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
Students must complete two semesters of the same language (6-8 credits)
Choose courses from the following:

Modern Hebrew

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)

Biblical Hebrew 

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)

Arabic

ARB 101 Elementary Arabic I (4)
ARB 102  Elementary Arabic II (4)
ARB 201 Intermediate Arabic I (4)
ARB 202 Intermediate Arabic II (4)

German

GER 101 Elementary German (4)
GER 102 Elementary German (4)
GER 201 Intermediate German (4)
GER 202 Intermediate German (4) 

Spanish

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish (4)
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish (4)
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish (4)
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish (4)

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

2017-18

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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