JERUSALEM HISTORY AND IMAGINATION
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31326
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Letter Grade
Description
Jerusalem was and remains both a magnet for cultic devotion and an epicenter of religious conflict. 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. Beginning our story in the bronze age, we will explore a wide range of sources-literary, archaeological, and iconographical-that bear witness to the remarkable transformation of a small, backwater village in the hills of Canaan to a sacred center for millions of Jews, Christians, and Muslims today. We will study the political, physical, and conceptual development of this urban space through its multiple destructions and reconstructions, considering the emergence of Jerusalem as a sacred space, an apocalyptic space, and a contested space.
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 planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is ROTATED COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-rotated-cohort-classroom/

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
Open
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