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) (Credit is allowed for only ARB 101 or MSA 101)

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) (Credit is allowed for only HEB, JST, REL 131 or HEB 194 (Biblical Hebrew I))

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) (Credit is allowed for only ARB 101 or MSA 101)
ARB 102  Elementary Arabic II (4)  (Prerequisite(s): ARB 101 or MSA 101 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ARB 102 or MSA 102)          
ARB 201 Intermediate Arabic I (4)  (Prerequisite(s): ARB 102 or MSA 102 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ARB 201 or MSA 201)
ARB 202 Intermediate Arabic II (4)  (Prerequisite(s): ARB 201 or MSA 201 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ARB 202 or MSA 202)

German

GER 101 Elementary German (4) (Prerequisite(s): German Placement Test score of 0-230; Credit is allowed for only GER 101 or GER 111)
GER 102 Elementary German (4)  (Prquisite(s): GER 101 with C or better OR German Placement score of 231-328; Credit is allowed for only GER 102 or GER 110 or GER 111)
GER 201 Intermediate German (4) (Prerequisite(s): GER 102, 110, or 111 with C or better OR German Placement Test score of 329-443)
GER 202 Intermediate German (4) (Prerequisite(s): GER 201 with C or better OR German Placement Test score of 444-547; Credit is allowed for only GER 202 or GER 210)

Spanish

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish (4) (Prerequisite(s): Spanish Placement Test score of 0-249; Students may not enroll in SPA 101 if credit with C or better earned in SPA 102 or 110 or 111 or 201 or 202 or 203 or 204 or 210 or 313 or 314 or 315 or 316 or 325 or 412)
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish (4) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 101 with C or better OR Spanish Placement Test score of 250-369; Students may not enroll in SPA 102 if credit with C or better earned in SPA 110, 111, 201, 202, 203, 204, 210, 313, 314, 315, 316, 325, or 412)
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish (4) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 102, 110, or 111 with C or better OR Spanish Placement Test score of 370-420; Students may not enroll in SPA 201 if credit with C or better earned in SPA 202, 203, 204, 210, 313, 314, 315, 316, 325, or 412)
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish (4) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 201 or 203 with C or better OR Spanish Placement Test with a score of 421-520; Students may not enroll in SPA 202 if credit with C or better earned in SPA 204, SPA 210, SPA 313, SPA 314, SPA 315, SPA 316, SPA 325 or SPA 412)

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) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 304 or JST 304)

HST 358 Jewish History from Antiquity to 1492 (SB & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours)

HST 359 Jewish History from 1492 to 1948 (SB & G & H) (3)  (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours)

HST 372 Modern Middle East (SB & G & H) (3) (Pre-requisite: Minimum 24 hours)

HST 436 The Soviet Experiment (SB & G & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 55 hours)

JST 210 / REL 210 Introduction to Judaism (HU & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 or 105 or 107 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only JST 210 or REL 210)

JST 211 / HST 211 / REL 211 Jews and Judaism in America (SB & H) (3) (Credit is allowed for only HST 211 or JST 211 or REL 211)

JST 230 / HST 230 / REL 230 Introduction to Jewish Civilization (HU & H & G) (3) (Credit is allowed for only HST, JST or REL 230)

JST 304 Studies in European History (SB & H) (3) (Credit is allowed for only HST, JST or REL 230)

JST 314 / HST 390 / PHI 390 / REL 314 Jewish Philosophy (3) (Prerequisite(s): Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 390, JST 314, PHI 390 or REL 314)

JST 315 / REL 315 Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) ((L or HU) & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only JST or REL 315)

JST 347 / HEB 347 / SLC 347 Modern Israeli Literature in Translation (HU & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only ENG 347 or HEB 347 or JST 347 or SLC 347 or ENG/HEB/JST/SLC 394 (Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation))

JST 369 / HST 369 / REL 312 History and Memory of the Holocaust (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 369 or JST 369 or REL 312 or HST 304 (Shoah: History, Memory, and Representation) or HST 394 (History of the Holocaust))

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

JST 491 History of Antisemitism (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours)

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) (Prerequisite(s):Credit is allowed for only FMS 349 or HEB 349 or HEB 394 (Israeli Wars in Israeli Movies))

HST 357 / PHI 391 / REL 391 Historical Perspectives on Philosophy and Religion (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or ENG 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 357 or PHI 391 or REL 391)

JST 314 / HST 390 / PHI 390 / REL 314 Jewish Philosophy (3) (Prerequisite(s): Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 390, JST 314, PHI 390 or REL 314)

JST 315 / REL 315 Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) ((L or HU) & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only JST or REL 315)

JST 316 / ENG 316 / HEB 316 / REL 316 Literary Readings of the Hebrew Bible (L or HU) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only ENG 316, HEB 316, JST 316, REL 316 or HEB 394 (Literary Readings of the Bible))

