Jewish Studies and Social Justice


20 units

Requirements Checklist: Jewish Studies and Social Justice Minor

The checklist includes the core requirements that each JSSJ course fulfills.

Required (8 units)

  • THRS 327 Social Justice, Activism, and Jews
  • THRS 376 Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities
    THRS 195 First Year Seminar: Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities

Electives (12 units)

Emphasis A - Culture, History and Politics

  • ART 390 Special Topics: Israeli and Palestinian Art *
  • GERM 318 Jewish Literature and Culture in 20th Century Europe
  • GERM 320 German Literature and Culture from 1945 to Today
  • GERM 350/FREN 350 Paris-Berlin: Connections and Contrasts at the Turn of the 20th Century
  • HIST 210 Historical Methods *
  • HIST 310 The Ancient Near East
  • HIST 322 The Holocaust
  • HIST 319 Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain
  • INTD 390 Special Topics: Beyond Bridges Israel-Palestine, Summer
  • INTD 390 Special Topics: Beyond Bridges Israel-Palestine, Service Learning Immersion
  • INTD 390 Special Topics: Facilitation Training Course, Working with Groups in Conflict, Intersession
  • POLS 349 Government and Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS 354 International Relations of the Middle East
  • POLS 378 United States Middle East Policy
  • THRS 326 Holocaust and Genocide
  • THRS 329/SII 390 Contemporary Political Prophets
  • THRS 380/POLS 380 Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestine Conflict
  • THRS 390 Ethics: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Literature and Film
  • THRS 390 Ethics: Forgiving the Unforgiveable

Emphasis B - Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • THRS 318 Religious Nonviolence and the Politics of Interpretation *
  • THRS 324 Jewish and Islamic Mysticism
  • THRS 325 Modern Jewish Thought
  • THRS 372 Jewish-Christian Relationship
  • THRS 378 Jewish Mystical Imagination
  • THRS 398 Directed Reading and Research

Emphasis C - Jewish Language

  • ARAB 101 First Semester Arabic
  • ARAB 102 Second Semester Arabic
  • ARAB 201 Third Semester Arabic
  • ARAB 398 Directed Reading and Research
  • HEBR 101/THRS 256 First Semester Hebrew
  • HEBR 102/THRS 257 Second Semester Hebrew
  • HEBR 201/THRS 258 Third Semester Hebrew
  • HEBR 398/THRS 398 Directed Reading and Research

* Permission of JSSJ Program Director required regarding this course’s applicability to the JSSJ minor.

In addition:

  1. Students who take language courses to fulfill the Arts and Sciences language requirement are permitted to use them towards the Minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice. However, if they test out of these courses they cannot use them toward the minor requirements.
  2. 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 THRS 376/195.

Contact Info

Office of Swig Program in Jewish Studies & Social Justice

Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 152 (415) 422-6601 (415) 422-5356