Schedule of Classes Graduate / Fall 2015 / Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

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Notes for Graduate Students

Continuation Class Please refer to the University Bulletin for specific details regarding registration. Students who should register for CONT 500a Full-time Graduate Research should use sage class #8728; students who should register for CONT 450a Part-time Graduate Research should use sage class #8828; students who should register for CONT 200a Extended Master's Research should print out the add/drop form, from http://www.brandeis.edu/registrar/forms/docs/forms/add_drop.pdf, use sage class #9662, obtain the program administrator's signature, and submit to the Registrar's Office Kutz 121. Part time master's students are not to enroll in CONT 200a, rather they should consult with the Registrar's Office. To view course description, please click on the course # link.

(100-199) For Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
10215 FA/NEJS 183A 1 Breaking Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Art
[ ca hum ]
Block N
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG11
Open
10 / 999 / 0
Ankori, Gannit
Szobel, Ilana
View Books
10797 NEJS 110B 1 Readings in the Hebrew Bible
[ hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block E
M,W,Th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
13 / 999 / 0
Brown-de Vost, Bronson Slade View Books
9966 NEJS 113A 1 Jewish and Christian Aramaic
[ hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Wright, David View Books
9967 NEJS 113B 1 Law in the Bible and the Ancient Near East
[ hum nw ss ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
10 / 999 / 0
Wright, David View Books
9962 NEJS 124B 1 Divinity, Difference and Desire: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
[ hum ]
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
11 / 999 / 0
Mirsky, Yehudah View Books
9952 NEJS 130A 1 The New Testament: A Historical Introduction
[ hum ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block F
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
7 / 999 / 0
Brooten, Bernadette View Books
9955 NEJS 141A 1 Russian Jews in the Twentieth Century
[ hum ]
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
10 / 999 / 0
Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo View Books
9969 NEJS 145B 1 Ideology and Society in Contemporary Israel: Major Controversies
[ hum ]
Block V
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
5 / 999 / 0
Bialer, Uri View Books
9951 NEJS 148B 1 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and Christians: Sources and Interpretations
[ hum ]
Block M
M,W 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Golding Judaica Center103
Open
12 / 999 / 0
Brooten, Bernadette View Books
9963 NEJS 162A 1 American Judaism
[ hum ss wi ]
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies203
Open
39 / 999 / 0
Sarna, Jonathan View Books
9954 NEJS 164B 1 The Sociology of the American Jewish Community
[ hum ss ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block V
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Golding Judaica Center103
Open
9 / 999 / 0
Fishman, Sylvia View Books
9970 NEJS 166B 1 Who is a Jew? Jewish Status and Identity in Israel and America
[ hum ]
Block N
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Brown Social Science Center316
Open
21 / 999 / 0
Ellenson, David View Books
9959 NEJS 169B 1 From Sunday Schools to Birthright: History of American Jewish Education
[ hum ]
Block S2
T 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Shiffman Humanities Ctr125
Open
28 / 999 / 0
Krasner, Jonathan B. View Books
10712 NEJS 172B 1 Modern Arab-Jewish Literature
[ hum ]
The instructor of this course has been awarded a University Prize Instructorship (UPI). These prestigious awards give exceptional doctoral students from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences the opportunity to design and teach an upper-division course in their field of research. Enrollment in this course is open to undergraduate students only.
Block M
M,W 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
3 / 20 / 0
Ben-Or, Aviv View Books
9964 NEJS 178A 1 Love, Sex, and Power in Israeli Culture
[ fl hum ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
9 / 999 / 0
Szobel, Ilana View Books
10736 NEJS 188A 1 The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1800
[ hum nw ss ]
Block X4
Th 6:30 PM–9:20 PM
Olin-Sang Amer Civ Ctr104
Open
9 / 999 / 0
Shakow, Aaron View Books
9960 NEJS 190B 1 Islamic Philosophy
[ hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
2 / 999 / 0
Dhanani, Alnoor View Books
9961 NEJS 192B 1 Jewish Political Thought
[ hum ]
Block L
M,W 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Mirsky, Yehudah View Books
6642 NEJS 197B 1 Political Cultures of the Middle East
[ hum nw wi ]
Block S4
Th 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG10
Open
6 / 20 / 0
Makiya, Kanan Mohamed View Books
 

(200 and above) Primarily for Graduate Students

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
9950 NEJS 202A 1 Akkadian Mythological/Religious Texts I
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block L
M,W 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Abusch, I. Tzvi View Books
10791 NEJS 206A 1 Advanced Northwest Semitics
Instructor's Signature Required
Class meeting time is TBD. Interested students should contact Prof. Wright (wright@brandeis.edu) for information on meeting time.
TBD Open
Consent Req.

