Jewish Studies Courses


Below are additional courses regularly offered by participating programs and departments that count toward a major/minor in Jewish Studies. Courses listed on this page in italics may be successfully petitioned to count toward the major or minor so long as the course is offered and any criteria following the * is met.

For descriptions of courses listed below, see the appropriate departmental listing in the UCSD General Catalog.


ANAR 103. Archaeology of the Holy Land (4)

ANAR 125. Weapons and Warfare in the Ancient Near East (4)

ANAR 141. Prehistory of the Holy Land (4)

ANAR 142. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel (4)

ANAR 143. Archaeology, Anthropology, and the Bible (4)

ANAR 190. Middle East Archaeological Field Study (4)

ANAR 191. Advanced Cyber-Archaeology Field School (4)


HIEU 128: Europe Since 1945 (4)

HIEU 145. The Holocaust as Public History (4)

HIEU 154: Modern German History: From Bismarck to Hitler (4)

HIEU 156: History of the Soviet Union, 1905-1991 (4)

HIEU 158. Why Hitler? How Auschwitz? (4)

HIEU 159. Three Centuries of Zionism (4)

HIEU 174. The Holocaust: A Psychological Approach

HIEU 176. Politics in the Jewish Past (4)

HIEU 178: Soviet History: The Last Soviet Decades (4)

HINE 100. The Hebrew Bible and History (4)

HINE 101. The Religion of Ancient Israel (4)

HINE 102. The Jews in Their Homeland in Antiquity (4)

HINE 103. The Jewish Diaspora in Antiquity (4)

HINE 104. Sex in the Bible (4)

HINE 108. The Middle East before Islam (4)

HINE 112 A/AL. Great Stories from the Hebrew Bible (4)

HINE 112 B/BL. Great Poems from the Hebrew Bible (4)

HINE 113 Ancient Near East Mythology (4)
*requires Jewish Studies themed paper

HINE 161/261. Seminar in the Hebrew Bible (4)

HINE 162. Anthropology and the Bible (4)

HINE 166/266. Nationalism in the Middle East (4)

HINE 170/270. Special Topics in Jewish History (4)

HINE 199. Independent Study in Near Eastern History (4)

HITO 104. The Jews and Judaism in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (4)

HITO 105. Jewish Modernity from 1648–1948 (4)

HITO 106. Love and Family in the Jewish Past (4)

HITO 107. Holocaust Video Production (4)

HITO 124. Mystical Traditions (4)
*requires Jewish Studies themed paper

HITO 136. African-Americans and Jews: Slavery, Diaspora, Ghetto (4)

hito 136

HIUS 118. How Jews Became American (4)


HUM 1 The Foundations of Western Civilization: Israel and Greece (6)

Jewish Studies

JUDA 1. Beginning Hebrew (4)

JUDA 2. Intermediate Hebrew (4)

JUDA 3. Intermediate Hebrew, Continued (4)

JUDA 87. Freshman Seminar (4)

JUDA 101. Introduction to Hebrew Texts (4)

JUDA 102. Intermediate Hebrew Texts (4)

JUDA 103. Advanced Hebrew Texts (4)

JUDA 110. Introduction to Judaism (4)

JUDA 111. Topics in Judaic Studies (4)

JUDA 130. Introduction to the Old Testament: the Historical Books (4)

JUDA 131. Introduction to the Old Testament: the Poetic Books (4)

JUDA 196A. Jewish Studies Honors Course (4)

JUDA 196B. Jewish Studies Honors Course (4)

JUDA198. Directed Group Study in Jewish Studies (1-4)

JUDA 199. Independent Study in Jewish Studies (1-4)


LTEN 176. Major American Writers - Allen Ginsberg (4)

LTEN 178 (d): Comparative Ethnic Literature (4)

LTEU 158: Single Author in Russian Literature in translation "Dostoevsky" (4)

LTTH 115. Translation Theory and Practice (4)
*requires Judaic Studies themed translation (Yiddish, Hebrew, Jewish author/content)

LTWL 134. A Cultural History of American Jewry (4)

LTWL 138. Critical Religion Studies (Ancient Israel) (4)

LTWL 148. Yiddish Literature in Translation (4)

LTWL 198. Directed Group Study (4)

LTWL 199. Special Studies (4)

Political Science

POLI 121. Government and Politics of the Middle East (4)

POLI 121B. Politics in Israel (4)


SOCI 106M. Holocaust Diaries (4)

SOCI 188I. The Israel Palestinian Conflict (4)

A Note About Petitioning Courses

In any given semester there are likely classes offered (special topics courses, new courses, seminars), not listed above, that will count toward this major or minor through petition. In order for a course to be eligible for petition 50% of the course content must be related to a student's major or minor field of study.

To petition a course students need to:

1. Fill out an Undergraduate General Student Petition [PDF]

2. Gather supporting documentation (syllabi, course descriptions, and/or written student work)

3. Turn in the completed Undergraduate General Student Petition and supporting documentation to the Jewish Studies Program Coordinator.


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Phone: 858-534-4551

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