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Undergraduate: Judaic Studies

  • Program Overview

    Judaic Studies (JDS)

    The minor in Judaic Studies offers students an opportunity to acquire background in Hebrew and to study selected areas of Jewish history, culture, or religion. With the approval of an advisor from the Judaic Studies program faculty, the student must construct a program of at least 21 credits fulfilling the requirements listed below. The advisor helps to assure that the student's program has a curricular focus; courses from other departments suiting that focus may be included.

  • Degrees and Requirements

    Requirements for the Minor in Judaic Studies (JDS)

    No more than one course offered for the minor may be taken under the Pass/No Credit option. All other courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade. Students interested in enrolling in the minor must consult with the coordinator of the minor in Judaic Studies and select an advisor from the Judaic Studies program faculty.

    Completion of the minor requires at least 21 credits.

    1. One year of Hebrew at a level appropriate to the student's previous background

    2. Two of the following:

    • JDH 230/RLS 230 Judaism
    • JDS 225/HIS 225 The Formation of the Judaic Heritage
    • JDS 226/HIS 226 The Shaping of Modern Judaism

    3. Three courses numbered 300 or higher approved in advance by the minor advisor.
    Requirement 3 may be satisfied by courses in the Judaic Studies program itself or by related courses in other programs, if the subject is judged appropriate for the student's field of concentration. The following list of courses from other departments is meant to be representative and does not exclude the possibility of substituting others with the approval of the student's advisor.

    • ANT 402 Problems in Archaeology
    • RLS 301 Sources and Methods

    Appropriate topics from any directed readings course and from the following:

    • ANT 310 Ethnography
    • EGL 375 Literature in English in Relation to Other Disciplines
    • RLS 390 Special Topics
  • Sequence
  • Contact

    Judaic Studies (JDS)

    Minor in Judaic Studies

    Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

    Acting Director of the Minor: Sara Lipton


    Business Administrator: Erin Giuliano

    Office: S-301 Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Phone: (631) 632-7500






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