Start your B.A. Minor in Jewish Studies at first year

Jewish Studies equips students with an understanding of Jewish civilisation in its many aspects – language and literature, history, theology, philosophy, rabbinics, law, politics and sociology. The first-year gateway units provide students with an understanding of the foundations of Jewish history, followed by more specialised electives across a diverse range of disciplines and areas of study. The minor offers several overseas units based at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy. Students may also undertake a minor in the Yiddish language stream.

Units

Minor in Jewish studies

Students studying a minor in Jewish studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first year gateway units (12 points):

  • ATS1322 Conflict and coexistence: Jews, Christians, Muslims
  • ATS1960 The Jews in the modern world

(b.) one elective unit from List A (6 points)

(c.) one elective unit from List A or List B (6 points)

Elective units

List A
  • ATS2600 The Holocaust
  • ATS2611 Imagining God: Mysticism, heresy and reason
  • ATS3284 Final journey: Remembering the Holocaust*
  • ATS3287 War and peace: Models of conflict resolution*
  • ATS3582 The history of the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • ATS3585 Sacred texts
  • ATS3599 Modern Israel: History, politics and society
List B
  • ATS2057 Genocide
  • ATS2610 Ancient religions
  • ATS3124 Breadlines behind the Iron Curtain: Everyday life in communist Eastern Europe
  • ATS3314 Seeking justice: South Africa and Rwanda**
  • ATS3580 The Middle East in the modern world
  • ATS3583 The Holocaust in film
  • ATS3608 Myth and meaning in ancient worlds
  • ATS3632 Post-conflict: Justice, memory, reconciliation
  • ATS3888 Race and class in American literature
  • ATS3955 Writing destruction: Literature of war
  • ATS3956 Trauma and memory in the modern world

* Taught in Prato, Italy. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

** Taught in South Africa. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

Minor in Jewish studies: Yiddish language stream

Students studying a minor in Jewish studies, Yiddish language stream must complete four units (24 points) from the list below:

  • ATS1336 Yiddish language, culture and literature 1A
  • ATS1337 Yiddish language, culture and literature 1B
  • ATS2795 Yiddish language, culture and literature 2A
  • ATS2796 Yiddish language, culture and literature 2B
  • ATS3814 Yiddish language, culture and literature 3A
  • ATS3815 Yiddish language, culture and literature 3B

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