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Judaic studies is an interdisciplinary program offering courses, majors, minors, concentrations, and masters degrees that draw upon a variety of perspectives. For doctoral programs see below—the PhD in ancient history and the PhD in anthropology. Courses are offered in the Departments of Anthropology, Communication, History, Literature, Music, Political Science, Philosophy, and Sociology. Students also have the option within the Literatures of the World major, in the Department of Literature, of concentrating on Judaic literature; or on a combined program of the Literatures of the World major (concentration in Judaic literature) and classical studies.
In addition, Revelle and Muir Colleges have noncontiguous minors in Judaic studies and in Hebrew language and literature; Warren College has Judaic studies and Hebrew literature concentrations; and various general requirements in all colleges can be met by courses in the Judaic area. For details students should inquire at their provost’s office or at the Judaic Studies Program office.
The Judaic Studies Program offers scholarships and fellowships for study abroad.
Students are encouraged to participate in the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) in Jerusalem or Beersheva, and to investigate other options through the Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP). By petition, credits earned through EAP/OAP can fulfill UC San Diego degree, major, and minor requirements. Interested students should contact the Programs Abroad Office in the International Center for more information. Please visit the website at http://pao.ucsd.edu.
In addition, the Judaic Studies Program and UC San Diego Department of Anthropology offer credit and hands-on experience in Near Eastern archaeology at their archaeological field school in Israel or Jordan. Up to twelve units of academic credit may be earned through the UC San Diego Summer Session Program. Some scholarships are available through the Judaic Studies Program. For more information call the UC San Diego Summer Session Office, or visit our website at http://anthro.ucsd.edu/~tlevy for our archaeological field schools in Israel and Jordan. For a general overview of the Judaic Studies Program see http://judaicstudies.ucsd.edu.
Requirements for the major in Judaic studies are
- Judaic Studies 100 or equivalent; HITO 104, HITO 105
- Twelve upper-division courses in Judaic studies, to be selected in consultation with a faculty adviser
- Upper-division competence in Hebrew, normally to be fulfilled by completion of first- and second-year Hebrew language courses, or the equivalent
- Requirements for the minor in Judaic studies:
- Judaic Studies 100, HITO 104, HITO 105
- Four upper-division courses in Judaic studies, to be selected in consultation with a faculty adviser
- Requirements for the minor in Hebrew language and literature:
Seven quarter courses in Hebrew language and literature, ordinarily Judaic Studies 1, 2, 3, 101, 102, and 103 plus one elective course
Note: Other course combinations for the major and minor may be approved by the student’s faculty adviser.
Note: A majority of the courses for the major or minor must be taken at UC San Diego.