Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture

Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture

Major

A major in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level unit
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units

1000 level units of study

JCTC1003 Jewish History from Rome to New Diaspora

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Assessment: 1x 2500wd research essay (40%), x 500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x 500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), x class participation (10%), 1x 1hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
How did the religion and history of the Jewish people change from the Second Temple to the rabbinic period? Explore the history of the Jews during the watershed period in Palestine under Roman rule. Study the Hellenist influence on Judaism, the development of different sects and the emergence of Christianity. Explore what takes place after the destruction of the Second Temple and the revolts as the Jewish diaspora takes greater shape. Explore the spread of Judaism into Africa and Asia and the communities there.
JCTC1004 People of the Book: Judaism Unbound

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Assessment: 1x 2500wd research essay (40%), x 500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x 500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), x class participation (10%), 1x 1hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What is the relationship between Jewish texts and Jewish life? This unit explores Judaism's foundational beliefs, rituals and traditions through its core texts--classical, medieval and modern. Tracing the evolution of Judaism from its roots in the ancient Near East to the diversity of its modern incarnations, it provides a window into the intellectual, ethical and cultural traditions that have shaped the oldest of the three monotheistic religions.
HBRW1011 Foundations of Modern Hebrew 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prohibitions: HBRW1301 or HBRW1101 Assessment: 2x50wd quizzes (10%), 7x100wd assignments (25%), 1x1.5hr mid-semester in-class test (25%), 1x 2min oral presentation (5%), 1x 2hr final exam (30%), participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an introduction to Modern Hebrew. It is intended for students who have little or no previous knowledge and practice of the language. The unit fosters the development of oral communication skills relating to everyday topics. It includes learning the Hebrew alphabet and basic reading and writing skills as well as the introduction of basic vocabulary and language functions. It is imperative that all prospective students contact the coordinator to arrange for a placement test upon enrolment.
HBRW1102 Foundations of Modern Hebrew 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1011 Prohibitions: HBRW1302 Assessment: 2x50wd quizzes (10%), 7x100wd assignments (25%), 1x1.5hr mid-semester in-class test (25%), 1x2min oral presentation (5%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW1011. It further develops the language skills acquired previously. This unit involves a range of learning styles that assist you to further develop and consolidate your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

2000 level units of study

JCTC2100 Expulsion and Renewal: Medieval Jews

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation - Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies Assessment: 1x 2500wd research essay (40%), 1x 500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x 500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), x class participation (10%), 1x 1hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the story of Jews under Muslim and Christian rule in Europe, including Christian antisemitism, anti-Jewish decrees, expulsions, the Crusades and the expulsion from Spain. It further explores new centres of Jewish life, especially in Eastern Europe, namely Poland, and concludes with the dawn of emancipation and the re-establishment of Jewish communities in the Netherlands and England.
JCTC2101 The Idea of Israel: A History of Zionism

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Modern Hebrew major. Assessment: 1x1hr exam (30%), class participation (10%), 1x500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), 1x500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Where did the idea of Israel originate? How has it been applied in the modern era? Explore the origins of modern Jewish nationalism, or Zionism, in the mid-nineteenth century and chart its development to the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. We also discuss the influences on the Zionist movement and relations under the Ottomans and the British.
JCTC2102 Medieval Jewish Thought

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew major. Assessment: 1x1hr exam (30%), x class participation (10%), 1x500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), 1x500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the rich and varied world of medieval Jewish thought through textual analysis of a range of sources including sacred texts, poetry and philosophy. Attention will be paid to major figures such as Moses Maimonides and the interaction and cross fertilisation between Christian, Islamic and Jewish medieval thinkers will also be considered.
BBCL2603 Destruction and Messianism in Prophecy

