Schedule of Classes Graduate / Spring 2018 / 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 #5376; students who should register for CONT 450a Part-time Graduate Research should use sage class #5375; 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 #5373, 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
7448 FA/NEJS 183A 1 Breaking Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Art
[ ca hum ]
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies201
Open
10 / 999 / 0
Ankori, Gannit
Szobel, Ilana
View Books
7758 NEJS 110B 1 Readings in the Hebrew Bible
[ hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Topic for spring 2018: Proverbs.
Proverbs:
Block S4
Th 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
10 / 999 / 0
Vayntrub, Jacqueline Eliza View Books
7488 NEJS 111A 1 The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
[ hum wi ]
Block V
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies301
Open
15 / 999 / 0
Vayntrub, Jacqueline Eliza View Books
8071 NEJS 113A 1
Syllabus
Jewish and Christian Aramaic
[ hum ]
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Wright, David View Books
7481 NEJS 124B 1
Syllabus
Divinity, Difference and Desire: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
[ hum ]
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
10 / 999 / 0
Mirsky, Yehudah View Books
7479 NEJS 126B 1
Syllabus
Agadic Literature: The Ethics of the Fathers with Avot d'Rabbi Nathan
[ hum ]
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Golding Judaica Center106
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Kimelman, Reuven R View Books
8084 NEJS 128A 1
Syllabus
Introduction to Christianity
[ hum ]
Block N
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG11
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Brooten, Bernadette View Books
8065 NEJS 132A 1 The Jews of Latin America
[ hum ]
Block J
T,F 12:30 PM–1:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
4 / 999 / 0
Wassner, Dalia View Books
7477 NEJS 135A 1 The Modern Jewish Experience
[ hum ]
Block H
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG10
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo View Books
8066 NEJS 138A 1 Genocide and Mass Killing in the Twentieth Century
[ hum ]
Block D
M,W,Th 11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Golding Judaica Center101
Open
35 / 999 / 0
Jockusch, Laura View Books
7988 NEJS 139B 1
Syllabus
Christians and Israel
[ hum ]
Block M
M,W 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
3 / 999 / 0
Robins, Walker View Books
7475 NEJS 144A 1 Jews in the World of Islam
[ hum nw ]
Block L
M,W 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Decter, Jonathan P. View Books
7484 NEJS 146A 1
Syllabus
World Jewry since 1945
[ hum ]
Block V
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies203
Open
15 / 999 / 0
Sarna, Jonathan View Books
7485 NEJS 158A 1 Divided Minds: Jewish Intellectuals in America
[ hum ]
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
3 / 999 / 0
Sheppard, Eugene R View Books
7476 NEJS 164B 1 The Sociology of the American Jewish Community
[ hum ss ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies203
Open
11 / 999 / 0
Fishman, Sylvia View Books
7573 NEJS 166A 1 Carnal Israel: Exploring Jewish Sexuality from Talmudic Times to the Present
[ hum ]
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG10
Open
13 / 999 / 0
Freeze, ChaeRan Yoo View Books
8072 NEJS 166B 1
Syllabus
Who is a Jew: Converts and Conversion in Jewish Law
[ hum ]
Block S1
M 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Golding Judaica Center106
Open
4 / 999 / 0
Zohar, Zvi View Books
7480 NEJS 170A 1
Syllabus
Studying Sacred Texts
[ hum ]
Block S4
Th 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
ASAC_209
Open
7 / 999 / 0
Levisohn, Jon A View Books
7486 NEJS 174B 1 Israeli Women Writers on War and Peace
[ fl hum ]
Block L
M,W 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
1 / 999 / 0
Szobel, Ilana View Books
7483 NEJS 181B 1 Film and the Holocaust
[ hum ]
Block S2
T 2:00 PM–4:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
12 / 999 / 0
Rivo, Sharon Pucker View Books
8069 NEJS 183B 1
Syllabus
Global Jewish Literature
[ hum wi ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Block F
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
7 / 999 / 0
Kellman, Ellen View Books
7572 NEJS 191A 1
Syllabus
Biblical Narratives in the Qur'an
[ hum ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
8 / 999 / 0
Dost, Suleyman View Books
7881 NEJS 194B 1
Syllabus
Sufism: Mystical Traditions in Classical and Modern Islam
[ hum nw ]
Block E
M,W,Th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
10 / 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
7473 NEJS 200B 1 Old Babylonian Akkadian Texts
Block S6
M 9:00 AM–11:50 AM
Rabb Graduate Center236
Open
2 / 999 / 0
Pfost, Jared Eric View Books
7489 NEJS 211B 1
Syllabus
The History of Israelite Religion and Law
Block G
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies302
Open
6 / 999 / 0
Wright, David View Books
7482 NEJS 259A 1 Renaissance, Revolution, Redemption: Readings in Early Zionist Thought
Block S6
M 9:00 AM–11:50 AM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies202
Open
5 / 999 / 0
Mirsky, Yehudah View Books
 

Arabic, Hebrew and Yiddish Courses

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
7496 ARBC 103B 1 Middle Advanced Arabic: Contemporary Arab Media
[ fl hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
M,W,Th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
F 12:30 PM–1:20 PM
Lown Cntr for JudaicStudies103
Open
3 / 999 / 0
El-Tobgui, Carl Sharif View Books
7506 HBRW 124A 1 Hebrew for Business, Doing Business in Start-Up Nation
[ fl wi ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Block X2
T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG10
Closed
18 / 18 / 0
Hascal, Sara View Books
7507 HBRW 167B 1
Syllabus
Back to the Roots: The Revival of Modern Hebrew
[ fl hum ]
M,T,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
ASAC_209
Open
8 / 18 / 0
Brosh, Aliza View Books
 

Cross-Listed for the Judaic Studies Track

Class # Course # Course Title Time
Location
Enrl / Lim / Wait Instructor(s) View Books
2929 CLAS 192B 1
Syllabus
Slavery in the Roman World (1st-4th C. CE)
[ hum ]
This is an experiential learning course.
Block V
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG11
Open
9 / 999 / 0
Brooten, Bernadette 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
1426 ANTH 136A 1
Syllabus
Archaeology of Power: Authority, Prestige, and Inequality in the Past
[ nw ss ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Block P
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM
Brown Social Science Center218
Open
13 / 999 / 0
Golden, Charles View Books
2928 CLAS 167B 1
Syllabus
Classical Myths Told and Retold
[ hum wi ]
This is an experiential learning course.
Block K
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM
Mandel Ctr for HumanitesG12
Open
22 / 999 / 0
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga View Books
7365 LING 110A 1 Phonological Theory
[ ss ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Block J
T,F 12:30 PM–1:50 PM
Volen Nat'l Ctr for Complex119
Open
35 / 999 / 0
Plaster, Keith View Books
7399 LING 125B 1
Syllabus
Linguistic Typology
[ ss ]
Block F
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Volen Nat'l Ctr for Complex119
Open
30 / 999 / 0
Goldberg, Lotus View Books