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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week.
1x1hr exam (30%), x class participation (10%), 1x500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), 1x500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%)
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.