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HIST 71a Latin American History, Conquest to 1890

HIST 71b Latin American History, 1890 to Present
*HIST 173b The World and Latin America
*HIST 174a The Contemporary Novel and Latin American Reality

HIST 176b Seminar on Latin American History: Militarism and

Post-Militarism in Latin America
*POL 13b Introduction to the Politics of Non-Western States
*POL 144aR Political Change in Latin America I
*POL 144b Political Change in Latin America II

SOC 120a Sociology of Underdevelopment I

SOC 120b Sociology of Underdevelopment II

SPAN lOSbR Intermediate Conversation and Composition
*SPAN 106bR Studies in Advanced Spanish Translation,
Composition and Stylistics

SPAN 160a Studies in Latin American Literature I
*SPAN 160bR Studies in Latin American Literature II
*SPAN 161aR Masters of Modern Latin American Poetry
*SPAN 162b Studies in Argentine and Brazilian Literature

SPAN 163b Colonial and Nineteenth Century Latin American Literature


Committee: Professor Richard Weckstein, Chairman; Professors David Berkowitz,
Egon Bittner, Marvin Fox, Morton Keller, Samuel Krislov***, Roy Macridis, Peter Woll;
Associate Professor William M. Goldsmith; Assistant Professors Jeffrey B. Abramson,
Yale Braunstein, Marvin Davis, Gila Hayim, David Wong; Lecturer Saul Touster.
***On Leave A.Y. 1979-80


The Program in Legal Studies is designed to offer a limited number of Brandeis
Juniors and Seniors the opportunity of studying the relationship of law to the social
sciences and the humanities.

Each year the Committee on Legal Studies will select Sophomore appHcants for entry
into the Program in their Junior year. Juniors who wish to apply for entry in their
Senior year will also be considered, but priority will be given to Sophomore appHcants.
Students accepted into the Program will keep their departmental concentration.

Participants in the Program will be expected to meet the following requirements:

(1) Satisfactory completion of the Legal Process course (LEGAL lOla or 101b),
preferably no later than the student's junior year.

(2) Satisfactory completion of at least three additional courses listed in the
Program Curriculum (see below), not including LEGAL 99. No more than two
of the three required Legal Studies courses may be taken from one department.

(3) Satisfactory completion of a senior thesis in the field of legal studies, which
may also satisfy the student's departmental honors requirement with the
approval of the department.

(4) Satisfactory completion of the Law and Society course (LEGAL 102a),
normally in the fall semester of the student's senior year.

LEGAL 98a,b Readings in Legal Studies

LEGAL 99 Senior Research

LEGAL 101a (AMSTD 109a) The Legal Process: Law and Public Policy

LEGAL 102aR Topics in Law and Society

ANTHRO 120b The Anthropology of Law

ANTHRO 156a Political Anthropology

ECON 74bR Law and Economics

ECON 179bR The Legal Regulation of Economic Activity
*HIST 124a Topics in English Constitutional History

*HIST 124b Topics in Historical Jurisprudence: The English System of Law
*HIST 167b Topics in Legal American History

NEJS 50a Jewish Legal Concepts and Values

PHIL 142aR Philosophy of Law
*POL 112a The Judicial Process
*POL 114aR The Legal Process: Law and Public Policy

POL 115a History of American Constitutional Law and Theory

POL 117a Administrative Law

POL 116b Civil Liberties in America

POL 167b Seminar on International Law

SOC 5a Introductory Criminology
*SOC 163b Therapy and Punishment (Criminology II)

SOC 188b Sociology of Law


Concentration Committee: Professor Ray S. Jaclcendoff, Chairman; Professor
James Lackner; Associate Professor Judith Irvine; Assistant Professors Jane
Grimshaw*, Joan Mating; Lecturer (with rank of Assistant Professor) David A.

* On Leave Fall Term 1979-80


The concentration in linguistics is designed to give students a foundation in the theory
of language. It emphasizes the approach of transformational generative grammar,
which attempts to describe what it is that one knows when one knows how to speak a
language. In the last fifteen years, this approach to the study of language has had a
profound influence on fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology and anthropology, as
well as on the linguist's traditional concerns with modern and classical languages and
with linguistic universals.

