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Upper Level Courses

300-400 level courses are on special topics and are more advanced. They often presuppose some basic knowledge in the field and should be more difficult courses than courses at the 1-199 levels. The department is trying to insure that some 400 level courses, although substantially more difficult, are also small in size; they thus may be suitable for graduate students.

HIST 449 God and Nature: Readings on the Encounter Between Jewish Thought and Science

Ruderman

Taught as schedule allows (consult the Course Directory)

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God and Nature examines the place of the natural world, medicine, and science in Jewish thought from antiquity to the modern era. It looks especially at a body of primary sources in Hebrew written during the age of the so-called "scientific revolution" and during its aftermath. The course is a seminar open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates with a good reading knowledge of classical Hebrew. Students interested in joining the course should contact the instructor directly for more information.