Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Fall 2020 Classes

JS/HIST 210 | History of the Jewish People

  •     E. Goodfriend
  •     3 units
  •     TuTh 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  •     Sierra Hall 268
  •     JS Course 14275 + HIST Course #13208
  •     GE Comparative Cultures

Study of the Jewish people from their beginnings in the ancient Near East to the establishment of the modern state of Israel. Cross-listed course.

JS 318 | Applied Jewish Ethics

  •    M. Paskow
  •     3 units
  •     Online course
  •     Course #14883 or # 15196
  •     GE Social Sciences

Learn Jewish ethical teachings and apply them to contemporary social problems with the help of social scientific methods and theory. 

JS 330 | Women in the Jewish Experience   

  •     E. Goodfriend
  •     3 units
  •     TuTh 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  •     Sierra Hall 285
  •     Course #14292
  •     Fulfills the Ethnic Studies and Diversity elective in the GWS major
  •    GE Comparative Cultures
This course examines the social, cultural, and religious lives of women in Jewish communities from antiquity to present. The course perspective is international, with significant focus on Mediterranean, West Asian, and American Jewish societies.

RS 101 | The Bible

  •     E. Goodfriend
  •     3 units
  •     MoWe 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  •     Sierra Hall 192
  •     Course #14232

 

  •      Staff
  •      3 units
  •      Online Course
  •      Course #14799

 

  •       Staff
  •       3 units
  •       Online Course
  •       15280
  •        GE Arts and Humanities

This course provides a survey of the content and major themes of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), New Testament, and Apocryphal writings.

 

JS/SOC 335 (Online Hybrid)* | Jewish Identity in the United States

  •     J. Thompson
  •     3 units
  •     Fri 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  •     Sierra Hall 380
  •     JS Class #20746 or SOC Class #21105
  •     GE Comparative Studies

*This is a hybrid class (OH) in which students attend class sessions on campus and in an online environment. The class typically meets approximately half online and half on campus.

This course uses the perspectives and tools of sociology to explore how different cultural and social structures affect Jewish families and communities throughout the Jewish diaspora.

 

HEB 101 | Elementary Hebrew and Conversation 1

  •     M. Rosenthal
  •     4 units
  •     TuTh 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  •     Jerome Richfield 202
  •     Course #14141
  •     GE Comparative Cultures

Learn the fundamentals of Hebrew, including grammatical structure, reading, and practice in the spoken language.

 

Completing Your General Education Requirements and Bachelor's Degree

You can complete your 9-unit upper-division General Education requirement with Jewish Studies courses. Many Jewish Studies courses fulfill General Education requirements! Students may complete the Jewish Studies Minor (21 units) using 15 units to double-count for General Education requirements. Students may complete the B.A. in Modern Jewish Studies (43 units) using 12 units to double-count for GE requirements. Contact the Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program Director to tailor a plan of study that meets your specific needs.

Social Sciences
JS 318

Lifelong Learning
JS 390cs

Arts & Humanities
JS 200, JS 300, RS 101

Comparative Cultural Studies
HEBR 101, HEBR 102, JS/HIST 210, JS 330, JS/SOC 306, JS/SOC 335, RS 378, and ENGL 371


Tseng College of Extended Learning
Any adult in the community may enroll in University courses without being formally admitted to the university. To learn more, call (818) 677-2504 to speak to the Tseng College Admissions & Records staff about the Open University program.