Judaic Studies

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Courses

For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog, 2014–15, please contact the department for more information.

Following are course offerings in this area.

For descriptions of the courses listed below, refer to the appropriate department’s section of the catalog.

Judaic Studies 1. Beginning Hebrew (4)

Acquisition of basic vocabulary, fundamentals of Hebrew grammar, conversation, and reading.

Judaic Studies 2. Intermediate Hebrew (4)

Continued study of vocabulary and grammar, emphasis on fluency in conversation, and reading.

Judaic Studies 3. Intermediate Hebrew, Continued (4)

Vocabulary, grammar, conversation, introduction to literary and nonliterary texts.

Judaic Studies 100A. Introduction to the Old Testament: the Historical Books (4)

This course will study the historical books of the Hebrew Bible (in translation), Genesis through 2 Kings, through a literary-historical approach. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Judaic Studies 100B. Introduction to the Old Testament: The Poetic Books (4)

This course will study the prophetic and poetic books of the Hebrew Bible (in translation), through a literary-historical approach. Prerequisites: JUDA 100A; upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Judaic Studies 101. Introduction to Hebrew Texts (4)

Reading and analysis of texts from Biblical through modern authors, study of advanced vocabulary and grammar. Course taught in Hebrew and in English.

Judaic Studies 102. Intermediate Hebrew Texts (4)

Further reading and analysis of Hebrew literature from a range of periods. Advanced grammar and vocabulary. Course taught in Hebrew and in English.

Judaic Studies 103. Advanced Hebrew Texts (4)

Synthesis of fluency, reading, and grammatical skills. Reading of texts from a range of periods.

Judaic Studies 110. Introduction to Judaism (4)

An introductory survey of Jewish history, literature, and culture from antiquity to contemporary times. Topics include sacred texts; the variety of groups and views of Judaism; the historical and geographical movements of the Jewish people; and the intersection of religion, ethnicity, and culture.

Judaic Studies 196A. Judaic Studies Honors Course (4)

First quarter of honors thesis research for students accepted into honors program. Research is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member selected with the approval of the director of the Judaic Studies Program. Prerequisites: admission to Judaic Studies Honors Program; JUDA 100, JUDA 103, HITO 104, HITO 105; upper-division electives in Judaic studies; at least junior standing; overall 3.3 GPA; 3.5 in Judaic studies.

Judaic Studies 196B. Judaic Studies Honors Course (4)

Second quarter of honors thesis research for students accepted into honors program. Research is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member selected with the approval of the director of the Judaic Studies Program. Prerequisites: admission to Judaic Studies Honors Program; previous enrollment in JUDA 196A; JUDA 100, JUDA 103, HITO 104, HITO 105; upper-division electives in Judaic studies; at least junior standing; overall 3.3 GPA; 3.5 in Judaic studies.

Judaic Studies 198. Directed Group Study in Judaic Studies (1-4)

Directed group study on a topic not generally included in the regular curriculum. Student must make arrangements with individual faculty members. (P/NP only)

Judaic Studies 199. Independent Study in Judaic Studies (1-4)

Independent study on a topic not generally included in the regular curriculum. Student must make arrangements with individual faculty members. (P/NP only)