Courses

For a full list of our current undergraduate courses, including instructor names and meeting times, please check the Jewish Studies listings in the UW-Madison Course Search and Enroll.

To view requirements for a Jewish Studies major or certificate, see the UW-Madison Guide.

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Spring 2021

JEWISH 220: Introduction to Modern Jewish History
Cross-listed with History 220
Prof. Amos Bitzan
Modality: Remote Synchronous
TR 1:00-2:15PM

JEWISH 279: Yiddish Literature and Culture in America
Cross-listed with German 279 and LitTrans 279
Prof. Sunny Yudkoff
Modality: Remote Synchronous
Lecture: MW 9:55-10:45AM
Discussion sections:
R 9:55-10:45AM (301)
F 9:55-10:45AM (302)
R 8:50-9:40AM (303)
F 12:05-12:55PM (304)

JEWISH 328: Classical Rabbinic Literature in Translation
Cross-listed with Religious Studies 328 and LitTrans 328
Prof. Jordan Rosenblum
Modality: Remote Synchronous
TR 11:00AM-12:15PM

JEWISH 340: The American Jewish Life of DNA
Cross-listed with Religious Studies 340
Prof. Cara Rock-Singer
Modality: Remote synchronous
MW 2:30-3:45PM

JEWISH 356: Jerusalem: Conflict & Desire
Meets with Religious Studies 400-006
Prof. Rachel Brenner
Modality: Remote synchronous
MWF 9:55-10:45AM

HBR-MOD 402/JEWISH 402: Eighth-Semester Hebrew
Prof. Judith Sone
Modality: Remote Synchronous
TR 1:00-2:15
JEWISH 430-001: Holocaust: Testimonies and Expressions
Prof. Rachel Brenner
Modality: Remote synchronous
MWF 8:50-9:40AM

JEWISH 430-002: Hebrew Literature from the Bible to the Present
Prof. Marina Zilbergerts
Modality: Remote synchronous
TR 11:00AM-12:15PM

JEWISH 431-001: Trials of the Holocaust (Intermediate Topics in Jewish History)
Prof. Frank Tuerkheimer
Modality: Remote synchronous
W 1:20-3:20PM

JEWISH 432-001: Literature and the Problem of Evil
Meets with Religious Studies 400-005
Prof. Marina Zilbergerts
Modality: Remote synchronous
TR 9:30-10:45AM

JEWISH 432-002: Bible & Film
Meets with Classics 373
Prof. Jeremy Hutton
Modality: Remote synchronous
TR 9:30-10:45AM

JEWISH 433-001: Modern Jewish Thought
Meets with Sociology 496-006
Prof. Chad Alan Goldberg
Modality: Remote synchronous
TR 2:30-3:45PM

JEWISH 433-002: The Politics of Human Rights
Meets with Political Science 434-001
Prof. Scott Straus
Modality: Remote synchronous
Lecture MW 2:30-3:45PM
Discussion sections:
M 4:35-5:25PM (302)
M 1:20-2:10PM (303)
W 9:55-10:45AM (304)
W 11:00-11:50AM (305)
T 8:50-9:40AM (306)
R 2:25-3:15PM (307)

JEWISH 442: Moral Philosophy and the Holocaust
Meets with Philosophy 442 and Religious Studies 400-004
Prof. Adam Stern
Modality: Remote synchronous
TR 9:30-10:45AM

JEWISH 539: Jewish Literatures in Diaspora
Cross-listed with English 539
Prof. Sunny Yudkoff
Modality: Remote synchronous
M 1:20-3:15PM

JEWISH 631-001: Holocaust Research
Cross-listed with History 600-002
Prof. Amos Bitzan
Modality: Remote Synchronous
R 11:00-12:55PM

JEWISH 665: Israeli Politics and Society
Cross-listed with Political Science 665
Prof. Nadav Shelef
Modality: Remote synchronous
MW 4:00-5:15PM

JEWISH 675: Research Colloquium for Majors: Readings in Zionism
Prof. Tony Michels
Time to be arranged with professor; taken in conjunction with 677

JEWISH 677: Independent Research for Majors: Readings in Zionism
Time to be arranged with professor; taken in conjunction with 675
Prof. Tony Michels
Time to be arranged with professor
3 credits

HBR-MOD 102: Second-Semester Hebrew
Prof. Judith Sone
Modality: Remote Synchronous
MTWR 9:55-10:45
Credits: 4

HBR-MOD 202: Fourth-Semester Hebrew
Prof. Judith Sone
Modality: Remote Synchronous
M 11:00-11:50, TR 11:00-12:15

HBR-MOD 302/JEWISH 302: Sixth-Semester Hebrew
Prof. Judith Sone
Modality: Remote Synchronous
TR 1:00-2:15

Fall 2020 (CURRENT)

