Program Requirements

The Curricular Requirements for the Judaic Studies Major

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

Program-specific curriculum:

Foreign language requirement
Two semesters of study in a single foreign language (or the equivalent)
Required courses (9 credits):
REL 2201Judaism
HIST 2050History of Jewish Civilization: From the Bible to Modernity
JSTD 4019Senior Thesis
One course (3 credits) from the following:
ANTH 3805Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands
CLAS 2803The Ancient Near East and Egypt to 322 B.C.
CLAS 2804History of Ancient Israel
REL 1009The Hebrew Scriptures
JSTD 2001Topics in Judaic Studies: Pre-modern
REL 2211Rabbinic Thought and Literature
REL 3141Second Temple/Hellenistic Judaism
REL 3149WBiblical Issues
REL 3923Violence and Peace in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
One course (3 credits) from the following:
ENGL 3970Jewish American Literature
HEBR 3101Modern Hebrew Literary Classics
HEBR 3301Modern Hebrew Fiction
HEBR 3302The Israeli Media
HIST 3367The American Jewish Experience
HIST 3820History of Israel
JSTD 2002Topics in Judaic Studies: Modern
PSC 2379Politics and Foreign Policy of Israel
REL 3221Issues in Jewish Ethics
REL 3291Modern Jewish Thought
Five additional courses (15 credits) from the two lists above.

Judaic Studies Program Blog

Read the program's blog, From Under The Fig Tree, to stay informed on what Judaic Studies faculty and students are up to. The blog also serves as a cultural clearinghouse on what's new and noteworthy within the broader Jewish republic of arts and letters.