The purpose of this minor is to provide in-depth study of topics in Judaic Studies reflecting the history, literature, and culture of the diverse experiences of Jews throughout the world stretching back four millennia to biblical Israel.
Students are required to take one class from each of three time periods: ancient (Group A), medieval (Group B), and modern (Group C).
Students must complete at least 15 credits of course work beyond HEJS 1103.
A minimum of three credits in Group A (Ancient): HEJS 3201, 3202, 3241; HEJS/CAMS/HIST 3330/W; CAMS 3244; CAMS/HIST 3301; INTD 3260.
A minimum of three credits in Group B (Medieval): HEJS 3202, 3241, 3301, 3362.
A minimum of three credits in Group C (Modern): HEJS 2104, 2200, 2203, 2204, 2301, 3202; HEJS 3203/HIST 3418; HEJS 3279, 3401/W; HEJS/HIST 3419; ENGL 3629; HIST 3705, 3712; SOCI 2509W.
Six additional credits may be drawn from courses in Groups A, B, or C. Courses which appear in more than one group may only be counted toward one group at a time.
The following courses may be substituted for either Group A, Group B, or Group C courses with the approval of the student’s HEJS advisor: HEJS 3251, 3252, 3293, 3295, 3298, 3299; SPAN 3200. The student’s HEJS advisor may also approve variable topics courses from other departments when the topics are appropriate to the minor.
Some HEJS Graduate courses are open to undergraduates. These may be substituted for either Group A, Group B, or Group C courses with the approval of the student’s HEJS advisor.
The minor is offered by the Hebrew and Judaic Studies Section of the Literatures, Cultures and Languages Department.