Curriculum

The five-course minor consists of:

  • 3 Jewish Civilization courses and 2 courses representing 2 of these 4 elective groups: Bible, Theology, and History of Interpretation; History, Art, and Archaeology; Literature; Philosophy; or
  • 2 Jewish Civilization courses and 3 courses representing 3 elective groups, or
  • 1 Jewish Civilization course and 4 courses representing 3 or 4 elective groups.

Jewish Civilization courses:

  • HIST 260 - Jewish Civilization I or
  • CLAS 180 - Jewish Civilization I
  • HIST 262 - Jewish Civilization II (600-1400)
  • HIST 263 - Jewish Civilization III (1400-present)

Bible, Theology, and History of Interpretation elective group:

  • THEO 211 - The Dead Sea Scrolls or
  • CLAS 211 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • THEO 226 - Hellenism, Judaism, Christianity
  • THEO 246 - Biblical Archaeology
  • THEO 251 - Intro to Hebrew Scriptures
  • THEO 253 - Psalms and Wisdom Literature
  • THEO 254 - Interpreting the Book of Esther
  • THEO 255 - Old Testament Prophets
  • THEO 258 - The Bible and Anti-Judaism
  • THEO 268 - Sem: Paul and Anti-Judaism
  • THEO 273 - Intro to Biblical Hebrew or
  • CLAS 173 - Intro to Biblical Hebrew
  • THEO 280 - Readings in Biblical Hebrew
  • THEO 284 - Jews and the Gospels
  • THEO 292 - The Torah / Pentateuch
  • THEO 296 - Jewish Interpretations of Job
  • THEO 327 - Bioethics: Jewish and Catholic
  • THEO 383 - Introduction to Kabbalah

History, Art and Archaeology elective group:

  • CLAS 171 - Ancient Iraq and Bible Lands
  • CLAS 251 - Near Eastern Mythology: Art
  • CLAS 307 - Biblical Archaeology
  • HIST 264 - Hellenism, Judaism, Christianity
  • HIST 351 - Zionism and Modern Israel
  • HIST 464 - Russian Jewish History
  • THEO 319 - Anti-Semitism: The Great Hatred
  • THEO 353 - The Holocaust

Literature elective group:

  • CLAS 252 - Near Eastern Mythology: Lit
  • ENGL 336 - Israeli Literature
  • ENGL 350 - Modern Jewish Fiction
  • ENGL 351 - Jewish American Literature

Philosophy elective group:

  • PHIL 309 - Medieval Islamic and Jewish Phil
  • PHIL 383 - Spinoza