Various; distance learning format.
July 2018 – Present. Instructional delivery format: Hybrid course/exam
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze and discuss the elements of major historical works covering modern Jewish History; examine the various locations of the Jewish exile and how they affected elements of historical events leading up to the modern times; examine and analyze the impact the Jewish people had on historical records of modern Kingdoms and Empires and on modern academic works; and develop and apply historical research skills and techniques.
This course is a comprehensive review of the Jewish existence from the Middle Ages to modern times and covers major historical events and turning points. The course exposes students to primary sources including a variety of Jewish texts and literature, architecture and art, as well as the leading research in the topics discussed, both classic and contemporary. Major historical events, including the Jewish Question, the Holocaust, and the Zionist movement are reviewed with a focus on their global impact.