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 in BBCL1001, BBCL1002, HBRW1111, HBRW1112, RLST1002 and 6 in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Philosophy, Studies in Religion, Arabic Studies or 6 Senior credit points in BBCL2607, BBCL2609, BBCL2610 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Assessment: 1x1500wd tutorial report (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit deals with prophetic works of the Hebrew Bible which cover a period of almost two hundred years from the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel to the restoration of the kingdom of Judah and the hope of the revival of the Davidic monarchy. The prophetic texts reflect the engagement of the ancient writers with theological matters, arising from the political and social challenges of their time.
BBCL2607 Biblical Poetic Books

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 from (BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1111 or HBRW1112 or RLST1002) and 6 from (Hebrew or Biblical and Jewish Studies or Ancient History or Anthropology or Archaeology or History or English or Philosophy or Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies) or (BBCL2603 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610) Prohibitions: BBCL2003 Assessment: 1x1500wd Tutorial report (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the Biblical Poetic Books such as Psalms, the Song of Songs and Lamentations. The main focus of the course is on how the literary conventions of the genre of Hebrew poetry are used by the poets to set out the theological and philosophical concepts the texts are designed to express. These literary conventions will be studied in the light of other Ancient Near Eastern literature of a similar genre.
BBCL2609 Historical Jesus to Written Gospels

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 in BBCL1001, BBCL1002, HBRW1111, HBRW1112, RLST1002 and 6 in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Philosophy, Studies in Religion, Arabic Studies or 6 Senior credit points in BBCL2603, BBCL2607, BBCL2610 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or Ancient History Prohibitions: BBCL2003 Assessment: 1x2000wd research essay 1 (40%), 1x2000wd research essay 2 (40%), 1xequivalent to 500wds short tutorial presentation (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the relationship between the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth and the literary-theological achievement of the early Christian Gospels (including non-canonical Gospels). Students are encouraged to apply rigorous historical method and careful literary analysis in order to gain a nuanced understanding of how the leader of a Jewish renewal movement became the object of devotion in earliest Christianity. The unit will read Biblical texts in English translation.
BBCL2610 The New Testament Literature

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 in BBCL1001, BBCL1002, HBRW1111, HBRW1112, RLST1002 and 6 from Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Philosophy, Studies in Religion, Arabic Studies or 6 Senior credit points in BBCL2603, BBCL2607, BBCL2609 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or Studies in Religion Assessment: 1x2700wd research essay (50%), 1xequivalent to 1500wds tutorial presentation and paper (30%), 1x300wd research proposal (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an overview of the New Testament as a literary and theological work, seeking to understand both the early Christian 'story' and the various modes in which it was retold and applied in the first century CE. Students explore the various genres of NT literature, including 'gospel', epistolary forms, parable and apocalyptic. Particular attention is paid to reader-response criticism of the Gospels and intertextuality in the NT epistles. Documents will be read in English translation.
EUST2617 Europe's Religions: Cultures and Beliefs

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A Assessment: Tutorial presentation and paper 1000wd (20%), Essay 2000wd (30%), Essay 3000wd (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The new millennium witnessed a 'return to religion' in European political, social and cultural life. Europe's Religions explores this development through an examination of the dynamic interaction between the three monotheistic religions in the European context. We focus on the relation between religion and political power that has so deeply contributed to the shaping of European civilisation. Investigating where and how religious and political ideologies meet, the unit illuminates the persistent influence of religious ideas in the contemporary European landscape.
GOVT2112 Modern Political Thought

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International Relations or 12 credit points in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations Assessment: 1x1500wd Mid-semester Take-home exercise (30%), 1x2500wd final Essay (60%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit considers key themes in modern and contemporary political thought. It uses primary texts to address topics such as sovereignty, democracy, fascism, liberalism, human rights, politics and religion, violence, and political identity. Authors may include Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Kant, Nietzsche, Marx, J.S. Mill, Tocqueville, Rawls, Arendt, Schmitt, and Foucault.
HBRW2603 Using Modern Hebrew in the Here-and-Now

