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Kathie Friedman
SISJE 438
Seattle Campus

Jewish Women in Contemporary America

Examines how Jewish women's identities are socially constructed and transformed in contemporary America, using social histories, memoirs, and ethnographies to analyze scholars' approaches to Jewish women's lives. Topics include the role of social class, religion, migration, the Holocaust, and race relations in Jewish women's lives. Offered: jointly with GWSS 438.

Class description

Examines how Jewish women's identities are socially constructed and transformed in contemporary America. Course materials include theoretical and auobiographical essays, histories,films and interviews. Topics include the role of social class, religious practices, immigration, the Holocaust, and race relations in Jewish women's lives.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and Discussion.

Recommended preparation

Excellent analytical, composition, and discussion skills.

Class assignments and grading

May include all or some of the following: response papers, exams, autobiographical essay, interview essay, leading a class discussion, group presentation.

The assignments above.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Loryn Hazan Paxton
Date: 03/15/2004