Fall Quarter (F18)
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|HISTORY (F18)||16A WORLD RELIGIONS I||MCKENNA, J.|
|HISTORY (F18)||70E 3 RELIGNS 3000 YRS||LEHMANN, M.|
This course explores the history of Jerusalem, a holy city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, from ancient Biblical times to the present. In a sense, this is a global history of Western culture on a small scale, and we will be looking at the religious and political history of Jews, Christians, and Muslims and their encounter with one another, focusing on a specific place but pursuing the story over a long period of time. Topics will include the role of Jerusalem in the Bible, the Second Temple Period and Jerusalem under Roman rule; the birth of Christianity, the incorporation of Jerusalem into the Islamic world, and the period of the Crusades; Jerusalem under Ottoman rule and the British mandate; and, finally, the history of Jerusalem since the establishment of the State of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Final grades will be based on a midterm and final exam, a final paper, as well as participation and short assignments in the discussion section. We will use Karen Armstrong, Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths, as our text book. Primary source readings will be made available on EEE.
|ITALIAN (F18)||150 HOLOCAUST IN ITALY||CHIAMPI, J.|
This course will concern itself with the response to the Holocaust in the memoirs of Primo Levi and Liana Millu, and in the fiction of Giorgio Bassani. Framing their writings will be brief readings in the work of historians Liliana Picciotto Fargion, Michele Sarfatti and Susan Zuccotti.
|REL STD (F18)||5A WORLD RELIGIONS I||MCKENNA, J.|
This is a lecture course (with required discussion sections) on monotheistic religions, surveying key historical events, major figures, basic ideas, essential practices, significant texts, notable artifacts, and important trends in scholarship concerning the religions under review. The class presumes no prior knowledge of these traditions and has no prerequisites; it fulfills requirements for the History major, the Religious Studies major and minor, and satisfies General Education categories IV (Arts and Humanities) or VIII (International/Global Issues). Three textbooks (one for each religion) and three essayistic in-class tests (one for each religion). Weekly short, typed essays to facilitate small group discussions. Note that the study of religion at University is academic, not devotional.
Courses Offered by the Jewish Studies Minor or other Schools at UCI
Fall Quarter (F18)
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