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Judaism does not see Science and Religion as antithetical, but as two different spheres in harmony with one another. This course will examine the relationship between Judaism and Science from ancient times to today, including the following topics: Genesis and the Big Bang; Jewish observance and...

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Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester B- July 1 to August 25, 2020

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Hebrew. The course focuses on the development of all language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Students will learn the Hebrew Alphabet in the print form for reading and the cursive form for writing. They will...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Traditional Semester- August 26 to December 15, 2020

Hebrew II Online continues the format of twice-a-week live webinar sessions combined with follow-up reinforcement through a 24/7 website for individual learning and review. All language skills are mastered through more advanced syntactic and grammatical structures. Students will begin to read...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Traditional Semester- August 26 to December 15, 2020

This course will continue the development of all language skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. The emphasis will be on comprehension of modern Hebrew poems and short stories through reading and class discussion. In addition, study of advanced grammar and syntax will include all...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Traditional Semester- August 26 to December 15, 2020

This course will continue the development of all language skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking with an emphasis on developing literacy skills. In addition, study of advanced grammar and syntax will include all passive Binyanim, different Gezarot, and parts of speech. ( Live webinar...

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This non-credit course is designed for students who have no prior experience in learning Hebrew. Students will complete four on-line modules with each followed by an individual appointment with the instructor. In as short a period of time as two weeks, students will learn the Hebrew alphabet and...

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Semester: Rolling Admissions

This workshop will provide tools for successful dissertation writing to prepare students for writing the formal dissertation proposal. Methodology for formulating a viable research question, selecting sources and composing the dissertation bibliography, and resources for dissertation writers...

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Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester B- July 1 to August 25, 2020

This course explores the historical and philosophical foundations of Jewish education. Issues include: How did the Jewish day school, Hebrew school, and summer camp begin in the United States? What major problems do Jewish educators face and how have experts addressed these problems? What...

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This course will examine the diverse forms that hatred of Jews has taken throughout history, from the ancient world to the present day. Our focus is the extremely difficult question: Why have Jews been singled out for hatred so often for so many centuries?

This course will examine the diverse forms that hatred of Jews has taken throughout history, from the ancient world to the present day. Our focus is the extremely difficult question: Why have Jews been singled out for hatred so often for so many centuries.

Note: Master's students...

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While Jews were the primary targets of persecution, Nazi racial and political ideology motivated the regime to attack other groups as well. The physically and mentally disabled, political opponents, homosexuals, members of selected religious groups, Afro-Germans, Roma, Poles, and other Slavs...

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This is a course in Holocaust historiography. Historiography (from Greek: historia: narrative, story, and graphia: writing) is the discipline of how history is written. In the context of the Holocaust, historiography analyzes trends that have dominated historical writing about this event since...

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We will examine the rhetoric of Holocaust survivor testimony by reading, writing about, and discussing accounts by and about survivors of the Holocaust. We will begin with Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz and Elie Wiesel’s Night, the most widely read and taught survivor accounts of the Nazi...

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Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester A- May 6 to June 30, 2020

The purpose of the 1948 "UN Convention on the Prevention of the Crime of Genocide" was to prevent the recurrence of genocide after the Holocaust. Since the ratification of the Convention in 1951, genocide has continued to occur up until the present-day. This course will trace international law...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Semester B- October 28 to December 22, 2020

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