Israel Studies (Minor)
Offered by the Israel Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, the minor in Israel Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws on faculty and courses related to Israel from across the campus. Students take three core courses focused on the history and civilization of Israel and the relationships between Israel and the Arab world. They then take 9 additional credit hours in approved elective coursework. Students in the minor are encouraged to study abroad in Israel and to take Hebrew language courses.
Admission to the Program
Formal admission to the minor requires a grade point average of 2.00 and approval of the program director.
18 credit hours with grades of C or better, a minimum of 9 credit hours at or above the 300-level, and at least 12 credit hours unique to the minor
Core (9 credit hours)
- HIST-245 Modern Jewish Civilization (3) 3
- HIST-443 History of Israel (3) 3
- SISU-319 Arab-Israeli Relations (3) 3
Electives (9 credit hours)
Complete 9 credit hours from the following with approval of the program director:
Note: Study abroad in Israel is highly recommended and with approval of the program director courses taken abroad may fulfill minor requirements.
- GOVT-432 Political Institutions and Processes in Selected Countries (3) 3 : Politics and Public Policy in Israel
- HIST-344 Topics in Jewish History (3) 3 (approved topics)
- ISR-390 Independent Reading Course in Israel Studies (1-6) 1-6
- ISR-490 Independent Research in Israel Studies (1-6) 1-6
- ISR-491 Internship in Israel Studies (1-6) 1-6
- JWST-320 Topics in Jewish Culture (3) 3 (approved topics)
- SISU-365 Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture: Middle East (3) 3 : Israeli Society
- SOCY-340 Israeli Society (3) 3