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Spring 2015

Course syllabi can be found in LATTE

Professor Course Number Course Title
Abusch NEJS 200b Old Babylonian Akkadian Texts
Abusch NEJS 201b Akkadian Literary Texts II
Brown deVost NEJS 117b Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls
Decter NEJS 177b Judeo-Arabic Literature
Decter NEJS 3a Introduction to Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Eleff NEJS 168b Toward Religious Pluralism:  A Seminar on American Religious Conflicts and Conciliations
El-Tobgui ARBC 103b Middle Advanced Arabic:  Contemporary Arab Media
El-Tobgui NEJS 106b Advanced Arabic II:  Classical Arabic & Islamic Literature


ARBC 20b 1 & 2 Beginning Arabic II
Karjala ARBC 40b Intermediate Arabic II
Kellman NEJS 176b Jewish Graphic Novels
Kellman YDSH 20b Continuing Yiddish
Kellman YDSH 40b Advanced Intermediate Yiddish
Kimelman NEJS 126a Intermediate Talmud
Kimelman NEJS 127b The Jewish Liturgy
Krasner NEJS 161b American Jewish Family Matters
Levisohn NEJS 170a Studying Sacred Texts
Lumbard NEJS 186b The Quran:  Composition, Collection and Commentary
Lumbard NEJS 186a Introduction to the Quran
Mirsky NEJS 259a Renaissance, Revolution, Redemption:  Readings in Early Zionist Thought
Mirsky NEJS 141b Human Rights:  Law, Politics, Theology
Rivo NEJS 181b Film and the Holocaust
Sheppard NEJS 159a Modern Jewish Philosophy
Sheppard NEJS 5a Foundational Course in Judaic Studies
Smith NEJS 184a Introduction to Jewish Museum Studies
Szobel NEJS 173a Trauma and Violence in Israeli Literature and Film
Szobel/Ankori FA/NEJS 183a Breaking Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Art
Troen NEJS 185a Conflict and Consensus in Israeli Society
Wassner NEJS 132a Latin America and its Jews:  A Cultural History
Wright NEJS 102a Elementary Hittite
Wright NEJS 110b Readings in the Hebrew Bible