Requirements for Concentration

A. Nine semester courses are required of all candidates:

1) LING 100a, LING 110a, LING 120b

2) Two additional linguistics courses numbered below LING 140

3) Three additional semester courses to be chosen from the remaining

linguistics courses and/or the list of electives below.

4) One advanced language course from the following list: FREN 106b, GER

106a, HEB 106a, RUS 106b, SPAN 106b

B. Candidates for Honors must complete an additional course, LING 99.

C. A grade of C or better is necessary in all courses offered toward a concentration
in linguistics. No course offered toward the concentration requirements may be taken
on a pass/fail basis.

D. Students may petition the Linguistics Concentration Committee for changes in
the above program.


RUS 112b Theory of Language (Proto-Slavic)

RUS 161b Structure of Modern Russian

ANTHR 102a Anthropological Linguistics I

ANTHR 102b Anthropological Linguistics II

ANTHR 103b Language, Society and Culture

PHIL 15a Logic

PHIL 85a Philosophy of Language

PHIL 115a Intermediate Logic

PHIL 121b (MATH 125b) Foundations of Mathematics

COSCI 35a Formal Languages and Syntactic Analysis

PSYCH 144b Psychology of Language

LING 98a,b Independent Study

LING 99 Senior Research

LING 100a,aR Introduction to Linguistics

LING 110a Phonological Theory

LING 112b Introduction to Historical Linguistics

LING 120b Syntactic Theory

*LING 122b Syntactic Investigations in an Unfamiliar Language
*LING i25b Advanced Syntactic Theory

LING 130a (PHIL 196a) Semantics
*LING 135a Topics in Linguistic Theory

LING 140aR (ENG 198aR) History of the English Language
*LING 161b (PHIL 161b) Linguistics and Logic

LING 173aR (PSYCH 173aR) Psycholinguistics
*LING 188b (ENG 188b) Linguistics and Literature


*LING 189b (MUS 189b) Linguistics and Music Theory
LING 194bR (PSYCH 194bR (PHIL 194bR) (UC 76D)Language and Mind
LING 197a (PSYCH 197a) Language Acquisition and Development
LING 198b (PSYCH 198b) The Language of Thought
LING 199a,b Directed Research in Linguistics


Professor Edgar H. Brown, Jr., Chairman; Professors Maurice Auslander, David A.
Buchsbaum**, Harold I. Levine, Jerome P. Levine, Tenisbisa Matsusaka, Alan L.
Mayer, Paul H. Monsky***, Richard S. Palais; Associate Professors David
Eisenbud***, Gerald W. Schwarz; Visiting Associate Professor Pierre Van Moerbeke;
Assistant Professors Allan Adler, Robert Bruner, Robert M. Ephraim, Jerry K.
Feinberg, Michael Harris, Kiyoshi Igusa, Ronald S. Irving, Charles Rockland; Visiting
Assistant Professors Carrado DeConcini, Christine Riedtmann.
** On Leave Spring Term 1979-80
*** On Leave A.Y. 1979-80

Requirements for Concentration

1. Mathematics 21a and b or 22a and b

2. Mathematics 30a and b

3. Mathematics 45a or 45aR

4. Mathematics 35a and b or Mathematics 40a and b

5. One additional semester course in mathematics numbered 29 or higher. It is
possible to substitute for this requirement certain approved courses in related areas such
as computer science, physics, economics, etc. Such substitutions must be approved in
writing by the undergraduate advisor.

A degree with distinction requires an additional two semesters of mathematics
(numbered 29 or higher), but one of these may be in related areas (as above) subject to
written approval of the undergraduate advisor. In addition, the student's program must
include at least four semesters of honors courses, passed with a grade of B or higher.
The honors courses are Math 32, 33, 34, 38, 40, 42 and all courses numbered 100 or
higher with the exception of Math 125, 150. Students intending to pursue graduate
study are strongly urged to take the degree with distinction and include at least one 100
level course in their program.
The following schedule determines course offerings in Mathematics:

