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Spring Semester 2020 - Study Abroad Courses

Please note that all courses, syllabi, dates and times below are subject to change. Classroom locations will be posted closer to course start dates. For a schedule of Spring 2020 important dates, including courses start and end dates, please visit our Study Abroad Calendar.

 

All students are responsible for carefully reading the Spring 2020 TAU International Academic Handbook prior to registering for courses. In this handbook, students will find detailed and essential academic information which they are responsible for understanding regarding courses, TAU academic policies, course registration, important academic deadlines and dates, and more.

 

TAU International Study Abroad students must enroll in a minimum of 4 courses listed below during each semester (if your home school requires you to enroll in more than 4, you are required to adhere to your home school requirements). Please note that all courses below are worth 3 semester credits unless otherwise noted (as is the case with Hebrew courses and Service Learning courses).

 

TAU does not permit, under any circumstances, taking any in-class (including mid or final) exams or final presentations early. When selecting courses, it is thus very important to note below if there is an in-class final (or presentation) as the date and type of exam cannot be changed. Early departures from the program are not approved, nor are early or exception exams or presentations.

 

Classroom Location Key – N = Naftali, L = Law Building, DD = Dan David, P=Porter

 

Jewish Studies

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

Location (see key above)

The Jewish World in the Modern Era  - Prof. R. Rockaway

2120.5300.03

MON/WED

10:15-11:45

Final Paper

MON – N210

 

WED – N210 except

Feb 26 and March 4 –N110

Jewish Gangsters - Prof. R. Rockaway

2120.5301.03

MON/WED

14:15-15:45

Final Paper

LAW 102 except Feb 24, 26, and March 4 – DD001

Contemporary Antisemitism  - Dr. K. Beller

2120.0540.03

 

MON/WED

10:15-11:45

Final Paper

MON -DD111

 

WED – DD110 except Feb 26 DD207

Contemporary Jewish Issues - Dr. M. Gresser

2120.0132.02

TUES/THURS

10:15-11:45

Final Paper

TUES – L204

 

THURS – DD111 except Feb 27 and March 5 L203

Art After Auschwitz: Representing the Holocaust - Dr. R. Perry

2120.0125.03

MON/WED

10:15-11:45

Final Take-Home Exam

MON – DD110

 

WED – L204

Israel Studies

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

Location

Israeli Politics - Dr. E. Klauber

2120.0112.03

TUES/THURS

12:15-13:45

Final Take-Home Exam

TUES – N110

 

THURS – N101 except Feb 27 N210 and March 5 N201

One Hundred Years: History and Memory in Tel Aviv-Jaffa  - Dr. M Wein

​ 2120.0533.03

TUES

16:15-19:30

Final Paper

L203 except Feb 25 and March 3 L204

The Ultraorthodox in Israeli Society: Differentiation vs. Integration + Service Learning – Dr. Sima Zalchberg Block (6 credits)

2120.1112.03

WED

10:00-14:00

Final Paper

DD106

Middle East Studies

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

Location

The Israeli Collective Memory of the Israeli-Arab/Palestinian Conflict - Dr. Rafi Nets

2120.1012.02

MON/WED

16:15-17:45

Final Paper

MON-L204

 

WED – L203

History of the Middle East in the Modern Period - Dr. B. Friedman

2120.0120.01

TUES/THURS

14:15-15:45

Final Paper

TUES – DD106

 

THURS – DD106 except Feb 27 DD209

Arab-Israeli Relations - Dr. Daniel Zisenwine

​2120.0122.03

TUES/THURS

10:15-11:45

Final Take-Home Exam

TUES – L101

 

THURS – N001 except Feb 27 and March 5 N201 and March 26 N101

Iran and Regional Politics – Dr. Elisheva Machlis

2120.1900.03

TUES/THURS

16:15-17:45

Final Take-Home Exam

TUES – DD 106

 

THURS – DD106 except Feb 27 DD209

Islamic Politics and Terror in the Middle East – Prof. Meir Litvak

2120.0240.03

MON/WED

12:15-13:45

Final Take-Home Exam

MON – N110

 

WED – N001 except Feb 26 and March 4 N110

Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

Psychological Thinking in 21st Century Sexuality and Relationships: Global and Israeli Perspectives- Dr. Ilan Tabak Aviram

2120.0537.03

TUES/THURS

14:15-15:45

Final Paper

TUES – L206 except Feb 25 and March 3 in L204

 

THURS – L206 except Feb 27 and March 5 L203

Creative Arts and Film Studies

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

Location

Writing the Experience of Tel Aviv - Dr. D. Barnat

2120.0128.04

MON

16:00-20:00

Final Paper

DD110

Israeli Cinema and the Culture of Modern Israel - Dr. S. Duvdevani

2120.0468.03

TUES/THURS

* First class Feb 27th

14:15-15:45

Final In-class Exam

DD110

Fiction Writing: Observing Israel From Within – Dalia Rosenfeld

2120.0129.03

TUES/THURS

12:15-13:45

Final Paper

TUES – DD 110

 

