Syllabi are provided for general information about course scope and content. Syllabi are subject to change in Fall, 2021. For all matters pertaining to Fall, 2021 versions of courses, please consult instructors.

Recent Submissions

  • JHI 1341: Sepharad: The Jews of Medieval Spain 

    Perelis, Ronnie (2020-09)
    This course will investigate the cultural history of the Jews of Spain (the Sephardim), from the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 until the expulsion of 1492. Medieval Spain, with its vibrant Muslim and ...
  • HIS2141/JHI1508: History of the Holocaust 

    Zimmerman, Joshua (2019-09)
    This course examines the fate of European Jewry between 1933 and 1945. We shall cover the rise and fall of the democratic Weimar Republic in the 1920s, the Nazi seizure of power, anti-Jewish policy and legislation in Nazi ...
  • JHI3510 Writing Jewish History 

    Olson, Jess (2020-09)
    ►We take Jewish history for granted. We assume that we know what we mean when we talk about history, but do we? As one of the longest “histories” of any group in the human family, Jewish history spans unimaginable epochs ...
  • JHI1510: Cultural History of Modern Israel 

    Olson, Jess (2020-09)
    ►This course offers a history of the State of Israel. Not the history, but a history. Although a young country, Israel has been the focus of such intense scrutiny that it is an impossible task to cover all possible angles ...
  • JHI1340 Sepharad: The Jews of Medieval Spain (711-1492) 

    Perelis, Ronnie (2020-09)
    ►This course will investigate the cultural history of the Jews of Spain (the Sephardim), from the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 until the expulsion of 1492. Medieval Spain, with its vibrant Muslim and ...