Semester Course Schedule

Course Offerings

Navigate the tabs below to see JUC’s course offerings for the next four semesters. Future course offerings are tentative and subject to change. 

Fall 2021

Archaeology
ARCH 5/300 Biblical Archaeology I* 3 units G. Barkay
Geography
GEO 5/311 Physical Settings of the Bible* 4 units TBA
GEO 617 Regional Explorations in the Historical Geography of the Land of the Bible*^ 3 units TBA
Hebrew and Cognate Languages
HCL 6/410 Biblical Hebrew I* 4 units E. Clem
HCL 6/422 Readings in Historical and Geographical Texts*+^ 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
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
HIST 6/470 Iconographic Art in Judaism and Christianity* 3 units S. Laderman
Middle Eastern Cultures & Religions
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 TBA

* Courses with one or more mandatory field studies. (All field studies have additional charges beyond tuition)
+ Courses with pre-requisites
^ Courses open to graduate students only

Spring 2022

Archaeology
ARCH 5/301 Biblical Archaeology II* 3 units G. Barkay
Geography
GEO 5/311 Physical Settings of the Bible* 4 units TBA
GEO 5/312 Historical Geography of the Gospels 3 units S. Shidemantle
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 TBA
Hebrew and Cognate Languages
HCL 6/411 Biblical Hebrew II+ 4 units E. Clem
HCL 6/420 Post-biblical Hebrew: Second Temple Period*+^ 3 units E. Clem
HCL 6/442 Introduction to Aramaic Dialects*+ 3 units E. Clem
HCL 6/461 Modern Standard Arabic II+ 3 units S. Awad
History
HIST 5/321 Cultural Background of the Bible*+ 3 units O. Hersey
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 6/457 The Parables of Jesus and the Rabinic Meshalim* 3 units M. Silberschein
Middle Eastern Cultures & Religions
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 TBA

* Courses with one or more mandatory field studies. (All field studies have additional charges beyond tuition)
+ Courses with pre-requisites
^ Courses open to graduate students only

Fall 2022

Archaeology
ARCH 5/303 Archaeology of Jerusalem I* 3 units G. Barkay
Geography
GEO 5/311 Physical Settings of the Bible* 4 units TBD
GEO 617 Regional Explorations in the Historical Geography of the Land of the Bible*^ 3 units TBD
Hebrew and Cognate Languages
HCL 6/410 Biblical Hebrew I* 4 units E. Clem
HCL 6/415 Readings in Biblical Hebrew Narrative*+ 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
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
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 TBA

* Courses with one or more mandatory field studies. (All field studies have additional charges beyond tuition)
^ Courses open to graduate students only
+ Courses with pre-requisites

Spring 2021

Geography
GEO 5/311 Physical Settings of the Bible* 4 units C. Collins
GEO 731 Seminar in Historical Geography^ 3 units P. Wright
Hebrew and Cognate Languages
HCL 6/411 Biblical Hebrew II 4 units E. Clem
HCL 6/423 Readings in Poetic Texts^ 3 units E. Clem
History
HIST 5/321 Cultural Background of the Bible* 3 units O. Hersey
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. McCay
HIST 6/457 The Parables of Jesus and the Rabinic Meshalim* 3 units M. Silberschein
Middle Eastern Cultures & Religions
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

* Courses with one or more mandatory field studies. (All field studies have additional charges beyond tuition)
+ Courses with pre-requisites
^ Courses open to graduate students only