About the Jewish Studies Minor
The Jewish Studies minor engages the texts and practices that provide the foundations of Jewish tradition, the contexts through which Jewish identity has developed, and the contemporary issues currently lending urgency to the ways in which Jewish tradition is interpreted and applied. In this way, it incorporates the historical breadth of Jewish experience, the ethical and analytical rigor of Jewish tradition, and the complex global context that...

The Jewish Studies minor engages the texts and practices that provide the foundations of Jewish tradition, the contexts through which Jewish identity has developed, and the contemporary issues currently lending urgency to the ways in which Jewish tradition is interpreted and applied. In this way, it incorporates the historical breadth of Jewish experience, the ethical and analytical rigor of Jewish tradition, and the complex global context that has shaped our students and that their lives of significance hold the potential to transform.

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Minor in Jewish Studies
Minor in Jewish Studies
Minor Requirements Credits
Total 20
Requirements for Minor in Jewish Studies
Requirements for Minor in Jewish Studies
Course Course Title Credits
REL 1004 Introduction to Judaism 4
One course in Jewish Text selected from the following:
REL 1001 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 4
REL 2001 Five Books of Moses 4
REL 2003 Hebrew Prophets 4
REL 2900 Holy Land 4
REL/GBS 3301 Global Bible: Context and Interpretation 4
REL 3005 Psalms and Wisdom Literature 4
REL/WGS 3007 Women in the Bible 4
One course in Jewish History selected from the following:
HST 2201 American Identities 4*
HST 2103 The Second World War 4
HST 2104 History of the Holocaust 4
HST 3108 Europe in Crisis 1914-1945 4
HST/PSC 3701 The United States and the Middle East 4
HST 3702 The Arab-Israeli Conflict 4
Eight additional elective credits in Jewish Studies taken from the above distributions.

Students may also take:
REL 2701 Biblical Hebrew for Reading I 2
REL 2702 Biblical Hebrew for Reading II 2
ENG 2200 Critical Reading and Interpretation 4*
Course Descriptions
* Designated sections only.

Note: At least one course used to satisfy requirements for the Jewish Studies minor must be at the 3000 level.