THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MODERN JEWISH STUDIES

The BA in Modern Jewish Studies is offered jointly by CSU, Chico, San Diego State University, and San Francisco State University. Students take core courses at their home campus. Other courses to fulfill degree requirements are also taken at the home campus; distance-based courses may be taken only when the home campus does not offer those courses. Consult with a major adviser for information on courses available from the other two campuses.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 42 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Students have the option of taking additional courses online from faculty at San Diego State University and San Francisco State University or through the California State University's Study Abroad Program at Haifa University. Please see the BA adviser for specifics. A list of online courses and registration procedures is available at http://www.csuchico.edu/mjis/bajs.

Some courses appear under more than one area heading, but each course may be used to fulfill requirements in only one area.

Introductory Course: 3 units

1 course selected from:
MJIS204Judaism3.0FS *Eth
RELS204Judaism3.0FS *Eth

Language Area: 3 units

1 course selected from:
HBRW101First-Semester Hebrew3.0FS *
HBRW102Second-Semester Hebrew3.0FS *
Prerequisites: HBRW 101.
HBRW103Third Semester Hebrew3.0FS
Prerequisites: HBRW 102.
HBRW104Fourth Semester Hebrew3.0FS
Prerequisites: HBRW 103.

Culture and Society: 9 units

1 course selected from:
MJIS253The Holocaust3.0SP *
SOCI253The Holocaust3.0SP *
1 course selected from:
CMST356Genocide and Mass Persuasion3.0FS *NW
MJIS356Genocide and Mass Persuasion3.0FS *NW
1 course selected from:
CMST455Israeli Public Address3.0F2
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.
MJIS455Israeli Public Address3.0F2
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.

History Area: 9 units

1 course required:
POLS446AIntl Relations: Middle East3.0F1
1 course selected from:
HIST466The Arab-Israeli Conflict3.0SP
MEST466The Arab-Israeli Conflict3.0SP
1 course selected from:
MJIS418Govt & Polit of Israel3.0F1
POLS418Govt & Polit of Israel3.0F1

Religion and Thought Area: 9 units

1 course required:
MJIS303Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)3.0FS
RELS303Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)3.0FS
1 course selected from:
MJIS304Judaism in America3.0Inq
RELS304Judaism in America3.0Inq
1 course selected from:
MJIS386Philosophy of Judaism3.0S2 *
PHIL386Philosophy of Judaism3.0S2 *

Capstone Course: 3 units

1 course selected from:
CMST454Jewish Rhetoric3.0F1 WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher (MJIS majors). CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.
MJIS454Jewish Rhetoric3.0F1 WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher (MJIS majors). CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.

Electives: 6 units

2 courses selected from:
CMST556Teaching Holocaust & Genocide3.0SM
HBRW102Second-Semester Hebrew3.0FS *
Prerequisites: HBRW 101.
HBRW103Third Semester Hebrew3.0FS
Prerequisites: HBRW 102.
HBRW104Fourth Semester Hebrew3.0FS
Prerequisites: HBRW 103.
MJIS489Internship1.03.0FS
ERROR: unknown course: MJIS_498
MJIS556Teaching Holocaust & Genocide3.0SM
RELS100Judaism, Christianity, Islam3.0FS *
SOCI456Teaching Holocaust & Genocide3.0SM

NOTE: MJIS 489 and MJIS 498 must be taken for 3 units.

Electives may be taken at any of the three campuses. A maximum of 6 units outside of Jewish Studies may be counted toward the major, with approval of a major adviser.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.