Thought.
SOSC 28853. Jerusalem in Middle Eastern Civilizations.


ARTH 46309. Secularization and Resacralization.
CMES 30001. Approaches to the Study of the Middle East.
CMST 24802. Israeli National Cinema: Identity, Memory, Narrative, Conflict.
CMST 26500. Films of Max Ophuls.
CMST 27502. The Frankfurt School, Cinema, Modernity.
CMST 675. The Frankfurt School.
DVPR 48100. Strauss on Philosophy and Law. Taught with Joel Kraemer.
DVPR 52000. Foucault: Technologies of Power.
GERM 27800. Jewish American Literature Post 1945.
GRMN 34801. German Cinema 1945 to 1985.
GRMN 37308. Messianism and Modernity.
HCHR 47300-47400. Conceptions and Traditions in Judaism I & II.
HEBR 30501-30502-30503. Advanced Modern Hebrew.
HEBR 30586. Israeli Poetry.
HEBR 30601. Advanced Readings in Modern Hebrew.
HEBR 366-367. East/West European Concepts of Judaism I & II.
HIJD 302. History of Christian and Jewish Thought.
HIJD 31800. Mystical Theology of Maggid Dov Ber.
HIJD 35111. Judaism and Philosophy of Religion in Contemporary Thought.
HIJD 35400. Hermeneutics and Tradition: The Case of Judaism (Part 1).
HIJD 38701. Poetic Theologies of Light.
HIJD 39401 Love in Jewish Thought and Spirituality.
HIJD 40901. Contemporary European Philosophy and Religion.
HIJD 41002. Major Issues in the Study of Jewish Mysticism: Between Kabbalah and Hasidism.
HIJD 43800. Brauer Seminar.
HIJD 44100. Kant and Judaism.
HIJD 449. Buber: I and Thou.
HIJD 451. Zakhor: His Memory and Modern Jewish Thought.
HIJD 45101. History and Memory in Jewish Thought
HIJD 45900. Martin Buber’s Philosophy of Dialectic.
HIJD 45901 “Religious as Presence”: Martin Buber.
HIJD 46100-46200 Franz Rosenzweig’s Star Of Redemption-Parts I & II.
HIJD 47001. History and Memory in Jewish Thought.
HIJD 47200. Modern Jewish Intellectual History.
HIJD 47600. Gershom Scholem: The Theologian.
HIJD 47800. Hermann Cohen’s “Religion of Reason.”
HIJD 48200. Leo Strauss and Judaism.
HIJD 48300. Hannah Arendt’s Texts on Jewishness, Palestine, Israel.
HIJD 50211. Models of Philosophy/Religion as a Way of Life.
HIJD 50500. Jewish Political Theology.
HIJD 50601. Simmel and Weber on Modernity.
HIST 13002. History of European Civilization II.
HIST 21201. British Political History Since 1900.
HIST 22400. Humanitarian Movements and Politics.
HIST 22700. Jewish Life in France and Germany.
HIST 22701. European Judaism as a Minority Cult.
HIST 23303. Europe: 1930-Present.
HIST 23312. Jews in the Diaspora since 1945.
HIST 23401. Genocide of European Jews: 1933-1945.
HIST 23402. Modern Jewish Thought.
HIST 23403. Modern Jewish History.
HIST 23507. The Russo-German War.
HIST 24301. Berlin and Hong Kong in the Cold War.
HIST 28704. Race in the 20th Century Atlantic World.
HIST 33401. Genocide European Jews, 1933-1945
HIST 35902. History of the Israel-Arab Conflict.
HIST 38704. Race in the 20th Century Atlantic World.
HIST 53000. WWI History and Historiography.
HIST 53100. German History and Histriography.
HIST 53200. Catastrophic Nationalism.
HIST 53301. Gender in Europe.
HIST 60902. Jewish Intellectuals in the Post-War World.
HIST 73201. France & Central European Religion and Politics.
HIST 73501-73502. France and Germany I & II.
HIST 73801. Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism in Europe.
HIST 741. Metropolitan/Colonial Europe: 1798-2000.
