Requirements for a minor in Jewish Studies
Minors must complete six 3-credit courses (18 credits total) in Jewish Studies with a grade of C or better, as follows:
- Two required courses: Jewish Society and Culture I: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages and Jewish Society and Culture II: The Modern Experience.
- Four elective courses. No more than two courses can be in elementary- and intermediate-level language.
No more than two courses may be double counted toward both the Jewish Studies major or minor and another major or minor.
Requirements for a minor in Modern Hebrew Language
Modern Hebrew language minors must complete six 3-4 credit courses in Hebrew language and literature, reaching the level of at least 563:211. Entering students must take the departmental placement exam. Those students who place into a level of Hebrew higher than 563:211 must complete six courses in Modern Hebrew language. Two of the six courses may be transferred, subject to departmental approval. No Biblical Hebrew courses can count toward the fulfillment of this minor. A student may not major in Jewish Studies and minor in Modern Hebrew Language at the same time. The following courses count toward the minor.
Elementary Modern Hebrew Part 1 (101)
Elementary Modern Hebrew Part 2 (102)
Hebrew Review and Continuation (121)
Intermediate Modern Hebrew Part 1 (131)
Intermediate Modern Hebrew Part 2 (132)
Advanced Modern Hebrew (210)
Advanced Modern Hebrew (211)
Contemporary Hebrew Literature and Media (371)
Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature (372)
Readings in Modern Hebrew Literature (471)
The Hebrew Novel (472)
Love and Desire in Hebrew Prose and Poetry (484)
Israeli Literature & Society (485)
Requirements for a minor in Language and Culture of Ancient Israel
Language and Culture of Ancient Israel minors must complete six 3-credit courses (18 credits total) from the courses listed below. A student may not major in Jewish Studies and minor in the Language and Culture of Ancient Israel at the same time. The following courses count toward the minor.
Jewish Society & Culture I
Dead Sea Scrolls
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II
Readings in Biblical Hebrew Prose
Readings in Biblical Hebrew Poetry
Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
Women in the Bible
Introduction to Aramaic
Introduction to Semitic Languages
Introduction to Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
1. Conceptualize the development of Jewish culture and history over time (from the era of the Bible until the present) and across space (comparing the variety of Jewish cultural production in a given historical moment).