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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Jewish Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Jewish Studies

The Minor in Jewish Studies consists of a minimum of 18 units. Jewish Studies encourages undergraduate students to acquire the academic breadth and depth to comprehend the major issues, themes, and concepts of a culture and heritage that has had a distinct impact on world civilization. The interdisciplinary minor consists of courses in a variety of disciplines, including literature, history, religion, geography, Hebrew language, and politics. Students will expand their understanding of the broader dynamics of the Jewish experience through different eras and geographic settings, both in Israel and the Diaspora.


1. Required core course:

  • HIST 141 Jewish Civilization (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: One GE Foundation course and ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).

2. Culture and Society (3 units):

  • CWL 342, 344.

3. History area (3 units):

HIST 304, 344, 345, 393, 428, 431, 432, 470.

4. Religion and Thought (3 units):

  • R/ST 210, 230, 311, 312, 314, 315, 317, 318, 319, 320A, 320B, 460.

5. The remaining six units to complete the minor may be satisfied through any of the courses listed above.

6. In the event that no course is available to satisfy a requirement of the minor, the missing course or courses may be substituted through a directed study, as determined by the advisor.

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Jewish Studies

Undergraduate Programs