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Designing Site-specific Curricula: An AJS Online Workshop for Small Jewish Studies Programs

The field of Jewish studies has expanded tremendously, but time and resources are limited -- especially in Jewish studies programs with relatively few faculty members. What courses should we teach? Which ones should we require? What do we want our students to learn? This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with crafting program-level learning outcomes, major/minor requirements, and undergraduate course offerings. Participants are encouraged to submit current or proposed curricula (briefly annotated if desired) for precirculation within the workshop group. David Freidenreich, who directs the Jewish studies program at Colby College, will facilitate the conversation.