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Jewish Studies

College of Liberal Arts

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Jewish Studies - Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies (code COLABA01)

The Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary major. Students will gain a basic comprehension of and proficiency in Hebrew.

Requirements

Core (minimum 34 units)

  • Take the following course:
    • HIST 141 Jewish Civilization (3)
  • Language (4 units):
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • HEBW 101A Fundamentals of Hebrew (4)
    • HEBW 101B Fundamentals of Hebrew (4)
  • Culture and Society (6 units):
  • Take the following courses:
    • CWL 342 Bible as Literature (3)
    • CWL 344 Literature of the Holocaust (3)
  • History area (9 units) from the following:
    • HIST 304, 347, 348, 393, 428, 431, 432, 470
  • Religion and Thought (9 units) from the following:
    • R/ST 230, 311, 312I, 314, 315I, 317I, 318, 319, 320A, 320B, 460
  • Capstone Course (3 units) determined by Program Advisor.

Electives

  • Electives (6 units) from the following:
    • GEOG 309I, POSC 367, courses listed above in excess of core requirements or other courses determined by advisor

Minor in Jewish Studies (code HISTUM02)

This minor consists of a minimum of 19 units.

Requirements

  • 1. Required core courses:
    • HIST 141 Jewish Civilization (3)
  • 2. At least three units from the following courses:
    • CWL 342 Bible as Literature (3)
    • CWL 344 Holocaust as Literature (3)
  • 3. At least four units from the following courses:
    • HEBW 101A Fundamentals of Hebrew (4)
    • HEBW 101B Fundamentals of Hebrew (4)
  • 4. At least three units from the following courses:
    • HIST 304, 347, 348, 393, 428, 431, 432, 470
  • 5. At least three units from the following courses:
    • R/ST 230, 311, 312I, 314, 315I, 317, 318, 319, 320A, 320B, 460
  • 6. The remaining three units to complete the minor may be satisfied through any of the courses listed above, or GEOG 309I, POSC 367, or other courses as determined by the advisor.
  • 7. In the event that no course is available to satisfy a requirement of the minor, the missing course or courses may be substituted as determined by the program advisor.