CIS 140 - Introduction to Jewish Studies
An introduction to the foundational narratives, ethics, laws and values, life-cycle rituals, and key social dilemmas faced by a range of contemporary Jewish communities in the US, Latin America, Israel and the Middle East. Topics of exploration will include diasporic and transnational relationships, secular and religious identities, Holocaust memory and memorialization, contemporary anti-Semitism, (linguistic and cultural) innovation and revival, Israeli state-formation and the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Satisfies a major and minor requirement in Anthropology
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement
Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement