Schedule of Classes Undergraduate and Graduate / Fall 2017 / 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 #7918; students who should register for CONT 450a Part-time Graduate Research should use sage class #7917; 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 #7913, 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.

Notes for Undergraduate Students

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(1-99) Primarily for Undergraduate Students

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
5364 FYS 18A 1
Syllabus
Understanding Evil and Human Destiny
[ hum ]
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Rabb Graduate Center236
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Kimelman, Reuven R View Books
5354 NEJS 5A 1 The History of Judaism
[ hum ]
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Rabb Graduate Center236
Open
9 / 999 / 0
Kimelman, Reuven R View Books
5365 NEJS 10A 1
Syllabus
Biblical Hebrew Grammar and Texts
[ fl hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block J
T,F 12:30 PM–1:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
4 / 999 / 0
Berman, Daniel Meyer View Books
 

(100-199) For Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
5366 NEJS 112A 1
Syllabus
The Book of Genesis
[ hum ]
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
8 / 999 / 0
Abusch, Tzvi View Books
5193 NEJS 114A 1
Syllabus
Death, Memorial, and Immortality in Biblical Literature
[ hum nw ]
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitesG12
Open
28 / 999 / 0
Vayntrub, Jacqueline Eliza View Books
5368 NEJS 117B 1 Dead Sea Scrolls
[ hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block V
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG10
Open
9 / 999 / 0
Vayntrub, Jacqueline Eliza View Books
5246 NEJS 132B 1 Against the Apocalypse: Jewish Responses to the Holocaust
[ hum ]
Block D
M,W,Th 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
12 / 999 / 0
Jockusch, Laura View Books
10867 NEJS 150A 1
Syllabus
The Jews in Weimar and Nazi Germany
[ hum ]
Block C
M,W,Th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
5 / 999 / 0
Jockusch, Laura View Books
10934 NEJS 152A 1
Syllabus
Jerusalem: Holy and Contested
[ hum ]
Block J
T,F 12:30 PM–1:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
4 / 999 / 0
Robins, Walker View Books
5248 NEJS 155A 1
Syllabus
Maimonides: A Jewish Thinker in the Islamic World
[ hum ]
Block N
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
7 / 999 / 0
Decter, Jonathan P. View Books
11124 NEJS 156B 1
Syllabus
A Philosophical Introduction to Judaism
[ hum ]
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
ASAC 204
Open
7 / 999 / 0
Levisohn, Jon A View Books
10865 NEJS 160A 1
Syllabus
Liberal Judaism through the Lens of the Prayer Book
[ hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block X2
T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM
Mandel Ctr for Humanities328
Open
15 / 999 / 0
Ellenson, David View Books
10869 NEJS 160B 1
Syllabus
The Zionist Idea: Sources, Advocates and Critics
[ hum ]
Block V
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
8 / 999 / 0
Ellenson, David View Books
5249 NEJS 162A 1
Syllabus
American Judaism
[ hum ss wi ]
Block L
M,W 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies201
Open
28 / 999 / 0
Sarna, Jonathan View Books
5263 NEJS 169B 1
Syllabus
From Sunday Schools to Birthright: History of American Jewish Education
[ hum ]
Block S4
Th 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG10
Open
11 / 999 / 0
Krasner, Jonathan B. View Books
5336 NEJS 170B 1 Inside Jewish Education
[ hum ]
Block S2
T 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
ASAC_209
Open
12 / 999 / 0
Feiman-Nemser, Sharon View Books
5339 NEJS 174A 1
Syllabus
Minorities and Others in Israeli Literature and Culture
[ fl hum ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
2 / 999 / 0
Szobel, Ilana View Books
10864 NEJS 186A 1
Syllabus
Introduction to the Qur'an
[ hum nw ]
Block D
M,W,Th 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG11
Open
16 / 999 / 0
Dost, Suleyman View Books
10866 NEJS 195A 1
Syllabus
Muhammad: From Early Muslim Accounts to Modern Biographies
[ hum ]
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies301
Open
5 / 999 / 0
Dost, Suleyman View Books
 

(200 and above) Primarily for Graduate Students

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
5341 NEJS 200A 1
Syllabus
Elementary Akkadian
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
4 / 999 / 0
Pfost, Jared Eric View Books
5345 NEJS 202A 1 Akkadian Mythological/Religious Texts I
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block M
M,W 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
5 / 999 / 0
Abusch, Tzvi View Books
11050 NEJS 260B 1 The Jewish Intellectual and Historical Consciousness
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
4 / 999 / 0
Sheppard, Eugene R View Books
 

