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)
REL 2201Judaism
HIST 2050History of Jewish Civilization: From the Bible to Spinoza
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
HIST 2051Antisemitism from Origins to the Present
HIST 2116Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain
JSTD 2001Topics in Judaic Studies: Pre-modern
REL 1009The Hebrew Scriptures
REL 2211Rabbinic Thought and Literature
REL 3923Violence and Peace in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
One course (3 credits) from the following:
HEBR 3101Modern Hebrew Literary Classics in Translation
HEBR 3301Modern Hebrew Fiction
HEBR 3302The Israeli Media
HIST 2060Modern Jewish History
HIST 2061Ghetto: History of a Concept
HIST 2812 History of Zionism
HIST 3061The Holocaust
HIST 3062War Crimes Trials
HIST 3367The American Jewish Experience
JSTD 2002Topics in Judaic Studies: Modern
PSC 2379Politics and Foreign Policy of Israel
PSC 2476The Arab-Israeli Conflict
or PSC 2476W The Arab-Israeli Conflict
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.