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RELG 236: History of Antisemitism

This course explores the historical, theological, and social foundations of the phenomena variously known as antisemitism, anti-Judaism, and Judeophobia. Starting in the Roman period, we will trace the discursive arc of Jews as problematic Others throughout history. Forever mindful that antisemitism is not just theoretical, we will also examine its specific manifestations in various historical contexts. We will also pay close attention to antisemitism's relationship to other forms of oppression, bigotry, and discrimination.
6 credits; HI, WR2, IDS; Not offered 2020-2021