Proposed changes to the Certificate in Judaic Studies September 12, 2008 Rationale: The primary substantive change to the Judaic Studies Certificate concerns the Hebrew language requirement. While Hebrew is now, thankfully, offered on a more regular basis at FIU, this change will balance the amount of required Hebrew language within the overall 18 credit certificate and correct a long-standing error in the certificate description: previously, students were required to take up through HBR 2200, or three semesters of Hebrew language, totaling 15 credits of study, while only 5 credits could be applied to the certificate. The new requirement will require only one semester of Hebrew or its equivalent (through HBR 1130, a 5 credit course), while allowing interested students to apply up to ten credits, or two semesters of study, to the certificate. It is anticipated that this will make the certificate requirements clearer and more attractive to prospective students. Additionally, this document eliminates discontinued courses and adds new ones. All the remaining changes proposed here are non-substantive. They include updating the catalogue listing to accommodate changes and expansions in leadership and faculty involvement and correcting typos and updating contact information in the previous catalogue. 2008-09 catalogue, pp. 302-3: Proposed additions and changes to certificate in bold: Judaic Studies Certificate Judaic Studies Certificate Program Program General Information General Information Steven Heine, Religious Studies and Oren Baruch Stier, Director, Religious History, Director Studies Oren Stier, Religious Studies, Associate Director Core and Advisory Faculty: Coordinating Committee Dalia Biton, Modern Languages Shlomi Dinar, International Relations Stephen M. Fain, Honors College Fellow Annette B. Fromm, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Paul Green, School of Music Michael Gross, Earth Sciences Steven Heine, Religious Studies and History Nathan Katz, Religious Studies Frederick Kaufman, School of Music Erik Larson, Religious Studies Abe Lavender, Sociology/Anthropology Asher Z. Milbauer, English Neil Reisner, School of Journalism and Mass Communication Meri-Jane Rochelson, English Howard Rock, History Mark D. Szuchman, History Zion Zohar, Religious Studies Affiliated Faculty: Majid Al-Khalili, International Relations Peter Craumer, International Relations Mario Diament, School of Journalism and Broadcasting Joel Heinen, Environmental Studies Russell Lucas, Political Science Charles MacDonald, International Relations Mohiaddin Mesbahi. International Relations Aisha Musa, Religious Studies, Ben Smith, International Relations Camelia Suleiman, Nathan Katz, Religious Studies Sociology/Anthropology Erik Larson, Religious Studies Hannibal Travis, College of Law Charles MacDonald, International Relations Asher Milbauer, English The Certificate in Judaic Studies is Meri-Jane Rochelson, English an eighteen credit interdisciplinary Howard Rock, History program, rooted in the humanities, fine Mark Szuchman, History arts and social sciences. The program is available to degree-seeking students and independently to non-degree-seeking students who already have a B.A. The Judaic Studies Program at FIU awards the Certificate. Courses are offered at FIU’s University Park and Biscayne Bay campuses. The Certificate in Judaic Studies provides students with a multidisciplinary approach to the religion, arts, language and literature of Judaism as well as issues in history, politics, international relations, and sociology/anthropology. The certificate includes the following requirements: a) Students must demonstrate a competency in the Hebrew language, at least at the HBR 1130 level, either through course work or equivalent. Up to ten credit hours of Hebrew language courses may be applied toward the Certificate. Another relevant language such as Yiddish or Arabic may be substituted. b) Eighteen (18) credits from the coursework listed below with at least three (3) credits in the Concentration in Pre-Modern History and Religion and three (3) credits in the Concentration in Modern Religion and Society. In addition to the courses listed below, relevant special topics, area studies or comparative studies courses may also be applied. All courses must be approved by the director, and all must be passed with "C" or better. Students