Judaism: Israel, Holocaust and Diaspora

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Judaism: Israel, Holocaust and Diaspora

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    20 RELI pts or 40 pts from the BA Schedule

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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.

    Learning Objectives
    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

    Essays- 60%
    Tutorial Assignments- 15%
    In-class test- 25%

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