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concentration for such courses will be required to do all the reading in the original.
These courses do meet the Distribution Requirement in the Humanities but do not meet
the Foreign Literature Requirement.


FREN 1 Beginnmg and Elementary French

FREN laA Intensive Beginning and Elementary French

FREN 2bB Intensive Intermediate French

FREN 3a Intermediate French

FREN 4b, bR Advanced Intermediate French

FREN 5a,aR Reading French

FREN 6a Reading French Literature: An Introductory Course

FREN 6aR Readings in French: An Introductory Course

EULIT 97a Senior Essay

FREN 98a,b Independent Study

EULIT 99 Senior Honors Thesis

EULIT 100a Critical Approaches to European Literature

EULIT 100b The Development of a Genre: The Theater

FREN 103a French Conversation and Composition

FREN 106b Advanced French Composition and Stylistics

EULIT 110a General Systematic and Enumerative BibHography

FREN 112aR The French Middle Ages
*FREN 116b The French Renaissance

FREN 117a French Classicism
*FREN 118b The French Enlightenment

FREN 119a French Romanticism

FREN 125a The Evolution of French Poetry from the Middle Ages to the
French Revolution

FREN 138bR The Great Age of French Fiction
*FREN 140b Twentieth Century French Theater

FREN 149aR Twentieth Century French Fiction

FREN 150bR Modern French Poetry
*FREN 160aR From Anti-Rationalism to "Engagement" in Modern

French Literature
*FREN 170b The Moralist Tradition in French Literature
*FREN 180b Modern French Critical Thought
*FREN 190a Major Authors Seminar


Committee: Professor Jerome A. Schiff , Chairman and Advising Head; Professors
Richard S. Palais, Hugh N. Pendleton, Colin Steel; Associate Professor Morris
Soodak; Ex-Officio: Head, Science Council.

The General Science program is designed for students planning to enter interdis-
ciplinary fields, to teach science in secondary schools, to enter medicine, public health,
dentistry, veterinary medicine and their allied fields, to enter the optometry profession,
to enter the field of biomedical engineering, or to undertake other programs requiring a
general scientific background or a particular mixture of science courses. Joint majors
with other departments in the sciences are also possible. Students who intend to do
graduate work in a specific field are advised to fulfill the undergraduate requirements
for concentration in that field.


Requirements for Concentration

A. Required of aU candidates: BIOCHEM 21a or BIOL 21b; BIOL 20a; BIOL 12a,b;
CHEM lla,b, with 18a,b or CHEM 15a with 19a; MATH lOa.b or lla,b or 12a,b;
PHYS 10a,b or lla,b with 18a,b or 19a,b. A minimum grade of C in each of these
required courses is necessary to fulfill the requirements for the major.

B. Elective Courses: With the approval of the program's advising head, a candidate
in the General Science Program must also offer the equivalent of six advanced semester
courses from the offerings of the School of Science. Such courses must be selected from
at least two and not more than four fields within the School of Science. The following
courses may not be elected: All courses designed exclusively to meet the distribution
requirements such as Biological Science, Physical Science, etc.; all courses numbered
below 10, or 90 to 99; courses outside the School of Science; Computer Science courses
numbered below 14.

Candidates offering elective courses having laboratories (except Physical Chemistry)
are required to enroll in any laboratories accompanying the course; e.g. students
offering CHEM 25a,b, must also complete CHEM 29a,b.

C. No course offered for concentration requirements in General Science may be
taken Pass/Fail. No more than one grade of D in a semester course will be allowed
among the elective courses offered to fulfill the requirements for this concentration.

