Jewish Studies (Minor)
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The undergraduate minor in Jewish studies treats the history, religious traditions, culture, language, and literature of the Jewish people. Students in this interdisciplinary program will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Judaism from a wide range of academic disciplines, including Religious Studies, History, Language, Literature, and Film Studies.
Students interested in declaring a minor in Jewish Studies should consult with the program coordinator listed below.
The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor.
Prof. William Adler
Distinguished University Professor of Religious Studies
Coordinator of Jewish Studies
Department of Philosophy and Religious StudiesBox 8103443 Withers
106 D 1911 Building
SIS Code: 16JSTM
Effective Spring 2019
- The minor consists of 15 hours of credit (5 courses).
- An overall minor GPA of at least 2.0 is required.
- A maximum of one (1) course may be double-counted towards both major departmental requirements and minor electives.
- No more than two courses from other institutions may count toward the minor. The department will determine whether courses which have been transferred from other institutions qualify for the minor.
|Select 5 five of the following:||15|
|Literature of the Holocaust|
|Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany|
|History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict|
|Introduction to the Old Testament|
|Introduction to Intertestamental Literature|
|Introduction to Judaism|
Note: Special Topics courses, when topically appropriate, may be approved for the minor. Previous examples include ENG 492 Special Topics in Film Styles and Genres/IDS 496 Topics in Film and Interdisciplinary Studies, ST title: Representing the Holocaust, and FLG 390 German Studies Topics, ST title: German Film and the Holocaust. Consult with the minor program coordinator listed below.