This course is taught by various members of the program faculty. Each version of the course has its own subtitle, some being offered one time only while others are repeated and may evolve into regular courses with their own course number and title.
This course is a Social Work listing for the topic course offered through Judaic Studies JUDAIC 417-002.
American Jews have played vital roles in shaping the critical reform movements that have defined twentieth- and twentieth-first-century American society. This course will explore the striking profile of Jewish engagement in broad social movements including labor, civil rights, and feminism. In addition, it will examine how efforts initially intended to address particular Jewish communal interests propelled Jews into the forefront of American municipal reform and social welfare efforts.
Even as conflicts over civil rights and support for Israel in recent decades have called American Jewish progressivism into question, Jews continue to display a liberalism that undermines conventional explanations for the political behavior of all comparable groups. How should we understand this legacy of American Jewish social and political activism? Is it a meaningful reflection of Jewish teachings and historical experience? What might it teach about the complex political, religious, class, social, and racial dynamics that have shaped the contours of American identities?
|Topic:||Jews & Social Justice in the United States|
|U-M Class #:||27757|
|Time:||Tue 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
press escape to closeProgram Type describes the program in which you are pursuing, i.e., residential or online part-time. At this time, residential students may not enroll in online part-time courses and online part-time students may not enroll in residential courses.
|Credits:||3-4 Credit Hours|
|U:||Meet-Together - Has at least one non-SW class listing|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106