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:

  • Two required courses:
    • Jewish History: Ancient and Medieval (01:563:201) [Core Curriculum Course]
    • Jewish History: Modern (01:563:202) [Core Curriculum Course]
  • 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.

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:
    • History of the Holocaust (01:510:261 / 01:563:261)
    • Remembering the Holocaust (01:563:360/01:510:370:01) [Core Curriculum Course]
  • 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

For more information of the Holocaust Studies Minor, click here or 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: Ancient and Medieval (201)
Dead Sea Scrolls (340)
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I (141)
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II (142)
Readings in Biblical Hebrew Prose (433)
Readings in Biblical Hebrew Poetry (434)
Introduction to Rabbinic Literature (437)
Women in the Bible (265)
Introduction to Aramaic (145)
Introduction to Semitic Languages (409)
Introduction to Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (431)

Minor in Modern Hebrew Language

Requirements:

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)