THURS – DD110 except Feb 27 D209

Environmental and Life Sciences

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

Location

Israel And The Environment - Dr. S. Fleischer

2120.0139.03

TUES

16:30-20:00

Final In-class Exam

P101

Business, Economics

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

Location

Business Ethics - Dr. S. Smila-Sened

2120.0100.03

TUES/THURS

10:15-11:45

Final Take-Home Exam

TUES – DD110

 

THURS – DD110 except Feb 27 DD207

The Israeli Economy - Dr. P. Rivlin

2120.0117.03

MON/WED

14:15-15:45

Final Paper

DD110

International Relations, Communication

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

Location

Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security in the 21st Century - Dr. Azriel Bermant

2120.1017.03

MON/WED

14:15-15:45

Final Paper

MON – L206 except Feb 24 L203

 

WED – L206 except Feb 26 and March 4 L203

Global Ethics – Dr. S. Smila-Sened

2120.0101.03

MON/WED

12:15-13:45

Final Paper

MON – DD110

 

WED – DD110 except Feb 26 DD207

Media, Conflict and Politics  - Dr. Erga Atad

2120.0536.03

THURS

16:00-20:00

Final Paper

DD110

Public Diplomacy and the Media in a Changing World – Dr. Michal Hatuel Radoshitzky

2120.0500.03

​MON/WED

12:15-13:45

Final Paper and In-class Presentation

MON – L102 except Feb 24 L101

 

WED – L204

Arabic

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

 

Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic (First Level) - Mr. M. Guggenheimer

2120.0980.03

TUES/THURS

12:15-13:45

Final Take-Home Exam

DD106

Hebrew

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

 

Levels and courses offered will be determined after Ulpan; syllabi for each level found here. (All semester Hebrew courses are 4 credits.)

Varies by level offered

MON THROUGH THURS (meets 4x per week)

8:30-10:00

Final In-class Exam

Classroom locations and levels will be emailed to students on Feb. 23 (the day before classes begin)

 

Business and Entrepreneurship Required Program Courses 

The following courses are open only to students who are officially enrolled in the Spring Business and Entrepreneurship Program. In addition, it should be noted that students in this program must take all three of these required courses plus one elective from the list above (recommended as electives: Israeli Economy or Business Ethics).

 

Business and Entrepreneurship Program

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

Location

Entrepreneurship from A-Z – Dr. Yonatan Feffer

2120.8000.01

WED

10:15-13:45

Final In-class Exam

L206 except Feb 26 and March 4 L203

Unleashing and Sustaining Innovation - Dr. Yonatan Feffer

2120-8005-01

TUES

16:15-19:45

Final In-class Presentations

DD110

International Finance  – Prof. Larry Krohn

2120.0535.03

MON/WED

16:15-17:45

Take Home Exam

First classes will be taught online (Feb 24 and Feb 26); no class on March 2 for election day. In person classes begin March 4 in the following locations:

 

MON – N201

 

WED – DD110

  

Internship Program Course 

The following course is open only to students who are officially enrolled in the Spring Internship Program and is a mandatory course for these students. The course takes place during the summer session of the program (not during the regular spring semester).

Internship Program

Course Number

Day

Hour

Final

Location

Career Development: Theory and Practice – Dr. Anat Geifman-Broder

TBD

WED

 

Note: this class takes Place During Summer Session (June 10-July 29)

8:30-13:00

Presentation and Final Paper

TBD

 

 

Spring Semester 2020 - Courses in BA Liberal Arts Program that Run According to the Study Abroad Semester Dates

Study Abroad students may take the below 3 credit courses which are part of the BA Program in Liberal Arts (taught in English). It is possible to end these courses at the same date of the study abroad courses listed above (May 14, 2020) and so they can approximately follow our Study Abroad CalendarMore information on the class locations, exact dates, and syllabi for each BA course is provided on the BA Liberal Arts web site. Not that other than the below BA courses, it is not guaranteed for study abroad students to be able to enroll in BA courses.

 

Please also note that many times classes in Israel are written “to the nearest hour”, meaning you may see a course that meets from 10:15-11:45 written as 10:00-12:00. In this case, the course starts at 10:15, and ends at 11:45. Below we will write the course times as they actually are.

 

Course Name

Course Number

Day

Hour

Location

A Political History of the Economy – Prof. Michael Zakim

 

1662.1108.01

TUES (Note: this course begins March 8)

16:15-19:45

Gilman 456

Theories in Communication and New Media – Dr. Sharon Avital

1662.1503.01

MON (Note: this course begins March 8)

12:15-15:45

Rosenberg 002

 

 

 

STEM Courses in English in the B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Program

It may be possible for study abroad students who meet all required course pre-requisites to enroll in one or more STEM courses which are part of the B.Sc. program taught in English. However, these courses do not run on the same calendar as the study abroad program. They run on the regular Israeli university calendar, which means students taking these courses would be required to stay for a longer period of time than the usual study abroad program and extra housing fees would apply. The B.Sc. calendar can be found here. In addition, international students should be advised as to the high degree of difficulty of these courses. In addition to meeting the course pre-requisites, students must be formally reviewed and accepted to the course by the B.Sc. program staff.  If interested in exploring the option to take a STEM course, please contact us.

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