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Minor
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Minor
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Arabic
Certificate
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Minor, Asian Studies
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Certificate

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Critical Languages
Minor, Japanese
Certificate, Arabic
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Certificate, Japanese
Economics
Minor, Economics
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Certificate, Political Economy
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English
Minor
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Environmental Studies
French
Minor
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Minor
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German
Minor
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Greek and Roman Classics
Minor
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Hebrew
Minor
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Minor
Italian
Minor
Certificate, Foreign Language
Japanese
Minor
Certificate
Jewish Studies
Concentration, History
Concentration, Religion
Minor
Certificate, Jewish Secular Studies
Latin American Studies
Minor
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (LGBT)
Mathematical Economics
Philosophy
Emphasis, Pre-Law
Minor
Political Science
Minor
Psychology
Minor, Psychology
Minor, Cognitive Neuroscience
Religion
Concentration, Religion and Public Life
Concentration, Religion, a Global Context
Minor
Russian
Minor
Certificate, Foreign Language
Sociology
Concentration, Health Track
Minor, Sociology
Minor, Sociology of Health
Certificate, Health Research
Spanish and Portuguese
Language, Literature, and Linguistics
Language and Professional Studies
Spanish for Education
Minor, Spanish
Minor, Portuguese
Certificate, Multilingual Business and Gov. Studies
Certificate, Spanish
Certificate, Spanish and Latin-Amer. Studies, Business
Certificate, Latin-Amer. Studies, Health & Human Services
Certificate, Latin-Amer. Studies
Women's Studies
Minor
Certificate

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Jewish Studies

Laura Levitt, Director
641 Anderson Hall
215-204-4745
llevitt@temple.edu

641 Anderson Hall
215-204-1644
www.temple.edu/jewishstudies

Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary field that allows students to sample courses across the liberal arts curriculum at Temple University. Central to Jewish Studies is an examination of the history, culture, beliefs, customs, practices, texts, and languages of the Jewish people. It addresses the legacy of over two thousand years of Jewish life as it has been lived in Jewish communities across the globe.  At Temple we pay particular attention to contemporary issues of Jewish culture, identity, and practice.  Students can either major or minor or can now do a certificate program in Jewish Secular Studies, a five-course mini-minor.

Requirements for the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Language Requirement      
Hebrew 2002 Intermediate II
     or
Equivalent approved by a faculty advisor
3  
Jewish Studies 2403-4896 Select one introductory course from J ST 2403-4896 3  
Religion* Electives Two relevant courses 6  
History* Electives Two relevant courses 6  
Hebrew* Electives Two courses in language or literature 6  
Jewish Studies Electives Four electives numbered 2000+ 12  
Jewish Studies 4096 Independent Jewish Studies 3 WI
         
Total     39  
*Students should select courses in these departments that are related to Jewish language, religion and culture.  


Distinction in Major

Jewish Studies majors may graduate with distinction if they have a GPA of 3.5 or better in the major, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and a grade of 3.5 or better in the capstone course (4096: Individual research project with a specific faculty member. Intended for majors in the final semester of coursework).

Sub-tracks with Concentrations in History or Religion

Interested students should consult with a Jewish Studies advisor to plan an individual program of study.

Requirements for the Minor

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Language Requirement      
Hebrew 2001 Intermediate I
    or
Equivalent approved by a faculty advisor
3 LB
         
Jewish Studies 2403-4896 One introductory course from J ST 2403-4896 3  
Religion* Elective One relevant course 3  
History* Elective One relevant course 3  
Hebrew* Elective One course in language or literature 3  
Jewish Studies Electives Three upper-level electives 9  
         
Total     24  
*Students should select courses in these departments that are related to Jewish language, religion and culture.  

Requirements for the Jewish Secular Studies Certificate

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies
2501

2502
Jewish Secularism/Jewish Civilization I
     or
Jewish Secularism/Jewish Civilization II
3  
         
Select four of the following electives: 12  
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
History
2705
3085
3221
3225
3406
3411
3711
4096
4896
4896
Antisemitism/Holocaust/Racism
Jewish Studies Internship
Jewish Experience in America
The Image of the Jew in Motion Pictures
Women in Judaism
The Philosophies of Judaism
Mideast Literature in Translation
Independent Study in Jewish Studies
Modern Jewish History
Jews, Judaism & the Modern World
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WI
WI
WI
         
Total     15  


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