D. Honors Program: Concentrators in General Science who wish to earn a degree
with honors in General Science must satisfactorily complete an honors program. No
later than September of the year in which honors are to be earned, the candidate
petitions the General Science Committee to devise an honors program for the student
consisting of laboratory research, special courses or both. Approval of this petition is
required to admit a student to the honors program. Laboratory research is conducted
under the sponsorship of a faculty member of the School of Science; the student enrolls
in the 99 course offered by the department to which the sponsor belongs. If a student
wishes to work with a research director outside of the School of Science or outside of
Brandeis, a faculty member of the Brandeis School of Science must consent to act as the
local sponsor. On completion of the thesis the sponsor (or outside research director and
local sponsor) make a recommendation for honors to the General Science Committee to
accompany the submission of the thesis. The General Science Committee will then
determine whether the student has successfully completed the honors program and will
recommend the level of honors to be awarded.


Associate Professor Robert Szulkin, Chairman

German: Professor Harry Zohn (Advising Head); Associate Professor Eberhard Frey;

Lecturer Frank R. Jacoby.

Russian: Associate Professor Margaret Dalton; Associate Professor Robert Szulkin

(Advising Head); Lecturers David A. Hanson (with the rank of Assistant Professor),

Alexander Lipson.

Lecturer in Bibliography Miroslav Krek.

For course offerings and requirements for concentration, see German and Russian.


Requirements for Concentration

A. EULIT 100a and 100b in the first year of the concentration, taken in sequence.

B. Advanced language and literature study: GER 3a, 102a, 106a, 110a, 120a, 130b,
140a; any two of the following: GER 160b, 170b, 180a.

C. All concentrators are required to complete the Senior Seminar, in one of the
following two ways:

(1) EULIT 97a: Senior Essay

(2) EULIT 99: Senior Honors Thesis

Departmental honors candidates must elect the thesis option and enroll in EULIT 99
(which is a full year course), after having first obtained the consent of the Advising
Head of German Language and Literature at the beginning of the senior year. Honors
will be awarded on the basis of cumulative excellence in all courses taken in the
concentration, including the Senior Seminar.

GER 1 and GER 2 are full year courses and may not be dropped at midyear with

Certain offerings in German literature, marked #, are open to all students and are
conducted in English with a dual reading list, each text being available in the original
language and in English translation. Students wishing credit toward the German con-
centration will be required to do all the reading in the original. These courses do meet
the distribution requirement but cannot be taken in fulfillment of the foreign literature

GER 1 Introductory German

GER 2 Intermediate German
*GER 3aR Composition and Conversation
*GER 5a Accelerated Second Year German

GER 6a Advanced Readings in German Culture

GER 98a,b Independent Study

EULIT 97a Senior Essay

EULIT 99 Senior Honors Thesis

EULIT 100a Critical Approaches to European Literature

EULIT 100b The Development of a Genre: The Theater

GER 102a German Literature before 1700

GER 106aR Advanced Exercises in German Composition and Literary Style

EULIT 110a General Systematic and Enumerative Bibliography
*EULIT llOaR Introduction to the Life and Works of Goethe
*GER 120a Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, Idealism: Lessing, Lenz, and Schiller

GER 130b German Romanticism

GER 140aR German Literature in the Nineteenth Century
*GER 150aR (JCS ISOaR) The Jewish Contribution to German Literature
*GER 160bR German Drama and Lyric Poetry from Naturalism to the
Second World War

GER 170bR German Literature Since the "Year Zero" (1945)

GER 180a Twentieth Century Prose: Mann, Kafka, Hesse

GREEK (See Classical and Oriental Studies)


HEBREW (See Near Eastern and Judaic Studies)


Brandeis University, through its Jacob Hiatt Institute, offers to students from
Brandeis and other American universities a program of study in Israel. Since the
Institute was founded in 1961 by Brandeis Trustee Jacob Hiatt of Worcester, Mass.,
more than 500 juniors and seniors from more than fifty institutions have participated in
the program, which emphasizes the social sciences. Hiatt students spend the summer
and fall semester in Israel and take a program of four courses taught by faculty from
IsraeH institutions of higher learning or occasionally by Brandeis professors on sabbat-
ical leave. Instruction is in English. The Institute also offers an opportunity for selected
students to undertake a program of intensive independent study or research combined
with advanced level seminars in specific social science disciplines.

