Courses in Jewish Studies and Social Justice

The Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice offers the following courses, all of which can be used to fulfill the requirements for the Minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice. Although most JSSJ courses are offered through the Department of Theology & Religious Studies, because the program is inter-disciplinary, courses are offered through a number of different departments.
  • THRS 256/ HEBR 101 - First Semester Hebrew (4)
  • THRS 257/ HEBR 102 - Second Semester Hebrew (4)
  • THRS 318 - Religious Nonviolence and the Politics of Interpretation (4)
  • THRS 325 - Modern Jewish Thought (4)
  • THRS 326 - Holocaust & Genocide (4)
  • THRS 327 - Social Justice, Activism, and Jews (4)
  • THRS 372 - Jewish-Christian Relationship (4)
  • THRS 376 or THRS 195 (First Year Seminar) - Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities (4)
  • THRS 378 - The Jewish Mystical Imagination (4)
  • THRS 380/POLS 380 - Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (4)
  • THRS 390 - Religious Ethics: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Literature and Film (4)
  • THRS 398 - Directed Reading and Research (1-4)
  • THRS 398/ HEBR 398 - Directed Reading and Research, Hebrew (1-6)
  • ARAB 101 - First Semester Arabic (4)
  • ARAB 102 - Second Semester Arabic (4)
  • ARAB 398 - Directed Reading and Research (4)
  • GERM 318 - Jewish Literature and Culture in 20th Century Europe (4) 
  • GERM/FREN 350 - Paris-Berlin: Connections and Contrasts at the Turn of the 20th Century (4) 
  • HIST 210 - Historical Methods (4)
  • HIST 310 - The Ancient Near East (4)
  • HIST 322 - The Holocaust (4)
  • INTD 390 - Special Topics: Beyond Bridges Balkans, summer (2-4)
  • INTD 390 - Special Topics: Beyond Bridges Israel-Palestine-summer (2-4)
  • INTD 390 - Special Topics: Beyond Bridges Israel-Palestine-service learning immersion (4)
  • INTD 390 - Special Topics: Comparative Conflict Transformation, summer (2-4)
  • INTD 390 - Special Topics: Facilitation Training Course, Groups in Conflict, intersession (2-4)
  • PHIL 341 - Jewish Philosophy (4) 
  • POLS 349 - Government and Politics of the Middle East (4) 
  • POLS 354 - International Relations and the Middle East (4)
  • POLS 378 - United States Middle East Policy (4)