From Expulsion to Regeneration (JCTC2604)

UNIT OF STUDY

One of the most traumatic events in Jewish history was the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. Explore the reasons behind the expulsion and the ways in which new centres of Jewish life emerged, especially in Eastern Europe. Light will also be shed on the establishment of Jewish communities in the Netherlands and England on the eve of emancipation when the new ideas of the Enlightenment paved the way for the rise of the modern Jew.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x500wd synopsis of a tutorial paper (20%) and class participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 Junior credit points of Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 Junior credit points of Studies in Religion) or (12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History)

Prohibitions

JCTC2004

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.