Jewish Studies

Description
The Jewish studies program is designed with the following goals in mind: to examine the history and culture of the Jews; generate and facilitate research on Judaica; provide the community with programs, courses and research, furthering the understanding of Judaica; provide a model for interdisciplinary teaching and research and to stand as an example of the university's commitment to a program of meaningful ethnic studies on a firm academic base.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

Language 6 Hours Required
Choose courses from the following:

HEB 101 Elementary Modern Hebrew (4)

HEB 102 Elementary Modern Hebrew (4) (Prerequisites: HEB 101 with a grade of C or greater)

HEB 201 Intermediate Modern Hebrew, G (4) (Prerequisites: HEB 102 with a grade of C or greater)

HEB 202 Intermediate Modern Hebrew, G (4) (Prerequisites: HEB 201 with a grade of C or greater)

HEB 131 Biblical Hebrew I, (3)

HEB 132 Biblical Hebrew II, (3) (Prerequisites: HEB, JST, REL 131 or HEB 194 (Biblical Hebrew I) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only HEB, JST, REL 132 or HEB 194 (Biblical Hebrew II))

HEB 231 Biblical Hebrew III, (3)

HEB 232 Biblical Hebrew IV, (3) (Prerequisites: HEB, JST, REL 231 or HEB 294 (Biblical Hebrew III) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only HEB, JST, REL 232 or HEB 294 (Biblical Hebrew IV))

HEB 313 Advanced Modern Hebrew (3) (Prerequisites: HEB 202 with a grade of C or greater)

HEB 314 Advanced Modern Hebrew (3) (Prerequisites: HEB 313 with a grade of C or greater)

Core 9 Hours Required
See Jewish Studies advisor for list of approved courses.

Electives 6 Hours Required
Select two courses from the list.
See Jewish Studies advisor for additional course choices.

REL 210 / JUS 210 Introduction to Judaism, (L or HU) & H (3)

JST 211/HST 211/REL 211

JUS/HST/REL 230 Introduction to Jewish Civilization, HU & H & G (3)

JUS 304

REL 314/JST 314/HST 390/PHI 390 Jewish Philosophy (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with a C or better; Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 390, JST 314, PHI 390 or REL 314)

REL/JST/REL 315 Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), (L or HU) & H (3)

JST/ENG/HEB 316 Literary Readings of the Hebrew Bible, L or HU (3)

RELJST/REL 317 Introduction to Rabbinic Judaism

JST/REL 318 OR SOC 375 Contemporary American Jewish Identities, (HU or SB) & C (3)

REL/JST 373 OR WST 372 Women in Judaism (3) (Students with credit for WST 372 may not enroll in REL 373)

REL/JST 384 The Bible and Archaeological Discoveries (3) (Prerequisites: Minimum 24 hours; ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only JST 384 or REL 384)

REL 386 OR JST/REL 396 America and the Holocaust, HU or SB (3)

REL 310 Judaism in Modern Times, HU & H (3)

REL/FMS 313 Anti-Semitism in the Media (3)

REL 385 Contemporary Western Religious Thought, HU (3)

REL 410 Judaism in Modern Times, HU & H (3)

REL 415

REL/FMS 486 Holocaust on Film (3)

ENG 356 The Bible as Literature, HU (3)

HEB 101 Elementary Modern Hebrew (4) (Prerequisites: HEB 101 with a grade of C or greater)

HEB 102 Elementary Modern Hebrew (4) (Prerequisites: HEB 101 with a grade of C or greater)

HEB 201 Intermediate Modern Hebrew, G (4) (Prerequisites: HEB 102 with a grade of C or greater)

HEB 202 Intermediate Modern Hebrew, G (4) (Prerequisites: HEB 201 with a grade of C or greater)

HEB 131 Biblical Hebrew I, (3)

HEB 132 Biblical Hebrew II, (3) (Prerequisites: HEB, JST, REL 131 or HEB 194 (Biblical Hebrew I) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only HEB, JST, REL 132 or HEB 194 (Biblical Hebrew II))

HEB 231 Biblical Hebrew III, (3)

HEB 232 Biblical Hebrew IV, (3) (Prerequisites: HEB, JST, REL 231 or HEB 294 (Biblical Hebrew III) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only HEB, JST, REL 232 or HEB 294 (Biblical Hebrew IV))

HEB 313 Advanced Modern Hebrew (3) (Prerequisites: HEB 202 with a grade of C or greater)

HEB 314 Advanced Modern Hebrew (3) (Prerequisites: HEB 313 with a grade of C or greater)

HEB/SLC  347 Modern Israeli Literature in Translation (3)

HEB/JUS 348 OR REL 311 Israili Society and Culture (3)

HEB 375 Contemporary Culture of Israel, HU & G (3)

HEB 394 Special Topic: War and Peace in the Middle East* (differs by semester)

HEB 494 Special Topics

HST 191 First-Year Seminar [*FS:JEW* HIS*]

HST 304 Studies in European History [*SIEH:JEW* MY*], SB & H (3)

HST 314 American Cultural History Since 1866, (HU or SB) & H (3)

HST 357 OR PHY 391 OR REL 391 Historical Perspectives on Philosophy and Religion (3)

HST 358 Jewish History from the Bible to 1492, SB & H (3)

HST 359 Jewish History from the 1492 to 1948, SB & G & H (3)

HST 369 OR REL 312 History and Memory of the Holocaust (3)

JUS 374 The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights (3)

JUS 452 Justice Issues in Israel and Palestine: The Political is Personal (3)

STS 364 

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2016-17

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAJUDEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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