In the Jewish Studies Program, offered by the Department of History , students explore Jewish and Israeli culture, history, literature, religion, politics, philosophy, languages, and art. The curriculum fosters critical thinking within and across disciplines and, as is true with any good learning, seeks to enable students to make the leap from knowledge to commitment and action. An interdepartmental minor in Jewish studies includes courses offered by six departments within the College of Humanities and the Arts and the College of Social Sciences : the Departments of History, Religious Studies, English and Comparative Literatures, Foreign Languages, Art History, Political Science, Geography, and Global Studies. Scholarships are awarded each semester to outstanding students enrolled in the Jewish studies minor program.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.