Judaic Studies


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:

Required

  1. REST 381/JST 381 - Introduction to Judaism  (3)
  2. HIST 383/JST 383 - Early Jewish History (3)
  3. And 12 hours from:
    • REST 311/JST 311 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (3)
    • REST 312/JST 312 - Introduction to Early Judaism (3)
    • REST 320/JST 320/WOST 320 - Gender and Religion (3)
    • REST 385/JST 385 - Contemporary Jewish Thinkers  (3)
    • REST 386/JST 386 - Voices of the Holocaust  (3)
    • REST 405/JST 405 - Modern Jewish Thought  (3)
    • HIST 370/JST 370 - History of the Middle East II (3)
  4. 12 hours selected from:
    • ARTH 425/JST 426 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art to 1350  (3)
    • ARTH 431/JST 432/MRST 432 - Medieval Art of the West, 800-1400  (3)
    • GERM 350/JST 350 - The Afterlife of the Holocaust (3)
    • HIST 369/JST 369 - History of the Middle East  (3)
    • HIST 382/JST 382 - Archaeology of the Biblical World (3)
    • HIST 395/JST 395 - The Crusades and Medieval Christian-Muslim Relations  (3)
    • REST 413/JST 413 - Seminar in Early Judaism (3)
    • HIST 484/JST 484 - Studies in Jewish History (3)
    • PHIL 322/JST 322/MRST 322 - Medieval Philosophy  (3)
    • REST 321/HIST 321/JST 321 - New Testament and Early Christian Origins (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.

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