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Announcing our Spring Quarter classes

Courses sponsored by the Center will count towards degree requirements for a variety of majors and minors and cover diverse topics, including U.S.-Israel relations, Israeli drama and Israeli music.

Spring 2020 Courses

The Center is sponsoring a variety of courses for the Israel Studies minor in Spring Quarter 2020. Find out which degrees these courses can count towards.

Courses are listed in alphabetical order by the first word of the course title. Additional courses that can count towards the Israel Studies Minor can be found on the Courses page of the Center website.


Jewish Studies 177- Happiness in Jewish Imagination: Comparative Quest from Jewish Bible to Modern Israeli Poetry

Instructor: Professor Nili Alon Amit

Tuesday, Thursday | 12:30 - 1:45 PM

Course Description: Exploration of early modern Jewish secularism, and accumulation of various trends of Jewish thought in conflicting reality of early modern and contemporary thinkers and poets of Israel. Various authors and texts presented in the context of their cultural eras: monotheistic scriptures, Hellenistic philosophy, medieval scholasticism and mysticism, early modern secularism, and Zionism.


Middle Eastern Studies/Jewish Studies M142 - Modern Israel: Politics, Society and Culture

Instructor: Professor Uri Dorchin

Tuesday, Thursday | 9:00 - 10:45 AM

Course Description: This course will examine the evolution of Israel – its changing society, volatile domestic and foreign politics, and dynamic culture – from its foundation in 1948 to the present, in the context of global political and cultural change and a changing Jewish world.


Sociology 191V - Research Seminar - Sociology of Israel: Culture, Ethnicity & Social Debates

Instructor: Professor Uri Dorchin

Tuesday, Thursday | 12:30 - 1:45 PM

Course Description: The course introduces students to the major themes in the dynamics of Israeli society, past and present, including major cultural trends and theoretic debates in sociological study of the country. The course will examine different characteristics of Israeli society, with emphasis on splits between various actors and sectors.


 If you plan on taking one of these courses and counting it towards a degree beyond the degree(s) which the course can count towards as listed on the schedule of classes, please consult your departmental Student Affairs Officer.