Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture
The Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture major will allow students to explore the development of the Jewish people from the time of Alexander the Great, experiencing their history, philosophy, literature and ethics. The course focuses on the historical evolution of Judaism, and how Jewish identity has been moulded by key Jewish thinkers and the Jewish historical experience. It traces this experience over five continents ? Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australia, looking at communities as far flung as the Jews in Kaifeng in China, Spanish Jewry and the history of Jews in Australia.
Students who wish to major in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture must complete 36 senior credit points normally consisting of JCTC2603 Jews Under the Crescent and the Cross, JCTC2604 From Expulsion to Regeneration, JCTC2605 From Emancipation to the Holocaust, JCTC2606 The Holocaust: History and Aftermath, JCTC2607 Israel in the Modern Middle East and one cross-listed unit of study, either HSTY2607 Approaches to the Arab-Israeli Conflict or GOVT2702 The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. There are prerequisites, either JCTC1001 Palestine: From Rome to Islam, or Department of History prerequisites. This course is highly recommended to students with an interest in history, government or religion. Students can undertake specific individual units of study of interest to them within the four year program.
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
Related subject areas
Hebrew (Classical), Hebrew (Modern), European Studies