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  Sep 23, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Jewish Studies Minor


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The 15 credit hour Jewish Studies minor is earned by completing courses within four learning goals.: 

  1. a multi-faceted understanding of Jewish civilization, history, culture, and religion (C)
  2. the experience of deep engagement with secular and religious Jewish texts   (T)
  3. an understanding of historical and contemporary relations between Jews and Christians and the effects of this history on Jewish and Christian memory and identity (R)
  4. an experience of the Jewish world from multiple disciplinary perspectives

To achieve these ends, students will take at least one course serving each of the first three learning goals (designated by the abbreviations C, T, and/or R).  To achieve learning goal number four, students are strongly encouraged to take courses from three or four different academic disciplines, although the minimum requirement is two. The curriculum is intended to offer students both breadth of knowledge and flexibility so that the minor can be tailored to each person’s unique academic program.

 

Courses serving the minor include:


  • CLAS 171 - Ancient Iraq and Bible Lands (C)  
  • CLAS 173 - Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (C or T)
  • CLAS 211 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (C or T)
  • CLAS 251 - Near Eastern Mythology: Art (C)
  • CLAS 252 - Near Eastern Mythology: Literature (C or T)
  • CLAS 307 -  Biblical Archaeology (C)
  • ENGL 336 - Israeli Literature (C or T)
  • ENGL 350 - Modern Jewish Fiction (C or T)
  • ENGL 351 - Jewish American Literature (C or T)
  • HIST 264 - Hellenism, Judaism, Christianity (C or T or R)
  • HIST 351 - Zionism and Modern Israel (offered as a tutorial on demand) (C)
  • HIST 464 - Russian Jewish History (offered as a tutorial on demand) (C)
  • PHIL 200 -  Judaism and the Enlightenment (C or T)
  • PHIL 309 - Medieval Islamic Philosophy (C or T)
  • PHIL 383 - Spinoza (C or T)
  • PHIL 396 - Travel Seminar in Israel (C or R)
  • THEO 211 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (C or T)
  • THEO 273 - Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (C or T)
  • THEO 280 - Readings in Biblical Hebrew (C or T)
  • THEO 281 - Readings in Biblical Hebrew II (C, T)
  • THEO 283 - Jewish/Christian Dialogue (R)
  • THEO 284 - Jews and the Gospels (C or T or R)
  • THEO 296 - Jewish Interpretations of Job (C or T)
  • THEO 319 - Anti-Semitism: The Great Hatred (R)
  • THEO 329 - Judaism and Ritual (C)
  • THEO 346 - Hellenism, Judaism, Christianity (C or R)
  • THEO 351 - Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures (C or T)
  • THEO 352 - Judaism: Customs, Practice and Belief (C)
  • THEO 353 - The Holocaust (C, R)
  • THEO 382 - Interfaith Relations in Israel (R)
  • THEO 394 - Hebrew Bible: Ethical Living (C or T)
  • THEO 477 -  Jewish and Christian Bioethics (C or R)
  • THEO 491 -  Healing Deadly Memories (R)

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