Requirements for the Minor

This program offers a minor in Jewish Studies to students who complete the following requirements:

One of the following courses that offer a broad introduction to Jewish Studies:

  • RELI/JWST 0160 The Jewish Tradition
  • RELI/JWST 0261 Jewish Thought: Modern Era
  • HIST/JWST 0201 Modern American Jewish History

Four additional courses pertinent to Jewish Studies, one of which must be a seminar (300 or 400-level), from among the following:

  • ENAM/LITS 1022 Kafka and his Influence
  • HEBM 0254 Rite/Ritual: Israel & Society
  • HEBM 0258 Israeli Society Through Film
  • HIST/JWST 0250 The Jews in Modern Europe
  • HIST/JWST 0257 The Holocaust
  • RELI/JWST 1043 Prophets and Politics
  • RELI/JWST 0297 Middle East Political Religion
  • RELI/ENAM 0180 Biblical Literature
  • RELI/JWST 0280 Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
  • RELI 0332 The Ten Commandments
  • RELI 0356 Islam and Judaism
  • RELI/JWST 0360 Seminar in Jewish Thought
  • RELI/JWST 0362 Religion and Nationalism - Israel and Palestine
  • RELI/JWST 0380 Seminar in Biblical Studies
  • RELI/JWST 0388 Reading the Book of Job

Up to two courses in Hebrew language or texts (HEBR or HEBM 0201 and higher) may count toward the requirements for the minor.

Other appropriate courses, including Winter Term courses, may be substituted with the permission of the program director.