RELT71152 : Jews among Christians and Muslims

Credit rating 15
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Aims

AIMS
1. To develop an awareness of the profound level of interaction between Jewish thought and culture with non-Jewish thought and culture in history.
2. To develop skills in analysis of the arguments of scholars of Jewish Studies and to develop skills in researching, presenting and defending conclusions on a topic of Jewish/Non-Jewish historical interaction.

Objectives (Learning outcomes)
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of a substantial and varied sub-set of historical events, phenomena and issues in Judaism in its ancient Graeco-Roman, Christian and Muslim contexts
  • Gain knowledge of the history and range of the academic discipline of Jewish Studies

Gain understanding of various methodologies employed in the field.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a group
  • Time management
  • Ability to structure an extended piece of writing
  • Apply key skills in analytical interpretation
  • Strengthened interpersonal and communicative skills
  • Heightened awareness of and responsiveness to cultural diversity and intercultural communication
  • Skills in presenting complex information and analysis in a precise and orderly fashion.

Refined problem-solving skills and demonstrate the ability to locate, analyse and utilise information.

Assessment methods Alexander Samely:Unit coordinator
Daniel Langton:Unit coordinator
Written assignment (inc essay):100%
Information

Information
"Jewish studies" may be understood broadly as the study of Jewish history and culture, in all its manifestations. To study it at university level is to combine the great traditions of disciplined academic research with the richness of Jewish culture and experience. This course will approach the subject from the perspective of the history of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, specifically, Jewish engagement with Christian and Islamic religious cultures, and with Western modernity. As a team taught course, it draws on expertise in modern Jewish-Christian relations, medieval Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations, European history and Holocaust Studies.

 

Course unit overview

"Jewish studies" may be understood broadly as the study of Jewish history and culture, in all its manifestations. To study it at university level is to combine the traditions of disciplined academic research with the richness of Jewish culture and experience. This course will approach the subject from the perspective of the history of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, specifically, Jewish engagement with Christian and Islamic religious cultures, and with Western modernity, of which the academic study is a part. As a team-taught course, it draws on expertise in the development of the modern academic study of Judaism, the ancient Greek and Christian context of classical Judaism, Judaism’s encounter with modernity and modern Christianity, and Jews in the context of Middle Eastern Muslim and Arab culture in the pre-Zionist and Zionist periods.

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Timetable Lectures - 4 hours
Practical classes & workshops - 2 hours
Seminars - 14 hours
Teaching and learning methods

Lecture and seminar mix in combination, supported by Blackboard materials.