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Credit recommendation: 3 upper level credits each, in  History or Political Science

The Politics of  Anti-Semitism in the United States (Political Science 350) Objectives: Students will identify and explain the  causes of anti-Semitism in the US from the Reconstruction era until the  present; discuss significant anti-Semitic incidents and repercussions; identify  and define various anti-Semitic movements and individuals; trace the growth of,  and the obstacles leading to points of decline of, the Jewish influence in  American politics; identify different political motivations for anti-Semitism  and link their manifestations in the US with historical trends. Instruction: Political Science 350 is offered as a  proficiency examination which includes an extensive study guide and required  reading administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies.  Topics include: Post-Civil War United States, historical background of Jews’  relationship with his state, anti-Semitic patterns from Europe.

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