Judaic Studies Minor

Students may structure their own course of study in consultation with the program director, but they are expected to gain an understanding of basic Jewish religious beliefs and practices as well as those political, social, and cultural forces that have helped shape the historical experiences of the Jewish people.

For a 15-credit minor in Judaic studies, students complete the following:

Select five courses in Judaic Studies, including:15
At least two courses in Religious Studies
At least one course outside the Department of Religious Studies
Total Credits15

Independent study and internships are encouraged and can be substituted for any course (other than the two required Religious Studies courses) with the approval of the program director. Students are also encouraged to apply for spring, summer, fall, or year-long programs in the United States or Israel, especially those offering Hebrew language study. Students receiving credit for such programs and/or Judaic studies courses taken at another university may count up to six Hebrew language credits and three additional credits toward the Judaic Studies minor.

Judaic Studies Electives

AHST 1109Jewish Art: Moses to Modernity3
AHST 1191Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia: Comparative Systems & Outcomes3
ENGL 1130Literature of the Holocaust3
ENGL 3072All About Eve3
HEBR 1110Elementary Hebrew I3
HEBR 1111Elementary Hebrew II3
HEBR 2210Intermediate Hebrew I3
HEBR 2211Intermediate Hebrew II3
HIST 1112Germany Between Dictatorship and Democracy3
HIST 2205Anti-Semitism: Medieval to Modern3
HIST 2210The Third Reich3
HIST 2214Modern Jewish History3
HIST 2242Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in U.S. History3
HIST 228420th Century Russia3
HIST 3304The Holocaust in History and Memory3
HIST 3371Arab-Israeli Conflict3
RLST 1101Introduction to Judaism3
RLST 1111History of the Jewish Experience3
RLST 1201Hebrew Bible/Old Testament3
RLST 2113Jews and Judaism in America3
RLST 2115Women in Judaism3
RLST 2117The Literature of Jewish Modernity3
RLST 2118Faith After the Holocaust3
RLST 2120Modern Jewish Theology3
RLST 2150Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls3
RLST 2155Jewish Mysticism3
RLST 2205Women in the Bible3
RLST 2209Jewish Interpretations of Scriptures3