Monday, May 13, 2013

[477] Jewish culture to be taught at night at MTSU

MURFREESBORO — MTSU will offer a new opportunity for evening students beginning in fall 2013.

A new section of “Jewish Culture and Civilization” (JHS 3010) will be made available from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays.

The course charts the history and development of Jewish life and thought from the pre-Biblical period to the present, including folkways, religious and philosophical traditions, and contributions to politics, science and the arts.

In addition, the course will explore the rich, though sometimes complicated relationship between Jews and the emerging West.

The course has no prerequisites and meets requirements in upper-division hours and the Jewish and Holocaust Studies minor. It also provides elective credit in religious studies and global studies.

This is a seminar-style opportunity for undergraduates at all levels. However, it will cap at 20 students.

For more information, contact Dr. Elyce Helford, director of the Jewish and Holocaust Studies Minor, at 615-898-5961 or


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