Near Eastern Languages and Cultures / Undergraduate Study

Israel Studies Minor

The Israel Studies minor is designed for students interested in adding a particular focus on Israel to their major. Comprised of coursework that serves to create a broad introductory foundation of familiarity with Israeli history, society, politics, and culture, the minor is appropriate for students from a wide range of majors, including Art, Comparative Literature, Film and Television, History, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, and Study of Religion.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better, completed Middle Eastern Studies 50C or equivalent, and file a petition in 378 Humanities Building, 310-825-4165.

Required Upper-Division Courses (28 to 33 units): Jewish Studies M142, M144, and five courses from at least two of the following categories: (1) language — Arabic 103A, 103B, 103C, Hebrew 103A, 103B, 103C, 111A, 112, (2) literature, arts, and culture — Arabic 120, M123, 130, M148, Hebrew M113, C140, Jewish Studies M150A, 150B, 151B, M162, 175, Middle Eastern Studies C122, (3) politics — Political Science 120B, 132A, M132B, 157, (4) regional and historical setting — History 105A, 105B, 105C, Study of Religion 110, 120.

A maximum of 4 graded units of special studies courses (197, 198, 199) approved by the department may be applied toward the minor.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.