Nov 19, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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JS 1000 - Introduction to Jewish Studies


Introduces Jewish culture, history and politics. We will examine how the Jewish people and their religion emerged in Biblical times, and how Jewish culture has evolved and flourished for 3,000 years. We will look at the many varieties of “Jewishness,” as well as the impact the Jews have had on their non-Jewish neighbors. Students will learn about largely unrecognized aspects of Jewish culture. From Christianity to communism, from American humor and music, the Jews have bequeathed a rich and diverse heritage to humanity.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Oral presentations are clear and comprehensive.
  • Student’s work demonstrates critical use and proper citation of both primary and secondary sources.
  • Student’s work employs the formal styles of writing, argumentation, and presentation that historians use.
  • Student’s work reflects an understanding of the intellectual, political, economic, social, and cultural history of the United States, Europe, classical civilization, the Near-East, or one Non-Western area.
  • Student’s work reflects an understanding the roles of race, class, gender, or ethnicity in history.



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