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1102 Prohibitions: HBRW2103 Assessment: 2x50wd quizzes (10%), 7x100wd assignments (25%), 1x1.5hr mid-semester in-class test (25%), 1x2min oral presentation (5%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW1102. It consists of an intensive study of spoken Modern Hebrew with emphasis on communicative skills that enable students to communicate in simple Hebrew for everyday situations. Simple literary texts and language components, which are orientated around relevant themes, are dealt with. A variety of different methods are used to explain grammatical structures, morphology and syntax and to provide examples in their use.
HBRW2604 Modern Hebrew in Everyday Context

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: HBRW2603 Prohibitions: HBRW2104 Assessment: 6x150wd assignments (25%), 2x2min oral presentations (10%), 1x1200wd mid-semester in-class test (25%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW2603. It uses a communicative approach to language learning. Students' active participation through teamwork, role-playing and other interactive techniques is an essential aspect of all classes. It is expected that by the end of this unit students will be able to take part in simple everyday Hebrew conversation.
HBRW2623 Hebrew Classical 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1112 or HBRW2402 or HBRW2632 or HSC Hebrew Assessment: 1000wd equiv weekly short quizzes (30%), 1x1.5hr in-class test (30%), 1x2000wd research essay (30%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The books of the Hebrew Bible are studied in the light of their setting and their literary and linguistic features. The course consists of: set classical texts; and special background area study: Mishnaic Hebrew.
HBRW2625 Hebrew Classical 5

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW1112 or HBRW2632 or HBRW2402 or HSC Hebrew Assessment: 2x1hr exams (60%), assigned preparation of text for class [equivalent to 500wds] (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The books of the Hebrew Bible are studied in the light of their setting and composition history. The course consists of: set classical texts, and special background area study: Ancient Inscriptions.
HBRW2631 Reading Hebrew 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from any of (Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Linguistics, Philosophy, Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies) Prohibitions: HBRW2401 Assessment: 1250wd equiv grammar short quizzes (25%), 1250wd equiv Bible text short quizzes (25%), 1x1000wd grammar in-class test (20%), 1x1000wd Biblical text in-class test (20%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides senior-level students with the essential linguistic foundation to the study of Hebrew language and literature. It brings students from their first acquaintance with the Hebrew alphabet to an understanding of the Hebrew language. No previous knowledge is assumed. The unit is devoted to the study of the grammar and the principles of translation.
HBRW2632 Reading Hebrew 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2401 or HBRW2631 Prohibitions: HBRW1112 or HBRW2402 Assessment: 1250wd equiv grammar short quizzes (25%), 1250wd equiv Bible quizzes and assignments (25%), 1x1000wd grammar in-class test (20%), 1x1000wd Biblical text in-class test (20%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in HBRW2631, enabling senior-level students to study Hebrew sources in their original language. It forms a bridge between Reading Hebrew 1 and other senior Hebrew units. It focuses on increased competence in Hebrew grammar and independent ability to translate Hebrew.
HSTY2607 Palestine, Israel and the Middle East

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Dirk Moses Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in History, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Arabic Language and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Prohibitions: JCTC2008 or GOVT2772 Assessment: 5x200wd lecture posts (15%), 2x750wd film review (30%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (45%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides a historical grounding in the region of the Middle East and its conflicts. It identifies the causes of conflict and attempted avenues for peace, as well the politicised scholarship on the subject. The unit commences in the Ottoman period, and includes the emergence of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, colonial interests, the role of diasporas, and subsequent geopolitical developments until the present day. It covers political, social, and cultural history, and takes account not only of the official narratives but also of the voices from below. Visual arts, film, and literary texts will be considered as part of the historical narratives about Israel and Palestine.
HSTY2608 European Film and History

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr film screening/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Though and Culture Prohibitions: HSTY2008 Assessment: 2x1250wd short essays (40%), 1x2hr final exam (50%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Taking European cinema over the past 100 years as its focus, this unit examines films in which directors confront the legacies of Europe's dramatic and traumatic twentieth century as well as overtly historical films that transform ideas about the past.
HSTY2626 Fascism and Antifascism