1. Offered every semester are MATH 1, 5, 8, 10a and b, 15, 20, and 21a and b.

2. Offered once each year are MATH 11a and b, 12a and b, 30a and b, 35a and b,
36a and b, 40a and b.

3. In addition, the following semester courses are regularly offered according to the
following schedule where 0-1 indicates even-odd years (1978-79 for example) and 1-0
indicates odd-even years (i.e. 1979-80):

MATH la,aR Introduction to Mathematical Concepts

MATH 5a,aR Precalculus Mathematics

MATH 8a,aR Introduction to Probability

MATH 10a,aR Techniques of Calculus: Differential Calculus

MATH 10b, bR Techniques of Calculus: Integral Calculus


MATH 11a Introductory Calculus: Differential Calculus

MATH lib Introductory Calculus: Integral Calculus

MATH 12a,b Honors Calculus of One Variable

MATH 15a,aR Applied Linear Algebra

MATH 20a,aR Techniques of Calculus: Calculus of Several Variables

MATH 21a,aR Intermediate Calculus: Linear Algebra and Calculus of

Several Variables
MATH 21b,bR Intermediate Calculus: Linear Algebra and Calculus of

Several Variables
MATH 22a,b Honors Calculus of Several Variables and Linear Algebra
MATH 30a,b Introduction to Algebra
MATH 32b Differential Geometry
MATH 33a Topics in Algebra
MATH 34a Introduction to Topology
MATH 35a,b Advanced Calculus
MATH 36a,b Probability and Statistics
MATH 37a Differential Equations
MATH 40a,b Introduction to Real Analysis
MATH 42aR Algebraic Geometry
MATH 45aR Introduction to Complex Analysis
MATH 101a,b Algebra I
MATH 110a,b Geometric Analysis
MATH llla,b Analysis I
MATH 121a,b Topology I
MATH 125bR (PHIL 121bR) Foundations of Mathematics


Committee: Associate Professor Richard H. Lansing**, Program Director and Advisor
(COLIT); Professors Geoffrey Barraclough (HIST), Margaret H. Bent*** (MUSIC),
Marvin Fox (NEJS), Joachim E. Gaehde (FA), Alfred Ivry (NEJS), William A.
Johnson (PHIL), Nahum M. Sarna (NEJS), Douglas J. Stewart* (CLORS); Associate
Professors Alan L. Levitan** (ENG), Benjamin Ravid (NEJS); Assistant Professors
Maureen Boulton (ROMCL), Judith Ferster (ENG), George Joseph (COLIT), Reuven
Kimelman (NEJS), Donald Maddox (ROMCL); Lecturers Frank R. Jacoby (GERSL),
Edward Nowacki (MUSIC).

* On Leave Fall Term 1979-80
** On Leave Spring Term 1979-80
*** On Leave A.Y. 1979-80

An interdisciplinary program for students concentrating in existing departments in
the University. The aim of the program is to allow students with an interest in the
Middle Ages to acquire a wider knowledge of the culture of the period than is possible
within existing concentrations. The transcript of participating students will show that
they have completed the requirements of the program. Courses in the program are
conducted both individually and jointly by members of the faculty of the Medieval
Studies Program. Students may elect the Medieval Studies Program in addition to their


Participants in the Program will be expected to meet the following requirements:

1 . The core of the program is composed of HIST 21a (Medieval CiviHzation) and the
Senior Seminar in Medieval Studies. These courses are required of those who elect the

2. Students in the program must complete the University language requirement by
the middle of the junior year in one of the following: French, Italian, Spanish, German,
Latin, Greek, Arabic, or Hebrew.

3. At least four other courses from the list selected in consultation with the Medieval
Studies adviser. (Normally two of these courses will be outside the student's field of

