Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 30

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 3 9
 Units15
Fifth Semester
Electives (12 units) 5 3
Major Core (12 units) 6 3
GWAR Course 7 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
Electives (12 units) 5 3
Major Core (12 units) 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
Electives (12 units) 5 3
Major Core (12 units) 6 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
JS 600
Internship
or Independent Study
3
Electives (12 units) 5 3
Major Core (12 units) 6 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Complementary Studies

Twelve units of complementary studies are required of all candidates for the B.A. in Modern Jewish Studies. These units are courses that have a prefix other than JS and that are not cross-listed with Jewish Studies. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing a related minor, a second major, studying a pertinent foreign language, or through an approved study abroad program. Complementary studies courses should relate to the Jewish Studies major, as well as deepen and enrich student focus in the major, whether that focus is religion, literature, philosophy, history, social responsibility, or the study of Israel. Such courses are typically found through the College of Liberal & Creative Arts.

Note: Students that complete two majors, a major and a minor, automatically complete the complementary studies requirement.

Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. Students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

4New Footnote

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

5

Electives (12 units)

Select four JS upper division courses. These can include courses from the major core list. Courses from the major core cannot be double counted to fulfill both the core and elective requirements. A maximum of six units outside Jewish Studies may be counted toward the major with approval of a major advisor.

6

Major Core (12 units)

Select four courses from the following:

JS 280 Introduction to Jewish Studies (3 units)

        or JS 301 Judaism, An Introduction (3 units)

JS 430 Israeli Democracy: Politics, Institutions, and Society (3 units)

JS 437 Holocaust and Literature (3 units)

JS 449 American Jewish History (3 units)

JS 480 European Jewish Writers (3 units)

JS 540 Anti-Semitism (3 units)

JS 632 Jewish History I: Beginnings to 1650 (3 units)

HEBR 101 First Semester Modern Hebrew (3 units)

      or HEBR 102 Second Semester Modern Hebrew (3 units)

      or HEBR 201 Third Semester Modern Hebrew (3 units)

      or HEBR 202 Fourth Semester Modern Hebrew (3 units)

7

GWAR Course (3 units)

Select any GWAR course from any discipline or department with approval of a major advisor.