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)

Thematic Track Electives (choose three courses) -- 9 credit hours
Students choose one course in three of five thematic tracks.
Available tracks include history, humanities, literature, religious studies and social studies.
At least six credit hours must be upper-division course work.

History

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

HST 304 Jews and Christians in the Middle Ages (SB & H) (3)

HST 358 Jewish History from Antiquity to 1492 (SB & H) (3)

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

HST 372 Modern Middle East (SB & G & H) (3)

HST 436 The Soviet Experiment (SB & G & H) (3)

JST 210 / REL 210 Introduction to Judaism (HU & H) (3)

JST 211 / HST 211 / REL 211 Jews and Judaism in America (SB & H) (3)

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

JST 304 Studies in European History (SB & H) (3)

JST 314 / HST 390 / PHI 390 / REL 314 Jewish Philosophy (3)

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

JST 347 / HEB 347 / SLC 347 Modern Israeli Literature in Translation (HU & G) (3)

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

JST 396 / REL 396 Women in the Bible (3)

JST 491 History of Antisemitism (3)

REL 386 America and the Holocaust (HU or SB) (3)

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

Humanities

ENG 356 The Bible as Literature (HU) (3)

HEB 349 Israeli Wars in Israeli Movies (HU & G) (3)

HST 357 / PHI 391 / REL 391 Historical Perspectives on Philosophy and Religion (3)

JST 314 / HST 390 / PHI 390 / REL 314 Jewish Philosophy (3)

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

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

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

JST 348 / HEB 348 / REL 311 / SLC 348 Israeli Society and Culture (HU & G) (3)

JST 373 / WST 372 / REL 373 Women in Judaism (3)

JST 445 / FMS 445 / GER 445 / SLC 445 The Holocaust in German-Mediated Memory (3)

JST 496 Biblical Narratives Literary Approaches (3)

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

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

REL 486 / FMS 486 Holocaust on Film (3)

Literature

ENG 356 The Bible as Literature (HU) (3)

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

JST 347 / HEB 347 / SLC 347 Modern Israeli Literature in Translation (HU & G) (3)

JST 411 / HEB 411 / REL 411 Judaism and the Beginnings of Christianity (3)

JST 496 Biblical Narratives Literary Approaches (3)

Religious Studies

JST 210 / REL 210 Introduction to Judaism (HU & H) (3)

JST 314 / HST 390 / PHI 390 / REL 314 Jewish Philosophy (3)

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

JST 317 / REL 317 Introduction to Rabbinic Judaism (HU & H) (3)

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

JST 348 / HEB 348 / REL 311 / SLC 348 Israeli Society and Culture (HU & G) (3)

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

JST 373 / REL 373 / WST 372 Women in Judaism (3)

JST 384 / REL 384 The Bible and Archaeological Discoveries (3)

JST 396 / REL 396 Women in the Bible (3)

JST 491 History of Antisemitism (3)

JST 495 Judaism, Science and World Religions (3)

JST 496 Biblical Narratives Literary Approaches (3)

REL 207 Ritual, Symbol, and Myth (L or HU) (3)

REL 310 Western Religious Traditions (HU & H) (3)

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

REL 385 Contemporary Western Religious Thought (HU) (3)

REL 486 / FMS 486 Holocaust on Film (3)

Social Studies

HST 358 Jewish History from Antiquity to 1492 (SB & H) (3)

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

HST 372 Modern Middle East (SB & G & H) (3)

JST 211 / HST 211 / REL 211 Jews and Judaism in America (SB & H) (3)

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

JST 348 / HEB 348 / REL 311 / SLC 348 Israeli Society and Culture (HU & G) (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 Science, Technology, and National Security (SB) (3)

Upper-Division Electives -- 6 credit hours
Students choose upper-division electives from any of the thematic track course lists (the electives may be from any combination of thematic tracks).
Upper Division Certificate Electives (6)

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

2018-19

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

Concentration Contact