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Undergraduate Major and Minors

The University of Oklahoma offers three programs:

Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies
Minor in Judaic and Israel Studies
Minor in Hebrew

Graduate Level Study

Graduate level work in Judaic and Israel Studies is pursued through the MA and the PhD programs in History, in collaboration with Schusterman Center faculty.

Please contact Director Alan Levenson for inquiries about graduate study.

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Summer Session 2: July 8 - Aug 1, 2019; RELS 3183: Lost Scriptures and the Formation of the Bible; Instructor: Dr. Jill Hicks-Keeton

 

How did the Bible become the Bible?

This course surveys the vibrant burst of Jewish and Christian literary activity
from 300 BCE – 200 CE. We will focus on texts whose later inclusion in the
Bible was contested or denied. We will also treat historical questions
surrounding how and when particular texts in antiquity were ascribed authority
by a variety of stakeholders – that is, how the bodies of literature that are today
known as biblical canons became “closed.” Existing familiarity with the Jewish
and/or Christian Bibles is helpful but not required.

*This course fulfills a Western Civ Gen Ed Requirement*

OU Religious Studies Program
Sophmores may request enrollment permission via email: leegreen-hall@ou.edu

CourseInstructorScheduleLocationCore Listing
ANTH 4073/5273-001 Anthropology of JewsMisha KleinTR 10:30am-11:45amAH 0352VI-UD
HEBR 1115-001 Beginning HebrewKritz/Lavender-SmithM-F 10:30-11:20/45KH 0233I-FL
HEBR 1115-002 Beginning HebrewKritz/Lavender-SmithM-F 12:00/30-1:15/20KH 0233I-FL
HEBR 2113-001 Intermediate HebrewYael Lavender-SmithMWF 11:30-12:20KH 0138I-FL
HEBR 3113-001 Advanced HebrewOri KritzMW 3:00-4:15KH 0233I-FL
HEBR 3513-001 Biblical HebrewOri KritzTR 1:30-2:45KH 0233I-FL
HIST 1573-001  Artists Bible-Mosaic to ComicYael Lavender-SmithMWF 9:30am – 10:20amDAHT 105IV-AF
HIST 2103-001 Genocides in Modern HistoryJanet WardTR 1:30-2:45AH 0101 
HIST 2123-001 The HolocaustCarsten SchapkowTR 3:00-4:15COH 0246IV-WC
HIST 2573-002 The History SleuthRhona SeidelmanTR 12:00pm-1:15DAHT 0408 
HIST 3313-001 Israeli Culture Through FilmShmuel ShepkaruM 3:30-6:20GLRD 2020IV-NW
HIST 3403-001 Modern IsraelRhona SeidelmanTR 4:30-5:45DH 116IV-NW
HIST 3423-900 War, Prosperity and DepressionStephen NorwoodM 4:30-7:20DAH 0125IV-WC
HIST 3973-001 Judaism-A Religious HistoryAlan LevensonTR 10:30-11:45COH 0246IV-NW
HIST 3993-001 The Evolution of MartyrdomShmuel ShepkaruM/W 1:30pm-2:45pmGH 0160IV-NW
HIST 4973-003 Nations and Nation States in Europe (1789-1923)Carsten SchapkowT 1:30-4:20DAHT 08 
HIST 4973-903 The Global 1960sRonnie GrinbergW 3:30-6:10PhysSCiCtr 224 
HON 3993-009 History, Memory, Conflict: World War II Since 1945Ben AlpersTR 3:00-4:15CCD1 0214 
RELS 1213-001 Judaism and ChristianityJill Hicks-KeetonTR 1:30-2:45Carson Energy Ctr 441 
RELS 3193-001 Biblical LiteratureJill Hicks-KeetonTR 12:00-1:15Devon Energy Hall 120VI-UD
Course Description
HIST 1563 The Jews from Abraham to Zionsim
HIST 1573 The Artist's Bible - From Mosaics to Graphic Novels
HIST 2013 Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations
HIST 2103 Genocide in Modern History
HIST 2123 The Holocaust
HIST 2203 Religion/Archaeology of the Near East, Egypt, and Mediterranean
HIST 2223  Evil in Modern Europe
HIST 2503 American Jews/Jewish Americans
HIST 3120 Spain Under Islam
HIST 3203 Transformation of Jews
HIST 3253 Germany: From Bismark to Hitler
HIST 3293 Antisemitism
HIST 3313 Israeli Culture Through Film
HIST 3403 Modern Israel
HIST 3413 History of Ancient Israel
HIST 3423 War, Prosperity, and Depression
HIST 3563 Jerusalem
HIST 3653 American Jewish History
HIST 3683 Jewish Mysticism
HIST 3733 History of Heaven and Hell
HIST 3770 Jews & Nationality
HIST 3763 Genesis Through Jewish Eyes
HIST 3843 International Relations in the Middle East
HIST 3893 Culture and Society in the Middle East
HIST 3950 Contemporary Israeli Society & Politics
HIST 3950 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
HIST 3950 Jews/Christians Under Islam
HIST 3950 Middle East History
HIST 3950 Modern Jewish History
HIST 3950 Religion,  Politics, and Society in the Midle East
HIST 3953 The Modern Middle East
HIST 3963 Rebirth of Israel
HIST 3973 Judaism: A Religious History
HIST 3983 Medieval Jewish History
HIST 3993 The Evolution of Martyrdom in the Judeo-Christian Civilization
HIST 4003 Jews and Other Germans
HIST 4603 Genesis Through Jewish Eyes
HIST 4613 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
HIST 4973 The Bible Since the Enlightenment (Capstone)
HIST 4973 The Bible Today (Capstone)
HIST 4973 Jewish Historiography (Capstone)
ANTH 4073 Anthropology of Jews & Jewishness
ENGL 3653 The Bible as Literature
HEBR 1115 Beginning Hebrew
HEBR 1225 Beginning Hebrew (Continued)
HEBR 2113 Intermediate Hebrew
HEBR 2213 Topics in Hebrew Grammar
HEBR 3113 Advanced Hebrew
HEBR 3223 Advanced Conversation & Hebrew Reading
HEBR 3513 Biblical Hebrew
IAS 3473 Arab-Israeli Conflict
IAS 3003 Early Islamic Empires
MLLL 4970 Topics in Hebrew
MLLL 3063 Jewish Literature from Antiquity to the Present
MLLL 3073 Hebrew Bible as Literature
RELS 1113 Introduction to Religious Studies
RELS 2403 Introduction to Comparative Religions
RELS 3193 Biblical Literature
RELS 3623 Life and Thoughts of the Apostle Paul
RELS 3213 Religion & Violence
RELS 3313 World Religions in America
RELS 3843 Biblical Archeology
RELS 3900 Prophets in Israel
RELS 4640 Field Study in Huqoq, Israel
SPAN 5333 Studies in Medieval Literature