Last year I taught an undergraduate class called “Great Jewish Books” and posted the syllabus here.  The course, I thought, went very well.  Nevertheless, since I am an inveterate tinkerer, I have tinkered with the syllabus for the upcoming semester.  In terms of readings, I switched the excerpts for both classic rabbinic texts and medieval mystical texts and added more in Jewish thought (at the expense of I. B. Singer and Glueckel of Hameln).  I am still uncomfortable with the lack of works authored by women, though.  I have also changed the writing assignments slightly, making them more focused to better achieve the goals of the class.

A copy of the syllabus in Word format can be found here.  I welcome suggestions.  You should also feel free to use it with whatever modifications work for you.