The Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies

Note: The following is different from what appears in the printed catalog. The below information is current and correct.

Note: Admissions to the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies is currently suspended. Please contact the College of Humanities and Fine Arts to learn the current status of the program.

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 advisor 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 advisor or view it and other current advising information at http://em.csuchico.edu/aap/ProgramSearch.

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.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

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

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents. 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

Completion of 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 advisor 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:

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.

Language Area: 3 units

1 course 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.

Culture and Society: 9 units

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:

SOCI 356 Genocide 3.0 FA * GC

This course is also offered as MJIS 356.

MJIS 356 Genocide 3.0 FA * GC

This course is also offered as SOCI 356.

1 course required:

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.

History Area: 9 units

1 course required:

POLS 446A International Relations of the Middle East 3.0 F1

1 course 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.

1 course selected from:

MJIS 418 Government and Politics of Israel 3.0 F1

This course is also offered as POLS 418.

POLS 418 Government and Politics of Israel 3.0 F1

This course is also offered as MJIS 418.

Religion and Thought Area: 9 units

1 course required:

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.

1 course selected from:

MJIS 304 Judaism in America 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as RELS 304.

RELS 304 Judaism in America 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as MJIS 304.

1 course selected from:

MJIS 386 Philosophy of Judaism 3.0 S2

This course is also offered as PHIL 386.

PHIL 386 Philosophy of Judaism 3.0 S2

This course is also offered as MJIS 386.

Capstone Course: 3 units

1 course required:

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.

Electives: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

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 489 Internship in Modern Jewish and Israel Studies 1.0 -3.0 FS
MJIS 498 Special Topics in Modern Jewish and Israel Studies 1.0 -3.0 FS
MJIS 556 Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as SOCI 456.

RELS 100 Judaism, Christianity, Islam 3.0 FS *
SOCI 456 Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as MJIS 556.

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 advisor.

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 advisor 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 advisor for specific information.