The Hiatt Institute is open to students who will have satisfactorily completed at least
four semesters of work in an accredited college or university prior to departure.
Brandeis students may enroll during their sophomore year. Applicants should have
maintained at least a B average. Prior knowledge of Hebrew is not required, for the
program includes an intensive Hebrew language course. The applicant should, however,
have taken at least one introductory course in the social sciences, preferably in political
science or sociology.

Further information on the program may be obtained from the Office of
International Programs.

CLORS llOHa (NEJS llOHa) Jerusalem: An Archaeological Study of Urban

Forms in Pre-Modern Times
NEJS 16Ha Biblical History

NEJS 20Ha Social and Intellectual History of the Jews in the Modern Period
NEJS 66Ha Philosophies of Zionism

NEJS 137Ha The Israel Experience Reflected in Modern Hebrew Literature
POL 131Ha Domestic and International PoHtics of Israel
SOC 98Ha Social Science Research Seminar: Sociology
SOC 131Ha Urban and Rural Development in Israel


Professor Eugene C. Black, Chairman*; Professor Morton Keller, Acting Chairman,
Fall Term; University Professor Frank E. Manuel; Professors Geoffrey Barraclough,
David S. Berkowitz, Rudolf Binion, John P. Demos, David H. Fischer, Marvin Meyers,
David J. Steinberg (Adjunct), Milton A. Vanger; Associate Professors Gregory L.
Freeze, John Schrecker, Stephen Schuker; Assistant Professors Samuel Cohn, Alex-
ander Keyssar**; Lecturers Karen P. Freeze (Fall Term), Saul Touster (Legal Studies).

* On Leave Fall Term 1979-80
** On Leave Spring Term 1979-80

Requirements for Concentration

All majors are expected to complete satisfactorily at least nine semester courses in
history, five of which must be taught by members of the history faculty. Students are
required to take at least three semesters of survey courses, which are to be selected from



the following: 21a, 22a, 22b, 51a, 51b, 71a, 71b, 80a, and 80b. Ordinarily, these courses
should be taken when the student begins his concentration. AP credit can be applied
towards fulfilling the survey requirement, but the student must still take nine courses to^
meet the departmental requirement for concentration. ,^j

In addition, each student must complete one major research paper. That requirement^
may be satisfied by doing a senior honors thesis, by taking an independent study course,
or by signing up for a course in which a major research paper is required (a form with
the professor's approval is needed). This obligation is normally fulfilled during the.
junior or senior year.

Up to two history courses outside the department may be used to meet the nine-
course requirement, with the approval of the student's Department Advising Head.
Transfer students and those taking a year's study abroad may offer up to four semester 1
history courses taken elsewhere. To apply such transfer courses to the historyi
concentration, the student must obtain the approval of the Department Advising Head.;

History 98a and 98b (readings in History) may be taken by students on a subject of
special interest that is not covered by the regular curriculum, or as a supplement to work
on the senior honors thesis. The consent of the instructor is required. i

History 99 (Senior Research) is required for degrees with distinction. It must be taken
in addition to the nine-course major requirement.

HIST laR Climate and Society

HIST 4a Freshman Seminar in American History: Science and Technology in
the 20th Century

HIST 5a Freshman Seminar in European History: Science and Technology in

the 20th Century
*HIST 6a Freshman Seminar: American Imperialism in Southeast Asia

