Jewish studies

047aJewish 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.

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 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
  • ATS2185 Biblical texts and contexts
  • ATS2600 The Holocaust
  • ATS3284 Final journey: Remembering the Holocaust*
  • ATS3287 War and peace: Models of conflict resolution*
  • ATS3582 Arab-Israeli conflict
  • ATS3599 Modern Israel: History, politics and society
  • ATS3611 Imagining God: The mystic quest in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
List B
  • ATS2057 Genocide
  • ATS2108 The modern family: A global history
  • ATS2610 Ancient religions
  • ATS3314 Seeking justice: South Africa and Rwanda**
  • ATS3580 The modern Middle East
  • 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 Witnessing trauma