The Judaic Studies Program of the University of California, San Diego, is dedicated to researching and teaching all facets of Jewish culture and history, from Iron Age Israel and the Levant through the twenty-first century Diaspora. Each year, experts in Jewish languages, history, literature, archaeology and anthropology offer instruction to hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students. Our aims are to foster knowledge and understanding of Jews and Judaism in all students, irrespective of background, and to train future scholars of Judaic Studies.
"What is Judaic Studies" is a Freshman Seminar offered Fall quarter 2013. Although it is a freshman seminar any student interested in taking the course will be granted registration by contacting the Judaic Studies office. To find out more about the course visit http://www.medievallit.org/course_materials/JUDA87/index.html
Arts and Humanities Dean Seth Lerer offered some comments on his vision for the Judaic Studies program during his opening remarks at Professor William Propp's talk "What Was the Exodus?" this past June. You can watch videos of Dean Lerer's opening, Professor Propp's talk, and other talks given during conference by going to the Exodus Conference webpage: exodus.calit2.net
Tuesday, Dec. 3rd:
Sleep in the Bible: Nothing New Under the Sun
Tuesday, Jan. 14th:
How the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom Changed Jewish History
Keep up to date with Judaic Studies Program events by visting our "Events Calendar".