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UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program: we teach about the history, languages, literature, and culture of the Jews.

Program Director's Welcome

Welcome back! The Jewish Studies Program offers students a vibrant, interdisciplinary array of courses from Ancient Jewish History to Contemporary Multiculturalism. In addition to multiple levels of Hebrew, we offer courses in Jewish culture from antiquity to modernity. Want to know more about what Jewish Studies is? Students of all years (not just freshmen!) can sign up for Prof. Lampert-Weissig's course this fall featuring visits from faculty teaching and writing about Jewish Studies from a variety of perspectives. Our faculty publish on a broad range of topics, including the Bible, Medieval literature, Rabbinic history, Modern German culture, biblical archeology, and Soviet Yiddish poetry. Our program offers students from all backgrounds, with or without past knowledge of Jewish texts or languages, to explore Jewishness and Judaism in an academic setting. Students are encouraged to pursue their own research projects through independent study courses with faculty members. Want to see us teach a course we haven't offered in a while? Send us an email! Or stop by to say hello. We'd love to get to know you.

Amelia Glaser
Program Director


Upcoming Program Lectures

Monday, November 14th, 2016, 5:00PM
UC San Diego Faculty Club

Kafka's Modernity by Reiner Stach

Fall 2016 Course Offerings

JUDA 1 – Beginning Hebrew
Shuster, MWF 9:00am-9:50am, CENTR 217A

JUDA 87- Freshman Seminar: What is Jewish Studies?
Lampert-Weissig, Th 3:30pm-4:20pm, HSS 1106A  

JUDA 101 – Introduction to Hebrew Texts
Propp, MWF 11:00am-11:50am, YORK 3000A

JUDA 131 – Introduction to the Old Testament:The Poetic Books
Propp, MWF 2:00pm-2:50pm, SOLIS 110

HITO 104 – The Jews and Judaism in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds
Goodblatt, MWF 10:00am-10:50am, PCYNH 120

LTRU 110C – Survey of Russian Literature in Translation 1917-Present
Glaser, MWF 9:00am-9:50am, YORK 3050B

JUDA 199 – Independent Study
Goodblatt, time and location TBD