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Judaic Studies



The minor in Judaic Studies or Hebrew 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 in Judaic Studies or Hebrew an attractive way either to broaden their academic perspectives or add depth to their specific areas of study.

Minor in Judaic Studies:

  1. JUDAIC 101 (The Jewish Experience I: Ancient to Medieval) and 102 (The Jewish Experience II: Medieval to Modern)
  2. Four 3-or-4 credit Judaic Studies courses (at or above the 200 level)

​Minor in Hebrew:

  • Six 3 or 4-credit courses (at or above 200 level and at least 18 credits) in Hebrew language, linguistics, literature, or culture

If you would like to declare a minor in either Judaic Studies or Hebrew Language, please visit the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies office in Herter 744 and complete a Declaration of Academic Minor Form.