Schedule of Classes Undergraduate and Graduate / Fall 2021 / Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

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(1-99) Primarily for Undergraduate Students

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
NEJS 25A 1 Introduction to Talmud
[ hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Topic fall 2021: Sanhedrin 4.
Topic: Sanhedrin 4:
Block 1C
M,W 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Kimelman, Reuven R View Books
 

(100-199) For Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
NEJS 122A 1 Magic and Witchcraft in the Ancient Near East
[ hum nw ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 2D
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Richey, Madadh View Books
NEJS 127B 1 The Jewish Liturgy
[ hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 1B
M,W 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Kimelman, Reuven R View Books
NEJS 128B 1
Syllabus
Gender, Multiculturalism, and the Law
[ djw hum wi ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 2C
T,Th 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Joffe, Lisa View Books
NEJS 130B 1
Syllabus
Denial and Desires: Gender and Sexuality in Early Christianity
[ hum wi ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 1D
M,W 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Brooks Hedstrom, Darlene View Books
NEJS 133B 1 Judaism in the Time of Jesus
[ hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 2E
T,Th 4:00 PM–5:30 PM
Stinchcomb, Jillian View Books
NEJS 134A 1 Debating Religion: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Dialogue and Dispute
[ hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 2B
T,Th 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Decter, Jonathan P View Books
NEJS 136A 1
Syllabus
Israeli Popular Culture: Language, Gender, and Politics
[ hum ]
Block 1D
M,W 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Weiss, Shayna View Books
NEJS 136B 1 Revenge, Justice, and Reconciliation: Mass Atrocity Trials in the Long Shadow of Nazi Crimes
[ djw hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 2B
T,Th 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Jockusch, Laura View Books
NEJS 141B 1 Human Rights: Law, Politics, Theology
[ hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 1E
M,W 4:00 PM–5:30 PM
Mirsky, Yehudah View Books
NEJS 157B 1 Arab-Jewish Modern Thought and Culture
[ djw hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 1B
M,W 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Evri, Yuval View Books
NEJS 178A 1 Love, Sex, and Power in Israeli Culture
[ fl hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Taught in Hebrew.
Block 2E
T,Th 4:00 PM–5:30 PM
Szobel, Ilana View Books
NEJS/WGS 110A 1 Sexual Violence in Film and Culture
[ deis-us djw hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 2D
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Szobel, Ilana View Books
 

(200 and above) Primarily for Graduate Students

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
NEJS 221A 1
Syllabus
Reading Yiddish Literary and Historical Texts
Block 1B
M,W 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Kellman, Ellen View Books
NEJS 235C 1 Topics in Jewish Education
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Course meets once a week in both the fall and the spring semesters.
W 4:00 PM–5:30 PM Levisohn, Jon A View Books
NEJS 271C 1
Syllabus
Teaching and Learning Modern Jewish History, the Holocaust, and Israel
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Course meets once a week in both the fall and the spring semesters.
M 4:00 PM–5:30 PM Krasner, Jonathan View Books
 

