|Course Code :||1034FLWGES|
|Semester:||Semester: 2nd semester|
|Study load (hours):||84|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||Dutch|
|Exam period:||exam in the 2nd semester|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
- Competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school
An active knowlegde of :A passive knowledge of :Specific prerequisites for this course:
Basic knowledge of history since Antiquity.
2. Learning outcomes
Purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the most important elements of Jewish religion and Jewish culture. Students learn to interpret the key concepts of Judaism and Jewish identity. They recognize the interaction between the continuing drive to adapt and the wish to preserve Jewishness as a leitmotiv of Jewish history.
3. Course contents
- Basic elements of Jewish religion, important religious texts, traditions, religious movements
- The history of Jewish culture from a birds' eye view:
- under Greek and Roman rule
- under Christianity and Islam
- the Ashkenazic and Sephardic diaspora in the 16th and 17th century
- Enlightenment, French Revolution, Haskalah and Jewish Emancipation
- Shoah and postwar reconstruction, the foundation of the State Israel
The main themes will be illustrated by life stories and texts of influential Jewish scholars, writers and intellectuals as well as by examining daily life in the Jewish communities in various periods and regions.
The course will be supported by powerpoint presentations with texts and illustrations as well as sound and film fragments. The sheets will be published on Blackboard before each lecture.
Active participation of the students is expected during the lectures. Texts to be read before class will be published on Blackboard. During class we will discuss the texts and analyse key elements of Jewish culture.
An optional guided tour through the Jewish neighbourhood, including a visit to synagoge is part of the course.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: Lectures
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Oral with written preparation
Continuous assessment: Participation in classroom activities
6. Study material
- Judith R. Baskin and Kenneth Seeskin, The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture (Cambridge etc: Cambridge University Press 2010)
- texts distributed on Blackboard to be read before class
- notes taken by the students during the course
sheets from blackboard
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
7. Contact information
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org of email@example.com
Tel: + 31 20 40 44 601
(+)last update: 15/06/2011 20:41 karin.hofmeester