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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradCertJudaicStds
CRICOS code065546F
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)
Contact details

Associate Professor Mark Baker

Course coordinator

Dr Nathan Wolski


The Graduate Certificate in Judaic Studies offers specialised units in Jewish theology, philosophy, history and literature. Spanning the biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern periods, this course offers students the opportunity to pursue advanced Jewish studies and pursue independent research. Taught by the research professors and lecturers of the Centre for Jewish Studies, this course draws specifically on the research expertise of the centre's staff and presents students with access to some of the key issues and themes in Jewish scholarship today.


Students completing this course will demonstrate:

  • broad familiarity with Jewish history, philosophy, theology and literature
  • an understanding of the historical and cultural significance of key Jewish texts and be able to situate these texts in their broader intellectual milieu
  • a familiarity with key debates and central issues in Jewish scholarship today.


This course consists of one core unit and 12 points of elective studies.


Students complete:

  • JWM4030 Jewish history, Jewish memory

plus a further 12 points of elective units from the following:

  • HYM4165 Final journey: The life and death of European Jews, 1900-1945
  • HYM4175 Interpreting the Bible: Jewish and Christian perspectives
  • HYM4260 Medieval dialogues: Reason, mysticism and society
  • JWM4020 Zionism: The argument
  • JWM4040 Jewish literature of subversion
  • JWM4260 Jewish literature of destruction
  • RLM4160 Sexuality and religion: Monotheist traditions
  • one approved 12 point unit

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the graduate certificate with a minimum credit average, may apply to transfer to course 4025 Graduate Diploma in Judaic Studies.


Graduate Certificate in Judaic Studies