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Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Resources

The Minor in Jewish Studies

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

  • JS 300 - Humanities in Jewish Society: Ancient and Medieval

Modern Period — 3 units

Choose one of the following courses

  • RS 476 - Modern Jewish Thought
  • JS 409 - History of the Jews in the Modern Era

American Jewish Life — 3 units

Choose one of the following courses

  • Engl 371 - Issues in Jewish-American Writing
  • Soc 335 - Jewish Identity in America
  • RS 378 - The American Jewish Experience
  • Hist 486j - History of the Jews in the U.S.

Lower Division Elective — 3 units

Choose one of the following courses:

  • JS/Hist 210 - A History of the Jewish People
  • RS 101 - The Bible
  • Hebr 102 - Elementary Hebrew II — (4 units)
  • 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
  • Hist 357 - History of the Holocaust
  • Hist 406 - Jews in the Ancient World
  • Hist/JS 496ih - Israel's History and Peoples
  • JS/WS 330 - Women in the Jewish Experience
  • JS 390cs - Service Learning in the Jewish Community
  • RS 310 - Religion and Literature (Jewish)
  • RS 320 - The Hebrew Bible
  • RS 356 - Contemporary Religious Thought (Jewish)
  • RS 375 - Classical Judaic Texts
  • RS 377 - The Holocaust: Religious Responses
  • RS 379 - Zionism: Religious and Secular
  • Soc 306 - Jewish Family and Social Structure
  • or another course with prior approval of Coordinator.

Total Number of Units — 21/22 units

The Jewish Studies Minor Graduation Check Worksheet

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