- Degree Level
- Degrees Offered
- Modern Languages and Cultures
- College of Arts and Sciences
Minor in Jewish Studies
The Jewish Studies minor looks at Judaism worldwide, creating an awareness of other cultures and how Jewish people are perceived in today’s world. The minor provides you with a cross-disciplinary, comparative, and transnational perspective.
Human experience and expression will be examined through the exploration of past cultures and cultural texts. You will explore the relevance of cultural legacies in contemporary societies, and analyze original documents from past cultures as well as read current interpretations of these documents.
One Religion Course
- RE 115 Understanding the Hebrew Bible
- RE 125 Essentials of Judaism: Major Beliefs and Practices
One History Course
- HS 211 The Modern Middle East
- PS 212 The Modern Middle East
- HS 325 European Fascism: Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
- HS 326 Hitler and Stalin—Age of Dictators
- US 236 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Spain: From Eden to Exile
- US 261 Representations of the Holocaust
One Language, Literature or Culture Course
- RE 275 Contemporary Religious Problems
- SO 340 Being Jewish in America
- US 265 Jewish Humor
Two Elective Courses
Chosen from any of the categories from above in consultation with the Coordinator of the minor.