Judaic studies offers a strong foundation in the languages, cultures, and histories of the Jewish people, from the ancient world to the present, and our courses shed light on contemporary society, culture, politics, literature, and film.

The minor in Judaic studies enables students to gain grounding in a particular facet of the discipline without fulfilling the full range of major requirements. Students majoring in any field will find the minor an attractive way to either broaden their academic perspectives or add depth to their specific area of study.

The minor’s requirements are JUDAIC 101 (The Jewish Experience I: Ancient to Medieval) and 102 (The Jewish Experience II: Medieval to Modern), as well as four upper-division Judaic studies courses. You also have the opportunity to enrich your education with a study abroad experience in Israel.