Judaic Studies Major and Minor
The major concentration in Judaic Studies offers a course of study that treats Judaism as a historically evolving and culturally specific enterprise. The concentration explores Jewish culture, religion and heritage through literature, philosophy and history. A multidisciplinary combination of courses permits critical reflection about topics and issues in a world civilization and cross-cultural context.
A major concentration consists of at least 30 hours at the 300 level or above, distributed as follows:
- Religious Studies 381/JST 381 - Introduction to Judaism (3)
- History 383/JST 383 - Early Jewish History (3)
- And 12 hours from:
- Religious Studies 311 /JST 311 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (3)
- Religious Studies 312/JST 312 - Introduction to Early Judaism (3)
- Religious Studies 320/JST 320 - Women and Religion (3)
- Religious Studies 385 /JST 385 - Contemporary Jewish Thinkers (3)
- Religious Studies 386/JST 386 - Voices of the Holocaust (3)
- Religious Studies 405/JST 405 - Modern Jewish Thought (3)
- History 370/JS 370 - History of the Middle East II (3)
- 12 hours selected from:
- Art History 425/JST 426 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art to 1350 (3)
- Art History 431/JST 432/MRST 432 - Medieval Art of the West, 800-1400 (3)
- Art History 475/JST 475 - History of 19th Century Painting and Sculpture in Europe (3)
- German 350/JST 350 - German-Jewish Topics in Literature and Culture (3)
- History 369/JST 369 - History of the Middle East (3)
- History 395/JST 395 - The Crusades and Medieval Christian-Muslim Relations (3)
- History 484/JST 484 - Studies in Jewish History (3)
- Philosophy 322/JST 322/MRST 322 - Medieval Philosophy (3)
At the discretion of the Judaic Studies Committee, other courses with sufficient Jewish contents may be used to satisfy Part (b).
A Judaic Studies minor is also available.