History of Antisemitism Course April 2018

Sundays 4/15 and 4/22, 2018 | 9am to 5pm | Location TBA


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The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies invites John Efron to PSU to offer a mini-course on the History of Antisemitism for class credit. This course will take place over two Sundays - April 15th and 22nd, 2018. Tuition costs to receive course credit. Students are also required to attend this year's Cogan Lecture featuring Timothy Snyder.

Course Information

This intensive mini-course, held over two Sundays, will chart the development of hostility towards Jews from antiquity to our day. In lectures and discussion, students will gain an understanding of how anti-Jewish hostility has persisted over millennia even as it has adapted to individual historical and geographic contexts. Topics include: anti-Jewish bias in the ancient world and foundational Christian sources; social and economic marginalization and expulsions in medieval Europe; the emergence of political and racial antisemitism in the nineteenth century; Nazi antisemitism; and contemporary expressions of anti-Jewish sentiment, including left- and right-wing antisemitism.

Instructor: Prof. John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Efron is the author of Medicine and the German Jews: A History and Defenders of the Race: Jewish Doctors and Race Science in Fin-de-Siècle Europe.

This program is made possible thanks to a grant by the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation.

Cosponsored by the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project and the Office of Global Diversity & Inclusion.

Registration Information for Senior Auditors and Community Members

Registration priority is determined by the university. Our goal is to admit everyone interested in participating. If you are a senior auditor or community member interested in participating in the course, please email your name and phone number to judaicst@pdx.edu to be added to the waitlist.

NOTE: We have had enthusiastic community response to the course. As of April 9, this course is now full.

Undergraduate students will be paying $329 in tuition for this course. The suggested donation for non-students is $100 ($50/day). Please consider making a donation to the Judaic Studies Program so we can continue to open these courses to the public.


PSU Information and Resources
Visit the Senior Adult Learning Center page for information on the Senior Auditing program and registration.
Visit the Registrar page for Priority Registration Dates.
Visit the Admissions page for information on registering as a Non-Degree Student for credit.