Modern Jewish Studies

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? We have a newly revised major degree in modern Jewish Studies of 30 units. We are also revising the minor degree in Jewish Studies to be 12 units.
When should I first meet with my major department? At the student’s convenience, although the sooner the better.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Students should contact the department chair for advising.
Where can I find information about major advising? http://jewish.sfsu.edu/
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? Not applicable.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Students should contact a faculty advisor or the department chair.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? The Jewish Studies degrees and courses are designed for students with any or no religious or background. Any and all SF State students are welcome in Jewish Studies classes and on-campus events!

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? JS 301 (Judaism, an Introduction)
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? English 114 or English 214 are required prerequisites for many upper division Jewish Studies courses.
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? Not applicable.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?

Yes, History (AA-T).

[Click here for ADT Roadmap]

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major? Please take courses that fulfill lower division General Education requirements. JS 280 (Introduction to Jewish Studies) is available as a lower division course.
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

English 114 (or equivalent) is required before students can take JS 280.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? Not applicable.

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