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Four Bar Mitzvahs and a Funeral: Being Young and Jewish in America
CJST 254
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

How is the American Jewish experience viewed from the perspective of Jewish children and young adults? This course will discuss depictions of Jewish coming-of-age in American popular culture. We will examine various age groups from elementary school to college, and through various art forms--literature, film, and television. Analyzing these works together will illuminate different facets of Jewish American life including immigration, assimilation, education, tradition, family, anti-Semitism, and more. They will also allow us to broach more universal questions surrounding representation, identity, and the complex relationship between popular culture and society.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS CJST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on JUN-27-2022
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