Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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.
Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Gold, Jews Without Money
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