Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

JS 205 - Judaism (3 Cr.)

(RLG 205 ) (GEN. ED. #4 and #9) (LER–TXT)
This course offers a general introduction to Judaism, its history, beliefs, and practices. Through an analysis of primary sources and consideration of diverse secondary materials, we will encounter Judaism as a dynamic tradition in which innovation and change emerge through a relationship and dialogue with the past. Topics of the course will include scripture and commentary, ritual and liturgy, the life cycle, and festival calendar. We will also consider some of the ways in which the Jewish tradition has responded to and been shaped by the challenges posed by the modern world. Fall semester Copulsky.