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.

CJC courses are identified with both JCIV and INAF course numbers. The list of courses that count towards the minor is not limited to those courses with a JCIV or INAF course number, as some departments choose to x-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.

Upcoming Courses (Fall 2022)

Core Courses

JCIV-199 Introduction to JCIV

JCIV-443 Jewish Civilization Senior Colloquium

Hebrew Courses

HEBR-101 Intensive Beginning Modern Hebrew I

HEBR-201 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I

HEBR-300 Advanced Modern Hebrew I

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

JCIV-028 American Catholics, The Hitler Regime and the Holocaust

JCIV-120 Holocaust: Unique or Universal?

JCIV-138 Theological Implications of Holocaust

JCIV-218 Nazi Policies & Practices Regarding Disability

Humanities and Literature

JCIV-029 Jews in 20th Century American Pop Culture

JCIV-183 Interfaith Marriage in Literature and Film

JCIV-220 Jewish Literature in the Global South

JCIV-224 Symbols of Faith

JCIV-225 Jews on Trial

JCIV-254 Arguing with God: The Bible as Literature

JCIV-304 Jews and the Making of Modernity

International Affairs and Diplomacy

JCIV-235 Congress and the Making of Middle East Foreign Policy

JCIV-245 The Arab Spring and Israel

JCIV-271 Muslims and Jews: Rethinking Narratives

JCIV-281 The Weaponization of Hate

JCIV-297 The Societal, Political and Security Implications of Israel's Relations with the Arab and Muslim World

JCIV-321 History of Peace-Making in the Middle East

JCIV-341 Terrorism: Middle East and North Africa

JCIV-447 Islam, Judaism And Western Civilization

Current Courses (Spring 2022)

Core Courses

JCIV-199 Introduction to JCIV (Great Jewish Texts through Space and Time)

JCIV-443 Jewish Civilization Senior Colloquium

Hebrew Courses

HEBR-102 Intensive Beginning Modern Hebrew II

HEBR-202 Intermediate Modern Hebrew II

HEBR-302 Advanced Modern Hebrew II

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

JCIV-027 Opening of the Pius XII Archives and Holocaust Research

JCIV-175 Holocaust: Gender & Racial Ideology

JCIV-310 Holocaust Forensics Fieldwork Centennial Lab

JCIV-445 The Forensics of Mass Killings

Humanities and Literature

JCIV-196 Re-Examining the Middle East Crisis Through Literature and Film

JCIV-217 God and the Goal Posts

JCIV-241 Kabbalah in its Contexts

JCIV-294 Global Secularisms

International Affairs and Diplomacy

JCIV-023 From Resolution to Management and Prevention: the Evolution of the UN's Roles in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

JCIV-024 Countering Violent Extremism: The Role We All Play

JCIV-109 Untangling the Middle East: Religion, Politics and Ethnicity

JCIV-188 How to Fight for Human Rights

JCIV-230 From the Zionist Movement to Contemporary Israel

JCIV-231 Insurgency & Counterinsurgency

JCIV-281 The Weaponization of Hate: Antisemitism, Racism, Islamophobia, and Xenophobia in the Covid-19 Pandemic Era

JCIV-291 Combating Terrorist Financing 20 Years after 9/11

JCIV-444 Statecraft and Negotiation

JCIV-447 Islam, Judaism & Western Civilization

Jewish Studies

JCIV-013 Dynamic Dialogue: Talmudic Talks on Interfaith Engagement