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Minor
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Minor
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Arabic
Certificate
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Minor, Asian Studies
Minor, Asian American Studies
Certificate, Asian Business and Society
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Certificate
Classics
Concentration, Classical Languages & Literature
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Minor
Minor, Ancient Mediterranean Studies

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Minor, Japanese
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Certificate, Japanese
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Minor, Economics
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Certificate, Political Economy
Certificate, Management Career
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Minor
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Minor
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Minor
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Minor
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Certificate, Geog. of Sports Rec. & Tourism Planning
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Minor
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Minor
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Minor
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Minor
Certificate, Foreign Language
Japanese
Minor
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Jewish Studies
Concentration, History
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Minor
Certificate, Jewish Secular Studies
Latin American Studies
Minor
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Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior & Plasticity
Philosophy
Emphasis, Pre-Law
Minor
Political Science
Minor
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Minor, Psychology
Minor, Cognitive Neuroscience
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Minor
Russian
Minor
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Concentration, Health Track
Minor, Sociology
Minor, Sociology of Health
Certificate, Health Research
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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
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Certificate, Latin-Amer. Studies
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Minor
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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 2,000 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 2001 Intermediate 1 3 LB
Hebrew 2002 Intermediate 2
     or
Equivalent approved by a faculty advisor
3  
*Jewish Studies 2000-2999 One Course at the 2000 level 3  
         
Two Jewish Religion courses from the following list: 6  
Jewish Studies/Religion
Religion
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies/Religion
Jewish Studies/Religion
Political Science
Jewish Studies/Religion
3404
3405
3406
3407
3411
3411
4406
Dead Sea Scrolls
Judaism & Literature
Women in Judaism
Jews, America, & Sports
Philosophies of Judaism
Classical Political Philosophy
Between Torah & Talmud
   
         
*Two Jewish History courses from the following list: 6  
Jewish Studies/History
Jewish Studies
History
Jewish Studies/History
Religion
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
History
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies/Religion
Jewish Studies
History
2705
2706
2706
3221
3401
3406
3571
3571
3408
4406
4896
4896
Anti-Semitism/Holocaust/Racism
Survey of Jewish History
Jewish Diaspora
Jewish Experience in America
Modern Trends in Judaism
Women in Judaism
Israel & the Arabs
Israel: History, Politics & Society
Israel in the Middle East
Between Torah & Talmud
Modern Jewish History
Jews, Judaism & the Modern World









RS









WI
WI
         
*One course in Hebrew language, literature, or culture from the following list: 3  
Jewish Studies/Hebrew
Jewish Studies/Hebrew
Religion
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies/Religion
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies/Hebrew
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies/Religion
Political Science
Hebrew
Jewish Studies/Hebrew
2797
2779
3405
3406
3407
3408
3711
3250
3411
3411
2003+
3797
Jewish Humor Past & Present
Love Themes in Hebrew Literature
Judaism & Literature
Women in Judaism
Jews, America, Sports
Israel in the Middle East
Israelis & Palestinians
Topics: Jews & Film
Philosophies of Judaism
Classical Political Philosophy
All Hebrew language courses above 2002
Literature & Art of the Holocaust
  WI










WI
         
Jewish Studies Electives Two electives numbered 3000+ 6  
Jewish Studies 4096 Independent Jewish Studies 3 WI
         
Total     33  

*All students must take two writing-intensive courses in their major.  In addition to Jewish Studies 4096, students must select one Jewish Studies elective that is writing-intensive.

 

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 2000-2999 One course at the 2000 level 3  
         
One Jewish Religion course from the following list: 3  
Jewish Studies/Religion
Religion
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies/Religion
Jewish Studies/Religion
Political Science
Jewish Studies/Religion
3404
3405
3406
3407
3411
3411
4406
Dead Sea Scrolls
Judaism & Literature
Women in Judaism
Jews, America, Sports
Philosophies of Judaism
Classical Political Philosophy
Between Torah & Talmud
   
         
One Jewish History course from the following list: 3  
Jewish Studies/History
Jewish Studies
History
Jewish Studies/History
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
History
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies/Religion
Jewish Studies
History
2705
2706
2706
3221
3406
3571
3571
3408
4406
4896
4896
Anti-Semitism/Holocaust/Racism
Survey of Jewish History
Jewish Diaspora
Jewish Experience in America
Women in Judaism
Israel & the Arabs
Israel: History, Politics & Society
Israel in the Middle East
Between Torah & Talmud
Modern Jewish History
Jews, Judaism & the Modern World
  RS








WI
WI
         
One course in Hebrew language, literature, or culture from the following list: 3  
Jewish Studies/Hebrew
Jewish Studies/Hebrew
Religion
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies/Religion
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies/Hebrew
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies/Religion
Political Science
Hebrew
Jewish Studies/Hebrew
2797
2779
3405
3406
3407
3408
3711
3250
3411
3411
2003+
3797
Jewish Humor Past & Present
Love Themes in Hebrew Literature
Judaism & Literature
Women in Judaism
Jews, America, & Sports
Israel in the Middle East
Israelis & Palestinians
Topics: Jews & Film
Philosophies of Judaism
Classical Political Philosophy
All Hebrew language courses above 2002
Literature & Art of the Holocaust
  WI










WI
         
Jewish Studies Electives Two upper-level electives 6  
         
Total     21  

Requirements for the Jewish Secular Studies Certificate

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies
2408

2409
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
3250
3406
3411
3711
4096
4896
4896
Anti-semitism/Holocaust/Racism
Jewish Studies Internship
Jewish Experience in America
Topics: Jews & Film
Women in Judaism
The Philosophies of Judaism
Israelis & Palestinians
Independent Study in Jewish Studies
Modern Jewish History
Jews, Judaism & the Modern World
  RS






WI
WI
WI
         
Total     15  


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