Minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice

This program requires completion of twenty (20) credits in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, as follows:
I. Required - 8 units

  • THRS 327 - Social Justice, Activism, and Jews1 (4)
  • THRS 376 or THRS 195 (First Year Seminar) - Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities2 (4)

II. Electives - 12 units
(emphases are suggested, not required)

Emphasis Area A: Culture, History, and Politics

  • ART 390 - Special Topics: Israeli and Palestinian Art (4)3
  • 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 Methods3 (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)
  • 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 326 - Holocaust & Genocide2 (4)
  • THRS 380/POLS 380 - Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict1 (4)
  • THRS 390 - Ethics: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Literature and Film1 (4)

Emphasis Area B: Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • PHIL 341 - Jewish Philosophy (4)
  • THRS 318 - Religious Nonviolence and the Politics of Interpretation3 (4)
  • THRS 325 - Modern Jewish Thought2 (4)
  • THRS 372 - Jewish-Christian Relationship2 (4)
  • THRS 378 - The Jewish Mystical Imagination2 (4)
  • THRS 398 - Directed Reading and Research3 (1-4)
  • THRS 395 - Ethics: Jewish and Islamic Mysticism2 (4)

Emphasis Area C: Jewish Language
  • ARAB 101 - First Semester Arabic (4)
  • ARAB 102 - Second Semester Arabic (4)
  • ARAB 398 - Directed Reading and Research (4)
  • HEBR 101/THRS 256 - First Semester Hebrew (4)
  • HEBR 102/THRS 257 - Second Semester Hebrew (4)
  • HEBR 398/THRS 398 - Directed Reading and Research (1-4)


Notes
[1] Fulfills Core D-3 (ethics).
[2] Fulfills Core D-2 (theology).
[3] Permission of JSSJ Program Director required.

In addition, (A) students who take the above language courses to fulfill the Arts & Sciences foreign language requirement are permitted to use these courses towards the JSSJ minor as well, but if they test out of these courses they cannot use them toward the minor. (B) All Theology & Religious Studies majors who choose to minor in JSSJ will only be allowed to use up to two Theology & Religious Studies courses to count towards the minor, not including the two core courses for the minor, THRS 327 and 376.