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General Catalog 2023-2024

Jewish Studies, Certificate of Special Study


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Jewish Studies Certificate Program Coordinator:
Jill Fields, Professor of History

The interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Certificate Program provides students with opportunities to explore the long history, rich culture, diverse communities, and distinctive religious practices of this global minority group from ancient times to the present. Students enrolled in certificate courses will gain understanding of the many dimensions of Jewish heritage and also of issues of contemporary concern for Jews of the diaspora, including the United States, and in Israel.

Candidates for the Jewish Studies Certificate must complete a minimum of 12 units of approved coursework with a grade of Cor better in at least two areas of Jewish history, religion, culture, politics, and/or Hebrew language. Students who complete a minimum of 15 units of approved coursework with a grade of B or better will earn a Certificate in Jewish Studies with Honors.

Students of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, including non-matriculating community members who are permitted to enroll in classes at the university, are welcome to enroll in the Jewish Studies Program to earn a certificate. Certificate coursework may include a supervised internship undertaken for credit that will fulfill one certificate course requirement. Courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the Jewish Studies Certificate may be used to fulfill requirements of other degree or certificate programs. The certificate will only be issued after students consult with a co-director of the Jewish Studies Program to ensure that courses taken meet certificate requirements. An enrollment form is available on the Jewish Studies Program website.

Course Offerings May Include, but are not limited to, the Following:


Total (12 units)


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