  • JS 203: Jewish Law, Business, and Ethics (Cross-listed with Religious Studies and Legal Studies 203)
  • JS 219: The American Jewish Experience: From Shtetl to Suburb (Cross-listed with History 219)
  • JS 227: Introduction to Biblical Literature (in English) (Cross-listed with Classics 227)
  • JS 230: Russia and Jews: Literature, Culture, Religion (Cross-listed with Slavic 245 and LitTrans 247)
  • JS 231 (Lec 002): Jerusalem: Conflict and Desire (FIG)
  • JS 231 (Lec 003): The Holocaust (Cross-listed with History 233)
  • JS 232: Israeli Culture in Music and Film
  • JS 430 (Lec 001): Holocaust: Testimonies and Expressions
  • JS 430 (Lec 002): Jewish Humor (Cross-listed with English 457)
  • JS 430 (Lec 003): Anne Frank (Cross-listed with German 625 and LitTrans 326)
  • JS 431: Muslims and Jews
  • JS 432: Sexual Violence in the Bible (Cross-listed with Classics 373, Lec 002)
  • Hebrew-Modern 101: First Semester Hebrew
  • Hebrew-Modern 201: Third Semester Hebrew
  • Hebrew-Modern 301: Introduction to Hebrew Literature (5th semester Hebrew) (Cross-listed with JS 301)
  • Hebrew-Modern 401: Topics in Modern Hebrew / Israeli Literature and Culture I (7th semester Hebrew) (Cross-listed with JS 401)

 

Spring 2020

  • JS 231: Religion and Sexuality
  • JS 236: Jewish Composers in the Early Modern to Modern Eras (Cross Listed: MUSIC 236)
  • JS 279: Yiddish Literature & Culture in America (Cross Listed: GERMAN 279, LITTRANS 279)
  • JS 335: King David in History and Tradition (Cross Listed: CLASSICS 335, RELIGIOUS STUDIES 335)
  • JS 356: Jerusalem, Holy City of Conflict and Desire
  • JS 430: Holocaust: Testimony & Expressions
  • JS 442: Moral Philosophy and The Holocaust (Cross Listed: PHILOSOPHY 442)
  • JS 510: German-Jewish Social Thought (Cross Listed: GERMAN 510)
  • JS 675: Research Colloquium for Majors
  • Hebrew 102: Second Semester Hebrew
  • Hebrew 202: Fourth Semester Hebrew
  • Hebrew 302: Introduction to Hebrew Literature
  • Hebrew 402: Israeli Literature and Culture II

Fall 2019 Courses

  • Modern Hebrew 101: First Semester Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew 201: Third Semester Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew 301: Introduction To Hebrew Literature (cross listed with Jewish Studies 301)
  • Modern Hebrew 401: Topics In Modern Hebrew / Israeli Literature And Culture I (cross listed with Jewish Studies 401)
  • Jewish 219: The American Jewish Experience: From Shtetl to Suburb
  • Jewish 231: Jewish Law, Business, & Ethics
  • Jewish 231: Jerusalem: Conflict & Desire
  • Jewish 267: Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience (cross listed with German 267)
  • Jewish 301: Introduction to Hebrew Literature (cross listed with Hebrew-Modern 301) 
  • Jewish 401: Topics in Modern Hebrew / Israeli Literature and Culture I (cross listed with Hebrew-Modern 401)
  • Jewish 430: Testimonies & Cultural Expressions of the Holocaust
  • Jewish 432: The Sabbath: History, Religion
  • Jewish 515: Holocaust: History, Memory, and Education
  • Jewish 539: Jewish Literatures in Diaspora

Spring 2019 Courses

  • Modern Hebrew 102: Second Semester Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew 202: Fourth Semester Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew 302/402: Introduction to Hebrew Literature/Topics in Modern Hebrew Literature
  • Jewish 230: Russia and the Jews II: The World of Revolution
  • Jewish 220: Introduction to Modern Jewish History
  • Jewish 279: Yiddish Literature and Culture in America
  • Jewish 318: Modern Jewish Literature
  • Jewish 328: Classical Rabbinic Literature
  • Jewish 332: Prophets of the Bible
  • Jewish 356: Jerusalem, Holy City of Conflict and Desire
  • Jewish 430: Holocaust: Testimony and Expressions
  • Jewish 432: Problem of Evil in Jewish & Christian Literature
  • Jewish 515: Holocaust: History, Memory, and Education
  • Jewish 518: Antisemitism in European Culture, 1700-1945
  • Jewish 630: Yiddish for Reading and Research
  • Jewish 665: Israeli Politics and Society
  • Jewish 675: Research Colloquium for Majors
  • Jewish 677: Independent Research for Majors

Fall 2018 Courses

  • Modern Hebrew 101
  • Modern Hebrew 201
  • Modern Hebrew 301: Intro to Hebrew Literature
  • Modern Hebrew 401: Topics in Modern Hebrew Literature
  • Jewish 211: Introduction to Jewish Studies
  • Jewish 219: American Jewish Experience from Shtetl to Suburb
  • Jewish 227: Introduction to Biblical Literature
  • Jewish 230: Representing the Holocaust in Poland
  • Jewish 230: The Jewish Enlightenment: Gender, Modernization, and Literary Self-Fashioning
  • Jewish 230: Russia and the Jews: Literature, Culture, and Religion
  • Jewish 231: The Holocaust
  • Jewish 231: FIG: Jerusalem, Holy City of Conflict and Desire
  • Jewish 267: Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience
  • Jewish 269: Yiddish Literature and Culture in Europe
  • Jewish 367: Israeli Fiction in Translation
  • Jewish 430: Testimonies and Cultural Expressions of the Holocaust
  • Jewish 433: Modern Jewish Thought
  • Jewish 433: The Soviet Jewish Experience
  • Jewish 452: Biblical Archaeology
  • Jewish 539: Jewish Literatures in Diaspora

Spring 2018 Courses

  • Modern Hebrew 102
  • Modern Hebrew 202
  • Modern Hebrew 302: Intro to Hebrew Literature
  • Modern Hebrew 402: Topics in Modern Hebrew Literature
  • Jewish 230: Representing the Holocaust in Poland
  • Jewish 231: Religion and Sexuality
  • Jewish 231: History of the Holocaust
  • Jewish 236: Jewish Composers: Early Modern to Modern
  • Jewish 279: Yiddish Literature and Culture in America
  • Jewish 318: Modern Jewish Literature
  • Jewish 356: Jerusalem, Holy City of Conflict and Desire
  • Jewish 430: Holocaust: Testimony and Expressions
  • Jewish 432: Struggling with God in Literature
  • Jewish 432: Modern Jewish Thought
  • Jewish 435: Jewish Philosophy from Antiquity to the Seventh Century
  • Jewish 451: Biblical Archaeology
  • Jewish 514: Biblical Texts, Poetry
  • Jewish 632: Intellectual Origins of Israel
  • Jewish 665: Israeli Politics and Society
  • Jewish 675: Research Colloquium for Majors
  • Jewish 677: Independent Research for Majors

Fall 2017 Courses

  • Modern Hebrew 101
  • Modern Hebrew 201
  • Modern Hebrew 301 (Intro to Hebrew Literature)
  • Modern Hebrew 401 (Topics in Modern Hebrew Literature)
  • Jewish 219: American Jewish Experience from Shtetl to Suburb
  • Jewish 220: Modern Jewish History
  • Jewish 230: Representing the Holocaust in Poland
  • Jewish 230: Dead Yiddish Poets Society
  • Jewish 230: Russia and the Jews: Literature, Culture, and Religion
  • Jewish 231: Jewish Law, Business and Ethics
  • Jewish 231: FIG: Jerusalem, Holy City of Conflict and Desire
  • Jewish 267: Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience
  • Jewish 269: Yiddish Literature and Culture in Europe
  • Jewish 335: King David in History and Tradition
  • Jewish 367: Israeli Fiction in Translation
  • Jewish 430: Testimonies and Cultural Expressions of the Holocaust
  • Jewish 433: The Soviet Jewish Experience
  • Jewish 513: Biblical Texts, Poetry
  • Jewish 518: Anti-Semitism in European Culture
  • Jewish 632: Jewish Intellectuals and Politics in the 20th Century

Summer 2017 Courses

  • Jewish 213: Jews and American Popular Culture
  • Jewish 267: Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience

Spring 2017 Courses

  • Modern Hebrew 102
  • Modern Hebrew 202
  • Modern Hebrew 302 (Intro to Hebrew Literature)
  • Modern Hebrew 402 (Topics in Modern Hebrew Literature)
  • Jewish 213: Jews and American Popular Culture
  • Jewish 230: Representations of the Jew in Eastern European Cultures
  • Jewish 231: Religion and Sexuality
  • Jewish 231: Israel: History of a Nation-State
  • RS 234: Genres of Western Religious Writing
  • Jewish 267: Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience
  • Jewish 279: Yiddish Literature and Culture in America
  • Jewish 318: Modern Jewish Literature
  • Jewish 356: Jerusalem, Holy City of Conflict and Desire
  • Jewish 432: Holocaust: Literature, Music, Memory and Representation
  • Jewish 442: Moral Philosophy and the Holocaust
  • Jewish 593: Literature of Jewish Identity in America: The Literature of Angry Jews
  • Poli Sci 631: Arab-Israeli Conflict

Fall 2016 Courses

 

  • Modern Hebrew 101: First Semester Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew 201: Third Semester Hebrew
  • Jewish 211: Introduction to Judaism
  • Jewish 220: Introduction to Modern Jewish History
  • Jewish 227: Introduction to Biblical Literature
  • Jewish 230: Elementary Topics in Jewish Literature – Migration in Film and
    Literature: The American Jewish Experience
  • Jewish 231: Elementary Topics in Jewish History – Jerusalem: Conflict and Desire (FIG)
  • Jewish 241: Introduction to Biblical Archaeology
  • Jewish 269: Yiddish Literature and Culture in Europe
  • Modern Hebrew 301: Introduction to Hebrew Literature
  • Jewish 367: Israeli Fiction in Translation
  • Modern Hebrew 401: Topics in Modern Hebrew Literature
  • Jewish 430: Intermediate Topics in Jewish Literature – Testimony and Expression
  • Jewish 431: Intermediate Topics in Jewish Studies: Social Sciences – Religions of Ancient Israel
  • Jewish 518: Anti-Semitism in European Culture
  • Jewish 665: Israeli Politics and Society