OFFICE OF EXTENDED STUDIES (Summer Term, Winter Term, Freshmen Connection, Freshmen First, Pre-College Programs, Professional Programs, Continuing Education Programs)
Appendix D: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY AND PROCEDURES ON THE DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT EDUCATION RECORDS III-6.30(A)
Appendix J: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF ALLEGED ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS GRADING--UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS III-1.20(B)
Appendix M: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY ON THE COLLECTION, USE AND PROTECTION OF ID NUMBERS VI-26.00(A)
Appendix O: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY ON PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE ACTION IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT V-1.00(J)
Minor in Israel Studies
Students doing a Minor in Israel Studies will study the history, culture and political structure of Israel and its place in the Middle East. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.
The minor consists of 15 credits, and is organized around the following requirements:
Required Core Courses (9 Credits)
To fulfill the Middle East Studies requirement, students must take one of the courses listed below or a comparable course. Courses within ISRL cannot be counted for this requirement. This list is not complete; other courses may be substituted with the approval of the Advisor. Students may also take one additional course from this list as an elective for credit toward the Minor.
*A comparable course at another university may substitute for this; consult the Minor Advisor
** Other courses in Middle East Studies at UMD or elsewhere may be substituted for those on this list in consultation with the Advisor. HIST, COMM, GVPT, and SLLC all regularly offer special topics courses on the Middle East.
Elective Courses (6 Credits)
JWST142 Introduction to Modern Israel
ISRL289I Fundamental Questions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
ISRL448A: Israeli Politics and Government
ISRL448B: Israeli Society
ISRL449 Advanced Topics in Israel Studies
*HEBR111, 112, 211, 212
Special Topics in Israel: (Topics change on an annual/semester basis, generally taught by distinguished visiting faculty.)
· ISRL249: Special Topics in Israel Studies
· ISRL349: Special Topics in Israel Studies
· ISRL449: Advanced Topics in Israel Studies
Special Topics in recent years have included: The Arab-Israeli Conflict through Film; Introduction to Israeli Cinema; Immigration & Ethnicity in Israel; Israel Politics and Society; Women and Gender in Israel; Public Culture in Israel; Israel Society as Seen Through Literature & Culture; Cultural Diversity and Multiple Identities in Contemporary Israeli Society; Society Politics and Mass Media in Israel; The Theater of Terror: Modern Terrorism and Mass Media; Israeli Politics for Young Leaders, and more.
Other appropriate courses may be taken as electives if approved by the Israel Studies Advisor.
· Coursework must include at least 9 upper level credits, of which 6 of those credits MUST be taken at University of Maryland. These include credits earned in UM Study Abroad programs.
· A student may use a maximum of 6 credits (two courses) to satisfy requirements for both a major and a minor. Courses completed for one minor, may not be used to satisfy the requirements for another minor.
· No courses with an earned grade below “C-” may count towards the minor.
· An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
· Up to 2 courses may be taken at another university if the courses are approved by the Israel Studies Advisor. These would include credits earned in non-UM Study Abroad Programs.
To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor go to: www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/minors