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Undergraduate Summer 2009 Courses



JS 259R-SAF: Fieldwork in Biblical Archaeology (same as MESAS 259R-SAF, REL 261R-SAF)(Study Abroad)
Borowski, May 31-July 6th, 2009

Course description: Emory University continues its association with the Lahav Research Project for field operations in archaeological, environmental, and ethnographic research in Israel. Students have the opportunity to participate in the excavation of Tell Halif (biblical Rimmon), located ten miles northeast of Beersheba. Through its field school, the program offers lectures, trips, and workshops in methodology, data recording and processing, and other aspects of field archaeology.

Particulars: Participants will receive a reading list prior to departure. Grading is based on evaluation of fieldwork by area and field supervisors and two examinations given during the summer.

For more information, please visit CIPA's JS 259R Summer Study Abroad information page.


JS 328A-SAF, 328BWR-SAF, 370-SAF: European Sephardi Jewish Culture on Location (Study Abroad)(same as MESAS 328A-SAF, 328BWR-SAF, HIST 385-S1F, REL 390-SAF), May 26-July 3rd, 2009

Course description: The Emory University European Sephardi Jewish Culture program offers a six-week intensive course devoted to Spanish Jewish culture in Europe. The program travels to Spain, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Greece. Following the footsteps of the Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492, the course will be held on location in Europe, where Jews established thriving communities after the expulsion. The course explores over 500 years of Sephardi Jewish culture in Europe in the context of general European culture. Emphasis is placed on the interaction and the communication of Jews with Christians and Muslims in Europe during this period. The course offers two parts: pre-1942 study in Spain and post-1942 study in France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Greece. It combines visiting people and sites, participating in celebrations at home and in community centers, and attending lectures and discussions. The teaching format involves "hands-on" experience of the issues in different locations in Europe. In addition, students will attend lectures presented by Emory Summer Program faculty as well as local scholars and community leaders.

For more information, please visit CIPA's European Sephardi information page.


JS 370S-00A: The Anthropology of Religion (same as REL 370S-00A, ANT 362S-00A), MAX: 18, Candler Library 122

Course description: This course explores diverse tradit ions of several world religions through the tools of anthropology and ethnography. We ask whether there is a common thread to different religious traditions and what that might be. We also explore what ethnographic methodologies can contribute to others--like history or theology--that might be more familiar. We will examine some of the classical theories of religion suggested by anthropologists and also ask what these theories help us to see--or prevent us from seeing--in contemporary religious life.

Particulars: All students of all backgrounds welcome!



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