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Judith Keene Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points in History, Ancient History or Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Prohibitions: HSTY2026 Assessment: 1x2500wd research essay (50%) and 1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%) and 1x1hr formal exam (20%) and tutorial participation (10%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will examine the origins and development of the movements of the New Right that emerged in Europe after World War One paying particular attention to their political, social and cultural manifestations as well as the movements on the left that attempted to confront what was seen as a new political phenomenon. The unit will use primary material of literature, diaries, cinema and photography as well as the more conventional sources of political and historical analysis.
HSTY2652 Genocide in Historical Perspective

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Assessment: 1x1000wd essay draft (20%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1x1500wd take-home exercise (30%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Under what conditions do genocides occur? What motivates their perpetrators? And how do societies recover from their genocidal past? This unit traces the history of genocide across the modern era. We will compare incidents around the globe and their aftermaths to determine how they may be related to one another.

3000 level units

JCTC3002 The Holocaust: History and Aftermath

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit Points at 2000 level in European Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History Assessment: 1x 500wd research proposal/annotated bib (10%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%), 1x 1hr exam (30%), x class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an in-depth study of the Holocaust. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of Nazi ideology, in particular racial antisemitism, and the gradual implementation of this policy towards the Jews and other victim groups from 1933 to 1945. Other themes focus on the responses of the victims and the role of the by-standers, as well as post-war politics of memory and other issues, including Holocaust denial and war crimes prosecution.
JCTC3001 Israel in the Modern Middle East

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation - Thought and Culture OR 12 credit points at 2000 level in Modern Hebrew Assessment: 1x 500wd research proposal/annotated bib (10%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%), 1x 1hr exam (30%), x class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Israel's position in the modern Middle East and the wider world from state formation in 1948 to the present has been shaped by social, political and economic processes. This unit aims to examine the main social, political and economic processes which have shaped Israel's history from the rise of modern Zionism to the present. Study these processes in the context of the major domestic and foreign policy decisions taken by Israeli leaders in connection with the Middle East and beyond.
JCTC3003 The Modern Jewish Experience

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Modern Hebrew Assessment: 1x 500wd research proposal/annotated bib (10%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%), 1x 1hr exam (30%), x class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the history of European Jewry from the late eighteenth century until the eve of WW2. During this period ancient traditions met the modern forces of enlightenment and emancipation, industrialisation, democratisation and nation building. External pressures provoked profound internal responses as the challenges and opportunities of modernity radically reshaped Jewish thought and life. Students will develop an understanding of the intricacy of relations between Jews and non-Jews and an appreciation of the mosaic of European Jewish life destroyed during the Holocaust.
JCTC3602 Contemporary Jewish Identities

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 senior credit points from BBCL2603, BBCL2607, BBCL2609, BBCL2610, BBCL3601, BBCL3602, HBRW2603, HBRW2604, HBRW2605, HBRW2606, HBRW2623, HBRW2625, HBRW2631, HBRW2632, HBRW3601, HBRW3602,HBRW3610, HBRW3611, HBRW3612, HBRW3615, HSTY2607, HSTY2608, HSTY2616, HSTY2624, HSTY2626, HSTY2652, HSTY2659, EUST2002, EUST2008, EUST2601, EUST2605, EUST2610 & GOVT2112. Assessment: 1x500wd proposal/annotated bibliography (10%), 1x3000wd research essay (50%), 1x1000wd exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Contemporary Jewish identity is commonly refracted through the prism of two seminal historical events: the Holocaust, and the establishment of the State of Israel. However, at the dawn of the 21st century, closer examination reveals that Jewish identity is today an increasingly diverse and ever changing entity. This unit will probe and explore the reasons for this heterogeneity, identifying and interrogating the intersections between the religious, cultural and political currents shaping today's Jewish identities in diverse communal and state settings.
JCTC3603 Representing the Holocaust

