Minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice

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

  • THRS 327 - Social Justice, Activism, and Jews (4)D3
  • THRS 376 or THRS 195 (First Year Seminar) - Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities (4)D2

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

Emphasis Area A: Culture, History, and Politics

  • ART 390 - Special Topics: Israeli and Palestinian Art (4) *
  • GERM 318 - Jewish Literature and Culture in 20th Century Europe (4)C1
  • GERM/FREN 350 - Paris-Berlin: Connections and Contrasts at the Turn of the 20th Century (4)C1
  • 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)D3
  • 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 & Genocide (4)D2
  • THRS 380/POLS 380 - Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (4)D3
  • THRS 390 - Ethics: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Literature and Film (4)D3
  • THRS 390 - Ethics: Forgiving the Unforgivable (4)D3*

Emphasis Area B: Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • THRS 318 - Religious Nonviolence and the Politics of Interpretation (4)*
  • THRS 324- Jewish and Islamic Mysticism (4)D2
  • THRS 325 - Modern Jewish Thought (4)D2
  • THRS 372 - Jewish-Christian Relationship (4)D2
  • THRS 378 - The Jewish Mystical Imagination (4)D2
  • THRS 398 - Directed Reading and Research (1-6)*

Emphasis Area C: Jewish Language
  • ARAB 101 - First Semester Arabic (4)
  • ARAB 102 - Second Semester Arabic (4)
  • ARAB 201- Third Semester Arabic (4)
  • ARAB 398 - Directed Reading and Research (1-4)
  • 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 (1-4)


Notes:
 C1Fulfills C1- Literature. D2Fulfills Core D2- Theology. D3Fulfills Core D3-Ethics. 
*Permission of JSSJ Program Director required regarding this course's applicability to the JSSJ minor. 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.