TOPICS COURSE - 3 credits Sephardi(HYBRID Course)

This course will explore the history, religion, and culture of Spanish and Portuguese Jews from the medieval period to the present.  Following the development of mercantile networks and colonial expansion we will examine the development of Spanish Jewish community and identity in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. Our study will include a survey of key events and figures, and topics such as diaspora, economics, social networks, and religious identity.