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 2023)

1-Credit Courses

JCIV-1014 The Text is Personal: Writing My Story Through the Jewish Story

JCIV-1031 German Catholics in Hitler's Army

Core Courses

JCIV-1990 Intro to Jewish Civilization

JCIV-4960 Jewish Civilization Senior Colloquium

Hebrew Courses

HEBR-1001 Intensive Beginning Modern Hebrew I

HEBR-2001 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I

HEBR-3001 Advanced Modern Hebrew I

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

JCIV-1761 Theological Implications of the Holocaust

JCIV-2766 Holocaust By Bullets

JCIV-4500 Forgotten Women: Victims of Violence in Mass Crimes and the Holocaust

Humanities and Literature

JCIV-1758 Fiction Writing Workshop: What is a Story?

JCIV-1766 Interfaith Marriage in Lit & Film

JCIV-1890 Magic and Religion

JCIV-2103 History of Antisemitism

JCIV-2751 Jews on Trial

JCIV-2761 Arguing with God: The Bible as Literature

International Affairs and Diplomacy

JCIV-2758 Congress & Making Middle East Foreign Policy

JCIV-2768 The Weaponization of Hate: Antisemitism, Racism, Islamophobia, and Xenophobia in the COVID-19 Pandemic era

JCIV-2970 The Societal, Political and Security Implications of Israel's Relations with the Arab and Muslim World

JCIV-3751 History of Peace-Making in the Middle East

JCIV-3890 Islam, Judaism and Western Civilization

JCIV-4447 Jewish-Muslim Coexistence in the Middle East and North Africa

JCIV-4630 Memory Wars: Ukraine, Russia & Eastern Europe

Current Courses (Spring 2023)

1-Credit Courses

JCIV-014 The Meaning of Human Existence and its common problems from a Jewish Perspective

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-030 The Vatican and Nazi/Axis War Criminals

Core Courses

JCIV-199 Intro to Jewish Civilization

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-175 Holocaust: Gender & Racial Ideology

JCIV-310 Centennial Lab: Holocaust Forensics

JCIV-445 The Forensics of Mass Killings

International Affairs and Diplomacy

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

JCIV-196 Re-Examining the Israel-Palestine Crisis through Literature and Film

JCIV-217 God and the Goal Posts

JCIV-256 Israel and World Politics

JCIV-284 Qualitative Research Methods

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

JCIV-294 Global Secularisms

JCIV-352 Race, Religion, and Terrorism

JCIV-367 Music, Politics & Diplomacy

JCIV-410 Centennial Lab: Antisemitic Propaganda

JCIV-444 Statecraft and Negotiation

JCIV-464 Fascism and its Legacy

JCIV-467 Negotiating Middle East Peace

Jewish Studies

JCIV-207 The History of the Jewish People: From Antiquity to Today

JCIV-241 Kabbalah in its Contexts