JUST 3016 Modern Jewish Biographies
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as JUD 16.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Biographical studies of modern Jewish personalities who made major contributions in the fields of politics, science, literature, the arts, and finance. Focusing on the relationship between Jews and Western culture, the course will explore how Jews confronted modernity. Personalities to be studied include Einstein, Freud, Marx, Szold, Rothschild, Kafka, Chagall, and others. Biographical works as historical sources.