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Ancient

BIBL 30800. Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Jewish Thought and Literature.

BIBL 31000 (=JWSC 20004). Jewish Thought and Literature I: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

BIBL 31400. Ancient Jerusalem.

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 44608. The Book of Hosea.

BIBL 44700. The Book of Samuel: MT-LXX-DSS.

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 46502. The Deuteronomic Source.

BIBL 47300. Qohelet.

BIBL 47901. Job and Theology: Between Biblical Hermeneutics and Philosophical Theology.

BIBL 48002. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

BIBL 48402. Judges.

BIBL 50505 (= SCTH 51413). Philo of Alexandria on Prayer, Interpretation, and Soul Formation.

BIBL 50804. Biblical Interpretation in the Qumran Scrolls.

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.

CRES 20001. Ancient Jerusalem.

HIJD 30911. Jews and Judaism in the Classical Era and Late Antiquity: From Temple to Text, from “Land” to “Torah.”

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 40910 (=NEHC 40910). Early Jewish Historiography.

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 47901. Job and Theology: Between Biblical Hermeneutics and Philosophical Theology.

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.

HIST 22113. Ancient Jerusalem

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 20001. Jewish History and Society I: Ancient Jerusalem.

JWSC 20001 (= NEHC 30401). Jewish History and Society I: The Archaeology of Israel – History, Society, Politics.

JWSC 20005 (= BIBL 30405, NEHC 20405/30405, RLST 20408). Jewish Thought and Literature II: The Bible and Archaeology.

JWSC 20005. Jewish Thought and Literature II: Rabbinic Judaism.

JWSC 20910. Prophets in Jewish and Islamic Traditions.

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 20401/30401. Ancient Jerusalem.

NEHC 20404. Jewish Thought and Literature I: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

NEHC 20211. Ugarit: Late Bronze Age Metropolis.

NEHC 20911. Prophets in Jewish and Islamic Traditions.

NEHC 30010. Social Theory and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.

NEHC. Semitic Cultures and Civilizations.

RLST 11005. Jewish Thought and Literature I: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

RLST 20604. Ancient Jerusalem.

RLST 20910. Prophets in Jewish and Islamic Traditions.

THEO 465. The Wrath of God in the Hebrew Bible.

THEO 47901. Job and Theology: Between Biblical Hermeneutics and Philosophical Theology.

Languages

AKKD 10101. Elementary Akkadian.

ARAM 10101. Biblical Aramaic.

ARAM 10102. Old Aramaic Inscriptions.

ARAM 10103. Imperial Aramaic.

ARAM 20301-20303. Targum I, II, & III.

GRMN 27800/37800. Jewish American Literature Post 1945.

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 30204. Dead Sea Scrolls.

HEBR 30501-30502-30503. Advanced Modern Hebrew.

HEBR 30586. Israeli Poetry.

HEBR 30601. Advanced Readings in Modern 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.

JWSC 29800 Reading Yiddish for Research.

JWSG 35900. Diaspora/Homecoming: Modern Yiddish.

UGAR 30107. Ugaritic: The Baal Cycle.

UGAR 30109. New Ugaritic Texts.

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.

YDDH 29800/39800. Reading Yiddish for Research.

YDDH 30600. Yiddish Tish: Yiddish Conversation.

YDDH 39500-39600. Intermediate Yiddish I-II.

YDDH 39800. Reading Yiddish for Research.

Medieval

HIJD 31700. Mystical Hermeneutics: An Introduction to the Book of Zohar.

HIJD 35200. Maimonides and Hume on Religion.

HIJD 36100. The Philosophical Interpretation of Scripture in the Middle Ages: The Problems of Evil and the Book of Job.

HIJD 41100 (= HREL 41101, ISLM 41100, RLIT 41101). Animal Spirituality in the Middle Ages.

HIJD 41900. The Jewish Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages.

HIJD 42700. Interactions between Jewish Philosophy and Literature During the Middle Ages.

HJID 42900. The Jews in Medieval Spain.

HIJD 43900. Medieval Jewish Mysticism.

HIJD 45400 (= ISLM 45400, HREL 45401, NEHC 40470). Readings in Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed.

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.

HIST 36214 (= LACS 35100). The Social Memory of “Convivencia”: Muslims, Jews, and Christians and Historical Nationalism in Contemporary 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 20006. Jewish Thought and Literature III: The Jewish Interpretation of the Bible in the Middle Ages.

