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Jewish People in US History

HIST 113
Fall 2006 not offered
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies
Course Cluster: Jewish and Israel Studies

An exploration of the history of Jewish people in the United States, with the question of the relations of Jews to the dominant Christian culture as the organizing theme. Many topics will be considered within this framework including the history of immigration, Jews in the economy and labor force, popular culture, diversity and divisions among Jews, American Jews and Zionism, liberalism, socialism, Communism, the Democratic Party, and, more recently, political conservatism, the evolution of American Judaism, the meaning of Israel and the Holocaust for American Jews, Jews and other minorities, and inter-marriage. Readings will include primary documents and films as well as historical studies.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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