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.

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  • ARAB 101 - First Semester Arabic (4)
  • ARAB 102 - Second Semester Arabic (4)
  • ARAB 201 - Third Semester Arabic (4)
  • ARAB 398 - Directed Reading and Research (4)
  • ART 390 - Special Topics: Israeli and Palestinian Art (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) 
  • HEBR 101/ THRS 256 - First Semester Hebrew (4)
  • HEBR 102/ THRS 257 - Second Semester Hebrew (4)
  • HEBR 201/ THRS 258 - Third Semester Hebrew (4)
  • HEBR 398/ THRS 398 - Directed Reading and Research, Hebrew (1-6)
  • HIST 210 - Historical Methods (4)
  • HIST 310 - The Ancient Near East (4)
  • HIST 322 - The Holocaust (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: Facilitation Training Course, Groups in Conflict, Intersession (2-4)
  • 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)
  • THRS 318 - Religious Nonviolence and the Politics of Interpretation (4)
  • THRS 324 - Jewish and Islamic Mysticism (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 - Ethics: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Literature and Film (4)
  • THRS 390 - Ethics: Forgiving the Unforgivable (4)
  • THRS 398 - Directed Reading and Research (1-4)

 

Please refer to the JSSJ Minor page regarding which of these courses fulfill the Core Requirements.