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Jewish Studies Minor

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (J ST)

The Jewish Studies is a flexible interdisciplinary minor for students interested in the study of Jewish history, thought, and culture. Historical coverage ranges from ancient Israel and the contemporary world. Specializations can include, but are not limited to, Modernity and the Jews; Ancient Israel, Bible, and Early Judaism; Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, and Genocide; Jews in America; Jewish Culture and Literature; Israel and Zionism; or Jewish-Christian Relations.

For the Jewish Studies minor, a minimum of 18 credits is required, with at least 6 credits at the 400 level. Up to 9 credits of study abroad may be substituted for supporting course requirements. No more than 4 credits of Modern Hebrew may count toward the requirements for the minor.

All required course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


JST 10 GH;IL(3)/HEBR 10 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 15 credits in Jewish Studies, 6 credits of which must be at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)
(Up to 9 credits of education abroad courses selected in consultation with the adviser may be applied to the requirements for the minor. No more than 4 credits of Modern Hebrew may count toward the requirements for the minor.)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2014

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-02-029

Review Date: 10/7/2014



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