Introduction to major themes, issues, writers and contexts of modern Jewish literature. Primary focus on the connections between these literary texts and contemporary Jewish existence. Individual and Society, and US Society course.
A broad overview of various literary genres in the Bible such as origin narrative, historical narrative, poetry, wisdom literature, prophetic/apocalyptic literature, parable, and epistle. Creative Arts, Past, and World Cultures course.
Literature and films on European Jewish responses to anti-Semitism and persecution in a historical context to reveal the condition of post-Enlightenment German-speaking Jewish and Yiddish-speaking societies. Past, and World Cultures course.