Judaic Studies - Requirements

For a 15-credit minor in Judaic studies, students:

  • Complete five three-credit courses. At least two of these courses must be taken in the Department of Religious Studies; at least one course must be taken outside of the department.

Students may structure their own course of study in consultation with the program director, but they are expected to gain an understanding of basic Jewish religious beliefs and practices as well as those political, social, and cultural forces that have helped shape the historical experiences of the Jewish people.

Independent study and internships are encouraged and can be substituted for any course (other than the two required religious studies courses) with the approval of the program director. Students are also encouraged to apply for summer, and semester - or yearlong programs in the United States or Israel, especially those offering Hebrew language study. Students receiving credit for such programs and/or Judaic studies courses taken at another university may count up to six Hebrew language credits and three additional credits toward the Judaic studies minor.