Judaic Studies

Dating back nearly 4,000 years, Judaism is the world's oldest monotheistic faith and the foundation of both Christianity and Islam. Studying Judaism is thus central for understanding the roots of Western Civilization. The Judaic Studies minor at Fairfield University is an interdisciplinary program, primarily based in the Departments of Religious Studies and History. In addition to its undergraduate courses, the Judaic Studies program also presents campus-wide lectures and other special events in cooperation with the University's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies.

Literature of the Holocaust
20th Century Jewish American Literature
Anti-Semitism: Medieval to Modern
The Third Reich
Modern Germany: From Reich to Republic
Modern Jewish History
Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in U.S. History
20th Century Russia
The Holocaust in History and Memory
Religious Outsiders in Early Modern France and Europe
Modern Languages and Literatures
Elementary Hebrew I
Elementary Hebrew II
Religious Studies
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Women in the Bible
Jewish Interpretations of Scriptures
Introduction to Judaism
History of the Jewish Experience
Jews and Judaism in America
Women in Judaism
Faith After the Holocaust
Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Religious Diversity in Early Judaism and Christianity
Jewish Paths to the Sacred
Visual and Performing Arts
Jewish Art: Moses to Modernity
Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia: Comparative Systems & Outcomes
The Life and Music of Gershwin, Ellington, and Porter


Rosenfeld (History)


Behre (History)
Bucki (History)
Rosenfeld (History)
Eliasoph, P. (Visual and Performing Arts)
Umansky (Religious Studies)


Prosnit (Religious Studies)
Ostrow (English)