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American Jewish History

HIST 210
Fall 2007
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. Many topics will be considered including the circumstances of Jews; Europe before emigration; Jews in the economy and labor force; popular culture; diversity among Jews; political commitments (Zionism, liberalism, socialism, Communism, and, most recently, political conservatism); the evolution of Judaism; anti-Semitism; relations between Jews and other immigrants, African Americans, and gentiles generally; the significance of the Holocaust in the United States; Jews in sports, literature, music, and film; and intermarriage.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Students will pose and discuss questions weekly; substantial writing, including an 12-15 pp. essay based on original research.
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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