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Judaic Studies

Explore the remarkable history and cultures of the Jewish people that span more than three millennia through a full range of courses in Hebrew language, Yiddish, Jewish history, Israeli studies, philosophy, law, politics, and film.

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Middle Eastern Studies

Join our rigorous, interdisciplinary program and take a deep dive into the contemporary Middle East and North Africa to gain valuable knowledge and skills that open doors to careers and opportunities after graduation.

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Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies Statement on Racism
A statement on racism from the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies.
June 15, 2020
Malissa Taylor Selected as Lilly Fellow for Teaching Excellence
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Malissa Taylor for being selected as one of only eight Lilly Fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year.
April 22, 2020
Mednicoff Receives Grant for Migrant Policy Project
Professor David Mednicoff, a faculty member in School of Public Policy and chair of the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, has received a grant from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) for a project called “Legal Cultures and New Regional Policies towards Forced Migrants.”
December 20, 2019
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Explore the awards offered in the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies.