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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered byAustralian Centre for Jewish Civilisation
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton
CoordinatorDr Noah Shenker

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Available as a minor only.

Description

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 CentreMonash Prato Centre (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/prato/) in Italy. Students may also undertake a minor in the Yiddish language stream.

Units

Minor in Jewish studies

Students studying a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Jewish studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (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

* 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

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts