The Program in Jewish Studies offers several semester-long courses that include a travel component during spring break. These classes augment traditional classroom learning with an experiential component that is designed to deepen students’ engagement with the material. See a selection of student work here.
A course on Jerusalem's past and present; its religious meanings in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; and its role in the modern conflict in the Middle East.
This course examines the history of the American Jewish immigrant experience from colonial times to the present as a means of trying to understand how newcomers navigate the processes of adaptation, acculturation, and integration into American life.
This course traces and examines forms of Holocaust memory and memorialization in film, literature, art, architecture, city planning, museums, and memorials in Germany.
This is a course on medieval Spain, which has acquired a reputation as the land of convivencia – coexistence between Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Never entirely at peace with one another, and often in a state of an open conflict, the three religious communities managed to live side-by-side
on the Iberian peninsula for nearly eight centuries.