The Center for Jewish Civilization offers a variety of courses for students pursuing the minor in Jewish Civilization. These courses are also open to students who are not seeking the minor.
As part of the School of Foreign Service, CJC courses are identified with INAF course numbers. However, in an effort to assist students in identifying courses in Jewish Civilization we have reintroduced JCIV course listings. Courses identified with JCIV course numbers include courses offered by other departments which count towards the CJC minor. The list of courses that count towards the minor is not limited to those courses with a JCIV course number as some departments choose to cross-list courses with the CJC rather than list the course under two different departments.
See below for a list of current courses being offered. Click the title to read a description of each course.
Reminder: Minor students must take one social science course and one humanities course as part of their electives.
Upcoming Courses (Spring 2020)
[JCIV-000 Courses for the Spring 2020 Semester Will be Available in November]
Current Courses (Fall 2019)
JCIV-199 Intro to Jewish Civilization: Great Jewish Texts through Space and Time
JCIV-443 Senior Thesis Colloquium
HEBR-011 Intensive Beginning Hebrew I
HEBR-021 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I
HEBR-101 Advanced Modern Hebrew I
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
JCIV-138 Theological Implications of the Holocaust
JCIV-175 Holocaust Gender & Racial Ideology
JCIV-269 What Really Happened in the Camps?
JCIV-276 Holocaust by Bullets
Humanities and Literature
JCIV-220 Jewish Literature in the Global South
JCIV-350 Philip Roth: Fiction about Fiction
International Affairs and Diplomacy
JCIV-245 The Arab Spring and Israel
JCIV-274 Jewish Impact on US Politics & Policy
JCIV-282 Current Issues in US-Middle East Policy
JCIV-341 Terrorism in the Middle East & North Africa
JCIV-356 The American Approach to the Middle East and Arab-Israeli Peace
JCIV-016 Dialogue, Debate, and Difference: Jews & Hindus
JCIV-103 The History of Antisemitism
JCIV-109 Theological Aspects of Middle East Morass
JCIV-225 Jews on Trial
JCIV-237 Troubled Rivalry: Jewish-Catholic Relations