The minor in Israel Studies is designed for students interested in adding to their major a particular focus on Israel. Comprising of coursework that serves to create a broad introductory foundation of familiarity with Israeli history, society, politics, and culture, the minor might be appropriate for students from a wide range of majors, including, but not limited to, History, Political Science, Art, Study of Religion, Film and Media Studies, Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and more.

  • Israel Studies (minor)

    To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better and must file a petition in 378A Humanities Building, (310) 825-4165.

    Required Lower Division Courses (15 units)

    Middle Eastern Studies 50C or equivalent

    Required Upper Division Courses

    Jewish Studies M142, M144

    Required Core

    (Five courses from at least two of the following categories)

    Language: Arabic 103A/B/C, Hebrew 103A/B/C, 111A, 112

    Literature, Arts & Culture: Arabic 120, M123, 130, M148; Hebrew M113, C140; Jewish

    Studies M150A, 150B, 151B, M162, 175; Middle Eastern Studies C122

    Politics: Political Science 120B, 132A, M132B, 157

    Regional and Historical Setting: Geography 187; History 105A/B/C; Study of Religion

    110, 120

    ***A maximum of 4 units of special studies courses (197, 198, 199) approved by the adviser may be applied toward the minor.

    ***No course for the minor may be taken on a P/NP grading basis

    ***A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor

    ***Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.