COLIT 102a Love in the Middle Ages

ENG 122a Old English

ENG 122b Old EngUsh Epic

ENG 132bR Chaucer

ENG 142bR (HUM 125a) Medieval European Drama

FA 41a Art of the Middle Ages I

FA 42b Art of the Middle Ages II

FREN 112aR The French Middle Ages

GER 102a German Literature Before 1700

HIDEA 125a Major Issues of the Christian Tradition

HIST 21a The Rise of Europe

HIST 120a Senior Seminar in Medieval Studies

ITAL 140a Dante's Divine Comedy

MUSIC 101a History of Medieval and Renaissance Music

NEJS 103a Introduction to Islamic Civilization and Institutions

NEJS 103b Faith and Reason in Islam

NEJS 131a (PHIL 131a) History of Jewish Philosophy: From Antiquity to

the Twelfth Century
PHIL 107b Medieval Philosophy


Professor Martin Boykan, Chairman; Professors Caldwell Titcomb (Co-Chairman
and Director of Graduate Studies), Margaret H. Bent*, Arthur V. Berger, Paul H.
Brainard, Robert L. Koff (Director of Performing Activities), Harold S. Shapero
(Director of Electronic Studios), Seymour J. Shifrin; Associate Professors James D.
Olesen, Joshua Rifkin; Assistant Professors Ashenafi Kebede, Allan R. Keiler (Theory
Coordinator), Conrad M. Pope; Instructors Allen L. Anderson, Peter B. Child, David
M. Hoose, Edward Nowacki; Performing Artists-in-Residence Timothy C. Aarset,
Maynard Goldman, Rosalind D. Koff.
* On Leave A.Y. 1979-80

The program of concentration in music offers a broad perspective in keeping with the
liberal-arts philosophy of the University. Concentrators gain experience in three funda-
mental areas: history, theory, and performance. The four-semester survey of music
history examines the styles, forms and compositional techniques of Western music in its
cultural and historical context and seeks to provide a close acquaintance with represen-
tative musical literature. The sequence of music theory courses aims to provide training


in the basic musicianship skills necessary for all musical endeavors as well as the more
specific skills required for musical analysis and composition. Music 96c and related
courses offer the opportunity to study the interpretation of music through private and
group instruction with faculty members, artists-in-residence, and distinguished artists in
the Boston area.

Before admission to concentration, candidates will normally pass MUSIC 61 during
their freshman year with a satisfactory grade, and must demonstrate competence at the
keyboard. Instruction under the basic piano program is offered for those who are
deficient at the keyboard. The required proficiency must normally be demonstrated by
the end of the sophomore year. No fee is charged for this instructions and no credit is
granted. Prospective concentrators are strongly encouraged to take MUSIC 59b, the
Freshman Tutorial.

Requirements for Concentration

A. The program of concentration will normally include the following: (1) Three
years of music theory (MUSIC 61, 162, 164) and three years of theory lab (MUSIC 62,
163, 165); (2) four semesters of music history (MUSIC 101 and 102). Students may
petition the department to substitute other music history courses for parts of MUSIC
101 and 102; (3) one semester of analysis of 20th-century music (MUSIC 197b); and (4)
one additional course in music so as to complete a total of twelve semesters, excluding
only courses numbered below 60, MUSIC 96c and MUSIC 135c.

Alternate Programs: At any time prior to the completion of the junior year, the
student may, in consultation with his or her advisor, submit an alternate proposal for
the completion of his or her concentration. Such proposals will be considered by the
department on the basis of their coherence and appropriateness to specific goals. They
must in any case include the first two years of theory (or the equivalent). The balance of
the program may be constituted as described under (4) above, but may also include a
maximum of two semester courses in other departments; these must be justified in terms
of the projected program of study.

B. All concentrators in music are expected to participate in the supervised perform-
ance activities of the Music Department, such as Early Music Ensemble, Orchestra,
Chorus, Music E, and in Music Colloquium.

C. Additional requirement for candidates for degrees with distinction: To be
eligible for honors in music at graduation, candidates must demonstrate superior ability
through their over-all record, and a capacity for independent thought beyond the limits
of their course program.

MUSIC la Introduction to Music

MUSIC lb Introduction to Non-Western Musics

MUSIC 5a,b Fundamentals of Music

MUSIC 31a (AAAS 104a) Black Life Styles Through Music

MUSIC 31b (AAAS 105b) The Music of Black Americans

MUSIC 34a The Literature of Chamber Music: Baroque and Classical

MUSIC 35aR The Literature of Chamber Music: Romantic and Modern
*MUSIC 37b The Symphony

