About this Program

Open to all students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Florida.

Offered by the Center for Jewish Studies in cooperation with the Center for European Studies and participating UF units, the certificate in European Jewish Studies is designed to familiarize  students with key issues in the Jewish experience in Europe, including relations with other groups; the trajectory of Jewish integration in European societies and cultures; representations of the Jew within European cultures; and comparisons with North African and Middle Eastern populations outside and within the continent’s borders.

The EJS certificate provides students with multiple opportunities for concentrated and experiential areas of study. It allows students to work closely with their EJS faculty advisor to develop targeted, individualized areas of expertise from an array of specialists and perspectives to complement their majors and/or to prepare them for careers in governmental and non-governmental organizations, education, international business and politics, museums, festivals, libraries, Jewish associations and foundations. Students may specialize in national contexts or comparative and transnational cases, events and issues.

Requirements

Requirements consist of EJS approved individual study plans of 15 credit hours and attendance at a minimum of five relevant public lectures sponsored or co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for European Studies. Since availability of courses varies from year to year and new courses are often added, students should consult with a faculty adviser to determine which courses are approved for the certificate

Approved survey course 3
Approved concentration courses 9
Experiential capstone 3
Total Credits15

Approved Survey Courses 

EUH 3670Jewish History from 711 to 14923
EUH 3671Jewish History from 1492-17503
EUH 3672/JST 3930Modern European Jewish History3
EUH 3931/JST 3930Special Topics in European History (Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and Displaced Persons )3
GEW 4930Seminar in Germanic Languages and Literatures3
HBR 4930Special Topics (Yiddish Language and Culture )3
JST/FRW 3930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (The Jewish Question)3
JST 3930/FRT 3004Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Enduring Legacies )3
JST 3930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Europe and the Jews )3

 Approved Concentration Courses

EUH 3033/JST 3930History of the Holocaust (History of the Holocaust )3
EUH 3670Jewish History from 711 to 14923
EUH 3671Jewish History from 1492-17503
EUH 3931/JST 3930Special Topics in European History (Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and Displaced Persons (I)3-9
EUH 3931/JST 3930Special Topics in European History (Holocaust in the Courtroom )3-9
EUH 3931/JST 3930Special Topics in European History (Holocaust Studies )3-9
EUH 4311Jews of Medieval Spain3
EUS 4930/JST/FRT 3930Special Topics in European Studies (Children of the Revolution )3
GET/JST 3930Variable Topics in German Studies (Fascinating Fascism )3-9
GEW 3930Variable Topics in German Studies (The Limits of Representation )3-9
GEW 4731/JST 4936Contemporary German Literature (Remembering, Repeating and Working Through the Past )3
GEW 4930Seminar in Germanic Languages and Literatures (Modern German Jewish Culture )3
ITT/JST 3930Special Topics in Italian Literature and Culture (The Holocaust in Italy )3
JST 3930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (The Holocaust and Social Theory )3
JST 3930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (German Literature and Visual Culture )3
JST 3930/IDH 3931Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Shakespeare on Trial )3
JST/FRW 3930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (The Jewish Question in Post-Revolutionary France )3
JST 3930/FRT 3004Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Enduring Legacies )3
JST 3930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Europe and the Jews )3
JST 3930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Secular Jewish Culture )3
JST 3930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Other Europe ()3
JST 3930/4936/FRW 4930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Resistance Literature )3
JST 4936/GEW 4970Colloquium in Jewish Studies (Kafka and The Question of Jewish Modernity )3

 Approved Experiential Capstone

Select one:3
Director-approved courses with completion of a faculty approved assessment (research project).
Approved faculty-guided research in EJS (including approved JST 4905), with assessment
JST approved study abroad

CERTIFICATE WITH HONORS

Students may also participate in approved experiential learning projects, approved USP funded EJS research, and Honors theses in European Jewish Studies to receive certificate with Honors.

 

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