2 / 999 / 0
Wright, David View Books
11184 NEJS 212A 1 Topics in Mesopotamian Religion, Magic, and Thought
Topic for fall 2015: Witchcraft in the Ancient Near East Examines magical rituals and prayers directed against witchcraft in ancient Mesopotamia.
Witchcraft in Anc. Near East:
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Abusch, I. Tzvi View Books
9270 NEJS 231A 1 Graduate Proseminar in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Required for all incoming MA and PhD students in NEJS.
Will meet in Lown 315 on Mon. 8/31. All other class meetings in ASAC 204.
Block S6
M 9:00 AM–11:50 AM
ASAC 204
Open
12 / 999 / 0
Levisohn, Jon A View Books
 

Hebrew and Yiddish Courses

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
10205 HBRW 141A 1 Advanced Hebrew Conversation
[ fl hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Shiffman Humanities Ctr201
F 1:30 PM–2:20 PM
Shiffman Humanities Ctr201
Open
8 / 18 / 0
Ofengenden, Ari View Books
10069 HBRW 144A 1 Hebrew through Plays and Drama
[ ca fl hum wi ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block X2
T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM
Shiffman Humanities Ctr219
Open
12 / 18 / 0
Hascal, Sara View Books
 

Cross-Listed for the Judiac Studies Track

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
9995 HIST 114A 1 Israel's Foreign Policy
[ ss ]
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Olin-Sang Amer Civ Ctr116
Open
7 / 999 / 0
Bialer, Uri View Books
4240 IMES 104A 1 Islam: Civilization and Institutions
[ hum nw ]
Block D
M,W,Th 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies201
Open
21 / 999 / 0
Warren, David View Books
6698 IMES 105A 1 War and Revolution in the Middle East
[ hum nw wi ]
Block V
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG11
Open
10 / 20 / 0
Makiya, Kanan Mohamed View Books
9996 RECS 135A 1 Russian Short Fictions: The Art of Narrative
[ hum ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Shiffman Humanities Ctr218
Open
3 / 999 / 0
Miller, Robin Feuer View Books
9887 WMGS 140A 1 Diversity of Muslim Women's Experience
[ nw ss ]
This is an experiential learning course.
Block D
M,W,Th 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Schwartz Hall 103
Open
22 / 999 / 0
Shavarini, Mitra K. View Books
 

Cross-Listed for the Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Track

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
10007 ANTH 136A 1 Archaeology of Power: Authority, Prestige, and Inequality in the Past
[ nw ss ]
This section is for undergraduate students.
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Brown Social Science Center316
Open
18 / 999 / 0
Golden, Charles View Books
10686 ANTH 136A 2 Archaeology of Power: Authority, Prestige, and Inequality in the Past
[ nw ss ]
This section only open to graduate students. Course meets an additional hour on Thursdays 1-1:50pm.
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Brown Social Science Center316
Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Schwartz Hall 110
Open
0 / 10 / 0
Golden, Charles View Books
10012 ANTH 186B 1 Linguistic Anthropology
[ ss ]
This section is for undergraduate students.
Block L
M,W 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Pearlman Hall 113
Open
33 / 35 / 0
McIntosh, Janet View Books
10282 CLAS 170A 1 Classical Mythology
[ hum ]
Block L
M,W 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitesG12
Open
21 / 999 / 0
Culumovic, Masa View Books
4146 LING 100A 1 Introduction to Linguistics
[ ss ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes
Block C
M,W,Th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Gerstenzang 122
Open
49 / 999 / 0
Goldberg, Lotus View Books
5514 LING 120B 1 Syntactic Theory
[ ss ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
This is a four hour class.
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Volen Nat'l Ctr for Complex119
Mandatory discussion section:
F 2:00 PM–2:50 PM
Volen Nat'l Ctr for Complex119
Open
30 / 999 / 0
Goldberg, Lotus View Books
 

Cross-Listed for the Hebrew Language Track

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
9995 HIST 114A 1 Israel's Foreign Policy
[ ss ]
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Olin-Sang Amer Civ Ctr116
Open
7 / 999 / 0
Bialer, Uri View Books