Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Roemer, Nils
Discipline and Number
HUMA 3300 Section: 002
Day:
TR Time: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title:
Reading and Writing Texts

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This course highlights central issues in medieval, early modern and modern Jewish and general history through the lens of the Ghetto and its changing meaning. Course themes include the establishment of and liberation from the Ghetto, and the history of Eastern European Jewish urban centers in Europe and America. We will also examine the place of Ghettos in the Holocaust, as well as remembrance of the Ghetto after the Holocaust. Moreover, we will explore basic concepts of the humanities and interdisciplinary studies by discussion also literary and visual representations of the Ghetto in European and American literature and film.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Gold, Jews Without Money

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

TBA

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