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture major, International and Comparative Literature Studies major, English Studies major or European Studies major. Assessment: 1x1hr exam (30%), class participation (10%), 1x500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), 1x500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Few historical events have inspired as many literary and artistic interpretations as the Holocaust. This unit will explore and critically assess how a broad range of forms, including but not limited to literature, film, fine arts, museums and memorials represent the Holocaust. In addition to a critical evaluation of these diverse artistic representations, the historical development of these forms will be considered as well as their national and transnational contexts.
BBCL3601 Daniel and Revelation as Apocalypses

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: BBCL2603 or BBCL2607 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610 or BBCL3602 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 or HBRW2632 or HBRW3601 or HBRW3602 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Prohibitions: BBCL2006 or BBCL2606 Assessment: 1x1500wd exegesis assignment (30%), 1x3000wd research essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The books of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible and Revelation in the New Testament are the only "apocalypses" found in any western Bible. In this unit students will apply advanced methods in analysis of biblical texts (literary, thematic, linguistic, and text critical) in order to analyse these texts in the context of the most relevant extra-biblical apocalyptic texts, such as 1 Enoch, 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch.
BBCL3602 Job, Proverbs and Other Biblical Wisdom

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (BBCL2603 or BBCL2607 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610 or BBCL3601) or (HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 or HBRW2632 or HBRW3601 or HBRW3602) Prohibitions: BBCL2608 Assessment: 1x1500wd research assignment (30%), 1x3000wd research essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Books of Job, Ecclesiastes and Proverbs form the bulk of wisdom literature in the Hebrew Bible. In this unit students will apply advanced methods in analysis of biblical texts (literary, thematic, linguistic, and text critical) in order to understand the nature of Biblical wisdom literature on all levels. This will include examining these texts within the context of other wisdom literature both within the Hebrew Bible, such as wisdom psalms and in Deuterocanonical texts, such as Sirach.
EUST3001 Europe: Contemporary Issues

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weeks 1-6, 11-13: 1x2hr lecture-seminar. Weeks 7-10: 1x30-minute research supervision meetings. Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points of units in European Studies Assessment: 1x250wd Research Proposal (5%), 1x250wd Annotated Bibliography (5%), 1x500wd Presentation (20%), 1x5000wd Research Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The fate of the European Union hangs in the balance. But the crisis is about more than economics. Do Europeans feel ""European""? Or is Europe just a collection of states with a history of close interactions and devastating wars? Will Europe overcome its dilemmas? How are contemporary social theorists responding to the political, social and cultural questions raised by the crisis? We probe these issues in order to deepen our understanding of Europe in the context of contemporary social theory.
HBRW3601 Hebrew Classical Advanced 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2632 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 Prohibitions: HBRW2116 or HBRW2624 Assessment: 1000wd equiv short quizzes (30%), 1x1000wd equiv in-class test (30%), 1x2500wd essay (30%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students will apply advanced linguistic skills to complex biblical and extra-biblical texts. Students will analyse the poetic and linguistic features of the book of Psalms, and will evaluate the historical, social and linguistic background of the Dead Sea (Qumran) Scrolls.
HBRW3602 Hebrew Classical Advanced 6

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2632 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 Prohibitions: HBRW2626 Assessment: 1x1000wd Poetry written test (25%), 1x1000wd Medieval Hebrew written test (25%), 1x2500wd Research essay (40%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students will apply advanced linguistic skills to complex biblical and extra-biblical texts. Students will analyse the poetic and linguistic features of biblical poetry outside the Psalms, as well as the linguistic features of Medieval Hebrew used by Jewish Biblical commentators, especially those features that differentiate Medieval from Biblical Hebrew.
HBRW3610 Modern Hebrew, a Living Language

