Coursework at MSU

Minor in Jewish Studies

 

Coursework at MSU

Minor in Jewish Studies

 

The Jewish Studies Minor introduces students to the history, religion, culture, and civilization of the Jewish people in Europe, the United States, and Israel. The Minor, which is administered by the College of Arts and Letters, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs at Michigan State University.

 

To earn the Minor, a student must complete a minimum of twenty (20) credits from the “Checklist of Courses,”  which can be taken while fulfilling the requirements for a major in nearly any field. Hebrew credits count only from 201-202 and upward. Students enrolled in summer semester, or year-long, MSU study in Israel programs can use courses taken at Israeli universities to qualify for the Minor. Certification of completion of the Jewish Studies Minor is added to the official graduating academic transcript. Some course numbers may only touch on topics that are relevant to Jewish Studies in some semesters. These courses are marked with an asterisk (*). Please check with the Director of Jewish Studies Yael Aronoff if you have questions about whether a course offered in a particular semester meets the requirements for inclusion in the Minor. The director will review syllabi to certify appropriate courses.

 

Students who plan to complete the Jewish Studies Minor should contact the Director of Jewish Studies (517-884-7054; Yael Aronoff) and submit a “Checklist of Courses” form to the Jewish Studies Program office. Students are coded as Minors in Jewish Studies, receive special advising and information from Jewish Studies, and are eligible for other opportunities as they arise.  A file is kept for each student in Jewish Studies.

Below are the list of courses that would fulfill the Jewish Studies Minor credit requirements for 2015-2016.

 

Jewish Studies Courses for Spring 2016

 

ENG 356, Sec 001
MW/3:00-4:20pm
3 credits
Lev Raphael
SS16 40
Readings in Jewish Literature

 

HEB 101, Sec 001
MTuWTh/9:10-10:00am
4 credits
Yore Kedem
FS15

 

HEB 101, Sec 002
MTuWTh/11:30-12:20pm
4 credits
Yore Kedem
FS15
Elementary Hebrew II

NOTE: HEB 101 does not count toward JS Minor

 

HEB 202, Sec 001
MTuWTh/10:20-11:10am
4 credits
Yore Kedem
S15
Second-Year Hebrew II

 

HEB 290
ARR
1-4 credits
SS15 Independent Study

 

HEB 490
ARR
1-4 credits
SS16
Independent Study

 

HST 317, Sec 001
MW/12:40-2:00pm
3 credits
SS16 American Jewish History

 

HST 392, Secs 001H-005
TuThF/Various times
3 credits
Karrin Hanshew
SS16
History of the Holocaust

 

IAH 207, Sec 741
Tu/3:00-4:50pm
4 credits
Margot Valles
SS16
Humor in 20th Century Lit., Cultures, Identities

 

IAH 211C, Sec 006
MW/3:00-4:50
4 credits
Steven Weiland
SS16
Area Studies America: Jewish-American Cultures

 

ISS 315, Sec 005
MW/5-6:50pm
4 credits
Lynn Goldstein
SS16
Global Diversity & Interdependence: The Jewish Experience

 

MC 390, Sec 003
TuTh/3:00-4:20pm
4
Yuval Benziman
SS16
Studying Conflict via Cultural Texts: The Israeli Case (IR-Comparative; CCP)

 

MC 492, Sec 004
MW/12:40-2:00pm
4 credits
Yuval Benziman
SS16
Senior Seminar Int’l Relations (W): Israeli Foreign Policy

 

REL 413, Sec 001
Tu/4:10-7:00pm
3 credits
Matthew Kaufman
SS16
Jewish Philosophy