Thematic Sequence

This sequence is open to all majors, but students must take only courses outside their department of major.

Students may take the following 3 tiers in any order.

Tier 1: Ancient and Medieval

Students must take 1 of the following courses:

  • CLCS 310.J - Jews Among the Greeks and Romans (3 hours)
  • HST 346 - Medieval Jewish History (3 hours)
  • HST 442 - Ancient Jewish History (3 hours)
  • REL 275 - Introduction to the Critical Study of Biblical Literature * (3 hours)
  • REL 311 - Archaeology and Biblical Studies (3 hours)
  • REL 312 - Religions of the Hebrew Bible * (3 hours)

Tier 2: Modern

Students must take 1 of the following courses:

  • ENG 234 [ENG 230J] - Jewish American Fiction (3 hours)
  • ENG/FST/GER 265 - European Jewish Cinema (3 hours)
  • ENG/FRE/GER 356 - Contemporary Jewish Fiction in Europe (3 hours)
  • FRE/GER/RUS 212; HST 211 - Secular Jewish Culture from Enlightenment to Zionism * (3 hours)
  • FRE/HST 339 - Jews in Modern France: Between Image and Experience (3 hours)
  • FST/RUS 272 - Cultures and Identities of Eastern Europe: An Introduction Through Literature and Film (3 hours)
  • GER 252 - The German-Jewish Experience * (3 hours)
  • HST 472 - Germany 1918-1945 (3 hours)

Tier 3

Take 1 additional course from either Tier 1 or Tier 2.


* A student may take only 1 of the Foundation course for credit in the sequence. Thus, only 1 of the following courses may be taken:

  • REL 175
  • REL 312
  • GER 252
  • FRE/GER/RUS 212/HST211