JWSC 20505. Jews Under Islamic Rule.

JWSC 26100. HIJD 35200. Maimonides and Hume on Religion.

MILAP 32100. God.

NEHC 30403. Jewish History and Society III. Jews in Muslim Lands.

NEHC 30411-304012-30413. Medieval Jewish History I-II-III.

NEHC 30441. Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages.

NEHC. Semitic Cultures and Civilizations.

PHIL 25110/35110. 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.

RLST 25110. Maimonides and Hume on Religion.

SOSC 28853. Jerusalem in Middle Eastern Civilizations.

Modern

ARTH 46309. Secularization and Resacralization.

CHDV 27317. America’s White Ethnics: Contemporary Italian- and Jewish-American Ethnic Identities.

CMES 30001. Approaches to the Study of the Middle East.

CMLT 30906. The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Literature and Film.

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.

CRES 20002. Jewish History and Society II. Israel Society and Jewish Cultures – Religiosity, Nation, Migration.

CRES 27317. America’s White Ethnics: Contemporary Italian- and Jewish-American Ethnic Identities.

DVPR 35112. Philosophy, Talmudic Culture, and Religious Experience: Soloveitchik.

DVPR 35115 (= HIJD 35115, PHIL 35115, ITAL 35115). Topics in the Philosophy of Religion: Challenge of Suffering from Job to Primo Levi.

DVPR 38504 (= HIJD 38504, THEO 38504). Levinas and Talmud.

DVPR 48100. Strauss on Philosophy and Law. Taught with Joel Kraemer.

DVPR 52000. Foucault: Technologies of Power.

DVPR 53357 (= CMLT 43357, PHIL 53357, THEO 53357, HIJD 53357). Philosophy and Theology of Judaism.

GNSE 38702. Race in the 20th Century Atlantic World.

GRMN 23514/33514). The Jews of Central and East/Central Europe during the Interwar Period.

GRMN 27800. Jewish American Literature Post 1945.

GRMN 34801. German Cinema 1945 to 1985.

GRMN 37308. Messianism and Modernity.

GRMN 37812. Jewish Political Theology.

HCHR 47300-47400. Conceptions and Traditions in Judaism I & II.

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 35112. Philosophy, Talmudic Culture, and Religious Experience: Soloveitchik.

HIJD 35400. Hermeneutics and Tradition: The Case of Judaism (Part 1).

HIJD 36802 (= HIST 66800). Jewish Writings of Hannah Arendt.

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 44702 (= RLIT 44702). The Other and the “Exotic” in Postwar Jewish Writing.

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 46010. Martin Buber’s Philosophy of Religion.

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 47602. Jewish Responses to Continental Philosophers: Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.

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 50200 (= ISLM 50200, NEHC 40604). Reading in Arabic Religious Texts.

HIJD 50206 (= BIBL 50206). Brauer Seminar: Jewish and Christian Responses to Biblical Criticism.

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 22406. Jewish History and Society II. Israel Society and Jewish Cultures – Religiosity, Nation, Migration.

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 23509/33509. The Jews of Central and East/Central Europe during the Interwar Period.

HIST 24301. Berlin and Hong Kong in the Cold War.

HIST 25902/35902. History of the Israeli-Arab Conflict.

HIST 28704. Race in the 20th Century Atlantic World.

HIST 33401. Genocide European Jews, 1933-1945.

HIST 33412. The Holocaust: History and Interpretations.

HIST 35902. History Arab-Israeli Conflict.

HIST 36004. The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Literature and Film.

HIST 38704. Race in the 20th Century Atlantic World.

HIST 45902. Nationalism and Post-Colonialism in Middle Eastern Studies.

HIST 53000. WWI History and Historiography.

HIST 53100. German History and Histriography.

HIST 53200. Catastrophic Nationalism.

HIST 53301. Gender in Europe.

HIST 56102 (= GRMN 56115, CRES 56102). Emancipation: Jews between Civil Equality and Collective Rights.

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 74301-74302. Seminar: Migration and Material Culture in the Modern World.

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.

INRE 36000. History of the Israeli-Arab Conflict.

INST 25902. History of the Israeli-Arab Conflict.

ISHU 29100. Representing the Holocaust.

ISLM 41610. Blood Libel: Damascus to Riyadh.

