The Minor in Modern Jewish and Israel Studies

Course Requirements for the Minor: 24 units

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

1 course selected from:

MJIS 204 Judaism 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as RELS 204.

RELS 204 Judaism 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as MJIS 204.

1 course selected from:

MJIS 253 The Holocaust: Background, Tragedy, and Aftermath 3.0 Inq *

This course is also offered as SOCI 253.

SOCI 253 The Holocaust: Background, Tragedy, and Aftermath 3.0 Inq *

This course is also offered as MJIS 253.

1 course selected from:

MJIS 418 Government and Politics of Israel 3.0 F1

This course is also offered as POLS 418.

MJIS 455 Israeli Public Address 3.0 F2
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.
POLS 418 Government and Politics of Israel 3.0 F1

This course is also offered as MJIS 418.

1 course selected from:

MJIS 386 Philosophy of Judaism 3.0 S2

This course is also offered as PHIL 386.

MJIS 454 Jewish Rhetoric 3.0 F1 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.
PHIL 386 Philosophy of Judaism 3.0 S2

This course is also offered as MJIS 386.

2 courses selected from:

HBRW 101 First-Semester Hebrew 3.0 FS *
HBRW 102 Second-Semester Hebrew 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: HBRW 101.
HBRW 103 Third-Semester Hebrew 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: HBRW 102.
HBRW 104 Fourth-Semester Hebrew 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: HBRW 103.
MJIS 303 Hebrew Bible 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as RELS 303.

RELS 303 Hebrew Bible 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as MJIS 303.

Note: Students are required to have at least 3 units of Hebrew. You may choose an additional 3 units of Hebrew if your focus is more on language, or you may choose the Hebrew Scriptures course if your interests tend toward literary and religious concerns. If you use RELS 303 for the required course, you cannot use it for your electives.

2 courses selected from:

HIST 466 The Arab-Israeli Conflict 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as MEST 466.

MEST 466 The Arab-Israeli Conflict 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as HIST 466.

MJIS 303 Hebrew Bible 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as RELS 303.

MJIS 304 Judaism in America 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as RELS 304.

MJIS 386 Philosophy of Judaism 3.0 S2

This course is also offered as PHIL 386.

MJIS 418 Government and Politics of Israel 3.0 F1

This course is also offered as POLS 418.

MJIS 454 Jewish Rhetoric 3.0 F1 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.
MJIS 455 Israeli Public Address 3.0 F2
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.
MJIS 489 Internship in Modern Jewish and Israel Studies 1.0 -3.0 FS

If MJIS 489 is selected, it must be taken for 3 units.

MJIS 498 Special Topics in Modern Jewish and Israel Studies 1.0 -3.0 FS

If MJIS 498 is selected, it must be taken for 3 units.

MJIS 556 Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as SOCI 456.

PHIL 386 Philosophy of Judaism 3.0 S2

This course is also offered as MJIS 386.

POLS 418 Government and Politics of Israel 3.0 F1

This course is also offered as MJIS 418.

RELS 303 Hebrew Bible 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as MJIS 303.

RELS 304 Judaism in America 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as MJIS 304.

SOCI 456 Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as MJIS 556.

POLS 446A International Relations of the Middle East 3.0 F1

Note: You may apply HIST 466 or POLS 446A to this requirement, but not both.

As part of your electives, you may choose to participate in the proposed internship program for up to 3 units, which will be completed in conjunction with the Magnus Museum in the Bay Area. Depending on the needs of the sponsoring organizations, additional internships may be available from the Spielberg Shoah Foundation, the Northern California Holocaust Resource Center, the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Martyrs Museum and Memorial, the Jewish Museum of San Francisco (currently in the initial stages of design), and the United States Holocaust Museum and Memorial in Washington, DC.