Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Roemer, Nils
Discipline and Number
HIST 4378 Section: 001
Day:
TR Time: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title:
Jewish Experience in America

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

The United States has often been described as an exceptionally hospitable place for Jews. We will explore the creation and evolution American Jewish culture and investigate the impact of successive waves of migration upon the making of American Jewry. We will study the process of cultural renewal and religious reform, assimilation, anti-Semitism, American Jewish responses to the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the interaction between Israel and American Jewish communities in the postwar period. We will pursue these issues by investigating a variety of textual, visual, and audio sources. By studying the American Jewish experience, students will gain also an important insight into the making of American history

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Hasia R. Diner, The Jews of the United States (2004); ISBN-10: 0520248481
Jacob R. Marcus, The Jew in the American World: A Source Book (1996), ISBN: 0814325483

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

None

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