Arabic, Hebrew and Yiddish Courses

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
ARBC 10A 1
Syllabus
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.
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 3B
M,T,W,Th 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Khashaba, Hanan View Books
ARBC 30A 1
Syllabus
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.
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 3C
M,T,W,Th 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Khashaba, Hanan View Books
ARBC 103A 1 Lower Advanced Arabic
[ fl hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 1A
M,W 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
Th 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
El-Tobgui, Carl S View Books
HBRW 10A 1 Beginning Hebrew
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Class meets for 50 minutes 4 days per week during the assigned block.
T,Th 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Remote meetings:
M,W 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Shorr, Esther View Books
HBRW 19A 1
Syllabus
Beginning Hebrew: Honors
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Class meets for 50 minutes 4 days per week during the assigned block.
T,Th 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Remote meetings:
M,W 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Shorr, Esther View Books
HBRW 20B 1 Intermediate Hebrew
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Class meets for 50 minutes 4 days per week during the assigned block.
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Remote meetings:
M,W 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Shorr, Esther
Staff
View Books
HBRW 34A 1 Intermediate Hebrew II: Aspects of Israeli Culture
[ fl ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Instruction for this course will be offered in a hybrid combination of in person and remote sessions, which may vary by course and over the duration of the semester. Some courses will have sessions at which in-person and remote students will participate at the same time, and others will arrange for some separate class meetings for in-person and remote students. Enrollment is open to students who will be on campus and students who will be studying remotely up to the enrollment limit.
Class meets for 50 minutes 4 days per week during the assigned block.
M,Th 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Remote:
T,W 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Antebi, Guy View Books
HBRW 34A 2 Intermediate Hebrew II: Aspects of Israeli Culture
[ fl ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Instruction for this course will be offered in a hybrid combination of in person and remote sessions, which may vary by course and over the duration of the semester. Some courses will have sessions at which in-person and remote students will participate at the same time, and others will arrange for some separate class meetings for in-person and remote students. Enrollment is open to students who will be on campus and students who will be studying remotely up to the enrollment limit.
Class meets for 50 minutes 4 days per week during the assigned block.
M,Th 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Remote:
T,W 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Antebi, Guy View Books
HBRW 44B 1 Advanced Intermediate Hebrew: Israeli Culture and Media
[ fl hum ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
M,Th 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
T,W 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Antebi, Guy View Books
HBRW 144A 1 Hebrew through Plays and Drama
[ ca djw fl hum oc wi ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 1D
M,W 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Hascal, Sara View Books
HBRW 146A 1 The Voices of Jerusalem
[ djw fl hum wi ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 1E
M,W 4:00 PM–5:30 PM
Hascal, Sara View Books
YDSH 10A 1
Syllabus
Beginning Yiddish
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 3C
M,T,W,Th 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Kellman, Ellen View Books
 

Cross-Listed for the Judaic Studies Track

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
ANTH 120B 1 Ecology and Society in the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula
[ ss ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 1F
M,W 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Menoret, Pascal View Books
HIST 134B 1
Syllabus
The Ottoman Empire: From Principality to Republic by way of Empire
[ ss ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 2B
T,Th 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Singer, Amy View Books
HRNS 231B 1
Syllabus
The American Jewish Community in Historical Perspective
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
W 9:00 AM–11:50 AM Sarna, Jonathan View Books
IMES 104A 1 Islam: Civilization and Institutions
[ hum nw ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 1C
M,W 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Spevack, Aaron View Books
PHIL 128B 1 Philosophy of Race and Gender
[ deis-us hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 2E
T,Th 4:00 PM–5:30 PM
Smiley, Marion View Books
 

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

Course # Course Title Time
Location
Instructor(s) View Books
ANTH 153A 1 Writing Systems and Scribal Traditions
[ nw ss ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 2C
T,Th 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Urcid, Javier View Books
CLAS 100A 1
Syllabus
Survey of Greek History: Bronze Age to 323 BCE
[ hum ]
Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. Meeting times for this course are listed in the schedule of classes (in ET).
Block 2E
T,Th 4:00 PM–5:30 PM
Walker, Cheryl L View Books
LING 100A 1
Syllabus
Introduction to Linguistics
[ ss ]
See Course Catalog for Special Notes.
Instruction for this course will be offered in a hybrid combination of in person and remote sessions, which may vary by course and over the duration of the semester. Some courses will have sessions at which in-person and remote students will participate at the same time, and others will arrange for some separate class meetings for in-person and remote students. Enrollment is open to students who will be on campus and students who will be studying remotely up to the enrollment limit.
Block 1D
M,W 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Plaster, Keith View Books
LING 120B 1
Syllabus
Syntactic Theory
[ ss wi ]
See Course Catalog for prerequisites.
This is a four hour class.
Instruction for this course will be offered in a hybrid combination of in person and remote sessions, which may vary by course and over the duration of the semester. Some courses will have sessions at which in-person and remote students will participate at the same time, and others will arrange for some separate class meetings for in-person and remote students. Enrollment is open to students who will be on campus and students who will be studying remotely up to the enrollment limit.
Block 1B
M,W 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
obligatory recitation:
F 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Goldberg, Lotus View Books