If you are interested in working with a Jewish Studies faculty member beyond the bounds of what already exists in the course catalog, please discuss this possibility with that faculty member. He or she may be willing to work with you under the auspices of an Independent Study. Students who take on an independent study may work in an area for which a course does not exist, or work to pursue a topic more intensely than might have been possible in a standard course. Independent studies often fall under JST 496 or HEBR 496.
Be aware that professors are not always in a position to take on independent study projects. Professors may have requirements or guidelines before agreeing. Students should also regard an independent study course as being as demanding or more than a regular course. Be prepared to spend time and effort on the course. If a professor agrees to supervise an independent study project, then he or she and the student normally will work out a specific plan of readings, papers, meetings for discussions, and/or other course work, and a general standard for evaluating that work.