Courses

The Berkeley Institute supports and coordinates undergraduate and graduate courses in Jewish and Israel studies in a range of disciplines across the university. You can find our current course listings below:


Fall 2020

Undergraduate Courses

Minority Rights: The Israeli Balance
(Legal Studies 190)
Prof. Roy Peled, College of Management—Academic Studies
Tuesday | 5:00pm-7:59pm
Course Number: 16708

Information, Media and the Public Discourse in Politicized societies: Israel and the US
(Legal Studies 190)
Prof. Roy Peled, College of Management—Academic Studies
Wednesday | 4:00pm-6:59pm
Course Number: 16709

Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
(Jewish Studies 122/Near Eastern Studies 134)
Prof. Tomer Persico, Tel Aviv University; Hartman Institute
Tuesday/Thursday | 2:00pm-3:29pm
Course Number: 25444

Israel’s Security and Foreign Relations
(Political Science 149)
Prof. Ehud Eiran, Haifa University
Tuesday/Thursday | 3:30pm-4:59pm
Course Number: 32817



Spring 2021

Undergraduate Courses

History of Modern Israel
(History)
Prof. Eran Kaplan, Goldman Chair in Israel Studies, SFSU

Comparative Constitutional Law: The Case of Israel
(Legal Studies)
Prof. Roy Peled, College of Management – Academic Studies

Contemporary Judaism in Israel
(Jewish Studies/Near Eastern Studies)
Prof. Tomer Persico, Tel Aviv University; Hartman Institute

Tel Aviv: A City from the Sands
(History/Near Eastern Studies/Jewish Studies)
Prof. Stephanie Rotem, Tel Aviv University

Holocaust Museums in Israel and the World
(History/Near Eastern Studies/Jewish Studies)
Prof. Stephanie Rotem, Tel Aviv University

Mental Health in Conflict Zones: The Politics of Trauma on the Border of Israel and Gaza
(Anthropology)
Prof. Keren Friedman-Peleg, College of Management – Academic Studies

War in the Middle East
(Political Science)
Prof. Ron Hassner, Helen Diller Family Chair in Israel Studies, UC Berkeley

Graduate Seminar: Comparative Constitutional Law and Israel
(Law)
Prof. Ammon Reichman, Haifa University

Proposed Graduate Seminar: Studies of Trauma and Resilience: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Case Study
(Anthropology)
Prof. Keren Friedman-Peleg, College of Management – Academic Studies

Tentative: DeCal Course on Hate Speech and Technology
Students: Samantha Behar, Randy Cantz
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Ken Bamberger

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