Graduate Certificate Program | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

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Graduate Certificate Program


REQUIRED: (3 units) JUS 596A Approaches to Jewish Studies

ELECTIVES: 12 units from below

JUS 505 Classical Aramaic
GER 506 Representing the "Other"
JUS 509A & 509B Biblical Hebrew
GER 512 Minority Discourses
JUS 518 Histography: The Annals of the Arab Israeli Conflict
JUS 526 The History of Heaven
JUS 535 Jewish Mysticism
JUS 538 The Book of Psalms
JUS 547 Women in Ancient Israel
JUS 552 Israeli Women
JUS 553A & 553B Advanced Biblical Hebrew
JUS 554 The Spanish Inquisition
MENA 556 Jews of the Islamic World in the Modern Period: 1840-Present
MENA 563 Gender Issues in the Modern Middle Eastern Studies
MENA 584 History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1800- Present
JUS 596A Core Seminar: Approaches to Jewish Studies
JUS 596W Feminist Approaches to the Bible
GWS 510/610 Seminar in Early Modern Studies: Gender & Women in Early Modern Europe
HIST 596/696F Seminar in Early Modern Europe: the Jews of Early Modern Europe
JUS 599 Independent Study
JUS 699 Theories & Methods 013

The Judaic Studies Graduate Certificate is a stand-alone Certificate Program within The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies.
Graduate Certificate Program students may be enrolled concurrently in a graduate degree program in another department, but they are not required to do so.

Graduate certificates are designed to enhance the education of graduate or professional students or to provide continuing education to professionals. They are not the equivalent of Masters degrees.  However, it may be possible to transfer some graduate certificate credits to a Masters program at The University of Arizona or elsewhere.

The certificate program requires 15 credit hours, or 5 courses. JUS 596A Core Seminar: Approches to Jewish Studies is required, and the other 4 courses can be chosen from the list in the side bar.

The Graduate Certificate Program has three foci

  • History and Culture of Ancient Israel
  • Modern Jewish History and Culture
  • Gender and Jewish Studies
For information regarding an application contact Martha Castleberry,
For program advising contact Professor Beth Alpert Nakhai,

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