Arabic, Hebrew and Yiddish Courses

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
5206 ARBC 10A 1 Beginning Arabic I
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Students closed out of this course should email Prof. Carl Sharif El-Tobgui, Director of Arabic Language Program, eltobgui@brandeis.edu, for admission.
Block C
M,W,Th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies301
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies301
Open
11 / 15 / 0
Azoni, Rasha
Khashaba, Hanan
View Books
5212 ARBC 10A 2 Beginning Arabic I
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Students closed out of this course should email Prof. Carl Sharif El-Tobgui, Director of Arabic Language Program, eltobgui@brandeis.edu, for admission.
Block D
M,W,Th 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies301
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies301
Open
9 / 15 / 0
Azoni, Rasha
Khashaba, Hanan
View Books
5208 ARBC 30A 1 Intermediate Arabic I
[ fl ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Students closed out of this course should email Prof. Carl Sharif El-Tobgui, Director of Arabic Language Program, eltobgui@brandeis.edu, for admission.
Block F
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies301
Block J
T,F 12:30 PM–1:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies301
Open
10 / 18 / 0
Khashaba, Hanan View Books
5210 ARBC 103A 1 Lower Advanced Arabic
[ fl hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
M,T,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
5 / 999 / 0
El-Tobgui, Carl Sharif View Books
5220 HBRW 10A 1 Beginning Hebrew
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
This is an experiential learning course.
M,W,Th,F 10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Golding Judaica Center103
Open
17 / 18 / 0
Antebi, Guy View Books
5234 HBRW 19A 1 Beginning Hebrew: Honors
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
HBRW 19a is a six-hour class.
M,W,Th,F 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies201
Open
7 / 18 / 0
Shorr, Esther View Books
5224 HBRW 20B 1 Intermediate Hebrew
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
This is an experiential learning course.
M,W,Th,F 10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies201
Open
10 / 18 / 0
Shorr, Esther View Books
5236 HBRW 20B 2 Intermediate Hebrew
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
This is an experiential learning course.
M,W,Th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies201
F 12:30 PM–1:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies201
Open
11 / 18 / 0
Shorr, Esther View Books
5226 HBRW 34A 1 Intermediate Hebrew II: Aspects of Israeli Culture
[ fl ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
This is an experiential learning course.
M,W,Th,F 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Golding Judaica Center103
Open
15 / 18 / 0
Antebi, Guy View Books
5228 HBRW 34A 2 Intermediate Hebrew II: Aspects of Israeli Culture
[ fl ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
This is an experiential learning course.
M,W,Th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Golding Judaica Center103
F 12:30 PM–1:20 PM
Golding Judaica Center103
Open
11 / 18 / 0
Antebi, Guy View Books
5230 HBRW 35A 1
Syllabus
Conversation and Writing Skills
[ fl ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
M,W,Th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM
ASAC_209
F 12:30 PM–1:20 PM
ASAC_209
Open
14 / 18 / 0
Brosh, Aliza View Books
5232 HBRW 44B 1
Syllabus
Advanced Intermediate Hebrew: Israeli Culture and Media
[ fl hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
This is an experiential learning course.
M,T,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
ASAC_209
Open
10 / 18 / 0
Brosh, Aliza View Books
5241 HBRW 144A 1 Hebrew through Plays and Drama
[ ca fl hum wi ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
This is an experiential learning course.
Block X2
T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM
Shiffman Humanities Ctr219
Closed
20 / 20 / 0
Hascal, Sara View Books
5240 HBRW 162B 1 Translation Practice and Theory
[ hum nw ]
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
ASAC_209
Open
12 / 20 / 0
Hascal, Sara View Books
5242 YDSH 10A 1
Syllabus
Beginning Yiddish
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
M,T,W,Th 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
11 / 20 / 0
Kellman, Ellen View Books
5243 YDSH 30A 1
Syllabus
Intermediate Yiddish
[ fl wi ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
M,T,W,Th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
3 / 20 / 0
Kellman, Ellen View Books
 

Cross-Listed for the Judaic Studies Track

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
7693 HRNS 231B 1
Syllabus
The American Jewish Community in Historical Perspective
Block S8
W 9:00 AM–11:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies203
Open
18 / 999 / 0
Sarna, Jonathan View Books
5245 IMES 104A 1
Syllabus
Islam: Civilization and Institutions
[ hum nw ]
Block E
M,W,Th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies301
Open
30 / 999 / 0
El-Tobgui, Carl Sharif 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
3219 ANTH 186B 1 Linguistic Anthropology
[ ss ]
Anthropology majors on the demand list will have priority for enrollment.
Block J
T,F 12:30 PM–1:50 PM
Pearlman Hall 113
Open
29 / 30 / 0
McIntosh, Janet View Books
10875 CLAS 190B 1
Syllabus
Ancient Mysteries, Cults, and Myths
[ hum ]
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG11
Open
11 / 999 / 0
Johnston, Patricia A. View Books
5194 LING 100A 1
Syllabus
Introduction to Linguistics
[ ss ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Block E
M,W,Th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Gerstenzang 122
Open
64 / 999 / 0
Plaster, Keith View Books
5195 LING 120B 1
Syllabus
Syntactic Theory
[ ss wi ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
This is a four hour class.
Block C
M,W,Th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Volen Nat'l Ctr for Complex119
Mandatory discussion section:
F 2:00 PM–2:50 PM
Volen Nat'l Ctr for Complex119
Open
34 / 999 / 0
Goldberg, Lotus View Books