are encouraged to attend lectures and workshops sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program. Courses: Language Courses HBR 1130 Hebrew 1 5 The Certificate in Judaic Studies provides HBR 1131 Hebrew 2 5 students with a multidisciplinary approach to HBR 2200 Intermediate Hebrew 5 the religion, history, language and literature HBR 3100 Biblical Hebrew 1 3 of Judaism as well as issues in international HBR 3101 Biblical Hebrew 2 3 relations. The Judaic Studies Certificate requires 18 Concentration in Pre-Modern History and credits and includes the following: Religion (at least 3 credits) a) Students must demonstrate a competency in the Hebrew language, at REL 3209 Dead Sea Scrolls 3 least at the HBR 2200 level, either through REL 3220 Moses, Priests, and Prophets 3 coursework or examination. Up to five credit REL 3280 Biblical Archaeology 3 hours of Hebrew language courses may be REL 3320 Moses, Jesus, Muhammad 3 credited toward the Certificate. Another REL 3392 Jewish Mysticism 3 relevant language such as Yiddish may be REL 3607 Judaism 3 substituted. REL 3625 Introduction to Talmud 3 b) 18 credits from the coursework listed REL 3627 Kabbalah and the Bible 3 below with at least 3 credits in the REL 3695 The Golden Age of 3 Concentration in Pre-Modern History and Sephardic Jewry Religion and 3 credits in the Concentration REL 4312 Jews of Asia 3 in Modern Religion and Society. WOH 3281 Jewish History to 1750 3 In addition to the courses listed below here, Concentration in Modern Religion and relevant special topics, area studies or Society (at least 3 credits) comparative studies courses may also be ENL 4412 Anglo-Jewish Literature: 3 applied. All courses must be approved by 19th Century to the Present the director, and all must be passed with “C” EUH 3245 European History, 1914- 3 or better. 1945 EUH 4033 Nazism and the Holocaust 3 Students are encouraged to attend lectures INR 3045 The Global Challenge of 3 and workshops sponsored by the Institute Refugees and Migrants for Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. For INR 3274 International Relations of 3 more information contact the Institute at Middle East (305) 348-1914 or email@example.com. LIT 3170 Topics in Literature and Jewish 3 Culture LIT 3674 Literature of the Jewish 3 Requirements Immigration Experience Language Courses: (5 credits) REL 3194 The Holocaust 3 HBR 1120 Hebrew I REL 3630 American Judaism 3 HBR 1121 Hebrew II REL 3671 Jews, Sex, and Gender 3 HBR 2200 Intermediate Hebrew REL 3672 Religion and Society in Israel 3 HBR 3100 Biblical Hebrew I REL 3690 Hasidic Thought 3 HBR 3101 Biblical Hebrew II REL 4613 Modernization of Judaism 3 REL 4193 Holocaust Memorials 3 Concentration in Pre-Modern History and SYD 4606 World Jewish Communities 3 Religion: (at least 3 credits) SYD 4703 Depiction of Jews in Films 3 EUH 4XXX Apocalypse and Millennium WOH 3282 Modern Jewish History 3 in the Middle Ages These courses represent a partial list; EUH 4XXX Judaism and Christianity in students should consult with an advisor Contact and Conflict for the certificate program about current REL 3209 Dead Sea Scrolls course offerings and a full list of courses REL 3220 Moses, Priest, and Prophets accepted for the certificate. REL 3320 Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed For more information contact the Judaic REL 3380 Biblical Archeology Studies Program at (305) 348-6729 or REL 3600 Judaism firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website: REL 3625 Introduction to Talmud http://judaic.fiu.edu REL 3921 Jewish Mysticism REL 3990 Women in the Bible REL 4224 Prophets and Israel REL 4312 Jews of Asia WOH 3281 Jewish History to 1750 Concentration in Modern Religion and Society (at least 3 credits) AML 4300 Major American Jewish Writers ENG 3138 The Movies (Jewish Cinema) ENG 4132 Film and the Holocaust EUH 4033 Nazism and the Holocaust INR 3045 The Global Challenge of Refugees and Migrants INR 3274 International Relations of Middle East LIT 3170 Topics in Literature and Jewish Culture REL 3194 The Holocaust REL 3630 American Judaism REL 3672 Religion and Society in Israel REL 4613 Modernization of Judaism WOH 3282 Modern Jewish History For More information contact: The Institute for Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, telephone (305) 348-1914; email: email@example.com; website: www.fiu.edu/~judaic.