Requirements of the Minor


JWSS 090 - Bible History and Literature


The Bible in context of its history, literary sources and as a reflection of Jewish and Christian traditions. Motifs and themes in light of their original audience, historic usage and contemporary development.
GE: C2

JWSS 111 - Special Topics in Jewish Studies


Special Topics in Jewish Studies. Topics vary and will be announced each semester. Repeatable for credit when topic changes. Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Repeatable for credit under different subtitles.

JWSS 126 - Holocaust Literature


A survey of works written in languages other than English by writers who were victims, survivors, or witnesses of the Holocaust. The focus is on prose works, including diaries, memoirs, and fiction, but supplemented at times by examples of poetry and drama.

 Complete 2 electives in consultation with the Jewish Studies adviser.∗∗


∗ Interchangable with HIST 132 [Advanced Topics in World History] - History of the Jews. 
∗∗ To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4). The university graduation requirement for Jewish Studies Minor is 15 units. This means that one course could overlap with your major.   

Jewish Studies Minor Form

Non-matriculating students: Many SJSU courses are open to community members who enroll in Jewish Studies courses through Open University. Contact program coordinator for further information.