Jewish Studies (major)
Preparation for the Major:
Required: Jewish Studies M10or two courses from Middle Eastern Studies 50A, 50B, 50C (formerly Near Eastern 50A, 50B, 50C); Ancient Near East 10W and one year of language (near eastern language preferred, but not required).
Transfer applicants to the Jewish Studies major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory course prior to admission to UCLA: one social, cultural, and religious institutions of Judaism course. Refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.
The Major (11 Courses)
Hebrew Core (3 courses)
Hebrew 102A/B/C, 103A/B/C, 110A/B, 111A/B/C, 120, 125, 130, 135, C140
***Students may substitute another upper division language (Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, Ladino, Yiddish) if they can demonstrate its integral role in their specific course of study
Jewish Core (2 courses)
Jewish Studies 175, M182A/B/C, M184A
Required Electives (6 courses)
Hebrew or Jewish Studies or from Ancient Near East M135, 162; English 111A, 111C; German 109; History 191F; Iranian 130, 131; Political Science 121A, 132A, M132B; Semitics 130; Study of Religion 120; Yiddish 101A/B/C, 102A/B/C, 121A/B/C, 130, 131A/B/C
***Students are encouraged to take a research tutorial within Jewish Studies 197 or 199.
***A maximum of two 197 or 199 courses (8 units total) may be applied toward the major.
Study in Israel
Students are encouraged to spend up to one year in Israel either to (1) study with an education abroad program or (2) study at an Israeli university. For information on studying in Israel, contact the Education Abroad Program, B300 Murphy Hall, (310) 825-4889.
Hebrew and Jewish Studies (minor)
To enter the Hebrew and Jewish Studies minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better, have completed Hebrew 1A, 1B, 1C, or the equivalent as determined by the department, and file a petition in 378A Humanitie Building, (310) 825-4165.
Required Lower Division Courses (15 units)
Hebrew 1A/B/C, 8 or equivalent
Required Upper Division Courses (5 courses)
Hebrew Core (3 courses):
Hebrew 102A/B/C (Intermediate Hebrew), 103A/B/C (Advanced Hebrew), 110A (Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: Phonology, Morphology, and Structure of Biblical Hebrew), 110B (Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: Readings of Biblical Prose Texts), 111A (Israeli Society through Hebrew Song and Video), 111B/C (Conversational Hebrew), 120 (Biblical Texts), 125 (Hebrew Bible with Medieval Commentaries), 130 (Rabbinic Texts), 135 (Medieval Hebrew Texts), C140 (Modern Hebrew Poetry and Prose)
***Students may substitute another upper division language (Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, Ladino, Yiddish) if they can demonstrate its integral role in their specific course of study.
Jewish Core (2 courses):
Jewish Studies 175 (Modern Israeli Literature Made into Films), M182A (Ancient Jewish History), M182B (Medieval Jewish History), M182C (Modern Jewish History), M184A (Jewish Civilization: Encounter with Great World Cultures)
***199 courses may not be applied
***A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied towards major requirements of 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.