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 2020

Geography
GEO 5/312 Contexts of the Holy City 3 units C. Collins
Hebrew and Cognate Languages (2 courses)
HCL 6/410 Biblical Hebrew I 4 units E. Clem
HCL 6/415 Readings in Biblical Hebrew Narrative+ 3 units E. Clem
History
HIST 5/330 History of Ancient Israel 3 units Y. Levin
HIST 5/330 Ancient Egypt and the Biblical World 3 units P. Wright
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

^ 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. McKay
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 open to graduate students only 

Fall 2021

Archaeology
ARCH 5/300 Biblical Archaeology I* 3 units G. Barkay
Geography
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
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
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 O. Yarden
HIST 6/459 Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls* 3 units A. Roitman
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 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 2022

Archaeology
ARCH 5/301 Biblical Archaeology II* 3 units G. Barkay
Geography
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
HCL 6/411 Biblical Hebrew II 4 units E. Clem
HCL 6/420 Post-biblical Hebrew: Second Temple Period^* 3 units E. Clem
HCL 6/630 Comparative Semitics* 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 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 6/457 The Parables of Jesus and the Rabinic Meshalim* 3 units M. Silberschein
HIST 6/470 Iconographic Art in Judaism and Early Christianity 3 units S. Laderman
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 D. Wright

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