The following courses will be offered at Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU during the Fall semester, from August 26 - December 7, 2013.
REL 2011 – Religion: Analysis and Interpretation, Staff
Wednesdays, 6:45-9:15 p.m.
This course is an introduction to the study of religion. We shall examine the different expressions and practices of religion, focusing on religious experience in interdisciplinary contexts. Although no particular tradition will be treated at length, materials from several religions will be chosen to exemplify thematic topics in the experience of the Sacred. We will also be focusing on the common underlying tenets of different religions, dispelling common misconceptions and looking at the emergence of new practices among the post-denominational generation. We will use different techniques as a way of learning in this class, such as debates, lectures, personal assignments, videos, and group assignments. We will also have different guest speakers’ expert in diverse religions or religious related subjects.
REL 3194 – The Holocaust, Stier
Thursdays, 7-8:15 p.m. (half online)
This hybrid course is a survey of historical, ethical, and theological issues relating to the Holocaust, the systematic destruction of Jews and Jewish life by the Nazi regime during World War II. A specific focus of the course is on relations between Jews and Christians before, during, and after the Nazi era. This is not a class on the history of the Holocaust itself, though a basic familiarity with the facts of the Nazi assault on Jewry will be necessary. Students without such a background may wish to read any one of a number of works on Holocaust history on their own to supplement their knowledge (extra credit may be available). This course is also infused with material from the Wolfsonian-FIU collection, which will provide critical visual and material cultural background to and context for the rise of Nazism. The subject of the class is engaging, disturbing, and taxing: sensitivity and thoughtfulness are essential throughout! Regular class lectures and seminal readings from the course texts will be supplemented by excellent audio-visual material and special guest lectures. A tour of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach will also be arranged.
How to register or audit FIU courses at JMOF-FIU:
A student can audit a course as a non-degree seeking student with the permission of the instructor teaching the course. To audit a course, students must fill out the Non-degree Seeking Application and the Registration Add/Drop Form. These forms, and the appropriate residency documents, must be submitted during the first week of courses. A staff person will be on-site at the start of the first two class sessions to collect the forms and answer questions. Tuition and fees for audited courses will be the same as courses taken for credit. All Non-Degree Applicants are assessed a $30.00 application fee upon enrollment.
Persons sixty (60) years of age or older by the first day of the semester, who meet Florida residency requirements, may be allowed to enroll without payment of fees for audit grade. Enrollment is on a space available basis and with instructor’s permission. To audit a course using a Senior Citizen Fee Waiver, students must fill out the Non-degree Seeking Application and the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Form. These forms and the appropriate residency documents must be submitted during the first week of courses. A staff person will be on-site at the start of the first class session to collect the forms and answer questions.
Register today at my.fiu.edu. For more information, call the FIU Department of Religious Studies at (305) 348-2186.