ITAL 24903. Outsiders II: Italo Svevo.

JWSC 20002. Jewish History and Society II. Israel Society and Jewish Cultures – Religiosity, Nation, Migration.

JWSC 20002 (= HIJD 32702, NEHC 30402). Jewish History and Society II. Messianism and Modernity

JWSC 20003. Jewish History and Society III: European Judaism as Minority Diasporic Culture.

JWSC 20003. Jewish History and Society III. Narratives of Assimilation.

JWSC 20003 (= NEHC 30403). Jewish History and Society III. Israel Society and Jewish Cultures — Religiosity, Nation, Migration.

JWSC 20006. Jewish Thought and Literature III: The Intellectual Worlds of the Modern Jew.

JWSC 20006 (= CMLT 30401, NEHC 30406, RLIT 30406). Jewish Thought and Literature III: Biblical Voices in Modern Hebrew Literature.

JWSC 22901/32901. Colloq: Arendt’s Texts on Jewishness, Palestine, Israel.

JWSC 23312. Jews in the Diaspora since 1945.

JWSC 23509. The Jews of Central and East/Central Europe during the Interwar Period.

JWSC 24300. Jewish Autobiography.

JWSC 24500. America’s White Ethnics: Contemporary Italian- and Jewish-American Ethnic Identities.

JWSC 25148. Israel in Film and Ethnography.

JWSC 25902. History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

JWSC 26700. Philosophy, Talmudic Culture, and Religious Experience: Soloveitchik.

JWSC 27200. Construing the Other: Representation of Jewish Community in Polish Culture.

JWSC 29200. The Representation of the Holocaust in Hebrew/Israeli Literature.

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 (= CMES 35148, NEHC 25148/35148). 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.

MUSI 38914 (GRMA 38914, RLIT 38914). Munich-Chicago Performance Laboratory: Jephta’s Daughter.

NEHC 20402/30402. Jewish History and Society II. Israel Society and Jewish Cultures – Religiosity, Nation, Migration.

NEHC 20403/30403. Jewish History and Society III. Narratives of Assimilation.

NEHC 20418. Modern Antiquity: Semitic Cultures, Languages, and History in the Modern Middle East.

NEHC 20996/30996. History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

NEHC 24302/44302. The Representation of the Holocaust in Hebrew/Israeli Literature.

NEHC 30405. Jewish Thought and Literature II: Narratives of Assimilation.

NEHC 30406. Jewish Thought and Literature III: The Multilingual Twentieth Century.

NEHC 30406. Jewish Thought and Literature III: Biblical Voices in Modern Hebrew Literature.

NEHC 30452. Writing the Jewish State.

NEHC 30906. The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Literature and Film.

NEHC 40955. Nationalism and Post-Colonialism in Middle Eastern Studies.

PHIL 21202. Spiritual Exercises and Moral Perfectionism.

PHIL 239. Philosophy of Religion.

PHIL 25112/35112. Philosophy, Talmudic Culture, and Religious Experience: Soloveitchik.

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 33401. Genocide European Jews, 1933-1945.

PLSC 36910. Secularism and its Discontents.

PLSC 38800. Weimar Political Theology.

POLI 27001/37001. Jewish History and Society III. Narratives of Assimilation.

POLI 29201. Traumatic Everyday: The Holocaust in Polish Culture.

POLI 38600. Bruno Schultz: An Unfinished Project.

POLI 38800. Postwar Polish Poetry.

POLI 39500 (= ANTH 35035). The Holocaust Object.

PPHA 34120. Social Change, Civil Society, and Democracy in Israel.

RETH. 52400. Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism.

RLIT 39802. The Works of S.Y. Agnon.

RLIT 41502 (= ARTH 41502). Between Vienna and Hamburg. From Deutschland to America: The Writing of Art History Between 1900 and 1960.

RLIT 44302. The Representation of the Holocaust in Hebrew/Israeli Literature.

RLST 20900. Franz Rosenzweig’s Concept of Revelation.

RLST 25112. Philosophy, Talmudic Culture, and Religious Experience: Soloveitchik.

RUSS 26207/36207. The Transnational Subject: Jewish Writers and Russian Literature.

SCTH 50700. Racial Theories of Religious Differences.

SLAV 20011.  The Holocaust Cinema: Polish School & Beyond.

SLAV 27001/37001. Jewish History and Society III. Narratives of Assimilation.

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.