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JCTC3003: The Modern Jewish Experience

This unit explores the history of European Jewry from the late eighteenth century until the eve of WW2. During this period ancient traditions met the modern forces of enlightenment and emancipation, industrialisation, democratisation and nation building. External pressures provoked profound internal responses as the challenges and opportunities of modernity radically reshaped Jewish thought and life. Students will develop an understanding of the intricacy of relations between Jews and non-Jews and an appreciation of the mosaic of European Jewish life destroyed during the Holocaust.

Code JCTC3003
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Modern Hebrew
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of Jewish religion and practice as well as the Jewish historical experience over the longue durĂ©e.
  • LO2. Demonstrate specialised, in-depth knowledge of one or more aspects of Jewish civilisation, thought and culture (e.g. Holocaust history, modern Jewish thought, Israel studies).
  • LO3. Apply sophisticated theoretical tools to the study of Jewish civilisation, thought and culture including history (including intellectual history and transnational history), and/or religious studies.
  • LO4. Demonstrate thorough familiarity with and capacity to critically analyse, scholarly and non-scholarly resources available to scholars of Jewish civilisation, thought and culture.
  • LO5. Apply insights gained within Jewish civilisation, thought and culture to critically analyse current scholarship and engage confidently in critical debate in the broad disciplinary area.
  • LO6. Demonstrate sound competency in research-informed academic writing and referencing, as well as competency in other written genres such as reports and literature reviews.
  • LO7. Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills, professional ethics and cultural competence.
  • LO8. Effectively apply skills and knowledge from the study of Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture to issues encountered in an interdisciplinary context.

Unit outlines

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