HIST 21a The Rise of Europe

HIST 22a Europe from Feudalism to Absolutism

HIST 22b Revolution and Modernization
*HIST 51a American History 1607-1860

HIST 51bR History of the United States: 1865 to the Present

HIST 68bR (NEJS 68bR) History of the Jews from the Spanish Expulsion of

1492 to the Present

HIST 70aR (AAAS 70aR, AMSTD 70aR) Introduction to Afro-American History

HIST 71a Latin American History, Conquest to 1890

HIST 71b Latin American History, 1890 to Present

HIST 80a (UC 73E) Introduction to East Asian Civilization

HIST 80b East Asia in the 19th and 20th Centuries

HIST 98a,b Readings in History

HIST 99 Senior Research

HIST 101a (CLASS 101a) Greek History: A Survey

HIST 101b (CLASS 101b) Topics in Greek History
*HIST 102a (CLASS 102a) Roman History
*HIST 102b (CLASS 102b) Topics in Roman History

HIST 103 (CLORS 165) History of Mesopotamia

HIST 105a (NEJS 128a) History of the Second Jewish Commonwealth:
To the End of the Maccabean Period


HIST 105b (NEJS 128b) History of the Second Jewish Commonwealth:
From Herod to Bar Kokhba
*HIST 110a The CiviUzation of the Early Middle Ages
*HIST 110b The Civilization of the High and Late Middle Ages
*HIST 113a Monasticism in the Middle Ages

HIST 115b Seminar on Medieval Russia
*HIST 118a (NEJS 140a) The Jews in Europe to 1492
*HIst 118b (NEJS 140b) The Jews in Europe from 1492 to 1750
*HIST 119b (NEJS 142b) Economic History of the Jews to Emancipation
*HIST 120a Senior Seminar in Medieval Studies
*HIST 121a Humanism in Europe

HIST 123aR The Renaissance

HIST 123bR The Reformation

*HIST 124a Topics in English Constitutional History: Seminar
*HIST 124b Topics in Historical Jurisprudence: The English System of Law

*HIST 126aR Revolution and Absolutism in Early Modern Europe
*HIST 129a The Family in European Society from the Early 16th Century to

the French Revolution
*HIST 130a The French Revolution

*HIST 130b (NEJS 141b) Jews, Catholics and Protestants in Western Europe


HIST 131b Topics in Modern Social History

HIST 132a (HIDEA 141a) Intellectual History of Modern Europe, 1637-1857

HIST 132b (HIDEA 141b) Intellectual History of Modern Europe, 1857-Present

HIST 133a (UC 77G) The Enlightenment

HIST 133b Topics in 19th and 20th Century Intellectual History
*HIST 134a (NEJS 147a) History of the Near East and the Ottoman Empire

HIST 134b The Crisis of Late Stalinism

HIST 135b (NEJS 147b) The Arab-IsraeH Conflict

HIST 136a Europe and the Wider World, 1870-1919

HIST 137a (NEJS 144a) Jewish Communities in the Muslim Near East in the
19th and 20th Centuries
*HIST 137b (NEJS 144b) Nationalism in the Modern Near East
*HIST 138b Empires, NationaUsm, and Revolution in Eastern Europe, 1815-1948

HIST 139aR Women in Modern Europe
*HIST 139 East Central Europe in the 20th Century
*HIST 140b The Tudor Revolution
*HIST 141bR Studies in British History— 1830 to the Present

HIST 142a,b Europe and the Wider World: 1920— Present, Parts I and II

HIST 146bR Topics in German History: Hitler, Germany, and Europe

HIST 147a Rise of Imperial Russia

HIST 147b Russia Since 1861
*HIST 148a Revolutionary Russia, 1890-1917
*HIST 148b Seminar on Imperial Russia
*HIST 149b Culture and Thought in Imperial Russia, 1830-1880

HIST 150aR Colonial America: People, Culture, and Society
*HIST 150b The American Revolution

HIST 151a The Founding of the American Republic


HIST 151b Male and Female in the American Past (Proseminar)
*HIST 152b Problems of Democracy in Jacksonian America

HIST 154b The History of Modern America
*HIST 155a (AMSTD 127a) (ECON 22a) American Economic History

HIST 156a American Society: An Analytical History, 1607 to the Civil War
*HIST 156b American Society: An Analytical History, Civil War to the Present
*HIST 158a Working Class History in the United States
*HIST 159a Immigration and Immigrants in American History

