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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; 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.

Undergraduate

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies

Coordinator

Dr Noah Shenker

Websites

Faculty of Arts

Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies

Location

Caulfield, Clayton

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 level 1 gateway units will 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.

Availability

Jewish studies is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts at Caulfield and Clayton and 0202 Bachelor of Letters at Clayton as a minor.

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1322 Conflict and coexistence 1: Jews, Christians and Muslims from antiquity through the middle ages
  • ATS1960 Conflict and coexistence 2: Jews, Christians and Muslims in the modern world

(b.) Two units (12 points), one each from Elective list A and Elective list B

or

Yiddish studies stream

Students complete four of the following, starting at the appropriate entry level and taken in order:

  • 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

Elective list

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

List A

  • ATS2185 Biblical texts and contexts
  • ATS2600 The Holocaust
  • ATS3194 Sacred cities: Jerusalem, Rome, Constantinople
  • 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 Modern family: A global history
  • ATS2610 Ancient religions
  • ATS3314 Seeking justice: South Africa and Rwanda
  • ATS3580 The modern Middle East
  • ATS3583 History and film: Nazi Germany and the Jewish Holocaust
  • 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 Trauma and memory in the modern world

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:

  • A2000 Bachelor of Arts
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:

  • A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • A2004 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2012 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2020 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2024 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • S2006 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts