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Past Workshops

Designing Site-specific Curricula:
A Workshop for Small Jewish Studies Programs

Feb 5, 2019 2:00 PM ET

The field of Jewish studies has expanded tremendously, but time and resources are limited — especially in Jewish studies programs with relatively few faculty members. What courses should we teach? Which ones should we require? What do we want our students to learn? This workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with crafting program-level learning outcomes, major/minor requirements, and undergraduate course offerings. Participants were encouraged to submit current or proposed curricula (briefly annotated if desired) for precirculation within the workshop group. David Freidenreich, who directs the Jewish studies program at Colby College, facilitated the conversation.

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