The Bible & Migration

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Professors: Pamela Klassen & Naomi Seidman
Subject: Diaspora & Transnational Studies
Course Code: DTS199H1F
Time: Thursday 16:00 – 18:00

From the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden to the border-crossings in the book of Ruth and the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem, the Bible speaks powerfully and in many voices about the experience of displacement and migration. These stories continue to play a complex and important role in modern literature and contemporary debates about migration and migrants. Our course will explore biblical narratives and laws about sojourners, strangers, foreigners, refugees and migrants, follow the paths of these travelers into later religious and political discourse, and attend to the reverberations of these journeys in contemporary art, literature and political discourse.

Pamela Klassen
Naomi Seidman

GOOD TO KNOW

Pre-requisites:

none

Co-requisites:

none

Exclusions:

none

Recommended Preparation:

none

Breadth designation:

Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

CR/NCR:

Not eligible for CR/NCR option

Restrictions:

Restricted to first-year students

IN THE NEWS

Pamela Klassen

 

Naomi Seidman

“The Bais Yaakov Project”

FYF instructor Naomi Seidman is one member of the Bais Yaakov project team, dedicated to collecting and digitizing historical materials related to the educational movement.