HIST 74201. The Politics of Everyday Life.
HIST 78301-78302. Major Problems in Modern Jewish History I-II.
HIST 79001. Arabs and Jews in Palestine: 1831-1948
HIST 904. European Gender History: 1798-2000.
HIST 911. Contemporary European History.
HIST 91400. Modern European Social History.
HMRT 202. Human Rights.
HMRT 20200. Human Rights II: History and Theory.
HMRT 22500. Reading Hannah Arendt.
HUMA 23801. The Thought of Hannah Arendt.
ISHU 29100. Representing the Holocaust.
ITAL 24903. Outsiders II: Italo Svevo.
JWSC 20003. Jewish History and Society III: European Judaism as Minority Diasporic Culture.
JWSC 20006. Jewish Thought and Literature III: The Intellectual Worlds of the Modern Jew.
JWSC 22901/32901. Colloq: Arendt’s Texts on Jewishness, Palestine, Israel.
JWSC 24300. Jewish Autobiography.
JWSC 27200. Construing the Other: Representation of Jewish Community in Polish Culture.
JWSC 29700. Reading and Research Course.
JWSC 29900. BA Paper Preparation Course.
JWSG 32600. Spinoza & Mendelssohn.
JWSG 327. Modern Jewish Religious Thought.
JWSG 33600. Franz Rosenzweig.
JWSG 39600. Exile in Jewish Thought and Literature.
JWSG 49000. Cohen: Religion of Reason.
JWSG 49700. Colloquium in Jewish Studies.
LAWS 47901. Religion and the First Amendment.
MAPS 35148. Israel in Film and Ethnography.
MUSI 23410. Music of the Middle East.
MUSI 23911. Jewish Music.
MUSI 306. Richard Wagner/Critical Theory.
MUSI 31500. Ethnomusicology: The Middle East and South Asia.
MUSI 31500. Music and Race.
MUSI 33911. Jewish Music.
NEHC 20418. Modern Antiquity: Semitic Cultures, Languages, and History in the Modern Middle East.
NEHC 30906. The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Literature and Film.
NEHC 30406. Jewish Thought and Literature III: The Multilingual Twentieth Century.
NEHC 40955. Nationalism and Post-Colonialism in Middle Eastern Studies.
PHIL 21202. Spiritual Exercises and Moral Perfectionism.
PHIL 239. Philosophy of Religion.
PHIL 31209. Contemporary European Philosophy and Religion.
PHIL 58500. French Philosophy.
PHIL 58702. Topics in Contemporary European Thought.
PLSC 27910. Hobbes and Spinoza.
PLSC 28201. African American and Jewish Political Thought.
PLSC 28700-38700. Jewish Political Thought.
PLSC 36910. Secularism and its Discontents.
PPHA 34120. Social Change, Civil Society, and Democracy in Israel.
POLI 29201. Traumatic Everyday: The Holocaust in Polish Culture.
POLI 38600. Bruno Schultz: An Unfinished Project.
POLI 38800. Postwar Polish Poetry.
RETH. 52400. Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism.
RLST 20900. Franz Rosenzweig’s Concept of Revelation.
SCTH 50700. Racial Theories of Religious Differences.
SLAV 20011.  The Holocaust Cinema: Polish School & Beyond.
SOCS 28851. Jerusalem in Middle Eastern Civilizations.
SOSC 12200. Self, Culture, and Society.
SOSC 27702. European Civilization in Paris.
THEO 43601. Modern Jewish Theology: Neo-mysticism.
THEO 45401. A Scandal for Gentiles and Jews.
THEO 53500. Levinas and Rosenzweig.
YDDH 10100-10200-10300.  Elementary Yiddish for Beginners I, II, III.
YDDH 21709. Introduction to Yiddish Culture and Literature.
YDDH 23709. Singer and Bellow: Jewish Novels.
YDDH 25500. Classic Yiddish Fiction.
YDDH 27708. Classic Yiddish Fiction: Sholem-Aleichem.
YDDH 27800. Jewish American Literature Post 1945.

Germanics 27800/37800. Jewish American Literature Post 1945.