Link to WesMaps Courses

The certificate program offers undergraduate students a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary training in Jewish and Israel Studies.  Over a three-year cycle, courses are offered in various departments and in a number of academic areas including Jewish religion, Jewish history and culture, Israel studies, and Jewish letters.  The certificate program gives students an opportunity to forge coherence in that large part of the curriculum that falls outside the major.

The program requires students to take seven courses in a sequence that includes two required gateway courses, Hebrew, a distribution of more advanced classes, and a capstone seminar on theory and methodology.

Courses are grouped into four pathways (clearly labeled in WesMaps):

 Courses required for the certificate: Candidates for the certificate are strongly encouraged to study Hebrew. Up to two of the Hebrew courses can be included among the seven courses required for the certificate. However, if students pursue the Israel Sturdies pathway, they will be required to demonstrate their proficiency of Hebrew or take at least two years of the language (the two second-year credits will count toward the certificate).