Vered Jewish Canadian Studies - Courses offered

The following courses are offered through the Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program. They may be taken as part of the minor in Jewish Canadian Studies or in conjunction with another program of study.

Unless otherwise indicated below, all courses are open to University students as well as members of the wider community. Community members may register for courses as special students for credit or as auditors. Auditors are authorized to register without obtaining credits and cannot write examinations or submit assignments.

Click on the following link for more details on Special Student Status.

For a full list of courses offered by the Faculty of Arts, see the Undergraduate Studies Calendar.

 

Courses offered in the Fall Term 2016

CDN 1300-HYB: Introduction to Jewish Canadian Studies (3 credits) 
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the Jewish experience in Canada, including discussion of scholarship in history, sociology, culture, literature and other areas. 
Professor: Rebecca Margolis 
Monday: 11:30 –13:00; Thursday 13:00 – 14: 30

CDN 3383/ENG 3383A: Jewish Canadian Writers (3 credits) 
A focus on the major Jewish-Canadian writers of the past seventy-five years: A.M. Klein, Irving Layton, Norman Levine, Adele Wiseman, Mordecai Richler and others. 
Professor: Seymour Mayne 
Thursday: 19:00 – 22:00

YDD 1901A Introduction to Yiddish Language and Culture I (3 credits) 
A beginner’s study of the Yiddish language focused on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in combination with a cultural component. This course is not open to auditors. 
Professor: Rebecca Margolis 
Monday: 13:00 – 14:30; Wednesday: 11:30 – 13:00

Courses offered in the Winter Term 2017

CDN 2505/HIS 2505A: Histoire des Juifs au Canada (3 credits)
Overview of the history of the Jewish Community in Canada from early migration through to the present. 
Professor: Pierre Anctil 
Monday: 1300 – 14:30; Wednesday 11:30 –13:00

YDD 1902A: Introduction to Yiddish Language and Culture II (3 credits) 
A more advanced study of the Yiddish language focused on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in combination with a cultural component. This course is not open to auditors. 
Professor: Rebecca Margolis 
Tuesday: 16:00 – 17:30; Thursday: 14:30 – 16:00

 


Course offered in Fall Term 2015

CDN 3102A/ENG 4330A: Leonard Cohen: Poet, Novelist, and Troubadour (3 credits)
Focus mainly on Leonard Cohen’s writings, his collections of poetry, his two novels, and his extensive lyrical repertoire as literary texts.
Professor: Seymour Mayne
Thursday: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Courses offered in Winter Term 2016 

CDN2105A/HIS2105A: History of the Jews of Canada (3 credits)
Overview of the history of the Jewish Community in Canada from the English regime to the contemporary period.
Professor: Pierre Anctil
Tuesday 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

YDD 2104A Yiddish Literature and Film (3 credits)
A study of Yiddish literature and cinema in its major and minor centres worldwide. Discussion of major themes in Yiddish literary works and film as well as the social and cultural contexts behind their creation. No knowledge of Yiddish required.
Professor: Natalia Vesselova
Monday 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

 

Course offered in Fall Term 2014

CDN1300: Introduction to Jewish Canadian Studies (3 credits)

Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the Jewish experience in Canada, including discussion of scholarship in history, sociology, culture, literature and other areas. 
Professor: Rebecca Margolis
Mondays 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursdays, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

CDN2505/HIS 2505A: L'histoire des Juifs du Canada (3 crédits)
Overview of the history of the Jewish Community in Canada from early migration through to the present.
Professor: Pierre Anctil
Mondays 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

CDN 3383/ENG 3383: Jewish Canadian Writers: The Making of a Tradition (3 credits) 
Focus on the major Jewish-Canadian writers of the past seventy-five years: A.M. Klein, Irving Layton, Norman Levine, Adele Wiseman, Mordecai Richler and others, as well as work in translation by Yiddish-Canadian writers.
Professor: Seymour Mayne
Mondays 5:30-8:30 p.m.

  

Course offered in Fall Term 2013

CDN-ENG 3383: Jewish Canadian Writers: The Making of a Tradition
Focus on the major Jewish-Canadian writers of the past seventy-five years: A.M. Klein, Irving Layton, Adele Wiseman, Mordecai Richler, Leonard Cohen and others.
Professor Seymour Mayne
Tuesdays 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Courses offered in Winter term 2014

CDN2105/HIS2105: History of the Jews of Canada (3 credits)
Overview of the history of the Jewish Community in Canada from the early migration through to the present.
Professor Pierre Anctil
Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 p.m., Thursdays 5:30-7:00 p.m.

YDD2104: Yiddish Literature and Film (3 credits)
A study of Yiddish literature and cinema in its major and minor centre worldwide. Discussion of major themes in Yiddish literary works and film as well as the social and cultural contexts behind their creation. No knowledge of Yiddish required.
Professor TBA
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 

Complete listing of courses in the Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program:

CDN1300: Introduction to Jewish Canadian Studies (3 credits)
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the Jewish experience in Canada, including discussion of scholarship in history, sociology, culture, literature and other areas.

CDN1700: Introduction aux études juives canadiennes (3 crédits)
Survol multidisciplinaire des études juives canadiennes dans les domaines de l'histoire, de la littérature, de la sociologie et de la culture en général.

CDN2105/HIS2105: History of the Jews of Canada (3 credits)
Overview of the history of the Jewish Community in Canada from the early migration through to the present.

CDN2505: L'histoire des Juifs du Canada (3 crédits) 
Survol de l'histoire de la communauté juive canadienne depuis les premières années du régime anglais jusqu'à la période contemporaine.

CDN3102: Selected Topic in Jewish Canadian Studies (3 credits)
Topics to be offered in rotation as advertised by the department. 
*Prerequisite: CDN1300 or CDN1700

CDN3383/ENG3383: Jewish Canadian Writers (3 credits) 
Focus on the major Jewish-Canadian writers of the past seventy-five years: A.M. Klein, Irving Layton, Miriam Waddington, Adele Wiseman, Mordecai Richler, Leonard Cohen and others, as well as work in translation by Yiddish-Canadian writers.

SRS3314: Judaism (3 credits)
A study of the beliefs, commandments, rites and traditions that form the Jewish religion.

YDD1901: Introduction to Yiddish Language and Culture I (3 credits)         
A beginner’s study of the Yiddish language focused on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in combination with a cultural component. This course is not open to auditors.

YDD1902: Introduction to Yiddish Language and Culture II (3 credits)
A more advanced study of the Yiddish language focused on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in combination with a cultural component. 
*Prerequisite: YDD1901

YDD2104: Yiddish Literature and Film (3 credits)
A study of Yiddish literature and cinema in its major and minor centre worldwide. Discussion of major themes in Yiddish literary works and film as well as the social and cultural contexts behind their creation. No knowledge of Yiddish required.

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