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Sarah A. Stein
SISJE 466
Seattle Campus

The Sephardic Diaspora: 1492-Present

Examines the history and culture of Sephardic Jewry from the expulsion from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 to the present. Explores the creation of Sephardic communities in the Dutch and Ottoman Empires, Western Europe, the Americas, and Africa, and the history of the conversos and "hidden Jews." Offered: jointly with HSTEU 466.

Class description

Examines the history and culture of Sephardic Jewry from the Expulsion of Spanish Jewry in 1492 to the present day. Explores the creation of Sephardic communities in the Dutch and Ottoman Empires, Western Europe, the Americas, and Africa and the history of the conversos and "hidden Jews."

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Twice a week lecture-discussions, once a week discussion seminars

Recommended preparation

There are no formal requirements for this course, but students will benefit from previous classes in History, Jewish Studies, or other Ethnic Studies courses.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly reading, one research paper of 10-15 pages, midterm and final exam

Grades will be derived from the class participation, the midterm and final exam, and research paper (including draft): these will each represent 25% of the class grade.


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: 10/24/2000