Catalog of Course Requirements

The Jewish Studies Catalog of Course Requirements is a list of all courses that have been, are currently, or will be offered again in the future. Courses are listed by discipline of study and by what Jewish studies major and minor degree requirements each satisfies. Please see the Jewish Studies Undergraduate Curriculum for a list of courses offered in the current academic year.

Questions about this catalog or the Jewish studies major/minor requirements should be directed to the Jewish studies undergraduate program coordinator.

The information on this list is subject to change. Last updated: 7/12/17


Language Courses

Discipline and
Course Number
Course Title Instructor Chronological
Requirement
GE
Hebrew 1 First-Year Hebrew Staff
Hebrew 2 First-Year Hebrew Staff
Hebrew 3 First-Year Hebrew Staff
Hebrew 4 Second-Year Hebrew Staff
Hebrew 5 Second-Year Hebrew Staff
Hebrew 6 Intermediate Hebrew Staff
Hebrew 80 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Staff Classical
Yiddish 1 First-Year Yiddish J. Levitow
Yiddish 2 First-Year Yiddish J. Levitow

Lower Division Core Courses

Discipline and
Course Number
Course Title Instructor Chronological
Requirement
GE
History 74 Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures N. Deutsch/
B. Thompson
ER
History 74A Jewish Life in North Africa and the Middle East A. Heckman Classical CC
History 74B Introduction to Middle Eastern and North African Jewish History, 1500-2000 A. Heckman CC
History 75 Film and the Holocaust B. Thompson Holocaust IM
History 76 Hitler and the Holocaust B. Thompson Holocaust PE-H
Literature 61J Introduction to Jewish Literature and Culture B. Thompson ER

Upper Division Core Courses

Discipline and
Course Number
Course Title Instructor Chronological
Requirement
GE
History 155 History of Modern Israel B. Thompson Modern CC
History 163B Genesis: A History STAFF Classical CC
History 172A German History STAFF Modern
History 172B German Film, 1919-1945 STAFF Modern IM
History 178E Modern Jewish Intellectual History B. Thompson Modern ER
History 185D Jewish Social Movements
Also offered as History of Consciousness 118
STAFF
History 185H Women, Gender, and Jewish Modernity (1800-Present) N. Deutsch Modern
History 185I Latin American Jewish History in the Modern Period A. Heckman Modern
History 185J The Modern Jewish Experience N. Deutsch Modern
History 185K Jewish Life in Eastern Mediterranean Port Cities A. Heckman Modern
History 185L Where Civilizations Met: Jews, Judaism, and the Iberian Peninsula A. Heckman
History 185M Zionism: An Intellectual History N. Deutsch ER
History 185N The Holocaust in a Digital World R. Deblinger Holocaust PR-E
History 185O The Holocaust and the Arab World A. Heckman Holocaust
History 194F Jewish Shanghai E. Honig
History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC) 135E Jewish Identity and Visual Representation STAFF Modern IM
Legal Studies 114 Jews, Anti-Semitism,and the American Legal System R. Coonerty Modern
Legal Studies 115 Law and the Holocaust R. Coonerty Holocaust
Literature 118A

Hebrew Bible
Formerly Pre- and Early Modern Literature 144B

N. Deutsch Classical TA
Literature 160G Topics in Literary Theory: Philosophical Encounters with Jewishness
Formerly Modern Literary Studies 104
D. Bell Modern
Literature 160G Topics in Literary Theory: Jews in Theory
Formerly Modern Literary Studies 104
D. Bell Modern
Literature 164A

Jewish Travel Narratives
Formerly Modern Literary Studies 144J

STAFF Modern
Literature 164B Hebrew Poetry
Formerly Modern Literary Studies 144E
STAFF Modern CC
Literature 164C Global Jewish Writing
Formerly Modern Literary Studies 144G
STAFF Modern
Literature 164D Jewish Diaspora, Ethnicity, and Urban Life
Formerly Modern Literary Studies 144A
B. Thompson Modern ER
Literature 164G Literature and the Holocaust
Formerly Modern Literary Studies 144C
N. Deutsch Holocaust
Literature 164H

Jewish Writers and the European City
Formerly Modern Literature 144H

STAFF Modern ER
Literature 164J Jewish Writers and the American City
Formerly Modern Literary Studies 144D
B. Thompson Modern ER
Literature 181A Biblical Hebrew, Part 1
Formerly Pre- and Early Modern Literature 153A
D. Selden Classical
Literature 181B Biblical Hebrew, Part 2
Formerly Pre- and Early Modern Literature 153B
D. Selden Classical
Philosophy 148 The Holocaust and Philosophy P. Roth Holocaust

Comprehensive Exit Courses

Discipline and
Course Number
Course Title Instructor Chronological
Requirement
GE
History 194K Jewish Radical Movements A. Heckman DC in Jewish Studies
HIS 194L Exile, Diaspora, and Displacement: Jewish Lives from North Africa to the Middle East A. Heckman DC in Jewish Studies
History 196G Modern Germany and Europe STAFF Modern DC in Jewish Studies
History 196M Shtetl: Eastern European Jewish Life N. Deutsch Modern DC in Jewish Studies
History 196N Eastern European Jewish Social History B. Thompson Modern DC in Jewish Studies
History 196P Hitler and Stalin STAFF Holocaust DC in Jewish Studies
History 196R Social World of Roman Palestine STAFF Classical DC in Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies 190A Jewish Socialism in Eastern Europe, 1880-1953
Also offered as History of Consciousness 190A
STAFF DC in Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies 195A Thesis Research STAFF
Jewish Studies 195B Thesis Writing STAFF DC in Jewish Studies
Literature 190Y Topics in Jewish Literature and Culture
Formerly Modern Literary Studies 190Y
B. Thompson DC in Jewish Studies

Elective Courses

Discipline and
Course Number
Course Title Instructor Chronological
Requirement
GE
History 2A The World to 1500 B. Breen CC
History 2B The World Since 1500 M. Matera/
G. O'Malley
CC
History 70A Modern European History, 1500-1815 STAFF CC
History 70B Modern European History, 1815-Present STAFF CC
History 107 Religion and Modernity N. Deutsch Modern CC
History 167A The First World War B. Thompson Modern TA
History 167B The Second World War in Europe STAFF Modern CC
History 172C History of German Film, 1945 to Present STAFF IM
History 172D Hitler and the Third Reich STAFF Modern
History 176 Eastern Europe, 1848-2000 STAFF CC
History 178A European Intellectual History: The Enlightenment STAFF
History 178B European Intellectual History: The 19th Century B. Thompson
History 178C European Intellectual History, 1870-1970 B. Thompson CC
History 184B Racism and Antiracism in Europe: From 1870 to the Present M. Davis TA
History 196X National Socialism and the Third Reich STAFF Modern
Jewish Studies 199 Tutorial: Independent Study STAFF
Literature 112I Kafka in Translation
Formerly Modern Literary Studies 167K
A. Bivens Modern TA
Music 80I Music of Modern Israel A. Tchamni Modern CC
Music 80P History of Jewish Music A. Tchamni Modern CC
Music 80T Mizrach: Jewish Music in the Lands of Islam A. Tchamni CC
Music 80Y Music, Anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust A. Tchamni Holocaust IM