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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "ISRL-Israel Studies"

ISRL - Israel Studies

ISRL 142 Introduction to Modern Israel (3) Credit only granted for: ISRL142, JWST142, JWST219B. An introduction to the history, politics, culture and society of modern Israel.

ISRL 249 Selected Topics in Israel Studies (3) Recommended: ISRL142. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics in the study of Zionism and contemporary Israel from the 1880's to the present. Future offerings may address history, politics, or culture.

ISRL 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ISRL 282 Introduction to Israeli Cinema (3) An overview of Israeli cinema, with attention to the distinctive themes, politics, and problems that distinguish Israeli film-making. Taught in English.

ISRL 289 New Explorations in Israel Studies (3) Investigation of critical and innovative responses in Israel Studies. Although the topic will vary, the course will encourage intellectual exploration by students of fundamental problems and critical methods.

ISRL 299 Independent Study in Israel Studies (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Meyerhoff Program & Center for Jewish Studies. Repeatable to 6 credits. This lower-level independent study allows students to work closely with an Israel Studies faculty member of their choice, pending prior approval of the faculty member. In this independent study, students will focus on a topic specific to Israel Studies.

ISRL 342 History of Zionism and the State of Israel (3) Also offered as: HIST376. Credit only granted for: HIST376, ISRL342, or JWST342. Formerly: JWST342. Ideological and political factors leading to the establishment of a secular Jewish state in 1948; Zionist thought of Herzl, Ahad Ha-am, the socialist and religious Zionists, and the revisionists; diplomatic activities; Arab-Israel conflict; post-1948 Israeli society.

ISRL 349 Investigating Topics in Israel Studies (3-6) Recommended: ISRL142 and ISRL249. Topics in the study of Zionism and contemporary Israel from the 1880's to the present at an intermediate level. Individual sections may address history, politics, or culture.

ISRL 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ISRL 448 Seminar in Israel Studies (3) Recommended: ISRL349 and ISRL249. Restriction: Must be in the Israel Studies Minor. Intensive study of an Israel Studies topic. Expected work product is a substantial research or analysis paper or appropriate equivalent.

ISRL 449 Advanced Topics in Israel Studies (3) Recommended: ISRL349 or ISRL249. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics in the study of Zionism and contemporary Israel from the 1880s to the present at the advanced level. Individual sections may address history, politics, or culture. Some Sections may have language or course prerequisites.

ISRL 499 Advanced Independent Study in Israel Studies (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Meyerhoff Program & Center for Jewish Studies. Repeatable to 6 credits. This upper-level independent study allows students to work closely with an Israel Studies faculty member of their choice, pending prior approval of the faculty member. In this independent study, students will focus on a topic specific to Israel Studies.

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