Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Minor

Map of Asia in the shape of a winged horseThe courses are taught by CSUN professors and adjunct lecturers from the departments of English, History, Modern and Classical Languages, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

Students of all religions and ethnic backgrounds are welcome to enroll in individual Jewish Studies courses or to complete the Jewish Studies Minor.

Judaism (3 units)

  • JS 200 Introduction to Judaism (3)

Ancient and Medieval Era (3 units)

Choose one of the following courses:

  • HIST 406 Jews in the Ancient World (3)
  • JS 300 Humanities in Jewish Society: Ancient and Medieval (3)
  • RS 320 Hebrew Bible (3)
  • RS 375 Classical Judaic Texts (3)

Modern Period (3 units)

Choose one of the following courses:

  • HIST/JS 409 History of the Jews in the Modern Era (3)
  • HIST/JS 427 Israel's History and Peoples (3)
  • RS 476 Modern Jewish Thought (3)

American Jewish Life (3 units)

Choose one of the following courses:

  • ENG 371 Issues in Jewish-American Writing (3)
  • HIST/JS 486J History of the Jews in the U.S. (3)
  • RS 378 The American Jewish Experience (3)
  • SOC 335 Jewish Identity in America (3)

Lower Division Elective — 3 units

Choose one of the following courses:

  • HEBR 102 Elementary Hebrew II — (4)
  • HIST/JS 210 A History of the Jewish People (3)
  • JS 151 & RTM 151F (linked course) Natural Environment and Judaism (3)
  • RS 101 The Bible (3)

Upper Division Electives — 6 units

Choose two of the following courses:

  • HIST 356 Anti-Semitism in Europe (3)
  • JS 318 Applied Jewish Ethics (3)
  • JS/GWS 330 Women in the Jewish Experience (3)
  • JS 390CS Service Learning in the Jewish Community (3)
  • JS 499C Independent Study (3)
  • RS 377 The Holocaust: Religious Responses (3)
  • RS 379 Zionism: Religious and Secular (3)
  • SOC 306 Jewish Family and Social Structure (3)

Total Number of Units — 21/22 units

The Jewish Studies Minor Graduation Check Worksheet - .docx