Judaism: Israel, Holocaust and Diaspora
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
20 RELI pts or 40 pts from the BA Schedule
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
A study of the diversity and complexity of Judaism in the contemporary world against the background of Jewish history. The course focuses on the ways in which Jewry and Judaism are, and have been, understood by Jewish Communities themselves and in the work of contemporary scholars. 100% internal assessment.
Students who pass this course will be able to:
1. show familiarity with the historical developments in Judaism since 1789 including the rise of European anti- Semitism and the Holocaust; Zionism, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the development of modern forms of Judaism.
2. have an understanding of the range of ways in which these developments have been understood by scholars and commentators;
3. show a relevant vocabulary, analytical frameworks, and concepts to critically analyse materials and data on Judaism
Tutorial Assignments- 15%
In-class test- 25%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.