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Certificate in Jewish Studies (JSTUACRT)Borns Jewish Studies Program

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.

Description

The certificate program provides students with a broad-based knowledge of Jewish studies.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introduction to Jewish History I. One (1) course:
  2. Introduction to Jewish History II. One (1) course:
  3. Electives. 18 additional credit hours, selected from the following:
    • Jewish Studies Program (JSTU) courses
    • Courses offered by other departments and programs
      • (approved topic: "The Agnostic Bible")
      • (approved topic: "The Agnostic Bible")
      • (approved topic: "Yiddish Life: On Page, on Screen, on Stage")
      • (approved topics: "Culture, Memory, and Identity: Yiddish in the Post-Holocaust World"; "Ghetto, Shtetl, and Beyond: Millennium of History and Society of Yiddish")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics: "Representing the Holocaust"; "Power, Politics, and Piety: Nationalism and Territory in Israel/Palestine"; "Question of Identity: Judaism"; "Who Wrote the Bible?")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topic: "European Anti-Semitism")
      • (approved topic: "Anne Frank: Her Diary in Perspective")
      • (approved topic: "Anne Frank: Her Diary in Perspective")
      • (approved topic: "The Holocaust in American Memory")
      • (approved topics: "Extreme Violence in Europe 1900-1945: Political Utopias, Ethnic Conflict, and Total War"; "War and Violence in 20th Century Europe"; "The Zionist Movement between Europe and Palestine/Israel")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topic: "Anti-Semitism in Europe Since the Enlightenment")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics: "Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean"; "Three Cultures in the Medieval Mediterranean: Interactions between Muslims, Christians, and Jews")
      • (approved topics: "Economy and the Jews"; "The Jewish Body"; "The Jews of Islam"; "Jewish History in (Auto) Biographies"; "Perpetrators of the Holocaust"; "Testimonies of the Holocaust")
      • (approved topics: "Anti-Semitism and Jewish Responses"; "Jewish Cultural History of the Modern Era"; "Jewish Emancipation"; "Perpetrating Genocide"; "Perpetrators of the Holocaust")
      • (approved topic: "Refugees and Migrants")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics: "Anne Frank and Hitler: Studies in the Representations of Good and Evil"; "Literature of the Holocaust")
      • (approved topics: "The Agnostic Bible"; "The American Jewish Experience"; "American Jewish Writers"; "Literature of the Holocaust"; "Poetics of Biblical Narrative")
      • (approved topic: "Refugees and Migrants")
      • (approved topic: "Refugees and Migrants")
      • (approved topic: "Prostitutes, Homemakers, and CEOs: Israel and the Concept of University Women's Experiences")
      • (approved topics: "Jewish Philosophy in the Medieval World: The Jews of Islam"; "Muslim Spain")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (with departmental approval)
      • (with departmental approval)
      • (with departmental approval)
      • (approved topic: "Women in American Jewish History")
      • (approved topics: "Rabbinic Judaism"; "Torah, Temple, and God in Ancient Judaism"; "Understanding the Rabbinic Mind")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topic: "Studies in Rabbinic and Talmudic Literature")
      • (approved topics: "Bible and Beyond: Reading Early Jewish Literature"; "The Struggle for the Holy Land: Power, Piety, and Politics in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict"; "Talmud")
      • (approved topic: "Jews and Christians: Pilgrims and Exiles: Late Ancient and Early Medieval Imaginings of Travel, Territory, and Identity")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topic: "Jewish Critics of Zionism")
      • MUS-M 410 Composer or Genre
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.