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Fall 2016
Mar 31, 2020
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HIST 39001 - Jews In The Modern World: A Survey Of Modern Jewish Society, Culture, And Politics
Credit Hours: 3.00. This survey of modern Jewish society, culture, and politics from the expulsion from Spain in 1492 until the collapse of the Interwar state system in 1938 examines Jewish responses to modernity with special attention to the Jewish relationship to the state and with the surrounding non-Jewish cultures, and the diversity of the modern Jewish experience. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: History

Course Attributes:
S General Education, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Gained a deeper understanding of the patterns and processes, ruptures and continuities which have shaped modern Jewish society, culture, and politics. 2. Thought historically and critically about approaches to the study of Jewish history; for example, concerning the historiographical context and ideological content of answers to the question of when the modern period in Jewish history begins. 3. Used primary source evidence to analyze fundamental issues, including but not limited to: responses to catastrophe, Jewish/non-Jewish relations, the development of the spectrum of modern Jewish religious practice and political affiliations, Jewish migration, and modern anti-Semitism. 4. Used primary source evidence to construct and defend a position individually and as part of a team through the "Council on Jewish Affairs" project. 5. Sharpened critical reading, thinking, writing, and discussion skills in a welcoming forum.

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