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Fall 2017
Sep 24, 2017
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JCIV 015 - Blacks and Jews in America
This course offers a constructive, interdisciplinary approach to examining the competing and overlapping ways Blacks and Jews in America imagine, cultivate and perform their religious and cultural identities. Although the groups emerge in the American context with unique histories and traditions, there is an overwhelming popular belief that Blacks and Jews share, at least historically, a special relationship. The course will explore the nature of this relationship and investigate the religious and social inter-sectionality of Black and Jewish imaginations within the context of antiblack racism and anti-Semitism. Using primary, secondary, visual and material resources, students will investigate how Blacks and Jews retrieve religion, tradition and ethics to interrogate, explore and, in some cases, expand definitions of democracy, political liberalism, freedom, citizenship and community.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Jewish Civilization Department

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Mutual Exclusion:
This course carries a mutual exclusion with the following courses; you may not enroll in it if you have completed any of the following with a passing grade:
AFAM 140

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