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Extended Programs

U.S. Travel



Becoming Jewish in America

PLSC 179/379 (3), LITR 179/379 (3), JSTS 179/379 (3)
Instructors: Marty Shichtman, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.
Coming Winter 2017.

The course asks you to consider the contributions Jews have made to American life—in particular, the literary and political cultures of the United States—and the struggles they endured in order to make those contributions. Since arriving in the United States, Jews have found themselves alternatively persecuted and assimilated. Out of an often-awkward relationship with the majority culture, American Jews have fashioned intellectual and political cultures worthy of examination. This course takes students to New York, Philadelphia and Washington to examine points of triumph and loss, power and powerlessness, in the American Jewish experience.

Program Fee: $1015, plus tuition and fees.

Program fee includes
  • Roundtrip airfare on a regular, scheduled air carrier to and from Detroit Metro Airport
  • Transportation between cities by bus or train and a pre-paid metrocard for daily excursions in NYC and D.C.
  • Lodging
  • Some meals
  • Venue admission for all required events.


  • Tuition and fees
  • Textbooks (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditures
  • Transportation charges resulting from deviation from printed itinerary

This trip begins and ends at Detroit Metro. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the airport.

If you're using financial aid, additional assistance may be available for those who qualify. Contact financial aid.

Accommodations are chosen for proximity to key sites on the itinerary. Rooms are based on double occupancies with other students. Any special room requests must be made at the time you register along with your registration documents.

If you have any questions, contact Jen Short at 734.487.3229 or jen.short@emich.edu.