MUSIC 38b The Opera
*MUSIC 42a Johann Sebastian Bach


♦MUSIC 45a Beethoven

MUSIC 48a Brahms and Mahler

MUSIC 50c Studies in the Analysis and Performance of Orchestral and
Choral Music

MUSIC 57b (UC 79J) Structuralism and Semiotics

MUSIC 59b Freshman Tutorial in Repertory and Analysis

MUSIC 61 Theory I

MUSIC 62c Theory Lab I

MUSIC 70a (AAAS 72a) A History of Jazz

MUSIC 96c Lessons in Instrumental and Vocal Performance

MUSIC 97c Directed Independent Study

MUSIC 98a,b Readings in Music History and Theory

MUSIC 99 Senior Research

MUSIC 101a History of Medieval and Renaissance Music

MUSIC 101b History of Baroque and Pre-Classical Music
*MUSIC 102a History of Classical and Romantic Music
♦MUSIC 102b History of 20th-century Music

MUSIC 134c Studies in the Analysis and Performance of Chamber Music

MUSIC 162 Theory II

MUSIC 163c Theory Lab II

MUSIC 164 Theory III

MUSIC 165c Theory Lab III

MUSIC 168aR Orchestration

MUSIC 171a (THA 171a) History of Music and Drama Criticism
♦MUSIC 180b Ethnomusicology
♦MUSIC 182aR Medieval and Renaissance Periods

MUSIC 183aR Baroque and Pre-Classical Periods

MUSIC 184a Classical and Romantic Periods

MUSIC 185aR Twentieth Century

MUSIC 195a Electronic Music

MUSIC 197aR Tutorial in the Analysis of Tonal Music

MUSIC 197bR Tutorial in the Analysis of 20th Century Music

MUSIC B Basic Piano

MUSIC C Chorus

MUSIC D Early Music Ensembles

MUSIC E Ensemble and Orchestra



Professor Marvin Fox, Chairman; Professors Alexander Altmann (Emeritus), Naftali
C. Brandwein, Nahum N. Glatzer (Emeritus), Benjamin Halpern, Alfred L. Ivry,
Nahum M. Sarna, Marshall Sklare, Gershon Winer (Adjunct) (Hiatt Program), Dwight
Young; Visiting Professor John Townsend; Associate Professors Michael Fishbane,
Leon A. Jick, Avigdor Levy, Benjamin C. I. Ravid**, Joshua Rothenberg; Assistant
Professors Ariella Goldberg (Adjunct), Reuven R. Kimelman; Instructor Aaron L.
Katchen; Lecturer Charles Cutter.
** On Leave Spring Term 1979-80


Requirements for Concentration

Each concentrator's plan of study is to be prepared with the student's advisor. The
courses for the concentration should form a coherent pattern of study.

A. Fixed Requirements:

1. Heorew 6 (2 semesters).

2. One semester course in Biblical Texts. Only courses with a prerequisite of
Hebrew 6 are acceptable.

3. One semester course in post-bibHcal Jewish History.

4. One semester course in Jewish Philosophy or Jewish Thought.

5. One semester course in Modern Hebrew Literature.

A listing of the courses currently offered that will satisfy each of the fixed require-
ments is available in the Department office.

The Fixed Requirements must be completed at Brandeis University. Transfer credit is
not acceptable for these required courses. In the case of Hebrew 6, a student may satisfy
the requirement either by completing the course or by gaining exemption through the
departmental Placement Test.

B. Electives: Each concentrator is required to complete, in addition to the Fixed
Concentration Requirements, five semester elective courses in the Department of NEJS.
At least one of these courses must be in the field of Jewish history.

C. Additional requirement for candidates for degrees with distinction: NEJS 99.
Students proposing to seek honors should petition the Department for approval of their

D. NEJS concentrators who have a weak background in Judaic studies will find
various informal Hillel study groups of great value, though they carry no university

Evaluation of Transfer Credits

A. By departmental rule a maximum of four semester course credits for courses
taken at other universities may be accepted toward the elective part of the NEJS
concentration requirements. Each course transferred from another university must have
the approval of the Department in order to be acceptable for credit toward the
concentration requirements. This rule applies to courses completed at any other
institution, whether in the United States or Israel. Credits from recognized universities
in Israel are evaluated as follows:

(1) Trimester System

No. Class Hours Per Week No. of Trimesters Credit Value

2 or 3 1

4 14

2 2 4

3 or 4 2 6
3 or 4 3 8

(2) Semester System

Four credits for each three hours per week semester course, or for a two semester two
hours per week course. No credit can be given for a semester course of less than three
hours per week.