HIST 159bR Family and Society in American History

HIST 160aR Adams and America

HIST 161a The American Political Tradition: Origins to the Civil War
*HIST 161bR The American Polity

HIST 163aR (POL 168aR) American Foreign Relations in the 20th Century

HIST 163b (POL 168b) American Foreign Policy

HIST 164a (POL 115a) History of American Constitutional Law and Theory
*HIST 164b (POL 115b) American Constitutional Law and Theory
*HIST 167b Topics in American Legal History

HIST 168aR (AMSTD 104aR) Between the Past and the Present:

American Culture 1890-1917

HIST 168bR (AMSTD 185bR) American Political and Social Thought Since

World War II
*HIST 173a The Family in Latin America
*HIST 173b The World and Latin America
*HIST 174aR (LAS 174aR) The Contemporary Novel and Latin American Reality

HIST 176b Seminar on Militarism and Post-Militarism in Latin America
*HIST 180aR Modern China (Seminar)

HIST 181b Seminar on Chinese Thought

HIST 182bR Modern Southeast Asian History
*HIST 185b The Coming of War, 1931-1941

HIST 190aR Historiography
*HIST 190b Research in American Social History
*HIST 191aR History and Psychology
*HIST 193b The United States and Great Britain: Comparative Perspectives,

*HIST 194a An Introduction to Historical Geography
*HIST 197a (COMP HIST 207a) Introduction to Comparative History:

Topics in Intellectual History
*HIST 198b Science and Technology in the 20th Century
*HIST 199b Utopian Thought and Western Culture

HIST 200a (COMP HIST 200a) (HIST of AMER CIV 200a)

Colloquium in American and European Comparative
History Since the 18th Century

HISTORY OF IDEAS (See Philosophy and History of Ideas)


HUM la Sec. 1 (ENG 18a Sec. 1) The Representation of Experience in the

Western World From Homer and
Hesiod Through Plato


HUM la Sec. 2 (ENG 18a, Sec. 2) Humanities I

HUM 4a,aR (AMSTD 8a,aR) (ENG 6a,aR) American Literature from 1832

to 1900
HUM 4b,bR (AMSTD 9a,aR) (ENG 7a,aR) American Literature from 1900

to 1965
*HUM 6a,b (NEJS 96a,b) Leading Ideas and Motifs in Biblical Literature
HUM 61a (ENG 77a) Modern Novel
HUM 125a (ENG 142bR) (THA 170bR) Medieval European Drama


In choosing a concentration, a student may propose a program that combines
academic work in several departments. The proposal requires the support of at least two
departments and of one member of each supporting department who will agree to serve
on the student's Concentration Committee. This program shall be limited to a total of
about 30 students in the College.

Students who wish to develop a proposal for an independent concentration should
consult the Office of the Dean of the College.



The offering in Italian literature marked # below is open to all students and is
conducted in English with a dual reading list. Each text is available in the original
language and in English translation. Students wishing credit toward Italian literature for
this course will be required to do all the reading in the original. This course meets the
Distribution Requirement in the Humanities, but does not meet the Foreign Literature

ITAL 1 Beginning and Elementary Italian
ITAL 5a Intermediate Italian

ITAL 6b Readings in Italian: An Introductory Course
ITAL 98a,b Independent Study

EULIT 110a General Systematic and Enumerative Bibliography
ITAL 110b Modern Italian Literature
#ITAL 140a Dante's Divine Comedy


Associate Professor Bernard Riesman, Director; Professors Leonard Fein***,
Marshall Sklare; Associate Professor Leon Jick; Assistant Professor Jonathan Woocher;
Lecturer Mildred Guberman.
*** On Leave A.Y. 1979-80

The Benjamin S. Hornstein Program in
Jewish Communal Service

The graduate program in Jewish Communal Service is a two-year educational pro-
gram for students interested in professional careers in the Jewish community. Graduates
of this program serve as professional staff in Jewish federations, Jewish community


centers, Hillel foundations, and similar institutions in the Jewish community. Courses
are available, with the instructor's approval, to qualified undergraduates.

