Jewish Studies Minor

(RLST was formerly CPRL)

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Students minoring in Jewish studies are required to take 21 units, distributed as follows:

Required Courses (12 units):

  • RLST 210 Introduction to Judaism (3)
  • RLST 300 Methods of Studying Religion (3)
  • RLST 361 History and Development of Jewish Thought: Biblical and Rabbinical Eras (3)
  • RLST 362 History and Development of Jewish Thought: Medieval and Modern Eras (3)

 

Elective Courses (9 units):

  • RLST 302 Religion and Ecology (3)
  • CPLIT/RLST 312 The Bible as Literature (3)
  • RLST 320 The End of the World (3)
  • RLST 321 Psychology of Religion (3)
  • RLST 330T Hebrew Scriptural Studies (3)
  • RLST 333 Religion and Sexuality (3)
  • RLST 335 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Compared (3)
  • RLST 358 Comparative Mysticism (3)
  • RLST 375 Conceptions of the Afterlife (3)
  • RLST 380 Religion and Violence (3)
  • RLST 381 Religion and Politics in the U.S.A. (3)
  • RLST 400 Religion, The Media, and Contemporary Culture (3)
  • HIST/RLST 412C History of the Jews (3)
  • HIST/RLST 435A The Holocaust (3)
  • SOCI/RLST 458 Sociology of Religious Behavior (3)
  • HIST 467 The Middle East in the 19th Century (3)
  • HIST 468 Middle East in the 20th Century (3)
  • RLST 485T Major Religious Thinkers and Concepts (3)**

**When the content pertains to the Jewish tradition.