Jewish Studies

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stained glassRequirements for the Minor

The Jewish Studies Minor allows students to examine aspects of Jewish history, culture, and Hebrew language in an interdisciplinary manner, drawing on relevant classes taught in various departments and programs. Students require seven classes to complete the Minor, which must include three classes in either Biblical Hebrew (HBR 111, 112, 113 Biblical Hebrew I, II, III) or Modern Hebrew (HEB 100, 101, 102 Basic Hebrew I, II, III) and at least two classes at the 200-level or above taken from the list below. Independent Study classes can be counted towards the Minor with the permission of the Director.

AMU-125 World Religions and Music
EGL-226 World of the Bible
EGL-238 Jewish Women Writers
EGL-248 Yiddish Literature in Translation
GER-403 Literary, Artistic and Filmic Representations of the Holocaust
HBR-111, 112, 113 Biblical Hebrew I, II, III
HEB-100, 101, 102 Basic Hebrew I, II, III
HST-128 The American Jewish Experience
HST-157 Modern Jewish History
HST-158 The Holocaust
HST-194 Modern History of the Middle East
HST-195 Early History of the Jews
MLT-339/GER 339 The Shoah in Film: Cinematic Treatments of Holocaust Trauma and Memory
PSC-249 Middle East Politics
PSC-254 Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
REL-203 Judaism/Christianity/Islam: Comparative Perspectives
REL-230 Judaism and Christian Origins
SPN-434 Christians, Jews and Muslims: Cultural Exchanges in Early Modern Spain and “Converso” Culture in the Americas

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