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Undergraduate Program

Courses for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Jewish Studies

A. Pro-seminar: students must take the following course:

  • JSt 3000 Introduction to Jewish Studies

B. Language Study

Students must take one 2000-level Hebrew course (HBRM 2001 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I or HBRM 2002 Intermediate Modern Hebrew II)

C. Internship:

  • JSt 3500 Jewish Studies Internship
    Students will have the chance to work with one of the institutions that comprise the American Jewish community. Possibilities include a synagogue, school, museum, theater, anti-defamation organization, civil/human rights organization, charitable fund, nursing home, film or book festival, community center, or periodical.

D. Focused Courses: students must take 1 or 2 of the following:

1) Approved Focused Courses.

  • Engl 4000 Jewish Literature
  • HBRM 3081 Israeli Film and Fiction
  • Hist 3680 Modern Jewish History
  • Hist 4640/Soci 3228 The Holocaust
  • RelS 3400 Introduction to Judaism
  • RelS 4280 Religious Dimensions of the Holocaust
  • RelS 4450 Judaism in the Modern World
  • Independent Studies course

2) Special Topics Courses. Check Jewish studies website each semester.

  • Film 4780 Special Topics
  • Engl 4200 Topics
  • Grmn 4414 Topics in German Literature
  • Hist 4490 Topics in American History
  • Hist 4690 Topics in European History
  • Hist 4890 Topics in World History
  • RelS 4910 Issues in Religious Studies
  • Soci 3390 Selected Topics
  • Span 4440 Special Topics in Spanish Literature
  • WSt 4910 Special Topics

3) Independent Study.

E. Comparative Courses: students should choose 1 to 2 of the following:

1) Approved Comparative Courses. The following are approved.

  • Geog 4408 Geography of the Middle East
  • Hist 4225 Immigration and Ethnicity in U.S. History
  • Hist 4790 Middle East since 1800
  • RelS 3250 Biblical Studies
  • RelS 4200 Religion in America
  • Soci 3214 American Racial-Ethnic Groups
  • WSt 4370 Women and Religion

2) Special Topics Courses. Check Jewish studies website each semester.

  • Film 4780 Special Topics
  • Engl 4200 Topics
  • Grmn 4414 Topics in German Literature
  • Hist 4490 Topics in American History
  • Hist 4690 Topics in European History
  • Hist 4890 Topics in World History
  • RelS 4910 Issues in Religious Studies
  • Soci 3390 Selected Topics
  • Span 4440 Special Topics in Spanish Literature
  • WSt 4910 Special Topics

3) Context Courses. Students may apply 1 of these to the minor.

  • Film 4350 Film and History
  • Engl 3290 English Fiction
  • Engl 3830 American Literature: 1914-1945
  • Engl 3840 American Literature: 1945-Present
  • Engl 3860 American Drama
  • Grmn 4412 Survey of German Literature II
  • Grmn 4421 Introduction to German Civilization
  • Grmn 4422 Contemporary Germany
  • Hist 3220 United States in the Twentieth Century
  • Hist 3530 Europe Since 1789
  • Hist 4520 Roman Civilization
  • Hist 4525 Worlds of Eastern Christianity to 1300 AD/CE
  • Hist 4610 Modern Eastern Europe
  • Hist 4690 History of Modern Germany
  • PolS 3550 Modern Political Ideologies
  • PolS 4240 European Politics
  • PolS 4245 Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe
  • PolS 4260 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • PolS 4285 Politics and Religion in Comparative Perspective
  • PolS 4427 Politics of International Human Rights
  • PolS 4900 Studies in American Politics
  • RelS 3050 Introduction to Religion
  • RelS 3230 Philosophy of Religion
  • RelS 3310 Contemporary Religious Thought
  • RelS 4630 Comparative Study of Mysticism
  • RelS 4650 Religion and Ethics
  • RelS 4670 Church and State
  • Soci 3212 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Soci 4360 Religion and Society
  • Soci 4226 Urban Sociology
  • Span 4420 Medieval and Early Renaissance Spanish Literature
  • WSt 3990 Women's Literature II
  • WSt 4210 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • WSt 4440 Women in America

4) Independent Study.

Application for Jewish Studies Program

“Hebrew instruction at GSU really helped me understand the language better . . . I think I could go to Israel and make my way around.” – Matthew Kogon, Junior, Jewish Studies Minor