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Minor in Jewish Studies (JSTUMIN)Borns Jewish Studies Program

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

Description

Students who pursue the Minor in Jewish Studies will learn about cultural and religious diversity. The knowledge can be applied to real-world situations, whether in Jewish contexts or otherwise, and will enrich the intellectual breadth of the student's experience at IU.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Select from the following courses:
    • Jewish Studies Program (JSTU) courses
      • Up to two (2) Hebrew (Modern or biblical) or Yiddish language 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)
      • (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")
      • BUS-L 272 Global Business Immersion-business Law & Ethics
      • BUS-X 272 Global Business Immersion
      • MUS-M 410 Composer or Genre
  2. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor 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 minor 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 minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor 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.