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Minor Programs

(JS 25) Jewish Studies Minor

  1. Students must complete 7 courses (28 total units) in Jewish Studies. Courses may be selected from the Jewish Studies Course List.
    1. All 7 courses may be taken as upper-division.
    2. OR 5 upper-division courses and 2 lower-division courses.
  2. Students may petition to receive credit for courses outside of Jewish Studies; all study abroad courses must be petitioned.
  3. No more than two courses may be taken P/NP. Petitions must be submitted.

(M052) Hebrew Language and Literature Minor

  1. Students must complete 7 courses (28 total units) in Hebrew language and literature.
  2. Courses are usually fulfilled by Jewish Studies 1, 2, 3, 101, 102, and 103, plus one elective course. JWSP 104 is repeatable for credit and can be taken in lieu of 101, 102, and 103.
  3. Students may petition to receive credit for courses outside of Jewish Studies; all study abroad courses must be petitioned.
  4. No more than two courses may be taken P/NP. Petitions must be submitted.

How to Declare the Minor

  1. Read the general university requirements for a minor.
  2. Log in to the Major/Minor tool and submit the declaration.
    1. Jewish Studies Major Code: JS25
    2. Jewish Studies Minor Code: JS25
    3. Hebrew Language and Literature Minor Code: M052
  3. Allow 3 to 5 business days for your declaration to be approved and/or processed. Check your degree audit to confirm your declaration was processed.
  4. Message the Jewish Studies Program Coordinator through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) if you have questions about the requirements, degree audit, or if would like to petition a course.

Sample of Proposed Minor Courses

(JS25) Jewish Studies Minor

0-2 Lower-Division Courses

Subject Code Course No. Title Institution Units Grade Options
JWSP 1 Beginning Hebrew  UC San Diego 5.00 Letter
JWSP 2 Intermediate Hebrew UC San Diego 5.00 Letter

5-7 Upper-Division Courses (20 units or 5 4-unit UD courses required)

Subject Code Course No. Title Institution Units Grade Options
TBA 1XX UD Program Elective UC San Diego 4.00 Letter
TBA 1XX UD Program Elective UC San Diego 4.00 Letter
TBA 1XX UD Program Elective UC San Diego 4.00 Letter
TBA 1XX UD Program Elective UC San Diego 4.00 Letter
TBA 1XX UD Program Elective UC San Diego 4.00 Letter

(M052) Hebrew Language and Literature Minor

3 Lower-Division Courses

Subject Code Course No. Title Institution Units Grade Options
JWSP 1 Beginning Hebrew  UC San Diego 5.00 Letter
JWSP 2 Intermediate Hebrew UC San Diego 5.00 Letter
JWSP 3 Intermediate Hebrew, Continued UC San Diego 5.00 Letter

4 Upper-Division Courses (20 units or 5 4-unit UD courses required)

Subject Code Course No. Title Institution Units Grade Options
JWSP 101 Introduction to Hebrew Texts UC San Diego 4.00 Letter
JWSP 102 Intermediate Hebrew Texts UC San Diego 4.00 Letter
JWSP 103 Advanced Hebrew Texts UC San Diego 4.00 Letter
TBA 1XX UD Program Elective UC San Diego 4.00 Letter

Course Petitions

Students may petition courses to count toward the minor if it contains at least 50% of Jewish Studies related content. Students may also submit petitions for P/NP courses, study abroad courses, and language requirement exceptions. Petitions must be submitted immediately for review; prior to, during, or after taking a course. You can email completed petitions at jewishstudies@ucsd.edu and make sure to include: Undergraduate Petition Form (one per course), course syllabus, and relevant course work needed for review.

Undergraduate Petition Form (PDF)

Virtual Advising Center

For questions about the major, minor, or language program, please contact the Jewish Studies advisor through VAC: Andrianna Martinez, Jewish Studies Program Coordinator, 858-534-4551, H&SS Room 1105, Tuesday-Friday 10:00-11:00 and 2:00-3:00 or by appointment.

Log in to VAC