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JCTC2100: Expulsion and Renewal: Medieval Jews

This unit explores the story of Jews under Muslim and Christian rule in Europe, including Christian antisemitism, anti-Jewish decrees, expulsions, the Crusades and the expulsion from Spain. It further explores new centres of Jewish life, especially in Eastern Europe, namely Poland, and concludes with the dawn of emancipation and the re-establishment of Jewish communities in the Netherlands and England.

Code JCTC2100
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a strong foundational knowledge of Jewish religion and practice as well as the Jewish historical experience during the medieval and modern periods;
  • LO2. Apply one or more specific disciplinary perspectives and associated theoretical tools to analysis of aspects of Jewish history, politics, societies and cultures;
  • LO3. Communicate a clear and critical understanding of questions of society, history, culture and politics with regard to Jewish civilisation, thought and culture, including the global forces that shaped these developments;
  • LO4. Examine complex problems in the study of Jewish civilisation, thought and culture and demonstrate the ability to begin working independently to research and analyse those problems in an innovative way;
  • LO5. Undertake collaborative work in class discussions, class presentations and written work, generate and engage in analysis that relates issues in Jewish civilisation, thought and culture to the students' own experience, ethical framework and world-views;
  • LO6. Demonstrate confidence and competence in sourcing and analysing a range of digital materials - scholarly, non-scholarly, institutional, NGO, media, social media, artistic - within and in relation to relevant Jewish cultural contexts;
  • LO7. Demonstrate competency in academic writing and referencing.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.