JERUSALEM: HISTORY AND IMAGINATION
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31325
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Letter Grade
Description
This course examines the political, religious, and cultural history of Jerusalem, focusing primarily on Jerusalem as a concrete and conceptual phenomenon in the premodern period.
Class Attributes
DSAS Geographic Region General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Historical Analysis General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.
Class Notes
The holy city of Jerusalem is at the heart of the western religious imagination and of contemporary political conflict in the middle east. Traditionally it has been a center of religious pilgrimage, home to Israelite kings and Islamic caliphs. Today it is a cutting-edge urban center marked by stunning demographic diversity, a rapidly expanding economy, and an intractable political crisis. In this course, we will examine the history of the city-from its earliest days to today-with an eye toward its religious significance in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Special attention will be given to Jerusalem's changing urban fabric: its architecture, neighborhoods, natural resources, economy, and religious institutions.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Benjamin Gordon
Meets
MoWe 3:25PM - 4:40PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
157 Benedum Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
28
Seats Open
2
Combined Section Capacity
30
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
30
Combined Section
JERUSALEM: HISTORY AND IMAGN
RELGST 1160 - 1000 (31251)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 7
Wait List Total: 0
JERUSALEM: HISTORY AND IMAGN
HIST 1779 - 1000 (31324)
Status: Closed
Seats Taken: 10
Wait List Total: 0
JERUSALEM: HISTORY AND IMAGN
JS 1160 - 1000 (31325)
Status: Closed
Seats Taken: 4
Wait List Total: 0
JERUSALEM HISTRY & IMAGINATION
HAA 1105 - 1000 (31326)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 7
Wait List Total: 0