Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Roemer, Nils
Discipline and Number
HIST 4378 Section: 002
Day:
TR Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Course Title:
The Jewish Experience in America

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

The course aims to introduce you to aspects of modern American Jewish cultures and to study American history from the perspective of a minority. You will learn about the American Jewish experience and the extent to which Jews have also left their mark on American society and culture. Students will discuss the variety and complexity of Jewish existence in America. They will interpret the changing political and cultural world of Jewish life and culture and study the dynamics of exclusion and inclusion. Students will develop their critical and analytical skills in assessing historical debates and sources.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Chaim Potok, The Chosen, ISBN: 978-0449-91154-9
Hasia R. Diner, The Jews of the United States, ISBN-10: 0520248481
Anzia Yezierska, Bread Givers: A Novel, ISBN: 0892552905
Eric Goldstein, The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity,
ISBN-10: 0892552905

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

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