Full details on admissions policy and the program of study are available in the
Brandeis graduate catalog.

JCS ISOaR (GER ISOaR) The Jewish Contribution to German Literature
JCS 160a (NEJS 160a) The Emergence of the American Jewish Pattern
JCS 161a (NEJS 161a) (SOC 118a) American Jewish Life and Institutions
*JCS 163a (NEJS 163a) The Sociology of the American Jew
JCS 164b (NEJS 164b) (SOC 118b) The Sociology of the

American Jewish Community
JCS 169aR (NEJS 169aR) The Destruction of European Jewry

LATIN (See Classical and Oriental Studies)


Committee: Professor Milton Vanger, Chairman and Advising Head; Professors
George L. Cowgill****, James E. Duffy, Donald Hindley, David Kaplan, Robert A.
Manners, Richard S. Weckstein; Associate Professors Robert C. Hunt, Benson Saler,
Luis E. Yglesias**; Assistant Professors Harry L. Rosser, Judith F. Zeitlin, Robert N.
Zeitlin; Lecturer Pierre-Yves Jacopin

** On Leave Spring Term 1979-80
**** On Leave Part Time A.Y. 1979-80

The Latin American Studies concentration combines the insights of several disciplines
with density of information on Latin America, offering both analytical breadth and
personal interest. Study in Latin America for a term or a year is encouraged. Concen-
trators have studied in universities in Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil, as
well as Spain, and other possibilities are available. For those students whose interests
cannot easily be fitted into the course requirements, or in the event a course is not
offered, special readings courses or independent studies with members of the staff will
be arranged. Courses, particularly in Portuguese and Latin American economic devel-
opment, may be taken at neighboring institutions.

Students who are interested in Latin America, but do not concentrate in Latin
American Studies, can enroll in the Program in.Latin American Studies. The Program,
open to students in any concentration at Brandeis, is a means for structuring their
interest in Latin America. Each student in the Program will be assigned an adviser and
participation and completion of the Program in Latin American Studies will be entered
on permanent student records and transcripts.

Requirements for Concentration

A. LAS lOOaR; HIST 71a and b; POL 144a and b; SPAN 160a.

B. At least two semester courses from: ANTHR 41a, ANTHR 144a, ANTHR 147b,
ANTHR 160b, ANTHR 165a, ECON 75a, HIST 173b, HIST 176a, POL 13b, SOC
120a and b, SPAN 105b, SPAN 106b, SPAN 161a, SPAN 162b, SPAN 163b.

C. At least four semester courses in one discipHne: ANTHR, HIST, POL, SPAN.
(These may include courses taken under Requirement B, but not under Requirement A).

D. Senior Honors: Candidates for degrees with distinction must be approved by the


Requirements for the Program

A. Passage of SPAN 6 or reading competency examination in Spanish or
Portuguese (administered by LAS).

B. HIST 71a and b or POL 144a and b or two semester courses on Latin American

C. "Two additional semester courses from at least two departments: HIST 71a and
b; POL 144a and b; Latin American Literature; ANTHR 41a, 144a, 147b.


LAS 98a,b Independent Study

LAS 99 Senior Research

LAS 100a (ANTHR 100a) The Family in the Political Economy of Latin America

The inter-disciplinary Proseminar in Latin American Studies will rotate a topic and
teaching staff in different years. The course may be repeated for credit.

*AAAS 119a An Introduction to the Cultural History of the Caribbean

ANTHR 41a Pre-Conquest CiviUzations of Latin America
*ANTHR 144a Indians of South America
*ANTHR 147b Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Mesoamerica
*ANTHR 160b An Anthropological Perspective on the Third World

ANTHR 165a Modernization and Social Change

ECON 75aR The Econonics of Underdeveloped Countries

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