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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2003

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Jewish Studies

    Barbara C. Johnson, Associate Professor and Coordinator

    This is one of the individual and interdisciplinary studies programs of the School of Humanities and Sciences.

    Jewish studies approaches the history and culture of the Jewish people from a multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective. The goals of the Jewish studies minor are to foster greater knowledge about Jewish history, religion, and culture and to explore who Jews are in their geographic and cultural diversity, and how they have interacted with other peoples politically, economically, socially, ideologically, philosophically, and artistically. In order to understand Jewish history, it is necessary to investigate economic, political, and social forces that affected the lives of Jews in varied cultural settings for thousands of years. The study of Jewish cultures includes religious beliefs and practices, philosophy, literature, folklore, visual arts, music, and the media.

    The Jewish studies minor will be useful for students going on to graduate study in any of a number of disciplines, with or without a Jewish studies focus. In addition, it will be useful for students contemplating professional careers related to Jewish religion, education, or community service (e.g., as rabbis, cantors, Jewish educators, social workers, or administrators of Jewish

    communal programs). More generally, it will be a useful minor for a wide variety of students pursuing careers in which multicultural awareness is important.

    The minor in Jewish studies will require 18 credit hours of work, including a basic language proficiency in Hebrew or another Jewish language (Yiddish or Judeo-Espanol).

    Requirements for the minor in Jewish studies

    Three credits in one of the following

340-20100

Jews in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

 

340-20200

Jews in the Modern World

 
 

Total

3

    Three credits in one of the following

340-10300

Hebrew Scriptures

 

340-20300

Judaism

 

307-32400

Literature of the Bible

 
 

Total

3

    Select 12 credits from the following courses, with at least 3 credits in each of two categories

    Social science and history

340-20100

Jews in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

 

340-20200

Jews in the Modern World

 

339-23500

Jewish Cultures: A Worldwide View

 

339-23610

American Jewish Life

 

339-36500

Israel: Ethnicity, Politics, and Culture

 

310-33900

Political Economy of the Middle East

 

310-40100

Politics seminar when appropriate topic

 

310-40200

Politics seminar when appropriate topic

 

319-38900

Special topics in speech communication when appropriate topic

 

    Religious studies

340-10300

Hebrew Scriptures

 

340-20300

Judaism

 

340-32300

Gender and Sexuality in Judaism

 

340-33300

Jewish Mysticism

 

344-27500

Selected topics in religion when appropriate topic

 

344-37500

Selected topics in religion when appropriate topic

 

340-42000

Internship in Jewish Studies

 

340-49100

Independent Study in Jewish Studies

 

    Language, literature, and the arts

316-20200

Intermediate Hebrew II

 

316-39900

Independent Study in Hebrew

 

307-21100

American Jewish Writers

 

307-32400

Literature of the Bible

 

307-37400

Shakespeare and the Jews

 

558-32100

Chamber Ensemble when appropriate focus

 
 

Total

12

 

Total required for minor

18

    Additional requirements

    1. Minor students must successfully complete 316-10100 with a grade of at least C- or demonstrate equivalent proficiency via a placement test to be administered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Students may petition the coordinator to substitute another Jewish language (Yiddish or Judeo-Espanol) in place of Hebrew, in which case testing for placement shall be done in conformance with testing of such proficiencies for any language by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    2. No more than 6 credits from a student's major department or 3 credits from a student's second minor will count toward the Jewish studies minor.

    3. No more than 3 credits of internship or independent study will count toward the Jewish studies minor.

    4. At least 6 credits toward the minor must come from courses at level 3 or above.

    5. At least 9 credits toward the minor must be taken at Ithaca College.

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