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Jewish Studies and Social Justice Interdisciplinary Minor

The Minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice requires 20 credits of coursework, including 8 credits of core courses and 12 credits of electives that can be taken from three suggested emphases described below.

Required courses (8 credits)

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Students select 12 credits of courses from any of the following emphases, though students are encouraged to take 4 credits from each separate emphasis area.

Culture, History and Politics Emphasis
  • GERM - 318 Jewish Literature and Culture in 20th Century Europe
  • GERM - 350/FREN - 350 Paris-Berlin: Connections and Contrasts at the Turn of the 20th Century
  • HIST - 210 Historical Methods
  • HIST - 310 The Ancient Near East
  • HIST - 322 The Holocaust
  • POLS - 349 Government and Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS - 354 International Relations of the Middle East
  • POLS - 378 United States Middle East Policy
  • THRS - 326 Holocaust and Genocide
  • THRS - 380/POLS 380 Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestine Conflict
Philosophy and Religious Studies Emphasis
  • PHIL - 341 Jewish Philosophy
  • THRS - 318 Religious Nonviolence and the Politics of Interpretation
  • THRS - 325 Modern Jewish Thought
  • THRS - 372 Jewish Christian Relationship
  • THRS - 378 Jewish Mystical Imagination
  • THRS - 398 Directed Reading and Research
Jewish Language Emphasis*

*Students who take these language courses to fulfill the Arts and Sciences language requirement or who test out of ARAB 102, ARAB 398, HEBR 101/THRS 256, or HEBR 102/THRS 257 are not allowed to use these courses towards the Minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice.

Note: For all Theology and Religious Studies Majors who choose to minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, a maximum of 2 Theology and Religious Studies courses will be permitted to count for this minor not including the two core courses for the minor, THRS 327 and 376.