Jewish Studies Major

(JU25) -12 courses plus language proficiency

Jewish Studies majors study Jewish history, languages and culture in detail, from their biblical roots through the modern era.  With their emphasis on critical analysis and writing, Jewish Studies courses prepare students for careers in teaching, law, public policy, or any other field that values clear thought and expression. The major requires twelve (12) upper division courses, comprised of three (3) survey courses and nine (9) elective courses, and proficiency in modern and Biblical Hebrew.  

Required Courses

JUDA 130 (formerly 100a)- Introduction to the Old Testament: the Historical Books

or

JUDA 131 (formerly 100b)- Introduction to the Old Testament: the Poetic and Prophetic Books

and

HITO 104- The Jews and Judaism in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

HITO 105- The Jews and Judaism in the Modern World

Elective Courses

Nine-upper-division courses to be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor (JUDA 101,102 & 103 may be counted)

Jewish Studies Elective or JUDA 101

Jewish Studies Elective or JUDA 102

Jewish Studies Elective or JUDA 103

Jewish Studies Elective

Jewish Studies Elective

Jewish Studies Elective

Jewish Studies Elective

Jewish Studies Elective

Jewish Studies Elective

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in Hebrew is normally fulfilled by completion of the Hebrew Language six course series.Students may test out of all or some the Hebrew Language series courses; those who need to take upper division Hebrew to meet the Language proficiency requirement may use the upper division Hebrew courses to fulfill the three (3) of the nine (9) elective courses required for the major. 

JUDA 1Beginning Hebrew

JUDA 2Intermediate Hebrew

JUDA 3Intermediate Hebrew, Continued

JUDA 101Introduction to Hebrew Texts

JUDA 102Intermediate Hebrew Texts

JUDA 103Advanced Hebrew Texts

Staff Contact

Mitzy Martinez
Program Coordinator
Phone: 858-534-4551
jewishstudies@ucsd.edu

Office Hours
Mon.-Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm

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