Special Topics 1: Orthodoxy in America
Prof. Adam Mintz
Spring 2006

Description
     This course will analyze the history of Orthodoxy in America focusing on the personalities and movements that created both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities in the United States.

Required Readings


Course Requirements

Goals
     The goals of the course will be to offer students an understanding and appreciation of the development and evolution of Orthodoxy in the United States.

Objectives
     At the conclusion of the course, students will be familiar with the personalities who participated in the development of Orthodoxy, the institutions that were instrumental in its growth and many of the issues that defined Orthodoxy and distinguished it from other denominations.

Outcomes
     The objectives will be achieved through the study of primary source material that will be presented in English or in English translation from the original. In addition, secondary material will assist in the understanding and appreciation of each topic.

Assessment
     Examinations, terms papers and classroom participation will measure each student’s success in the course.

Special Topics 1: Orthodoxy in America
Prof. Adam Mintz
Spring 2006

Class Times: Monday/Wednesday 1:40-2:55
Office Hours: Wednesday 12:30-1:30
Description
     This course will analyze the history of Orthodoxy in America focusing on the personalities and movements that created both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities in the United States. At the conclusion of the course, students will be familiar with the personalities who participated in the development of Orthodoxy, the institutions that were instrumental in its growth and many of the issues that defined Orthodoxy and distinguished it from other denominations.

Course Requirements and Grading:

Required Readings: (available for purchase at the Brooklyn College Bookstore)

Course Outline