Credit is not granted for Ulpan courses. Students are free to take the Hebrew
Placement test.


B. Entering freshmen and entering transfer students are required to take the
Hebrew Placement Test if they plan to enroll in any course in Hebrew above the level of
HEB 1 . If they are exempted from HEB 6a, they will have fulfilled the university foreign
literature requirement. In addition, entering students who have had no college level
courses in Hebrew will receive two semester course credits if they are exempted from
Hebrew 6a through the Hebrew Placement Test. This opportunity is available to stu-
dents only at the time they first enter Brandeis University. Students who place below the
level of Hebrew 6a receive no course credit, and if they decide to study Hebrew are
placed in the appropriate class level.

HEB laA Intensive Introductory Hebrew

HEB 1 Introductory Hebrew

HEB 2 Intermediate Hebrew

HEB 2bB Intensive Intermediate Hebrew

HEB 3 Advanced Hebrew

HEB 3aA Intensive Advanced Hebrew

HEB 6a,aR,b,bR Introduction to Hebrew Literature

NEJS la Judaism: Its Thought, Culture, and History; An Introduction to
Judaic Studies

NEJS 5b Freshman Seminar: The Beginnings of Judaism and
the First Jewish Historian

NEJS 10a (CLORS 12a) Historical Geography of Israel

NEJS lib (CLORS lib) History of Ancient Israel
*NEJS 12a Hebrew Origins

NEJS 16Ha Biblical History

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

NEJS 21 (Y 1) Introductory Yiddish
*NEJS 21aA (Y laA) Intensive Introductory Yiddish

NEJS 24 (Y 2) Intermediate Yiddish

NEJS 25a,b (Y 6a,b) Introduction to Yiddish Literature

NEJS 50a (See Legal Studies) Jewish Legal Concepts and Values
*NEJS 51a Introduction to Rabbinic Judaism

NEJS 53bR Introduction to Talmud

NEJS 64b (PHIL 64b) Modern Jewish Thought

NEJS 66Ha Philosophies of Zionism

NEJS 68bR (HIST 68bR) History of the Jews from the Spanish Expulsion of 1492

to the Present
*NEJS 90a Readings in Bible: Book of Samuel

NEJS 93b (COLIT 101b) (ENG 88b) Homer and the Bible

NEJS 95bR The Book of Jeremiah
*NEJS 96a,b (HUM 6a,b) Leading Ideas and Motifs in BibHcal Literature

NEJS 98a,b Independent Study

NEJS 99 Senior Research

NEJS 101 (ARAB 101) Introductory Literary Arabic

NEJS 102 (ARAB 102) Intermediate Literary Arabic

NEJS 103a (CLORS 103a) (UC 79) Introduction to Islamic Civilization and


NEJS 103b Faith and Reason in Islam

NEJS 104b Aramaic Dialectology


*NEJS 106 (UGAR 101) Elementary Ugaritic

*NEJS 108b (CLORS 108b) Comparative Grammar of Semitic Languages
*NEJS 109a The Patriarchal Narratives in Light of Near Eastern Documents
*NEJS 110b Problems in Biblical History

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

Urban Forms in Pre-Modern Times
*NEJS 112a Biblical Hebrew
*NEJS 112b Deutero-Isaiah
*NEJS 113a Targum
*NEJS 114a The Book of Amos
*NEJS 114b The Art of the Biblical Narrative

NEJS 115a Book of Deuteronomy
*NEJS 116b The Problem of Evil in Jewish Philosophy

NEJS 117a Job and the Problem of Evil
*NEJS 117b Dead Sea Scrolls

NEJS 118b The Book of Psalms
*NEJS 119aR The Book of Ezekiel
*NEJS 119b The Minor Prophets: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

NEJS 120b Intermediate Talmud

NEJS 123bR Classical Biblical Commentaries

NEJS 124aR (HIDEA 124aR) Modern Jewish-Christian Religious Thought
*NEJS 125a Midrashic Literature: Mekhilta d'Rabbi Yishmael

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