HIST 1017 – Jews in the Modern World
Instructor: Derek Penslar
Meeting Time: M,W 1:30pm-2:45pm
A survey of Jewish history over the past three hundred years. The course presents Jews as members of a world civilization that has constantly interacted with, shaped, and been shaped by other civilizations. We focus on three major geographic centers of modern Jewish life: the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and North America. Topics to be covered include the impact of modernity on Jewish society, the transformation of Judaism and the formation of secular Jewish culture, continuity, and rupture between older forms of antisemitism and the Holocaust, and modern Jewish political movements.
Related Sections: Discussion TBA
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