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 (Spring 2021)

Core Courses

JCIV-199 Introduction to Jewish Civilization

JCIV-443 Jewish Civilization Senior Colloquium

Hebrew Courses

HEBR-012 Intensive Beginning Modern Hebrew II

HEBR-022 Intermediate Modern Hebrew II

HEBR-102 Advanced Modern Hebrew II

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

JCIV-175 Holocaust: Gender & Racial Ideology

JCIV-236 Holocaust Autobiography

JCIV-445 The Forensics of Mass Killings

Humanities and Literature

JCIV-166 Seven Popes and the Jews

JCIV-181 Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Digital Edition: Propaganda, Conspiracy and the Politics of Hate

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

JCIV-224 Symbols of Faith

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

International Affairs and Diplomacy

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

JCIV-230 From Zionist Movement to Contemporary Israel

JCIV-255 US Alliances & Politics of the Middle East

JCIV-256 Israel and World Politics

JCIV-285 The Lands of Blood and Honey: Israel and the Balkans in the 21st Century

JCIV-444 Statecraft & Negotiation

Jewish Studies

JCIV-014 A Pope & A Rabbi: Unlikely Friends

JCIV-018 Sex, Tattoos and Death Panels? Jewish Views on Contemporary Issues

JCIV-217 God and the Goal Posts

Current Courses (Fall 2020)

Core Courses

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

JCIV-443 Senior Colloquium

Hebrew Courses

HEBR-011 Intensive Beginning Modern Hebrew I

HEBR-021 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I

HEBR-101 Advanced Modern Hebrew I

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

JCIV-025 Bringing Nazis to Justice

JCIV-138 Theological Implications of the Holocaust

JCIV-175 Holocaust: Gender and Racial Ideology

JCIV-269 Nazi Camps and the Holocaust

Humanities and Literature

JCIV-145 Fiction Writing Workshop: What is a Story?

International Affairs and Diplomacy

JCIV-187 Jerusalem: City and Symbol

JCIV-188 How To Fight For Human Rights

JCIV-235 Congress & Making Middle Eastern Policy

JCIV-245 The Arab Spring and Israel

JCIV-279 Israel National Security Decision Making

JCIV-321 History of Peace-Making: Middle East

JCIV-341 Terrorism: Middle East and North Africa

Jewish Studies

JCIV-017 To Pray or Not To Pray?

JCIV-195 Jewish Orthodox Women in North America

JCIV-225 Jews on Trial

JCIV-237 Troubled Rivalry: Jewish-Catholic Relations