Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Minor

The 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

Ancient and Medieval Era — 3 units

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

Modern Period — 3 units

Choose one of the following courses

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

American Jewish Life — 3 units

Choose one of the following courses

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

Lower Division Elective — 3 units

Choose one of the following courses:

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

Upper Division Electives — 6 units

Choose two of the following courses

  • HIST 356 - Anti-Semitism in Europe
  • JS/GWS 330 - Women in the Jewish Experience
  • JS 390CS - Service Learning in the Jewish Community
  • JS 499C - Independent Study
  • RS 310 - Religion and Literature (Jewish)
  • RS 377 - The Holocaust: Religious Responses
  • RS 379 - Zionism: Religious and Secular
  • SOC306 - Jewish Family and Social Structure

Total Number of Units — 21/22 units

The Jewish Studies Minor Graduation Check Worksheet - .docx