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American Jewish History

HIST 210
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies
Course Cluster: Jewish and Israel Studies

This course will explore the history of Jews in the United States from the first settlements in the mid-17th century until recent times. Many topics will be considered including the lives and cultures of Jews in Europe before emigration; Jews in the American economy and labor force; the influence of Jews in American literature and popular culture; relations between Sephardic, Central European, and Eastern European Jews; political convictions including Zionism, liberalism, socialism, Communism, feminism, conservatism, and neo conservatism; the evolution of Judaism in the United States; anti-Semitism and philo-Semitism in America; relations between Jews, other immigrants, and African-Americans; policies and attitudes of the U.S. government, the general public, and American Jewry toward Nazism and the murder of Jews in Europe; American Jews' relations to the state of Israel; and intermarriage. Although our primary focus will be on the United States, we will frequently make comparison to European nations, Canada, Argentina, and other countries.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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