Semester Course Schedule

Course Offerings

Navigate the links below to see JUC’s course offerings for current and future semesters. Course offerings are subject to change. 

Fall 2018

Archaeology (1 course)
ARCH 5/303 Archaeology of Jerusalem I* 3 units G. Barkay
Geography (2 courses)
GEO 5/311 Physical Settings of the Bible* 4 units C. Collins
GEO 617 Regional Explorations in the Historical Geography of the Land of the Bible*^ 3 units P. Wright
Hebrew and Cognate Languages (4 courses)
HCL 6/410 Biblical Hebrew I* 4 units E. Clem
HCL 6/415 Readings in Biblical Hebrew Narrative* 3 units E. Clem
HCL 6/440 Introduction to Aramaic* 3 units E. Clem
HCL 6/460 Modern Standard Arabic I 3 units S. Awad
History (3 courses)
HIST 5/330 History of Ancient Israel* 3 units Y. Levin
HIST 6/454 Intertestamental Literature 3 units A. Roitman
HIST 6/452 Text Studies in Midrash, Mishnah, and Gemara: The Shared Heritage of Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity 3 units M. Silberschein
Middle Eastern Cultures & Religions (5 courses)
MECR 5/340 History of the Church in the East* 3 units P. Heldt
MECR 5/342 History of the Holy Land from the Rise of Islam to 1948 3 units J. Kaplan
MECR 5/360 Introduction to the Modern Middle East* 3 units O. Yinon
MECR 5/365 Palestinian Society and Politics* 3 units B. Sabella
MECR 5/380 Field Education 1 unit D. Wright

* Courses with one or more mandatory field studies. All field studies have additional charges beyond tuition.
^ Courses open to graduate students only. 

Spring 2019

Archaeology (1 course)
ARCH 5/304 Archaeology of Jerusalem II* 3 units G. Barkay
Geography (3 courses)
GEO 5/311 Physical Settings of the Bible* 4 units C. Collins
GEO 6/436 Sources from Mesopotamia Related to the Land of Israel 3 units A. Baruchi-Unna
GEO 731 Seminar in Historical Geography^ 3 units P. Wright
Hebrew and Cognate Languages (4 courses)
HCL 6/411 Biblical Hebrew II 4 units E. Clem
HCL 6/423 Readings in Poetic Texts* 3 units E. Clem
HCL 6/442 Inroduction to Aramaic Dialects* 3 units E. Clem
HCL 6/461 Modern Standard Arabic II 3 units S. Awad
History (5 courses)
HIST 5/321 Cultural Background of the Bible* 3 units P. Wright
HIST 5/331 History of the Second Temple Period* 3 units Y. Levin
HIST 6/451 Hermeneutics of Old Testament Texts in
Jewish and Christian Tradition
3 units P. Heldt
HIST 6/456 Jewish Roots of Christian Worship and Liturgy 3 units B. McKay
HIST 6/457 The Parables of Jesus and the Rabinic Meshalim* 3 units M. Silberschein
Middle Eastern Cultures & Religions (5 courses)
MECR 5/345 Jewish Thought and Practice* 3 units M. Silberschein
MECR 5/348 Islamic Thought and Practice*  3 units D. Sharef-Davidovich
MECR 5/363 Historical and Social Settings of Modern Israel* 3 units J. Kaplan
MECR 750 MECR Seminar 3 units J. Kaplan
MECR 5/380 Field Education 1 unit D. Wright

* Courses with one or more mandatory field studies. All field studies have additional charges beyond tuition.
^ Courses open to graduate students only. 

Fall 2019

Archaeology (1 course)
ARCH 5/300 Biblical Archaeology I* 3 units G. Barkay
Geography (2 courses)
GEO 5/311 Physical Settings of the Bible* 4 units C. Collins
GEO 617 Regional Explorations in the Historical Geography
of the Land of the Bible*^
3 units P. Wright
Hebrew and Cognate Languages (4 courses)
HCL 6/410 Biblical Hebrew I* 4 units E. Clem
HCL 6/422 Readings in Historical and Geographical Texts* 3 units E. Clem
HCL 655 Northwest Semitic Dialects^* 3 units E. Clem
HCL 6/460 Modern Standard Arabic I 3 units S. Awad
History (3 courses)
HIST 5/330 History of Ancient Israel* 3 units Y. Levin
HIST 6/452 Text Studies in Midrash, Mishnah, and Gemara: The Shared Heritage of Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity* 3 units M. Silberschein
HIST 6/459 Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls* 3 units A. Roitman
Middle Eastern Cultures & Religions (5 courses)
MECR 5/340 History of the Church in the East* 3 units P. Heldt
MECR 5/341 History of the Jews during the Medieval and Modern Periods* 3 units J. Kaplan
MECR 5/360 Introduction to the Modern Middle East* 3 units O. Yinon
MECR 5/365 Palestinian Society and Politics* 3 units B. Sabella
MECR 5/380 Field Education 1 unit D. Wright

* Courses with one or more mandatory field studies. All field studies have additional charges beyond tuition.
^ Courses open to graduate students only. 

Spring 2020

Archaeology (1 course)
ARCH 5/301 Biblical Archaeology II* 3 units G. Barkay
Geography (2 courses)
GEO 5/311 Physical Settings of the Bible* 4 units C. Collins
GEO 6/436 Sources from Mesopotamia Related to the Land of Israel 3 units A. Baruchi-Unna
GEO 731 Seminar in Historical Geography^ 3 units P. Wright
Hebrew and Cognate Languages (4 courses)
HCL 6/411 Biblical Hebrew II 4 units E. Clem
HCL 6/420 Post-biblical Hebrew: Second Temple Period* 3 units E. Clem
HCL 658 Comparative Semitics* 3 units E. Clem
HCL 6/461 Modern Standard Arabic II 3 units S. Awad
History (3 courses)
HIST 5/321 Cultural Background of the Bible* 3 units P. Wright
HIST 6/331 History of the Second Temple Period* 3 units Y. Levin
HIST 6/451 Hermeneutics of Old Testament Texts in
Jewish and Christian Tradition
3 units P. Heldt
HIST 6/457 The Parables of Jesus and the Rabinic Meshalim* 3 units M. Silberschein
Middle Eastern Cultures & Religions (5 courses)
MECR 5/345 Jewish Thought and Practice* 3 units M. Silberschein
MECR 5/348 Islamic Thought and Practice*  3 units D. Sharef-Davidovich
MECR 5/363 Historical and Social Settings of Modern Israel* 3 units J. Kaplan
MECR 5/380 Field Education 1 unit D. Wright
MECR 750 Seminar in Middle Eastern Cultures and Religions^ 3 units J. Kaplan

* Courses with one or more mandatory field studies. All field studies have additional charges beyond tuition.
^ Courses open to graduate students only.