JST 318 / REL 318 / SOC 375 Contemporary American Jewish Identities ((HU or SB) & C) (3) (Prerequisite(s):minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only JST 318, REL 318 or SOC 375)

JST 348 / HEB 348 / REL 311 / SLC 348 Israeli Society and Culture (HU & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only HEB 348 or HEB 394 (Israeli Culture and Society) or JST 348 or REL 311 or SLC 348)

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) (Prerequisite(s): FMS 100 or FMS 200 or JST 210 or JST 230 or SLC 202 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only FMS/GER/JST/SLC 445 or GER 494 (Holocaust & German Media or Holocaust & German Mediated Memory))

JST 496 Biblical Narratives Literary Approaches (3) (Prerequisite(s): JST 210, 230 with C or better or REL 210  with C or better; Minimum 87 hours)

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) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only ENG 316, HEB 316, JST 316, REL 316 or HEB 394 (Literary Readings of the Bible))

JST 347 / HEB 347 / SLC 347 Modern Israeli Literature in Translation (HU & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only ENG 347 or HEB 347 or JST 347 or SLC 347 or ENG/HEB/JST/SLC 394 (Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation))

JST 411 / HEB 411 / REL 411 Judaism and the Beginnings of Christianity (3) (Prerequisite(s): HST 100 or 102 or REL 100 or SLC 142 or 202 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only HEB/JST/REL 411 or HEB 394 (Judaism and the Origins of Christianity) or HEB 494 (Judeo-Hellenistic Literature))

JST 496 Biblical Narratives Literary Approaches (3) (Prerequisite(s): JST 210, 230 with C or better or REL 210 with C or better; Minimum 87 hours)

Religious Studies

JST 210 / REL 210 Introduction to Judaism (HU & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s):Credit is allowed for only JST 210 or REL 210)

JST 314 / HST 390 / PHI 390 / REL 314 Jewish Philosophy (3) (Prerequisite(s): Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 390, JST 314, PHI 390 or REL 314)

JST 316 / ENG 316 / HEB 316 / REL 316 Literary Readings of the Hebrew Bible (L or HU) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only ENG 316, HEB 316, JST 316, REL 316 or HEB 394 (Literary Readings of the Bible))

JST 317 / REL 317 Introduction to Rabbinic Judaism (HU & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 369 or JST 369 or REL 312 or HST 304 (Shoah: History, Memory, and Representation) or HST 394 (History of the Holocaust))

JST 318 / REL 318 / SOC 375 Contemporary American Jewish Identities ((HU or SB) & C) (3) (Prerequisite(s):minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only JST 318, REL 318 or SOC 375)

JST 348 / HEB 348 / REL 311 / SLC 348 Israeli Society and Culture (HU & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only HEB 348 or HEB 394 (Israeli Culture and Society) or JST 348 or REL 311 or SLC 348)

JST 369 / HST 369 / REL 312 History and Memory of the Holocaust (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 369 or JST 369 or REL 312 or HST 304 (Shoah: History, Memory, and Representation) or HST 394 (History of the Holocaust))

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) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 369 or JST 369 or REL 312 or HST 304 (Shoah: History, Memory, and Representation) or HST 394 (History of the Holocaust))

JST 491 History of Antisemitism (3) (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 30 hours)

JST 495 Judaism, Science and World Religions (3) (Prerequisite(s):  JST 210, 230 with C or better or REL 210 with C or better; Minimum 87 hours)

JST 496 Biblical Narratives Literary Approaches (3) (Prerequisite(s): JST 210, 230 with C or better or REL 210 with C or better; Minimum 87 hours)

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

REL 310 Western Religious Traditions (HU & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours)

REL 313 / FMS 313 Anti-Semitism in the Media (3) (Prerequisite(s):FMS 100 with C or better)

REL 385 Contemporary Western Religious Thought (HU) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours)

REL 486 / FMS 486 Holocaust on Film (3)

Social Studies

HST 358 Jewish History from Antiquity to 1492 (SB & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 30 hours)

HST 359 Jewish History from 1492 to 1948 (SB & G & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 30 hours)

HST 372 Modern Middle East (SB & G & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours)

JST 211 / HST 211 / REL 211 Jews and Judaism in America (SB & H) (3) (Credit is allowed for only HST 211 or JST 211 or REL 211)

JST 318 / REL 318 / SOC 375 Contemporary American Jewish Identities ((HU or SB) & C) (3) (Prerequisite(s):minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only JST 318, REL 318 or SOC 375)

JST 348 / HEB 348 / REL 311 / SLC 348 Israeli Society and Culture (HU & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only HEB 348 or HEB 394 (Israeli Culture and Society) or JST 348 or REL 311 or SLC 348)

JUS 374 The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours)

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

STS 364 Science, Technology, and National Security (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

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).

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

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

2020-21

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