Minors

Minor in Jewish Studies

Requirements:

Minors must complete six 3-credit courses (18 credits total) in Jewish Studies with a grade of C or better, as follows:

No more than two courses may be double counted toward both the Jewish Studies major or minor and another major or minor.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Holocaust Studies

Rutgers now offers an interdisciplinary minor in Holocaust Studies, with courses offered by the German, History, Jewish Studies, and Sociology departments.

Holocaust minorPhoto: Dnalor 01, Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA 3.0).

Requirements:

The minor consists of six courses, as follows:

  • Two required courses:
  • Four additional courses in at least two different departments—currently including German, History, Jewish Studies, and Sociology—related to the Holocaust. Courses can include:
    • A relevant three-credit independent study or internship (e.g., at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York), with the approval of the faculty coordinator
    • An honors seminar on a relevant topic
    • A six-credit honors thesis on a relevant topic, with approval of the faculty coordinator
    • One relevant transfer course may be counted toward the minor, pending approval of the faculty coordinator

Approved Interdisciplinary Courses

For more information of the Holocaust Studies Minor, contact the faculty coordinator, Prof. Jeffrey Shandler: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Minor in Language and Culture of Ancient Israel

Requirements:

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 History I: Ancient and Medieval (01:563:201)
Dead Sea Scrolls (01:563:340)
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I (01:563:141)
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II (01:563:142)
Readings in Biblical Hebrew Prose (01:563:433)
Readings in Biblical Hebrew Poetry (01:563:434)
Introduction to Rabbinic Literature (01:563:437)
Women in the Bible (01:563:265)
Introduction to Aramaic (01:563:145)
Introduction to Semitic Languages (01:563:409)
Introduction to Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (01:563:431)