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HSC Modern Hebrew Continuers or HBRW2604 or HBRW2632 Prohibitions: HBRW1301 or HBRW2607 Assessment: 6x150wd assignments (25%), 2x2min oral presentations (15%), 1x1200wd major written assignment (20%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HSC Modern Hebrew Continuers, HBRW2604, HBRW2632, or have reached a similar level of knowledge. In this unit students will advance their proficiency of using the four interlinked language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As well, engaging in a variety of text-types, students will gain a deeper understanding of issues of social, cultural and historical importance to Modern Hebrew speaking communities
HBRW3611 Modern Hebrew for Life

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: (HBRW2607 or HBRW3610) or HBRW2632 Prohibitions: HBRW1302 or HBRW2608 Assessment: 6x150wd assignments (25%), 2x2min oral presentation (15%), 1x1200wd major written assignment (20%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3610. In it students will build on their previous experience of the language. They will further develop their communicative capabilities whilst increasing their knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. As well, students will increase their ability to analyse the content and language of a variety of Modern Hebrew texts. On successfully completing this unit, students will achieve a proficiency level equivalent to the Hebrew University third level of instruction.
HBRW3612 Texts and Sub-texts in Modern Hebrew

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2608 or HBRW3611 Prohibitions: HBRW2303 or HBRW2609 Assessment: 6x150wd assignments (25%), 2x2min oral presentations (15%), 1x1200wd major written assignment (20%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3611. In this unit students will encounter a productive language-learning environment aimed at supporting both their oral and written language production. Students will engage in range of contemporary Modern Hebrew text-types that reflect social and cultural issues covering the period from the 19th century to the present time.
HBRW3613 Israeli Culture as Reflected in Text

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HBRW2609 or HBRW3612 Prohibitions: HBRW2304 or HBRW2610 Assessment: 6x150wd assignments (25%), 2x2min oral presentations (15%), 1x1200wd major written assignment (20%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have successfully completed HBRW3612. In this intensive language-learning environment students will be focusing more closely on the contextual and linguistic features of Modern Hebrew as it is expressed in mediums such as the media, film, and internet. On successfully completing this unit, students will achieve a proficiency level equivalent to the Hebrew University fourth level of instruction.

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

JCTC3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for third year students to undertake a project that allows them to work with one of the University's industry and community partners. Students will work in teams on a real-world problem provided by the partner. This experience will allow students to apply their academic skills and disciplinary knowledge to a real-world issue in an authentic and meaningful way.
JCTC3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.

Honours

Honours in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

JCTC4113 Theories and Methods in Jewish Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1000wd research essay plan/bibliography (20%), 1x 5000wd research Essay (80%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will challenge students to explore the various ways that Jews have viewed and written their pasts. Through analysing traditional and modern historical sources, major ideological and scholarly movements as well as literary and liturgical texts, students will explore the various media available with which to write the Jewish past and the challenges involved in so doing.
JCTC4114 Jews and Judaism in the 'New World'

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1000wd research essay plan/bibliography (20%), 1x 5000wd research essay (80%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit the students will examine the history and transformation of Judaism and Jewish identity in the 'New World', the countries that would receive significant Jewish migrations from often longstanding European communities. Students will trace in detail the major patterns of migration, assimilation, acculturation and nationalism that have marked the modern Jewish experience and in particular communities that moved from periphery to centre as a result of the seismic shifts generated by the Holocaust and the creation of the modern State of Israel.
JCTC4115 Exhibiting Jewish Australia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1000wd research essay plan/bibliography (20%), 1x 5000wd research essay (80%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will engage with and analyse the history of Australian Jewry through its depiction in various museums run by the Jewish community, local communities in country areas and national museums. It will analyse government policies toward Jewish refugees before and after the Holocaust, and other key issues. It will also discuss how ethnic museums can contribute to Australia's broader multicultural history.

Honours thesis units of study

JCTC4111 JCTC Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Jewish civilisation and Culture Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
JCTC4112 JCTC Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18-20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Jewish Civilisation and Cultures Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.

Advanced Coursework

The requirements for advanced coursework in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture are described in the degree resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
24-36 credit points of advanced study will be included in the table for 2020.